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2021 Gala


Meet your host: Glenn Thayer

Glenn Thayer is known as “The Voice of Meetings & Events.” As a professional conference moderator and brand spokesperson, he specializes in creating dynamic interactions; enhancing the audience experience through the use of technology, compelling content, and open, interactive dialogue and interviews.


With musical guest: Amber Cole

Amber Cole began her music career as a piano bar entertainer at Howl at the Moon in Denver, CO. She has since gone on to play around the Caribbean and Europe with Royal Caribbean Cruise ships as a solo entertainer. Back on land, Amber lived in Nashville as a songwriter and made regular appearances at the legendary Tootsie’s, Tin Roof, Rippy’s and Honky Tonk Central. 

Amber has also taken her show to SXSW in Austin, TX as well as other locations across the U.S. including Newport Beach, Jackson Hole and Miami. The pandemic brought Amber back to Colorado where she currently plays every weekend at Charlie Brown’s Piano Bar in Denver. Most recently, Amber has expanded her musicianship to performing her original music with a full band. To learn more about Amber Cole, visit her website,, or follow her on Facebook at AmberColeMusic or on Instagram @MyKindoFun.


Get ready to laugh: Stephanine McHugh

Stephanie McHugh appeared on the TV show “America's Funniest Mom" and was on The Steve and Stephanie Morning show on KOOL 105.  She was invited to perform at the Great American Comedy Festival and is a co-founder of the MentalPause Comedy Show.

When Stephanie isn’t performing comedy on cruise ships (which sadly was most of 2020), she is a humor coach for entrepreneurs and speakers. Since her days in radio, Stephanie also records voice over projects out of her home studio.

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