Our Team

Wes Leslie (cofounder)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: music, cocktails, romance
Personal anthem: Justin Bieber - Peaches
My happy place: Sipping vermouth in a tiny bar at an old train station in Italy
My creative passion: I produce music and sing - mostly r&b, pop, and acoustic. I’m really proud of what I make. Check it out 🙂
Strange but true: I was in a car crash with Tracy Chapman. Nobody believes me, thinking I’m making a joke about her song “Fast Car.”
Why I love working at Kabloom: We have an amazing team of talented, kind, and hilarious people! I’m glad to support fellow creatives, and offer a job that supports their lives and artistic pursuits.

Follow me online: @wes.leslie

Jordon Jo (cofounder)

Pronouns: he/they
Tiny bio: family, partnership, soulful music, healthy masculinity
Personal anthem: Leon Bridges - Beyond
My happy place: sipping a banana smoothie on the beach in San Diego
My creative passion: I produce soulful, guitar-based music, write songs, and sing.
Strange but true: My dad is a former male stripper, and holds the highest score in history on the TV show Dance Fever.
Why I love working at Kabloom: I care about bringing teams together in a meaningful way, and fostering psychological safety so that teams can thrive!

Follow me online: @jordonjo__

Aaron (stand up comedy)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Sinbad, Kobe Bryant, Girl Dad
My happy place: Playing hide and go seek with my daughters
My creative passion: I am a stand up comic, motivational speaker, minister, writer and pretty much anything else that involves a mic and people.
Strange but true: I am an airplane nerd and Top Gun is my favorite movie. I used to cry as a kid when I missed it. I'm not sure if I am more excited about performing or my flight there.
Why I love working at Kabloom: I love putting a smile on people's faces. Kabloom affords me that opportunity every time I click my Zoom link!

Follow me online - @ aecomedy

Court (sales)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio: snacks, dad jokes, vanlife
My happy place: Wandering a foreign city with warm sunshine and no set destination
My creative passion: Helping procrastinators get out of their own way faster, and go after what they truly want. Converting and renovating small spaces on wheels. Dad life hacks. Living out my Britney backup dancer middle school dreams in my underwear.
Strange but true: I once taught a Pilates dance class to one of the king’s 13 wives while living in Swaziland.
Why I love working at Kabloom: I love that founders Wes & JJo specifically hire artists, activists, and other out-of-the-box weirdos to create a progressive and compassionate company culture that really gives a damn about community.

Follow me online - @courtney.loechl

Sarin (karaoke)

Pronouns: she/they
Tiny bio: HBO/coffee/baths!
Personal anthem: India Arie - Just Do You
My creative passion: I'm an actor, writer, filmmaker, plant mom, spiritual enthusiast and old soul who loves to laugh.
Strange but true: I've fallen in love at first sight and I 10/10 do not recommend.
Why I love working at Kabloom: It's fun! It's the best, most considerate/kind/productive team I have ever worked with outside of my field. We love to giggle and have fun together and to share that joy with others.

Julian (pub quiz trivia)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: sassy Irish jerk
Personal anthem: Taylor Swift’s entire discography all at once
My happy place: Californiaaaa here we come
My creative passion: I'm a professional extrovert. I love creating community and making people feel comfy, entertained and smiley. Find me being a sequin-clad heel at the best damn pub quiz in London. The host is a total dreamboat 😉
Strange but true: Tell you what, let's grab a pint and I'll tell you about the time the world’s greatest actor, Russell Crowe, got me fired...
Why I love working at Kabloom: We create experiences for people to smile and feel connected around the globe during this crazy ol' time.

Follow me online - @ohheylav

Facisha Farce (pride party)

David (stand up comedy)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Mr. Rogers, Mr. Potato Head, Mr. Mom
Personal anthem: Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
My happy place: Disneyland with my wife and son
My creative passion: I'm a stand-up comic, TV host, screenwriter, actor, novelist and diaper changer. Each of those roles inform and enrich the others.
Strange but true: Once, at the conclusion of an after-party for a gig I had at a large venue, I ended up being trapped in a limo that I had to share with a powerful mobster.
Why I love working at Kabloom: It's just a really awesome group of people, and I love contributing to any company that promotes kindness and joy.

Follow me online - @davidstudebaker

Petey (lead host)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: puppies, whiskey, heaven
Personal anthem: To Be Young, Gifted and Black - Nina Simone
My happy place: Gigging around the country.
My creative passion: NYC music / nightlife / live event producer / writer. Creator and showrunner of GAYS: The Series. Member of poppy, sassy boyband The Bathhouse Boys.
Strange but true: Once I got stuck in an elevator with a dude who died. It was weird AF. WORK THROUGH YOUR TRAUMAS, Y'ALL.
Why I love working at Kabloom: Seeing truly happy clients who have gotten to smile, laugh, and know their coworkers in a whole new way, has been so rewarding. Also we just have a LOT of f*king fun. See you soon? Xx

Follow me online - @yourboypetey

Princesa/Clarke (drag show)

Pronouns: they/them or she/her
Tiny bio: amateur Twitter political analyst
Personal anthem: Melissa Manchester - Don’t Cry Out Loud
My happy place: Makeup artistry, fashion styling, and comedy writing
Strange but true: I auditioned for Real World 3 times
Why I love working at Kabloom: I have the ability to share the art form of Drag and make it far more accessible!

Evgeny (secrets of magic)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Tik Tok famous Ukrainian magician
My happy place: Las Vegas
My creative passion: Juggling, shuffling playing cards and mastering fine motor skills.
Strange but true: I climbed through 3 fences and got bloody knees to get into a concert for my favorite rock band!
Why I love working at Kabloom: We're all really nice people!

Follow me online - evgenymoskalov.com

Matt M (virtual vacation)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Aussie, queer, vagabond
Personal anthem: Sweet Spot - Kim Petras
My happy place: 35,000 feet in the air
My creative passion: I believe that travel is the best teacher you can get. I created content for a frequent flyer blog for four years and got to travel all across the world, including a full year as a digital nomad.
Strange but true: In 2014, I won the green card lottery and moved from Sydney, Australia to Austin, Texas. In 2020, I became a US citizen and can now vote in both countries!
Why I love working at Kabloom: The team at Kabloom is a caring, tight-knit set of creatives all across the globe. Our job is to have fun and help others have fun. Who can argue with that?!

Follow me online - @matt_moffitt

Rebecca (DIY cocktails)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio: epitome of fun
Personal anthem: Chaka Khan - Like Sugar
My happy place: Playing board games near a fireplace, Vieux Carre in hand
My creative passion: Hospitality is my love language, not just my profession. Creatively, I jump into all things food, from dining out to reading cook books to watching cooking shows and documentaries.
Strange but true: I was once a protestant Christian missionary in Poland teaching conversational English to teens.
Why I love working at Kabloom: Respect. They respect me, my craft, expertise, and time. I feel valued on this team and am grateful for an outlet to meet all of the people who join the experiences. I also respect their hustle to curate fun and human connection!

Follow me online - @RebeccasCocktailClasses

Rob (improv comedy)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: comedy, Netflix, nerd
Personal anthem: Eiffel 65 - Blue (da bu de)
My happy place: Any beach at nighttime with a couple good friends and a fire pit ready for s'mores.
My creative passion: Improvisational comedy! I love to make others (and myself) laugh, and I feel improv is the most freeing and creative way to do that.
Strange but true: I once fostered a pit bull who was very sweet but fairly old and fat. Turns out she wasn't fat, just very pregnant, which I discovered when she gave birth to 8 puppies in my living room. I feel like I can handle anything now.
Why I love working at Kabloom: It's an opportunity for talented and interesting people to share our passions and art with others worldwide!

JURNE (graffiti workshop)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: spray paints, snacks, podcasts
Personal anthem: Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
My happy place: Exploring the hidden cracks and crevices of a city
My creative passion: Photography, cooking, finding new ways and places to write my name on walls, treading water with my children's artistic fervor.
Strange but true: Before I made artwork for a living, I did research in stem cell science.
Why I love working at Kabloom: We are a team of creatives who have followed our passions in life. We love to share our experiences with others, and I believe, spread love and grow community through these shared experiences.

Follow me online - @scienceism

Beverly Chills (drag show)