“Shannon has been a friend of mine for several years - she's not only talented and creative, but her winning personality, charm, and natural charisma are matched only by her integrity and professionalism - I give her my highest recommendation on both a personal and professional basis.”
Jeffrey R. Gund , CEO & Founder , / Jeffrey R. Gund Music & Sound Design

“I wish all the people I worked with were as up-beat, punctual and professional as Shannon. She is a pleasure to work with and a joy to be around. I highly recommend her as a top notch professional performer!”
R Walters , Founder , FanStorm Entertainment

To whom it may concern:                                                    

I am delighted to have the opportunity to provide a reference for Shannon Novak who was hired by PBJS as a Brand Ambassador/Photographer for the Santa’s House in the winter of 2011.

** sponsored a month long activation of Santa’s House in the heart of Chicago's Daley Plaza. Santa’s House invited families and children to tour Santa’s home and have their picture taken with Santa, free of charge. Over the course of the month, Santa’s House had thousands of visitors, over 12,000 of which had their photo taken by Shannon.

PBJS is full-service marketing and events firm for a variety of corporate brands. As a producer at PBJS, I had the opportunity to directly interview, hire, and engage in the work ethic, progress and development of Shannon. Selecting her for our program was an excellent decision, as she was dependable, professional and hard working at all times.

Shannon’s work ethic, along with her ability to communicate effectively made her especially successful while dealing with consumers in a variety of situations. She worked for a month straight without ever complaining of the long hours and tiring days. Shannon was extremely communicative with me, making sure I was fully informed on anything and everything that was taking place in the event space. No matter how crowded the space became or how dysfunctional the technical equipment was, Shannon was able approach every situation with ease, making sure that everyone was happy at the end of the day.  I felt extremely comfortable with Shannon as a representative of PBJS and a brand ambassador for **.

I believe that Shannon would be an ideal candidate for employment with any company.  Thank you.

MacKenzie B.