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Our Team

People passionate about play

We call ourselves Grin Events for many reasons, but the main one is we love making our clients smile. Plus, our founder’s name has the word “Grin” in it.

From a young age, John Grindle, loved to play games. He quickly realized he also loved to bring people together to have fun. He was the friend you wanted at your birthday party or wedding because you knew he would make sure everyone was having a great time.

Now, he’s dedicated his life to helping others connect in meaningful ways because he knows play is one of the best ways to get people engaged with each other. That, and he always wanted to get paid to have fun.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Grin Events John

John Grindle

Chief Purveyor of Fun


Niki Kennedy

Chief Coordinator of Fun

Grin Events Allie

Allie Dudash

Chief Organizer + Team Glue

Grin Events Philip

Philip Ongert

The Ultimate Entertainer

Grin Events Mackenzie

Mackenzie Fultz

Friendly Fun Officer

Our Core Values


We are social beings who need connection to survive and companies need team connection to thrive. Connection is at the heart of everything we do and we need it more than ever before.


Games are a great way to create a comfortable environment to have fun and play. Play is proven to increase creativity, productivity, and trust while reducing fatigue, boredom, and stress. It’s important to have fun in all areas of our lives, including work.


We are outstanding people providing exceptional service, extraordinary events, and an unforgettable experience with unexpected results. We strive for excellence in everything we do and hope to exceed expectations every time.


We need a healthy balance between our work life and home life, but we also need balance at work and balance at home. Work doesn’t have to be work all the time … there is room for play.


We are genuinely passionate about bringing people together, creating fun for others, and playing games. We always do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do.

Our Proven Process







Our Philosophy

Team Connection

Team Connecting takes traditional team building to the next level by creating a fun, approachable, and professional way to create social connections between your employees.

Ready to get your grin on?

Contact us to discuss your Team Connecting needs. We’re here to help!