The Kabloom team standing in a group, in front of a red circle

About Us

We started Kabloom to throw ridiculously fun virtual events for teams that bring you closer together — no matter how far away you may be.

We are a team of musicians, actors, artists, drag queens and comics who love to entertain. We are big-hearted. We’re diverse. We laugh a lot.

And we believe that team building doesn’t have to be cheesy. The truth is, your team is hungry for authentic, soulful experiences that will bring them closer together!

Fortunately, you’ve found us 🙂

Why bring Kabloom to your team?

(Aside from the fact that you’re employing a team of incredible creatives…) Put plainly: our experiences just rock. They are thoughtfully designed, with an emphasis on giving your team time to connect and talk.

Seriously, you’ll get so much out of it. Besides the requisite laughter, there is a lotta heart and soul, and you’ll see your team open up in meaningful ways.

Our Oscar-Worthy Origin Story

Back in 2012, our co-founders Wes Leslie (yes, the musician) and Jordon Jo (yes, the musician) started a city tour and team building company in San Francisco called Wild SF Tours

The offbeat tours were a hit with backpackers and techies alike, and the company grew (like, super fast) to become San Francisco’s #1 attraction on TripAdvisor. 

Along the way, they hired more tour guides, who were similarly funky creatives and artists trying to pursue their dreams in an increasingly-expensive city. 

They won accolades, appeared on TV shows and inflight magazines, and ran offsites for pretty much all the big tech companies in the Bay Area.

Then in 2020, that all came to a halt…

Armed with a team of (suddenly out-of-work) artists, a long list of companies who knew and loved Wild SF, and some quick thinking, Wild SF pivoted.

Wes and J. Jo developed new experiences, reformatted the old, and re-launched as a new, dedicated team building company: Kabloom!

What does Kabloom mean?

Kabloom is…a way of life…a mantra…a new dimension…

Just kidding. It’s a word we made up that doesn’t mean anything.

But it sounds fun and exciting. Like a cartoon explosion. Like your team is co-blooming (like, blossoming together) with us. Get it? We kind of do, too.

(Are we millennials who were subconsciously thinking of the Nickelodeon show KaBlam! when we developed our name? The world may never know.)

Work With Us

For Drag Queens and Pride Month hosts, read our listing and apply here

Otherwise, we are always accepting resumes for hosts and admin roles.

Email wes (at) kabloomevents.com and show us whatchu got.

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__

Court (Account Manager)

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 + Women's History)

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.

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!
Follow me online - @RebeccasCocktailClasses

Julian (Host Manger + 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

Trigg (Magic Show)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: High Tech Magician
My happy place: A mountain top
My creative passion: Dreaming up impossible moments to share with my audiences.
Strange but true:I'm an off-road unicyclist
Why I love working at Kabloom: The opportunity to perform for audiences all around the world!
Follow me online - @triggwatson and www.triggmagic.com

Shish (Pub Quiz + Virtual Vacation)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: adventure, festivals and sports
Personal anthem: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
My happy place: Anywhere that makes me say, “Gee where even are we!?” (typically somewhere lost in nature)
My creative passion: I love creating comfortable, open spaces for individuals and teams to flourish, and contrasting to that, I love producing electronic music too.
Strange but true: I have a tattoo of King Julien from Madagascar on my foot so that I’m always ready to move it, move it.
Why I love working at Kabloom: Nothing brings me more joy than providing fun experiences for others. At Kabloom I do this and have a ripper time myself…..HOW LUCKY!
Follow me online - @shish.ent

Rosa (Behind the Scenes)

Pronouns: they/them, she/her
Tiny bio: Cats, coffee, and whatever my current hyperfixation is.
Personal Anthem: We are Golden - MIKA
My happy place: Have you heard of the critically-acclaimed MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV Online?
Strange but true: I once broke a waffle iron that belonged to Paris Hilton.

Dimitrios (Director of Growth)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Earthy cyberpunk freestyler
Personal anthem: Bubblin - Anderson .Paak
My happy place: Camping in a redwood forest
My creative passion:
Freestyle rapping, singing, and beatboxing. Yoga, dance, and jiu jitsu. Perusing a mystical bookstore. Thinking of silly app ideas (and pitching them to strangers).
Strange but true: I was the first person in my family to graduate from college...without knowing it!
Why I love working at Kabloom:
Every day's an adventure. My colleagues are hilarious. And helping artists and creatives make money doing what they love is a dream come true!
Follow me online - LinkedIn HERE

Petey (Virtual Vacation)

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

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

Kelly Stone (Virtual Vacation + Women's History)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio: educator, comedian, momma, river enthusiast
Personal anthem: Kacey Musgraves - Cup of Tea
My happy place: The San Marcos River
My creative passion: Using my humor and writings to help break down barriers
Strange but true: I was on the game show Baggage on the Road with Jerry Springer
Why I love working at Kabloom: I’m able to work with people all over the world in a creative, fun, and safe space, and it brings me so much joy!
Follow me online - @funnykelly

Shirelle (General Host)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio: Master Creator. Fun Lover. Advocate of Goodness and Kindness.
My happy place: Expressing my creativity. Eating pizza with extra cheese. Taking a walk and talking with God.
My creative passion: Writing, speaking, hosting fun events, producing short films (soon to be feature films), putting smiles on people's faces, taking a project from concept to completion.
Strange but true: I talk to myself...when others are around.
Follow me online - @ShirelleTheWriter

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

Becca V (DIY Cocktails)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio: family, fun times, educating, and empowering others
Personal anthem: Outstanding - The Gap Band
My happy place: Sparking rosé and salty popcorn watching a movie with my little family
My creative passion: Creating! Especially in the kitchen. I love putting together fun cocktails and interesting dishes and being able to experience them after. Makeup is also something that I use as a creative outlet.
Strange but true: My first ever job was a magician's assistant.
Why I love working at Kabloom: Sharing space with talented individuals that are not only uplifting, but respectful and so kind!

Evgeny (Magic Show)

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 + Internal Events Organizer)

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: We're 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

Facisha Farce / Duncan S (Drag Show + Virtual Vacation)

Pronouns: they/she
Tiny bio: A fantastically satirical drag queen from LA who enjoys surfing and creating immersive art experiences.
Personal anthem: Dove - Pillar Point
My happy place: The beach
Strange but true: I collect clown dolls and toys.
Why I love working at Kabloom: I really enjoy the communicative nature of our team as well as holding space for people to unwind and have fun.
Follow me online - @facisha_farce

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

Duncan M (General Host)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: floppy haired Brit
Personal anthem: Seal - Kiss From a Rose
My happy place: Anywhere with good wifi
My creative passion: I enjoy entertaining, having a laugh & doing silly voices, hopefully all at the same time.
Strange but true: I can't whistle and it's been the bane of my entire existence for as long as I can remember.
Why I love working at Kabloom: It's a great way to keep people connected, laughing and sharing even when the going gets tough. Livin la Vida Loca baby!
Follow me online - @duncanmitchell_