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. 

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, they took it online

Armed with a team of (suddenly out-of-work) artists, a long list of companies who knew and loved the SF tours, they pivoted.

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

What does Kabloom mean?

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

Or something like that.

It’s just a word we made up that 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

We are always accepting resumes for hosts and admin roles.

Email wes (at) 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__

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Anna (Hispanic Heritage)

Pronouns: she/her
Tiny bio:
Creative extrovert that loves dancing and embodying a true Pisces.
Personal anthem: Si Te Vas - Shakira
My happy place: The beach
My creative passion:
Movement, dance and choreography.
Why I love working at Kabloom:
I believe in their DEI vision and support their mission to share it with other teams!
Follow me online - @vivid.dadance

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

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_

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 -

Sandy (Virtual Vacation + Pub Quiz)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio: Daddish Brit. Diet Bloke. Verbal Avalanche.
Personal anthem: Non-Stop - Lin-Manuel Miranda
My happy place: Google Docs
My creative passion: Words. Games. Puzzles. Silliness. Experimenting (with all of the above). Find me at a poetry slam shouting at people in Klingon while dressed as a mad scientist or huddled in my secret lair (er, home office), testing out ways of playing Dungeons & Dragons with pasta instead of dice.
Strange but true: I once hypnotised beloved UK chat show host Jonathan Ross in order to prevent him from ruining a wrestling match.
Why I love working at Kabloom: I came for the parties. I stayed for the people.
Follow me online - @sandywritesthings

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!

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

Alex (Stand Up Comedy)

Pronouns: he/him
Tiny bio:
Comedian and accidental best selling author.
Follow me online - @alexfalcone

Bilella (Zumba + drag)

Pronouns: they/them, but she/they in drag!
Tiny bio: Look Queen, Entertainer, Activism/Storytelling
Personal anthem: Beyoncé - Bigger
My happy place: My bed, Eating, in Nature, or spending time with people whom I love.
My creative passion: Drag! But specifically for me: Dancing, Creating a lip sync number that is either stupid, inspiring, or gag worthy (or sometimes all of the above), fashion, and playing with gender.
Strange but true: I can pogo stick in heels!
Follow me online - @bilellafierce