Kim Teevan has worked in the event and entertainment industry for over 20 years in many different capacities. She likes to think that her varied experience has been an asset to her event management business, but it could be said that she just has a short attention span.
She began her educational foray with a BA from SUNY Albany in upstate New York before moving to San Francisco to acquire a Masters degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. She studied to be a college professor and earned a teaching certificate. Unwilling to leave the San Francisco Bay Area when she realized that a teaching job meant moving, she quickly shifted to a career in Advertising and Marketing.
She worked for both international adverting agencies, Foote, Cone and Belding and McCann Erickson as a media planner before taking a position in media sales for Branham Newspaper Group. She then became a partner in a video production business where she produced an assortment of sales and entertainment videotapes for clients such as IBM, Merrill Publishing, SOS construction and Moller International an aerospace firm.
In 1991, she became co-publisher of an investigative humor magazine called “The Nose”. The Nose was a San Francisco based magazine with a cult following, who counted among its subscribers Matt Groening, Jay Leno, George Carlin, and for some reason, one of the Pointer Sisters. Described as “Astonishingly Offensive” by USA Today, the magazine was a combination of satirical news and weird-but-true stories culled from west of the Mississippi. Kim was responsible for creating publicity plans and producing outrageous promotional events as well as occasionally writing for the magazine and playing drums for the in-house rock band, Rezzin.
Kim has the proud distinction of being a founding member and business manager of The Ethel Merman Memorial Choir. The choir was popular for singing medley’s of songs that “Ethel sang, and songs that Ethel should have sung.” The group of 8 women and a rotating cast of 3-4 men were “loud and proud” during the 1990’s earning notoriety in “People Magazine” and a segment on “Entertainment Tonight”.
During this time Kim was also a personal assistant and artist representative for ten-time Grammy winner and vocal innovator – Bobby McFerrin. Best known as the “Don’t Worry Be Happy” guy, working with Bobby broadened Kim’s horizons offering a new perspective on creativity, rejection of the predictable, and a sudden, irreversible urge to lead a more spontaneous existence.
Having a solid background in both the business and creative sides of advertising, media, video, music, event production and publishing she decided to open an event production company which would allow her to maintain her footing in both the creative and business side of projects. She started her event production company, Teevan Productions in 1995 and has produced over 16 events a year for a variety of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, Canada, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Massachusetts.