Aly Schengel – President of Events

Aly grew up in the midwest but has called San Diego home for the last 8 years and is much better suited to the sun + culture here. She found a love for events in college and started interning for different production companies to learn all aspects of events. One internship in particular developed into a job that Aly kept for 5 years – designing events all over the United States and Mexico. Working for Sitting in a Tree Events taught Aly how to think outside of the box to create events that are truly unique. She learned to find inspiration from unusual sources and listen to each couple or clients story to design events that reflect them. While she always kept her passion for designing events, Aly knew there were more skills she needed to learn in the event industry. She worked at two San Diego boutique hotels and developed a knack for sales, customer service, and learned the new ways and systems to organize larger events. Her opportunities led her to find the Moniker Group where she gets to pair together her two passions and skills of administration and design. Despite her knack for organization, she’s a free spirit at heart. When she’s not working, you’ll find Aly traveling with her husband specifically to Mexico or Latin American countries where she can practice her spanish and find more inspiration for designs.

Cody Burkholder – President of Design

Bio coming soon.

Nate Cadieux – President of Real Estate

Nate Cadieux grew up in North County San Diego and has always had a passion for mixing a creative perspective into traditional business models. Graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University Nate jumped right into Commercial Real Estate by starting his career as a Broker at Cassidy Turley. Here Nate focused on Office Leasing and Apartment Sales. After gaining a strong foundation of marketing and real estate transaction, Nate was offered an opportunity to join the team of a local developer, The Corky McMillin Companies. There he oversaw the office, retail and restaurant leasing for a 365 acre mixed-use project in Point Loma called Liberty Station. As the company grew Nate was given the opportunity to become the Director of Leasing and Land Sales for a new 210 acre mixed use urban hub in South County San Diego called Millenia and currently works as Vice President leading the redevelopment, rebrand and stabilization of a 100,000 SF Arts, Culture and Entertainment district also located in Liberty Station. Nate has a passion for creating environments that foster community and adventure. Through his experience in traditional real estate development he has gained a strong understanding of the evolving demands for unique work environments and curated experiences and is able to apply this to the Moniker community. Nate was on the board for NAIOP’s Developing Leaders group for 2 years and is currently servicing as an elder at his church, Makers and is actively involved in ULI and ICSC, leading real estate trade organizations.

Ryan Sisson – Founder & CEO

Ryan Sisson is a third generation San Diegan has a passion for San Diego and the people that call it home. Growing up in Imperial Beach Ryan went to the same high school as his entire family and later followed his grandfather’s footsteps to San Diego State University. After college Ryan stepped into an opportunity in real estate development with the Corky McMillin Companies. Spending time in Land Acquisition as well as the Site Development department he was able to gain great experience in the real estate space ranging from valuing, acquiring and purchasing property to the process of turning dirt into land ready for development. After time in the real estate space Ryan moved into digital marketing serving as a Marketing Strategist before transitioning to Fifty & Fifty, a digital design and technology agency. Ryan still helps lead Fifty & Fifty with 5 years of experience now as the VP of Business Development. During the same season of transition into the digital world Ryan founded Moniker Group. Moniker initially started as a design services company specializing in designing environments around conferences and events. Over the last 5 years it has grown into an investment company with a part of the business being a complete environmental design and fabrication company as well as branches of the company doing custom furniture, marketing, event management and real estate as 5 different brands under the Moniker Group umbrella. Outside of work Ryan serves on the Board of Elders for a Downtown San Diego based church called Mosaic. He also sits on the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, and YoungLife Beach Cities.