Partners

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 Grubb & Ellis BRE. 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 leasing for a 365 acre mixed-use project in Point Loma called Liberty Station. Additionally, Nate served as the Director of Leasing and Land Sales for a new 210 acre mixed use urban hub in South County San Diego called Millenia and finally as Vice President, he led the redevelopment, rebrand and stabilization of a 100,000 SF Arts District also located in Liberty Station. In 2015 Nate partnered with Moniker to open Moniker General, Moniker Commons and Bldg 177. 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 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 and currently is in a leadership position for ULI San Diego’s Young Leaders program. Outside of work Nate enjoys cycling, riding dirt bikes,  sailing and spending time with his wife Erin and son Greyson.


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 spent 5 years as the VP of Business Development helping create opportunities for growth and partnership’s. 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 9 years it has grown the parent and hub of six different businesses from Design to Events to Hospitality. Moniker Group today employees around 50 people and has a physical presence all around Liberty Station as well as in the East Village of downtown San Diego. Ryan continues to serve as the CEO with daily oversight of company operations as well as working with the partners to create new concepts, businesses and develop the amazing opportunities the company has been given. Outside of Moniker Ryan serves on the Board of Advisors for Makers Church in San Diego, board of the San Diego Creative Foundation as well as serves on the Beach Cities Young Life committee and the national committee for Young Life College. Past support included the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and San Diego Chamber of Commerce Small Business Roundtable. At home Ryan spends his time as a husband of almost three years to Kristen and a dad to their one year old little girl, Shiloh.