About Us

MTG combines a passion for creating memorable events and a deep understanding of unique venues.

MTG Began with Friendship

This blossomed into a partnership dedicated to helping clients with events of all types and sizes. Since 2013, MTG has been working in Washington, D.C. to create meaningful event programs, sale wedding venues, manage business conferences, galas, sponsorship sales and more.

Advice that evolved into a new career

In 2016, we were approached by a former client who needed advice on how to market and sell the U.S National Arboretum for private events. The lightbulb went off when we realized others could benefit from our event venue expertise. We now manage the National Arboretum, the Congressional Club and 1615 @ Dupont Circle—and counting.

 

MTG's Leading Ladies

  • Natalie Thomas

    Co-Founding Partner

    Natalie first learned the fundamentals of customized VIP concierge service while working as a staffer in both Senate and House Congressional offices.  Natalie’s first events job was in 2014 coordinating Fox Entertainment Group’s DC events – including movie premieres for Congressional members and CEOs and the American Idol party for congressional staff. At each step in her career, she perfected her rare ability to look at events through the eyes of the attendees themselves and give each attendee star treatment.

     

    In 2011, Natalie started NTDC, a small boutique fundraising and event shop in Washington, D.C. managing large corporate donors for political campaigns, three political action committees, creating event programs for associations, and managing small conferences for business groups. She collaborated with former co-founder Courtney McNeese on the creation of the Inc. Military Entrepreneur Program.

     

     

    Natalie grew up in Texas, graduated from Boise State University and lives in Washington, D.C. Her hobbies include Peloton cycling, plant-based cuisine and spending time with her cats, Crookshanks and Winterfell. She sits on the Board of Directors for MPI Potomac Chapter, the largest member association for event professionals.

  • Betsy McElwee

    Creative Designer

    Betsy, founder of Betsy Mac Design Co., is MTG’s long-time partner for graphic design, style consulting and brand creation. She’s also a loving mother and wife of an active duty Black Hawk pilot.

     

    Betsy grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and makes it home every summer to catch a Reds baseball game. She lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina; where her husband is currently stationed.

     

    Betsy graduated from The Art Institute of Cincinnati and has over 10 years of experience as both an in-house and freelance graphic designer. She has a passion for creating unique visions for her clients while growing as a designer as much as possible.

  • Christie Horan

    Wedding Coordinator

    Christie Horan is a Business Owner with over 5 years of experience in event coordinating, communications, and marketing in Washington, DC.

     

    She is the owner and head choreographer of Powerhouse Danceworks, the owner of Babes with Brands, a hip hop dance instructor at AVA Dance Company and Joy of Motion, a 5 year NBA dancer for the Washington Wizards, dance coach for the NBA Wiz Kids and WNBA Washington Mystics, and a Precision Trainer instructor at Flywheel Sports.

     

    Christie drives her passion as a dancer, choreographer, and fitness professional. She inspires people to achieve their personal and professional goals through high-energy and effective training. Christie can be found at Flywheel Sports leading Precision Training classes and at local DMV dance studios instructing adult hip hop classes.

    Christie graduated honors from the University of Kentucky in 2014 with a dual degree in Business Marketing and Communications.

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