About Us

Scott Flynn and Roy Charette, the founders of Best Collegiate Events, are also the Founder/CEO and Managing Partner of Best Corporate Events. Over the past eleven years, Best Corporate Events, the largest and highest-rated Team Event company in America, has been getting more and more program requests from Universities and Colleges nationwide.

To better meet that need, we decided to take the most popular programs with the collegiate community and build a brand new company based on university and college programming requests we have gotten over the years. Leading the way is Roy Charette, arguably the best team event facilitator in America. Roy has extensive experience in creating and delivering programs for university and college students. His motivating seminars and presentations are sought after by leading educational institutions, including Yale, Harvard, and MIT.

We also felt it was imperative to introduce exciting new programs, keynotes, and in-service training for faculty members and administrators, so we enlisted the services of Tom Leu. Tom has over a decade in higher education as an Academic Dean, Director of Education, Keynote Speaker, and Faculty Trainer. Tom is uniquely qualified to inspire and motivate college and university faculty members and administrators.

Then we asked our sister company, Boston app developer SmartHunts, to create a student Orientation Scavenger Hunt. The result is an Orientation SmartHunt, the most fun, most high-tech way to explore a university or college campus. Using proprietary apps and an arsenal of iPads, this gamified campus Orientation experience will be the highlight event for new students.

Best Collegiate Events is a very organic company, and we’d love to hear your ideas for new programs you’d like to have us develop.

Please send your ideas to NewIdeas@BestCollegiateEvents.com.

Best Collegiate Events Team Members

Scott Flynn

Scott Flynn is a founding partner of Best Collegiate Events. He is also the Founder and CEO of its parent company; Best Corporate Events and SmartHunts, which are the two highest-rated Event Organizer companies in America; both with customer TrustScores of 4.9/5.0. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the State University...Read Full Bio

Roy Charette

Roy Charette is a founding partner of Best Collegiate Events. He is an expert in Team Building and Professional Development Training and has conducted thousands of workshops worldwide in the past 25 years. His motivating seminars and presentations are sought after by leading educational institutions including Yale, Harvard, and MIT. Roy specializes in delivering impactful...Read Full Bio

Catherine Crowley
Director of Marketing

Since graduating with honors from The George Washington University, Catherine has striven to build her professional life in the team events industry. After beginning her career with educational travel for lifelong learning, she continued to embrace the spirit of learning with a transition to managing team building and group events. Her willingness to embrace new...Read Full Bio

Tom Leu
MS, Psychology, Professional Coach

Tom combines a decade in higher education as an Academic Dean, Director of Education, and instructor with extensive professional experience working with and for Fortune 500 companies as a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, award-winning account manager, as well as a television and radio host, and entrepreneur. Tom is uniquely positioned to speak for college and university...Read Full Bio

Steve Ockerbloom

For the past 18 years, Steve Ockerbloom has been delivering impactful workshops on the topics of leadership, individual and team development. He has worked in over 20 countries throughout the world and has worked with many educational institutions including MIT, Stamford, Yale, and Princeton. Steve has taught courses that have been included in graduate-level courses...Read Full Bio

Eric Nodler

Eric served in the US Army and is a Decorated Combat Veteran. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he stayed on staff and became a Professor of English, ESL, and Linguistics.  In addition to teaching, Eric turned his passion for educating graduate students into a career of facilitating team building events and creating wonderful...Read Full Bio

Anton Andresen

Anton has a degree in marketing from Suffolk University School of Business in Boston Massachusetts and looks back at this time fondly. He takes great pride in providing exciting and motivating presentations that students will remember for a lifetime. Anton has 20 years of high-energy presentation skills from his background as an entertainer, speaker, and...Read Full Bio

Paul Petrus

Paul graduated with honors from a strenuous engineering program. Shortly after graduation, he found himself back in academia, as an adjunct professor at one of the top Junior Colleges in the country. And for over a decade now Paul has been a dedicated professional lead facilitator in both the corporate and collegiate worlds. His passion...Read Full Bio

Bradley J. Van Dussen

Ever since entertaining fellow students on bus rides in Spain – thanks to St. Lawrence University – Bradley discovered that using the gifts of presenting, speaking and improvisation were a benefit to those around him. Bradley has been delivering exciting, thought-provoking and motivational team building programs since 2007. Prior to this, He used his high-energy...Read Full Bio

Russ Gannon

Growing up just outside of Boston, Russ is a graduate of Emerson College, and brings with him a wide range of real life experiences into the world of training and development. For the past 15 years, Russ has delivered hundreds of collegiate and corporate programs across the country to groups both large and small.  His passion...Read Full Bio

Joe Groves

Joe Groves brings over 30 years of experience in the form of engaging corporate team development trainings, fun and interactive university team building workshops, and outdoor adventure education. His varied career and life experiences include roles as an Outward Bound Instructor, corporate trainer, adjunct faculty member in the education department at CCSU, Colorado river raft...Read Full Bio

Christa Whitten

Since 2002, Christa has been delivering dynamic, interactive team development trainings for institutions of higher learning, corporations and non-profit organizations. Her focus in experiential learning powerfully connects participants with each other and to skills in team dynamics, personal growth, collaborative goal-achievement and leadership. Christa graduated cum laude from Paier College of Art. She is certified...Read Full Bio

Peter Galloni

In 1996, after graduating from the Outdoor Leadership Program at Greenfield Community College, Peter turned his passion for the outdoors into a career facilitating team building experiences and guiding adventure trips. In 2002, Peter shifted his focus to delivering indoor and outdoor programs for colleges, corporations and non-profit agencies. Peter’s passion for helping others is...Read Full Bio
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