Meet The Team

Mary Beth Kellee Bio PictureMary Beth Kellee


Known to many as a Master Connector, Mary Beth has a unique ability to network and introduce like-minded entities to join in a common mission. Connecting people together is a gift that has been the cornerstone of her career both as a fundraiser as well as in the private sector. Her abilities to raise awareness and promotion from small start-ups to large foundations through her connections and coveted Rolodex have proven fantastically successful.

Mary Beth’s stock in trade is the rare ability to convert her sphere of influence and network of businesses and friends to her clients’ advantage as revenue-generating opportunities. The way she can run in stilettos is just another rare ability she possesses.

A word from our Chief:
Yes, I am a natural red head making me less than 4% of the world’s population. Some say we will be extinct in less than 100 years.

Words she lives by:
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” – Sir Cecil Beaton


Moises Marquez Bio PictureMoises Marques

Creative Director

Moises wakes up every morning walking on his dreams in the light of downtown Los Angeles. He enjoys spending time in Puerto Vallarta disconnecting from the world in his sun bathing seersucker short shorts. From his deepest history he has won awards such as student of the month to hottest honor roll scholar at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He claims to be San Diego’s most un-interesting person yet he is dearly missed when absent from the best of the best parties. His ability to create a visually stunning event has made him one of MBK Associates greatest assets and fastest rising super star.

Interesting Moi:  Totally in love with himself and is known as Moi (pronounced Moy), and is waiting for Mr. Wonderful to stumble, trip, or fall in love with him.

Favorite quote:  “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”  “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”



Rashmi Kalita

Director of Events/Logistics

Rashmi gathered much of her experience as a small business owner. Her background includes business management, marketing, customer relations and logistics.  While setting up her business she got a chance to travel around the globe and create business relationships with fascinating people. Her passion for organizing events led her to pursue the Event Management course at USD.  Rashmi loves to cook (and her Indian cuisine rivals most), travel and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.  You can often find Rashmi out Kayaking on a weekend with her son.

As the MBK Associates Logistics GURU, she is calm and collected in the worst of situations, but never fear, as she can also be a little sassy at times.  As much she likes to put together events and meet people, she has avoided past events where we had belly dancers with SNAKES.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”