Our Team of All Stars
Our team of all-stars has strong values and provides quality service for complete client satisfaction.
We have reached our goals when you are congratulated on reaching yours.
Renee Hale - Founder & President
With more than 30 years in the hospitality and entertainment industry, Renee was an accomplished performer at many Las Vegas strip properties including the MGM, Desert Inn and Sands which earned a nomination as Lounge Star of the Year as well as representing Las Vegas while performing on tour for the LVCVA’s sales blitzes. Most recently, Renee performed at the Smith Center.
Renee took this excitement, acceptance and ability to give the audience what they want and created Martin / Hale, with Dean Martin’s daughter, Gail, a convention services company specializing in entertainment and party planning. She later founded Vegas Entertainment, Creative Concepts and most recently, Always Creative, destination management company & model agency as well as Creative Life Celebrations.
Renee is a two-time recipient of the “Governor’s Tourism Appreciation Award” and has been named in “Who’s Who” and “Southern Nevada’s Most Distinguished Women” and a finalist in ’09 for “Women of Distinction Awards.”
Having survived cancer thirteen years ago, Renee now offers support and direction to other cancer patients as well as performing for seniors and planning events for community fundraising in an effort to “give back” to the community.
Recently performing at The Red Rock Resort, Renee still “packs the house” and audiences always leave wanting more! Other venues where “Renee Hale & Friends” perform include The Rampart Casino, Piero’s & The Italian American Club.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Renee has lived in Las Vegas for more than 35 years. Her vast experience along with her creativity, compassion and attention to detail is the driving force behind ALWAYS CREATIVE as well as her musical performances.
John Drase - Executive VP
John Drase is no stranger to the theater, stage or music world. Performing on drums and percussion for over 60 years, JD has always been an outstanding musician. From his early twenties, the Viet Nam Veteran was selected to play drums and percussion for the prestigious United States Fifth Army Band, then sponsored by Pearl drums for his superb drumming skills and master of technique. John has been a favorite among stars and has worked with Nancy Wilson, Bobby Darin, Jimmy Dean and Barbara Eden to name a few. John has backed numerous stars and supplied percussion for Lido de Paris. Additionally he headed “The John Drase Orchestra” at the Marina Hotel in Las Vegas. John has performed in all the major hotels in Las Vegas and has traveled with several world class acts. His interpretation of charts, solos and fills, rudiments in solo playing and taste has made John Drase one of the most sought after drummers in the past few decades. His ability to “work a room” and know an audience has made him a tremendous asset to Always Creative clients.
Jay Joseph - Director of Sales
A true entrepreneur, Jay has been involved in the Entertainment Industry for the past 35 years as both performer and Event Planner. His entertainment company, A Touch of Mystery & More Entertainment Group has been providing innovative quality entertainment to Destination Management Companies since 1999. Jay is proud to be one of the newest members of the Always Creative family and looks forward to assisting our clients needs and creating events they will remember for years to come.
Sherrie Philip - Director of Model Agency
Sherrie has been with Always Creative for over a decade handling model/ hostess /sales assistance needs for all of our clients. We have been the preferred model agency for MAGIC for over 25 years and RECon -ICSC for over 30 years. Sherrie combines knowledge, relationships and experience to determine which model best suits the client. As the president of Parrothead Club for many years, Sherrie has worked very hard “giving back” to the community. Sherrie has been very active in numerous charities including Catholic Charities, Clark County Foster Kids, Adopt a Rescue Pet and Toys for Smiles just to name a few.