About Us

Meet the GOAT family, going strong for two decades.

WE HAVE FUN, WE MAKE FUN

Our full service, start to finish planning makes GOAT Events the GOAT-to 😉 for some of the nation’s top companies when planning their events.We know how important it is for you to show the hard working staff at your company a great time. That’s why we have chosen a dedicated team to assist you in planning an event that will be talked about for months to come.

Our team of picnic professionals are highly skilled at giving you exactly what you want. We can do as much or as little as you want, but we specialize in complete turn-key entertainment that lets you relax while we handle the details. Our favorite part is stepping back at the end and letting you take the bow for the perfect event!

Meet our team

Meet the folks who are pleased as punch to make your job a piece of cake.

Micki McShane

Owner

AYE AYE CAPTAIN!

Micki is an accomplished event planner with 12 years of experience in both coordinating and managing the deliveries of top notch events. Micki and her husband Troy took over as owners of the company in 2014. She really enjoys working with clients to ensure their events are handled with the highest standard of customer service. Micki knows professionalism is very important and works extremely hard to be sure all of her clients and guests are treated with the utmost respect both during the planning process and also while attending the event sites.

Micki is a graduate of MSU. She has a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. In her free time, Micki enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and traveling to warm destinations with her husband and daughter.

Kent Moran

General Manager

The First Mate.

Kent is GOAT’s GM and resident safety expert. His day is spent managing the overall operational side of the company and creating relationships with vendors. His favorite part of the job is watching the final results of his work come together on the day of the big event, and seeing the kids’ faces light up. He also loves taking part in helping run the catering division of the company. Kent is an entrepreneur at heart and has owned several businesses. In his free time, Kent can be found floating the regions rivers, bowling, golfing, and spending time with his 4 children and his grandson.

Rick Young

Director of Operations

A Smooth Operator

Rick has worked at GOAT Events for the past eight years. When at an event, he decides where all the fun should go. He loves seeing all the new places that he gets to travel to because of his career.
Rick has lived in the Springfield area his whole life. In his free time, he bowls and plays softball. He has a lovely wife, Shawna, and four amazing children.

Debbie Austin

Office Manager

Miss Debbie

Debbie is going on her fourth year at GOAT Events. She is the friendly face that greets anyone who walks through the doors of GOAT Events. She loves that no two days are the same at work, and she enjoys the challenge of helping create unique customer events.

Debbie has lived in the Strafford area her whole life. She and her husband Tom have two sons. When Debbie is not at work, she loves spending time with her pride and joy: her 5 grandchildren. When Tom and Debbie have free time, they enjoy going to the beach and watching movies.

Billy Adams

Business Development Specialist

Ol’ Billy Boy

Billy, (BJ) has worked at GOAT Events for eleven years. He helps reach out to new clients and sets up appointments to turn an ordinary picnic into something incredible. His favorite part about his job is making people smile.

BJ has been in the Springfield area all his life. One of his favorite things to do is BBQ and smoke meat. He also loves to hunt, fish and travel with his fiancé, Amanda.

Kaila Haymes

Logistics Manager

The Fun Connector

Kaila has worked for GOAT Events for three years. She makes sure all the client’s event details are where they are supposed to be, and helps connect all the dots to ensure a smooth event process. Her favorite part about her job is working with families, which makes everything enjoyable.

Kaila has lived around the Strafford area her whole life. When she isn’t working she loves to garden, ride her horse and travel.

Chace Yancey

Warehouse Manager

A Place for Everything & Everything in it’s Place

Chase makes sure that the warehouse is in order and ready to go to an event. His favorite part is traveling to all the events and seeing the country.

Chase grew up in Arkansas and then moved to the Springfield area. Recently, he lived in Las Vegas for six months working on the Hoover Dam. When Chase is not working, he is playing the guitar. But most importantly, he loves being with his three children, Aria, Emma and Bennet.

Jeff Myers

Field Manager

Jeff has worked at GOAT Events for over five years. His job entails making sure that the events are happening and everything runs smoothly. His favorite part about his job is the fact that he gets to travel nationwide.

Jeff grew up in California, but moved to Missouri about nine years ago. In California he was a golf instructor. In his free time, he will be at the bowling alley, the golf course or hunting and fishing.

Junior Hughes

Field Manager

Junior has been working events since 2010. He is the field manager, which means he oversees where all the attractions should go and makes sure everything runs smoothly for your event. He makes sure all the client’s needs are met and that everyone is having a great time. His favorite part about his job is that he gets to travel to different places and meet new people. 

In his free time, Junior likes to spend time with his wife, Amanda, and his 7 kids. He can mostly be found at sports practice for the kids, but when they have a break, he loves to go camping or have a family game night.