Meet Our Event Team

Meet the Team who Makes Your Dream a Reality

Jeff Van Der Moere – General Manager

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Jeff Van Der Moere has played a vital role at Crystal Signature Events for the past 26 years. Jeff graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial organizational psychology. His educational background has given him a unique perspective in understanding human behavior, team dynamics, and client needs, which he skillfully applies in the event planning and management process. Jeff's passion for creating unforgettable experiences and his unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him the reputation of being the heart and soul of Crystal. Jeff strives to continually develop the Crystal team to ensure only the best of service is offered to our clients.

In his spare time, Jeff loves spending time with his wife and 3 boys. They enjoy traveling, outdoor adventures and hosting gatherings with friends and family. 


Lydee Morris - Senior Sales Manager

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Lydee Morris has been immersed in the hospitality and events industry since 2008, following in the footsteps of her mother, an exceptional event planner. She began her career in Barstow, California, and despite earning a degree in Surgical Technology, her passion for hospitality never waned. Lydee has received numerous accolades, including Sales Manager of the Year, the Million Dollar Club Award, and Sales Manager of the Quarter at her previous employers.

Currently, she brings her expertise to Crystal Signature Events and the Indiana Roof Ballroom, one of Indianapolis's most prestigious venues. Drawn by the family atmosphere and the long-standing team, Lydee aims to infuse fresh ideas and continue elevating the Ballroom’s events. She thrives on helping clients realize their visions, regardless of budget, and finds particular joy in planning intimate, personalized gatherings. One of her most memorable achievements was the Jaylen Brown All-Star Weekend Event, where the team's collaboration and dedication ensured its success. Lydee's commitment to excellence and her ability to adapt to any challenge make her a valuable asset to the event planning industry.


Kile Shaw – Sales & Events Manager


Kile Shaw is a highly skilled professional with a passion for event planning and a wealth of experience in the industry. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Tourism Management, Kile joined The Indiana Roof Ballroom in 2013 and has become an integral part of our team. Kile has successfully planned a wide range of events, from corporate galas to elegant weddings, Kile's meticulous attention to detail and thorough understanding of the venue's capabilities ensure that each event is flawlessly executed. Her outgoing personality paired with her love for connecting with her clients on a personal level makes her an invaluable asset to The Indiana Roof Ballroom. With an iced coffee in hand, she is ready to help you create a memorable event! 

Outside of work, Kile enjoys being with her husband and dogs, Lewie and Cali. You can usually find her at a concert at the HiFi, a local brewery, kayaking the White River or simply spending time with friends and family. 


Katie Liston – Sales & Events Manager

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Katie brings a dynamic touch to the realm of event planning. A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University with a degree in Tourism & Events, she has become an integral part of the Indiana Roof Ballroom team, known for her enthusiasm and impeccable planning skills. Katie has always loved attending and helping plan events thanks to her type-A personality and love for meticulous organization, but it was during her college years while working for a wedding planner that solidified her decision to pursue that passion into a career. 

In her role, Katie not only forges lasting relationships with her clients but also has the privilege of helping them create cherished memories for their friends, families, and colleagues. For weddings, in particular, she understands the profound importance of these moments and goes above and beyond to ensure that each client feels truly special while their event runs seamlessly. 

Working for Crystal and the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Katie is truly grateful to have found the perfect blend of event planning, catering, and sales, enabling her to showcase her versatility and talent. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exploring cocktail bars around the city, and spending time with her husband and adorable shih-tzu Lola.


Craig Skidmore - Operations Manager


Craig Skidmore is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the operations department at The Indiana Roof Ballroom. Craig has played a major role in the success of numerous events held at our prestigious venue. Having served in the Navy, Craig developed a strong sense of discipline, organization, and attention to detail. These qualities have played a significant role in his ability to keep the team polished and ready for any challenges that may come their way. One of Craig's many strengths lies in his exceptional ability to build lasting relationships with our clients. His warm and personable nature, combined with his deep understanding of their needs and preferences allows him to produce the most amazing events.

In his spare time, Craig enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and friends, watching sports, playing basketball and golf, canoeing, and attending concerts.


Colton Humphrey – Assistant Operations Manager


Colton Humphrey is a dynamic professional with a passion for creating exceptional experiences. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's in Interpersonal Communications, which has equipped him with the necessary skills to excel in his role as the onsite contact and manager for events. Colton's outgoing and infectious personality is one of his greatest assets. He has a natural ability to establish instant connections with his clients, making them feel comfortable and understood from the very beginning. 

Outside of work, Colton enjoys exploring his creative side through various hobbies such as; searching for the best cocktail, dance, and games of all kinds. 

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