HI, I’M Anthony

Howdy, Hi and Aloha,

Thanks for taking a look! (Note: Canadian users please visit my “Aboot” page, eh?)

Unique and Funny.

I have a passion for laughter, community, connecting, and philanthropy and it shows in my career, words and stories and antics. Humans are wired to feel good when connecting with others, and events are a huge part of the social interaction – so critical to our health. I urge you to gather, connect, celebrate and laugh – and, uh, hire me to make it a your event memorable and inspiring and focused.  Focus on what you might ask?  Focused on the 40 that Matters.

Expertise in Spades.

I have over a decade of event planning experience, including grand galas, festivals, corporate events, trainings and intimate parties for donors and have seen it all.  You get that experience behind the scenes and a “comedic genius” in front of your audience and BOOM your event goes from “fine” to “memorable.” Need more convincing? Read my recommendations and reviews for events.  These reviews make me smile ear-to-ear because my clients are always HAPPY!  I get to use my gifts in ways that serve others and inspire laughter.  How lucky am I? Very very lucky.

Authentic Connector.

I love being a part of the social fabric of the community I live in (Crested Butte, CO) and I’ve been called the “unofficial mayor” of our town because I love chatting people up. Give this great podcast a listen on what makes me smile and the role I relish in my community.  I take pride in lending my skills and experience to my community in diverse ways through service to non-profits, the less fortunate and to the business community through the newly formed ICELab at Western State Colorado University.  I’m honored to be part of a community of caring, passionate, driven and yet funky people!

Frequently Humbled.

When I’m not working, I’m usually volunteering, DJ’ing for our local public radio station KBUT, or outdoors on water, Nordic skiing with my dogs “Pancho” and the world’s most dangerous Chihuahua “Homie” AKA “Sherlock Homeslice.”  Otherwise, I’ll be out exploring the breadth of life’s humbling experiences through snowboarding [below average], and playing hockey [really poorly]. When the water melts, I’ll be rafting [flipping] and fishing [it’s not called catching for a reason], on my motorcycle, hiking, mountain biking, or navigating series of near-death experiences.

Work with Anthony

Anthony Poponi is the Chief Happiness Officer and Keynote Speaker and Workshop host your group will RAVE about. His mission is to reclaim the joy in workplaces and communities by inspiring leaders to foster community, spark laughter, and create a culture your group will rave about.