Increase Wellness, Reduce Liability
We are equally adept at navigating the needs of attendees at large music festivals as we are providing white glove services at private events where a light touch approach is desired by an intimate community. NEST will provide a consistent level of care and professionalism to each project, regardless of size, location and type of event.
NEST offers pre-event and on-site services and trainings that address the most common and the most serious issues that impact events:
Assault, Harassment, Sexual Assault
Crisis & Emergency Scenarios
Liaise with Local Medical & Security
Altered States & Substance Use
Staff Burnout & Compassion Fatigue
Mental Health Consultation
Our event consulting, on-site services, and trainings are highly effective at mitigating traumatic outcomes, minimizing risk, and increasing overall satisfaction. We can provide:
Preparedness Trainings for Staff and Crew
Crisis Response Protocols
Harm Reduction Event Staffing
Direct Care Services to Guests & Staff
Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies & Other Safety Teams
Compassionate Leadership Training
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Our Events Team
Under the seasoned leadership of NEST founder Erica Siegal, our events program is guided by an experienced and talented team with decades of combined experience in the field and at the forefront of trauma-informed safety and wellness services.
Bryan Griffith, Events Specialist
Bryan (he/him) brings decades of professional experience in corporate training, small business management and hospitality to the NEST events team. Bryan was introduced to the harm reduction community in 2015 at Burning Man and has been committed to providing safe space and harm reduction services to events, parties and communities large and small. Bryan helps manage the logistics and operations for NEST’s community outreach, public and private events. He has been working as a night attendant on the MAPS phase 3 clinical trials utilizing MDMA to treat treatment resistant PTSD. As artist, creator and enthusiast at heart, Bryan is a warm and welcoming presence at NEST.
Maria Katrina (Kat), Event Specialist
Kat (she/her) joined the NEST team in November of 2019. Kat is a trauma-informed Registered Nurse with a Master of Science in Nurse Education and has a strong background in acute care, hospital administration, and event healthcare services including first-aid, medical triage, and psychedelic harm reduction & integration.
Kat has worked on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic as a nurse and witnessed the extreme trauma and moral injury that our healthcare providers have endured. In addition to caring for patients and their loved ones through their most vulnerable moments in hospital environments over the past several years, Kat has increasingly aspired to step away from traditional forms of nursing. She is pursuing more opportunities in learning about the therapeutic value of non-ordinary states of consciousness and working towards more progressive treatment modalities that will help improve the mental well-being of our communities and beyond.
More recently, Kat has been following her passions by providing direct care to clients undergoing ketamine therapy at several psychiatric clinics in the Los Angeles area, facilitating virtual peer support groups for healthcare providers experiencing moral injury & compassion fatigue, as well as offering harm reduction services and emotional support at private events around the world.