As with any company, the staff are its backbone. The driving force and vision behind the the Auburn Home Show is the owner/producer Leilani (Lani) Johnston Horan
With over 40 years of business and personnel management behind her, Lani took over the home shows in 1997. With a determined strategy, she brought the home shows from a small, charming, home town event into two of the largest and most respected home shows in Northern California. Her commitment to producing quality events coupled with her expertise and hands-on management ensures continued success as the home shows continue to flourish. Under her direction, the home shows have been voted the "Best of the Best Event" in Auburn.
, Co-Owner and Co-Producer, has experience with several facilities and provides for the behind the scenes logistics of the Auburn Home Shows and accounting/collections. He makes the home and garden show happen. Even in the staff photo, he is behind the scenes.
A welcome addition to the family is Mike's wife, Katie Johnston. Katie, the Asst Producer, is the one who works her magic to put together Special Features & Special Projects. She is also the primary contact for vendor issues including seminars and giveaways & more. The driving force behind sales is the amazing sales team: Morgan Russo & Tana Grattan.
During the home shows, several personnel come back to be part of the Auburn Home Show family. Warren Wray, head of security for the home shows, is a retired peace officer. His calming influence keeps home the shows running smoothly.
Under Michael's supervision, several gate personnel come back just for the event and keep the events moving.