See yourself in the magic!
Around the Riverbend Events
Around the Riverbend
Serving the Willamette Valley with the highest quality character entertainment! See yourself in the magic!
We believe in serving Oregon's Willamette Valley with theme-park quality costumes and interactions, bringing magic to Eugene and surrounding areas. Through storytelling, singing, and high-quality costumes and wigs, Around the Riverbend strives to offer more than just a pretty girl in a dress: we promise that each and every character looks and acts as though they've stepped straight out of a storybook and into your event! Don't settle with anything less than perfect for your event entertainment. Our cast is simply thrilled to meet you. Let's make magic together!
Around the Riverbend
Hi, I'm Kaytlin! In 2020, I graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in English with High Honors. Additionally, I have two Honors programs under my belt, and a citation from the Department of English for outstanding work in my studies. During my time at UC Davis, I was also an active member of Alpha Chi Omega and took on my first role as a character performer through a local company, where I stayed for two years and was repeatedly recognized for my excellent skills and passion for performing!
Upon my first visit to Eugene, Oregon back in 2018, I knew this was where I wanted to keep making magic after leaving Davis. The stunning Willamette Valley is such a perfect setting for Around the Riverbend, and I strive to bring our community the highest character quality possible.
You'll find me most often playing Rapunzel, the Snow Princess, Snow White, the Widow Hero, Witch Hero, the Little Mermaid, and hopefully eventually many others! When not in costume, I am working hard on all things character integrity-- creating training packets, sourcing makeup, wigs, and more! If I'm not working, you can find me strolling Eugene's Saturday Market and playing with my cat, Dinah. Thank you for believing in our dreams!
Welcome to Around the Riverbend! My name is Jordan, and I'm proud to be the co-owner and co-founder alongside Kaytlin. Although I spent the first 15 years of my life just north of Detroit, Michigan, I've lived in Washington and California the past 8 years. Finally ready to settle down in one place, Kaytlin and I are excited to call Eugene, Oregon our home!
This company has been a dream of ours for a long time. I grew up with my head in fairy-tales which naturally progressed into my own creativity. By 6 years old, I had my first poem published. By age 10, I was writing and presenting speeches, and I was invited to my first writing conference. Shortly after this, I began playing guitar and ukulele which led to song-writing, singing, and performing! High school introduced me to a newfound love of makeup which landed me as the school dance team's makeup artist for two years. Then, after graduation, I mustered up the courage to try out my life's secret passion when I attended my first acting class. Most commonly, I perform as Little Mermaid, Ice Queen, and Sleeping Beauty. When the ballgowns are put away for the day, I also work on behind-the-scenes elements such as photography and website design! Outside of work, my hobbies revolve around writing, music, film and art. At Around the Riverbend, being creative isn't just something we do- it's who we are at our core. Every child deserves to meet their story-book heroes, exercise their imaginations, and sprinkle their own pixie dust on the world. Our characters are here to bring joy, encouragement and a whole lot of magic into their lives... and we can't wait to meet them!