Meet The Scarlet Abbey Staff

Missy Gordon

Missy Gordon

Owner / Booking Agent

"I received my bachelors degree in Travel and Tourism with a minor in business & geography from Eastern Michigan University. During college I began my career in the travel field working for airport operations at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Then I worked for Uniglobe Travel Agency at Dominos Farms in Ann Arbor Michigan.

In combination of relocating to the central Michigan area and with the internet coming into play, my days of being a travel agent came to an end. For a number number of years I worked for many businesses working in the office/accounting type positions. I lived in Denver Colorado and went back to school for accounting. I was fortunate enough to travel across the country and Europe experiencing different cultures, sites, and meeting great people along the way. In 2004, I was married by Austin Powers (impersonator) in Las Vegas to my soul mate Alan. I have two extrordinary stepsons, Garrett who is in college, and Brandon who is now a senior in high school. We have spent many years on the road with travel sports, as the boys are gifted athletes.

I have a passion for reading, tv, films and music. As a huge horror fan, over a year ago, I met legendary horror icon, Kane Hodder. I met him at his book release party at the haunted attraction, Erebus in Pontiac Michigan along with his book author, Michael Aloisi. I became involved on a project with Kane and Michael called, The Killer and I where I am one of the co-producers. I have The Scarlet Abbey which exclusively books special events for talent ranging from authors, artists, tv, film, and to music. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with my clients and my staff of The Abbey. At The Abbey, we are family!"

Tisha Cone

Tisha Cone

Research Coordinator

"After completing a bachelors degree from Michigan State University, I relocated to the Atlanta, Georgia area. After working for a local bank, I started as a receptionist for a library in a large Atlanta law firm. After only a few months I was able to move into a research librarian position in which I was responsible for providing extensive research to attorneys and paralegals. After seven years as a research librarian and finishing a Master’s of Library Media degree at Georgia State University, I again switched careers and began work as a high school librarian for a suburban Atlanta school district. I spent 8 years working with students, teaching research skills and fostering a love of learning and reading. After reconnecting with a childhood boyfriend after 26 years, I started a new and exciting chapter in my life, by marrying my first love and relocating home to Northern Michigan to be with my husband. I have known Missy for over 30 years and she has been there for me through all of the ups and downs in my life. I am thrilled to be working with and for one of my best friends."

Amy Hooyer

Amy Hooyer

Research Coordinator

"By day, I am an ordinary Administrative Assistant and Certified Orthotic Fitter. But by night, I am a wife, mother, and thespian extrodinare. I was born and raised in West Michigan but I hope to someday settle in a warm, tropical beach paradise. I am proud to have started work for my beautiful and talented cousin Missy at The Scarlet Abbey and look forward to a long and fun filled adventure here!"

Stacey Boand

Stacey Boand

Research Coordinator

"I am a chemotherapy/diagnostic testing scheduler at an oncology practice. I started volunteering for a sci-fi/horro expo in Florida several years ago as a favor to a friend of my sister‘s. I was put in the position as celebrity assistant/liaison, and found that I really enjoyed helping out and meeting new people. When that show folded I didn’t do any shows for a couple of years, until I moved back to Nashville. I helped out at a horror show here, and through that show I reconnected with Ace Frehley, an old friend who then hired me to help him at different horror cons around the country. I became involved with the Scarlet Abbey after meeting Missy ealier in the year while working with Ace at Days of the Dead in Indianapolis. What started out as volunteering as a favor for a friend has blossomed into a new and exciting opportunity to focus my attention on the entertainment field. I am looking forward to assisting Missy and The Scarlet Abbey in providing our clients with the quality service they expect and deserve!"

Michelle Dillman

Michelle Dillman

Research Coordinator / IT

"After spending some time experiencing military life, I returned to my home state of Kansas to be near family. I am a nurse, wife, and mother of 3 who developed a passion and obsession for conventions. After years of attending as a fan and helping as a volunteer, my husband and I ventured out to host our own. There‘s nothing on earth like a good convention - from the celebrity guests who truely want to be there and interact, to vendors with that one-of-a-kind item that you can’t find at the store, to the fans who dress up... I believe that in order to be sucessful in this business, you must truly love it. Missy Gordon has created an agency with common sense and honesty combined with professionalism and sincerity. I am delighted to be a part of The Scarlet Abbey and look forward to some amazing times ahead!"