About Us

were an “all-in” team


We launched Wicked Pro Events to create memorable experiences for our customers that leverage our strengths and our talents. To build partnerships that create a positive environment, inclusive to all, and surpass goals and objectives.

We invest in the accomplishments of our company, employees and customers. We create a culture that promotes success through communication to exceed customer expectations.



Mike Hemmingsen is a managing member and founder of Wicked Pro Events, LLC. With unrelenting focus and sheer grit, Mike spent the last 20+ years building an award-winning sales career within the Information Technology space at companies including Dell Technologies, Windstream Communications, and PAETEC.

Client by client, Mike developed an industry reputation for his exceptional problem-solving ability and for consistently delivering outstanding customer service. As a frequent attendee of many corporate and sales events, he saw the potential to create a tailored experience that energizes one’s spirit and fuels inspiration. As Board President of the Grand Rapid’s Pride Center, over a five-year period, Mike put this vision to the test and revamped the city’s annual Pride Festival growing attendance from 2,500 to roughly 11,000, earning state-wide recognition as a top event in West Michigan.

Driven by an inherent passion to help others see their potential, Mike has dedicated many hours assisting multiple non-profits, including Grand Rapids Pride Center, Gilda’s Club, LaughFest, and Human Rights Campaign.



Jacob Hemmingsen is a managing member of Wicked Pro Events, LLC. He manages the social media channels for Wicked Pro Events, and account receivables and account payable duties for the Company. Jacob brings extensive corporate travel expertise to Wicked Pro Events. He spent 15+ years with Passageways Travel as an on-site travel contractor at Volkswagen and Audi responsible for large group travel events.

Jacob attributes the years of managing hectic travel schedules to helping him adjust to change quickly with grace and ease – the very essence needed when planning any event!

Jacob was actively involved with Equality Michigan formerly known as the Triangle Foundation, serving as an event director for Detroit’s annual Pride for the Motor City event. Jacob now serves as a team manager with the Revolution Soccer Club in Grand Rapids, and webmaster for the Pine Ridge Elementary PTO.

Rob Sparks


Rob Sparks comes to Wicked Pro Events from a 20+ year radio career, with the last 7 years here in West Michigan; He is currently heard afternoons on 105.3 Hot FM. 
During his radio days, he learned plenty about event planning, promotion, and management. Creative by nature, Rob loves to brainstorm ideas to help take any event to the next level. And after so long in radio, his sometimes slightly obsessive love of pop culture makes it easy for Rob to help find the perfect entertainment for whatever project we’re working on. 
Rob’s originally from Arkansas but was fortunate enough to make it to Michigan in 2016 after almost 8 years in South Bend. He’s passionate about giving back and helping grow the community he lives in. Since arriving in West Michigan, Rob co-chaired the Grand Rapids Pride Festival in 2017 and chaired the event in 2018. He’s also emceed numerous large events including the JDRF One Walk, Making Strides Against Cancer, Laughfest, and the Downtown Grand Rapids Fireworks.
While in South Bend, Rob was the Entertainment Director and host for 7 years of the annual summer fundraiser ‘On The River’, which helped the local shelter for the homeless. He was also the host of the annual Roofsit fundraiser to raise money for child abuse prevention. 
close up of rob sparks managing member of wicked pro events

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