Family By Choice

About TenDot

TenDot is a full-service meeting management and incentive house. Partnering with companies across the nation, TenDot plans, executes, and streamlines the world’s best corporate meetings and reward travel programs. The TenDot team has extensive industry experience and in-depth knowledge of domestic and international travel. Solutions created by TenDot have been shown to increase sales and employee retention, while improving overall company performance.

Our Core Values

Do the right thing, period.

It’s simple, but paramount. If a mistake is made, we make it right, right away. No finger pointing here.

Family By Choice

The connections we make are for life. We have each other’s backs and continually strengthen our bonds.

We Care Intensely

Your success is our success. Your failure is our failure.

YES

We can and we will. With our passion and energy, we find a way to yes.

A TenDot Day

When one awakens and chooses to have a positive influence on one’s self, family, company and community!

Our Core Focus

Strengthening Human Connections
&
Creating Memorable Experiences

The TenDot Team

Our team is carefully created by ensuring we have the right people in the right seats. Each TenDot family member lives and breathes our core values, while having the know-how and experience to excel at what they do best. This ensures our clients receive world-class service and we exceed your expectations. Plus, we’re really a lot of fun to work with!

Check out our profiles to learn more about each team member.

Derrick A. Eells: President
Derrick A. Eells
President
Beckie Albee: VP Marketing
Beckie Albee
VP Marketing
Jill Frost: Program Manager
Jill Frost
Program Manager
Kate Curatola: Hotel Partnership Specialist
Kate Curatola
Hotel Partnership Specialist
Deb Hoge: Client Specialist
Deb Hoge
Client Specialist
Laura Boone: Executive Assistant
Laura Boone
Executive Assistant
Su Eells: Strategic Advisor
Su Eells
Strategic Advisor
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Derrick A. Eells
President
Derrick A. Eells: President

Derrick co-founded TenDot in 2005, and was named President in 2014.

He builds lasting relationships with TenDot’s family by choice through remarkable programs and events that produce results. He graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Spanish and certification in Not-for-Profit Leadership. He worked as a Director for the world’s largest meeting management and incentive travel company. Following this experience, he returned to his native Lincoln, NE to create TenDot. With extensive knowledge of the world and cultures, Derrick seamlessly integrates client’s goals with a uniquely designed program to fit their needs.

As a speaker, he has provided numerous presentations and keynote speeches on entrepreneurship, the customer service experience, leadership, aligning personal and professional values, sales leadership and building relationships.

He is a member of the Entrepreneurship Organization (EO), a founding member of Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group, volunteers with Junior Achievement and serves on the judicial nominating commission at the request of Governor Pete Ricketts.

Q:
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
A:

An aerial dogfight! Yes, I flew the plane.

Q:
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A:

I wanted to have my own plane and be President of the United States.

Q:
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
A:

Too many to count if I have to include my cowboy boots.

Q:
Who is the coolest celebrity you've ever met?
A:

Dikembe Mutombo. As an avid sports fan growing up, I was fascinated with his ability to speak multiple languages and adapt to life in the NBA. I ended up meeting him at the Miami airport on my way home from Colombia. He was hard to miss at 7'+ tall!

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Beckie Albee
VP Marketing
Beckie Albee: VP Marketing

As TenDot’s VP of Marketing, Beckie Albee sets, manages and executes the company’s marketing strategy, helping to grow our family by choice and telling TenDot’s story.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and over 10 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications. Her work history and experience include a rebranding initiative for a commercial real estate organization, corporate communications in the insurance industry, social media marketing for small business, and fundraising, engagement, and marketing for nonprofit and community organizations.

One of her most memorable travel experiences was a two-week trip throughout Spain, which included participating in La Tomatina in Buñol where 22,000 people threw 150 tons of ripe tomatoes at each other in the world's biggest annual tomato fight.

Q:
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A:

So many things… Lawyer, Actress, Acrobat, Detective, Fashion Designer

Q:
What are three items that are on your bucket list?
A:

Skydive, learn how to sail and attend the Grammys

Q:
Who is the coolest celebrity you've ever met?
A:

I was a finalist for a national sandwich recipe contest in the fourth grade (back when Full House was everything), and Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey, “Cut…it…out") was the judge. At the time, meeting him felt like the coolest thing ever!

Q:
What's the one thing you've waited in line the longest for?
A:

Franklin Barbecue in Austin, TX

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Jill Frost
Program Manager
Jill Frost: Program Manager

Jill Frost has been a leader in the incentive travel and meeting management industry for over 25 years.  She serves as a program manager and lead travel director at TenDot, ensuring client satisfaction through high-level execution of incentive experiences, meetings and conferences.  Her specialties are logistics, tracking and monitoring of budgets, contract negotiations, and strategic planning for program success.

With a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Central Missouri State, Jill has been employed in the U.S. and abroad, in a variety of positions, giving her exposure to both sides of the industry. An internship in St. Thomas more than two decades ago exposed her to the excitement and rewards of incentive travel.  

Outside of work, Jill enjoys being involved in the community, traveling, and spending time with friends. One of Jill’s favorite travel experiences was to the Great Wall of China. Marveling in the essence of the wall's history, she said she was captivated by the culture surrounding such a great legacy.

Q:
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
A:

Hang gliding off a mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Q:
What's your most treasured possession?
A:

My wedding ring and necklace with kids names on it 

Q:
What makes you laugh the most?
A:

My husband and kids 

Q:
What's your family motto?
A:

Say “I love you” unexpectedly and often!

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Kate Curatola
Hotel Partnership Specialist
Kate Curatola: Hotel Partnership Specialist

Kate Curatola is the Hotel Partnership Specialist at TenDot. She helps clients envision their program possibilities and has strong relationships with our hotel partners.

Her experience in the hospitality industry has provided Kate the opportunity to work closely with clients in realizing and creating their visions, resulting in remarkable events.

Out of her personal travels, working on a vineyard in New Zealand and eating chocolate in the mountains of Switzerland top Kate's favorite ventures.

Q:
What motivates you to work hard?
A:

Peanut Butter M&M's

Q:
What was your all-time, best-ever Halloween costume?
A:

I won Best Costume at my 8th grade dance for being a mustard bottle. I've also been a Pizza Delivery Person and Flo from Progressive

Q:
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
A:

My cat Figaro, unlimited supply of Cherry Limeade, and a private jet full of fuel

Q:
What are three items that are on your bucket list?
A:

Hot air balloon ride, visit Antarctica, and pet a giraffe

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Deb Hoge
Client Specialist
Deb Hoge: Client Specialist

Deb Hoge is the Client Specialist at TenDot. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications and graphic design, tackling large projects from concept to completion.

Her background and creative approach helps clients think outside the nine dots and achieve their goals through program communications and promotions. She develops and delivers creative marketing and impactful communication solutions for our clients' programs.

Deb's favorite travel experience was spending 10 days in Europe with adventures in Italy, Slovenia and Germany. At a vineyard near Verona, she tasted 100-year-old olive oil and recommends everyone try a drop or two on ice cream!

Q:
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
A:

Smelt. In a small town (population of about 66) near my home town (population 326), the local Lions Club has an annual Smelt feed. They are delicious!

Q:
What would you sing at Karaoke night?
A:

Mama's Broken Heart, recorded by Miranda Lambert and written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves. Why? Because everyone should hide their crazy! I once saw Kacey Musgraves sing it live in concert, too.

Q:
What is your most treasured possession?
A:

My family!

Q:
Do you remember your first time on an airplane? Where were you going and why?
A:

I was headed to Fort Worth, Texas for a cattle show.

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Laura Boone
Executive Assistant
Laura Boone: Executive Assistant

Laura Boone is Executive Assistant to Derrick Eells. She manages and schedules appointments, along with handling incoming and outgoing communications.

Before joining the TenDot team, Laura spent six years as a Fourth Grade Teacher, perfecting her multi-tasking and people skills.

Laura has resided in Indiana, Florida, Colorado, and now lives in Lincoln with her husband. One of their most memorable travel experiences was spending two weeks in Colombia, where they explored numerous different cities and picked coffee beans in Salento. Another experience that tops the list was climbing to the 14,000 foot peak of Mount Quandry in Colorado.

Q:
What "lesson from Mom" do you still live by today?
A:

Take chances and don't be afraid of change. I enjoy my comfort zone when it comes to daily life, so when big life changes and opportunities arise, it has always been my mom who would say: "Go for it, take the chance. You can always come back to what you are doing now. Move states. Try a new career. Don't be afraid, get excited."

Q:
Do you remember your first time on an airplane? Where were you going and why?
A:

My first time on an airplane was when I was 8 years old. My parents let my sister (10 years old at the time) and I fly alone to go see our grandparents in Phoenix, Arizona. We ended up making an annual summer trip out there together and felt so grown up!

Q:
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A:

I wanted to be a vet...until I realized that I have a pretty weak stomach. After that, I wanted to become a teacher. I would play school with my sisters, dolls, stuffed animals....anyone and anything that would sit at a desk and let me "teach."

Q:
What day of the week are you most productive?
A:

Thursdays. It is close to the end of the week, which motivates me to knock out items on my "To-Do List."

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Su Eells
Strategic Advisor
Su Eells: Strategic Advisor

Su has traveled around the globe looking for excitement, all the while having a career in health care and more than ten years in leadership at TenDot. Su gives her passion, enthusiasm, leadership and knowledge of customer service and communications to TenDot. She focuses on giving TenDot’s clients the absolute best experience possible.

Su Eels
Q:
What was your best meal ever?
A:

With my husband, Rick and my parents on the Italian Riviera. We stopped at a small restaurant on the water. We picked the fish that they cooked for us and had French fries and wine. Loved the time together!

Q:
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
A:

I would choose to never wear shoes. Flip flops are my choice of footwear and I do own a few pairs.

Q:
Does your family have a motto?
A:

Live the Golden Rule

Q:
What’s on your bucket list?
A:

A trip to Antarctica

Our History

TenDot has been creating memorable experiences and strengthening human connections since 2005. We’ve partnered with organizations across the country and expanded our family by choice. While we’ve grown over the past few years, TenDot remains a boutique incentive and meeting management firm, working with less than 50 clients partners, allowing us to concentrate on each individual client’s needs and drive results. 

  1. June, 2005

    TenDot is founded in Lincoln, NE

  2. July, 2014

    Derrick Eells was named TenDot's President. 

  3. June, 2015

    TenDot named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America!

  4. October, 2015

    TenDot celebrated its 10-year anniversary and launched a nonprofit organization, OneTraveler, as part of the milestone.

  5. April, 2016

    Derrick A. Eells, President of TenDot, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Corporate magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

  6. January, 2018

    TenDot has 100% client retention for the last three years. 

  7. April, 2018

    Our new website launched!

June, 2005

TenDot is founded in Lincoln, NE

July, 2014

Derrick Eells was named TenDot's President. 

June, 2015

TenDot named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America!

October, 2015

TenDot celebrated its 10-year anniversary and launched a nonprofit organization, OneTraveler, as part of the milestone.

April, 2016

Derrick A. Eells, President of TenDot, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Corporate magazine’s “40 Under 40.”

January, 2018

TenDot has 100% client retention for the last three years. 

April, 2018

Our new website launched!

Different By Design

We’re intentionally boutique. We purposely work with less than 50 clients a year, because we want to give you and your program the attention and personalized service you deserve.

We’re hyper responsive. Your inquiries are answered in 24-hours or less.

We are Nebraska people with strong Midwest values. You get a partner you can rely on to do the hard work and always keep your best interest in mind.

We guarantee a stress-free experience for you! 

You get a partner who is familiar with your industry and will provide you the expertise needed to advance your program goals.

We become an extension of your team.

We’re with you every step of the way, from planning through execution, to celebrating your success.

When you’re working around the clock and awake late at night thinking about all the details as your event approaches, so are we!

We don’t take a one-size fits all approach with our clients. You choose to work with us for one or more customized services, or we can be your partner for all aspects of your event.

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