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 Leadership 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 leadership team member.

Derrick A. Eells: President
Derrick A. Eells
President
Matt McCauley: Integrator
Matt McCauley
Integrator
Deb Hoge: Director of Operations
Deb Hoge
Director of Operations
Britney Dodgen: Meeting and Incentive Travel Designer
Britney Dodgen
Meeting and Incentive Travel Designer
 Natalie Jushinski: Meetings & Incentives Sourcing Specialist
Natalie Jushinski
Meetings & Incentives Sourcing Specialist
Beckie Albee: Project Manager
Beckie Albee
Project Manager
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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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Matt McCauley
Integrator
Matt McCauley: Integrator

Matt McCauley serves as the Integrator for TenDot.

He received a BA in Economics and MS in Finance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Those degrees kicked off his career in financial services as a strategist and trader. Matt moved into his executive career as the Chief Operating Officer of Worcester Investments then most recently he served as the COO for Grateful Hardware where he led them to a successful exit.

Matt has three young daughters and a wife who serves as the principal of a parochial school. They are involved in that school and the larger Catholic community. They enjoy eating their way around the world.

Q:
Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Who? Do you agree?
A:

Justin Long. Always Justin Long. I see it though. Sometimes I get Keanu and I like that one the best.

Q:
What’s your best meal ever?
A:

Nobu in Las Vegas was pretty dang great.

Q:
What’s the coolest experience you ever had?
A:

Seeing my oldest daughter for the first time was the coolest thing I've ever experienced.

Q:
What excites you so much that it keeps you awake the night before?
A:

Any time I get to travel.

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Deb Hoge
Director of Operations
Deb Hoge: Director of Operations

Deb Hoge is the Director of Operations at TenDot. Deb leads our team of seasoned program managers. While guiding her team, she provides valuable consultation to our clients, helping them achieve their program goals and delivering on an exceptional client and attendee experience.  

Deb has more than 20 years of experience in communications and managing large projects from concept to completion. Her approach helps clients think outside the nine dots and develop impactful solutions. 

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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Britney Dodgen
Meeting and Incentive Travel Designer
Britney Dodgen: Meeting and Incentive Travel Designer

Britney Dodgen is a Meeting and Incentive Travel Designer at TenDot. While organizing travel experiences, Britney creates thoughtful, one-of-a-kind activities for our clients. She is thriving and following her passion by bringing joy to others and delivering an exceptional client and attendee experience. 

Professionally, Britney has been coordinating events for over 10 years and specializes in creating small, personalized moments inside large group events. She is set to make people smile and has done so countless times and across the world.

Q:
Do you collect anything?
A:

Pottery

Q:
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
A:

Speak any language on the spot. 

Q:
What was your favorite toy as a kid?
A:

Barbies! I would create new clothes for them out of socks and give them all haircuts! 

Q:
What’s the one food you absolutely, positively will never, ever eat?
A:

Crawfish. I cannot get past the eyes...

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Natalie Jushinski
Meetings & Incentives Sourcing Specialist
 Natalie Jushinski: Meetings & Incentives Sourcing Specialist

In her role as Meetings & Incentives Sourcing Specialist, Natalie is responsible for sourcing destinations, hotels, and venues for our clients' meetings and incentive programs.

Natalie is a hospitality veteran with over 20 years of industry experience in hotel meetings and events management and has an extensive background in travel and tourism. Natalie has spent a significant part of her career focusing on inbound international leisure travel, specifically promoting in the Pacific Northwest working with city and state Destination Management Organizations (DMO’s) and other travel entities around the globe.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Natalie moved often in her youth as part of a military family. Her exposure to destinations all over the world fueled a passion for travel. She currently resides in Nampa, Idaho with her husband, Matt, and French Bulldog, Clementine. In her free time, Natalie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, gardening, walking her dog, and has a passion for music and singing. For the more adventurous side of Natalie, you will find on her motorcycle exploring new roads and the beautiful Idaho countryside with her husband and friends.

Q:
What makes you laugh the most?
A:

When my sisters and I are together... the laughter does not stop! 

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

Fish bladder & Sweetbreads

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

What wouldn't I sing??!?!?

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

My husband, my darling Clementine, and bottomless chilled white wine. 

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Beckie Albee
Project Manager
Beckie Albee: Project Manager

Beckie has over 15 years of experience in communications, marketing, and events. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management. Her work history and experience include a rebranding initiative for a commercial real estate organization, corporate communications in the insurance industry, marketing strategy 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

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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