Powerful events,
inspiring locations.

We're Encounter. Nice to meet you!

Our mission is to produce life-changing events in the world's most inspiring locations for excellent people.

Since 2017, we've held our popular flagship event "Encounter Camp" in southern California. At Encounter, strangers turn into friends over one weekend and participate in everything from zip lining and archery to journaling and live public speakers, and more!

Think it's about time you attend? Check out our site and see if it's the right fit.

- Team Encounter

Meet The Team


Shanelle Williams
Co-Founder & Event Producer

Shanelle Williams is the co-founder and CEO of  True Splendor Events, the production company that oversees Encounter. An entrepreneur from an early age, Encounter's groundbreaking even began as just an idea in her apartment, and has grown to become one of the most popular events in southern California. She is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the content strategy, and innovating future growth opportunities. Her work has taken her from cities including London, Sao Paolo and New York City.

Kareem Taylor
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Kareem Taylor is the co-founder of Encounter and managing director at True Splendor Events. Kareem's work began as an accomplished voiceover actor voicing advertising campaigns for brands. He drives Encounter's vision, marketing and strategic partnerships, and is always thinking of interesting ways to grow the brand. Under Kareem's leadership, Encounter's brand is uniquely positioned in the events and experiences economy. Kareem met Shanelle at Clark Atlanta University, where he studied radio, television and film.

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