Powerful events,
inspiring locations.

We're Encounter. Nice to meet you!

Since 2017, we've held our popular flagship experience "Encounter Camp" in southern California. At Encounter Camp, attendees participate in an exciting combination of activities including zip lining, archery, s'mores night at the campfire, dancing, yoga and more. To add, we invite subject matter experts to share ideas and provoke new ways of thinking.

People who have attended our experiences are usually at a milestone in their life — turning 25, turning 30, turning 50, entering into a new direction in life, or perhaps trying to figure out that new direction. Everyone's got their reason for attending an Encounter experience. What's yours?

Browse our site and see if it's the right fit for you.

- 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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