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Richard lives and breathes event rentals. A veteran of the industry for over forty years, Richard began working part time at a local United Rentals store. After seeing an advertisement for a manager trainee position at the industry leader, Abbey Rents, Richard took advantage of his "from the bottom up" skills and was hired on the spot. In his seven years at Abbey, Richard's natural passion for the party and event business earned him accolades with both management and clients alike.
In 1978, Richard and another Abbey manager ventured out on their own and opened Rental's West, one of L.A.'s first independent party and event rental companies. During his time at Rentals West, Richard realized that his long term growth and success would be achieved as an independent owner-operator. Hungry for more knowledge and information, Richard returned for a short stint back at Abbey, heading up the companies party division, followed by a quick stop at Regal Rents.
In 1981, Richard launched Classic Party Rentals in a 5,000 square foot building in Culver City. In the eighteen years he operated Classic, his philosophy was simple; "Surround yourself with talented people, outstanding equipment and have fun doing what you do." The concept worked well and in a short time Classic earned a reputation as an industry leader recognized among peers from coast to coast.
At the age of 44, with aspiration of taking Classic to the "next level", Richard decided to sell controlling interest of the company with the vision of Classic start-ups in principal cities throughout the Southwest. Being a bit of a maverick and not always seeing "eye to eye" with his new partners, Richard decided to separate from the company in 1999 and spent the next six years with his wife Maureen and raising his two young daughters.
During the frenzied consolidation period of most every event rental company in Los Angeles, Richard saw an opportunity for a "Fresh New Alternative". Knowing he would be competing with a large national chain, Richard traveled to several international trade shows to search for new and innovative items in massive quantities to meet the demand of Southern California's top caterers and event planners. In July of 2005, Town & Country opened its doors in a 61,000 square foot facility in Van Nuys, staffed by talented and knowledgeable industry veterans that offer unsurpassed service and backed by the most impressive event rental inventory ever assembled in the Southern California market.
Since its opening, Town & Country Event Rentals has grown in both size and reputation now occupying an amazing 210,000 square foot facility that includes a beautiful, well-appointed 9,000 square foot show room, state of the art woodshop, metal & welding shop as well as a complete sewing and upholstery department that provides the unsurpassed capabilities we are famous for. In 2016, Town & Country was ranked by Special Events Magazine as one the top ten event rental companies in the U.S, with a ranking of 4th largest, nationally. Expanding its services, in 2011, a second store was opened in Pasadena, along with a third store in Santa Barbara a year later in the summer of 2012. Today, with a fleet of more than 110 trucks offering nationwide delivery, Town & Country has grown to more than 600 full time staff members who are proud to contribute their talents and outstanding service to many of Southern California's most notable events, movie premiers, awards shows, gala fundraising events, weddings and social events.
Mr. LoGuercio is recognized as an industry leader and proud recipient and recognitions including a member of Biz Bash magazines Hall of Fame Award, honored in 2017 with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Special Events magazine.
Richard LoGuercioLocation: Van Nuys
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Growing up in the rental business, Christopher Keesler has been exposed to the exciting world of special events from a young age. Working for his family’s event rental business in Houston, Texas, Christopher began working in the warehouse during the summers in high school and while attending college, eventually joining the business full time after graduating. With experience as an install driver as well as working in operations and sales, he brings well-rounded knowledge of the event rental industry to the table. After deciding to re-locate to Los Angeles in 2014, Christopher began working for Town & Country Event Rentals on special projects and as an inside sales assistant. In under a year with T&C he took on the challenging role of Director of Operations for around 3 years to help take the company to the next level in terms of both growth and customer service. Now with 6+ years with the Town & Country, Christopher serves as its Vice President, ready to take on the challenges that face the industry today.
Lisa TinkhamLocation: Van Nuys
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Peter MaloyLocation: Van Nuys
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Van Nuys Event Directors
Rob Kuehn was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up in the Burbank area, Rob was surrounded by the entertainment industry and was introduced to the world of special events and event rentals in 1999. After a few years of gaining experience and further knowledge of event rentals, Rob ventured into sales and consulting. He is currently one of Town & Country's top event producers, and is recognized and respected by many of the top, hip and current event planners in the Los Angeles market. Rob has cultivated a loyal client base and is always eager to expand his clientele and provide them with unparalleled products and services for all of their party rental needs.
Ted Galvan's event production experience began working with his father in the catering and restaurant industries, through multiple family-owned businesses. From there Ted was introduced to special events and has been a part of the business for the past 17 years. His early rental experience was molded by working with a small and independent rental company, gaining extensive knowledge in event production. Ted is now a successful event director for Town & Country, drawing in a string of long-time and extremely loyal clientele in Los Angeles. Through his hard work and creative diligence, Ted enjoys the event industry as well as making new friends and business partners along the way.
Julio Villasenor began his career in the special events industry in 1984. He started out in the field as a labor worker and moved his way up to management at a recognized rental company in Los Angeles. Subsequently, he moved into sales and special event consulting in 1998. Since then, Julio has produced location weddings across the world and all over Southern California. Julio has been nominated twice bySpecial Events Magazine and in 2009 he won the Award for Best Achievement in Rental Support.
His work has recently been featured on WE channel's Platinum Weddings.
Julio's area of expertise lies in design, space planning, and logistical support. Julio's unique talent to draw amazing diagrams, including 3D drawings and renderings allows him to visually translate how the event will look before it even happens.
Julio's ability to create extraordinary concepts, renderings, and his expertise in international logistics makes him the preferred choice when it comes to complex and challenging projects. Because of his strong reputation, Julio is both well respected and admired by many of his peers in the industry.
Favorite Rental Item Right Now: Plank Flooring
Go-To Solution: Extremely detailed diagrams
Best Quote to Live By: Hard work, determination, discipline & persistance = success!
With more than 15 years of experience in the LA rental industry, Sue Nega has honed her skills and developed her product knowledge and event expertise working withcompanies including Abbey Event Services and Classic Party Rentals. Learning the importance of accurate space planning, an adherence to tight deadlines with an attention to detail, Sue takes pride in providing her loyal clientele with excellent service to help bring their vision to fruition.
With the abundant selection of landscapes, venues andnotable event spaces LA has to offer, Sue loves the variety of a good logistical challenge and being on site working hand in hand with our able and knowledgeable installation crews to ensure a successful outcome of every event she is involved with.
In addition to her outstanding expertise and planning skills, Sue is very excited to now have the ability to provide her clients with the services and selection of product offerings that only Town & Country can provide.
Sue loves a good concert, hiking the LA trails, photography, and the breakfast sandwiches at Tommy's!
Curtis is a well-respected Event Director with 20 years of experience in the events business. A third generation San Franciscan, Curtis moved north to attend the University of Oregon before calling Portland his home for 10 years. It was there that he discovered his passion for the events industry while collaborating on company and public events as Manager of Portland Brewing Company and creator of Feel the Freedom Fest, a 7-year annual food-drive.
Los Angeles called in 2002 and Curtis moved to Southern California to work at a recognized event rental company. Since then he's been proud to produce a wide-variety of events including high-profile celebrity weddings in and out of the country, large tented events such as Coachella, awards shows, movie premiers and corporate events in and out of California.
Strengths in space planning, logistics and event management as well as a genuine care for his clients' needs have helped prove Curtis as an asset to any event he's involved with. He enjoys bringing people together to solve creative challenges and takes pride in seeing his clients' success.
Curtis also enjoys attending his fair share of events such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, local museum and gallery related events and sporting events – particularly those related to the Oregon Ducks.
Most Memorable Event: A celebrity wedding held in Costa Rica
Go-To Solution for a Smooth Event: A good diagram
Favorite Los Angeles Escape: Sunday walks in Runyon Canyon with wife and dogs
After a brief 'stint' with Town & Country in 2007, Kirk Pallotto rejoined our team of outstanding event directors in October 2011 after spending three years planning events for one of Denver' most prestigious catering companies. Kirk started his event career over ten years ago in his native state of Colorado, working his way through college as a tent installer and eventually sales. Kirk quickly fell in love with the fast paced environment of the event industry and vowed to always follow his mantra, "You're only as good as your last event." With that in mind and in the pursuit of new challenges, Kirk moved back to Los Angeles and rejoined Town & Country where he is now applying his catering and design knowledge while producing flawless events.
Most Memorable Event: A luncheon event with Michelle Obama in 2008
Favorite Rental Product: Lighting - anything from carnival lighting to LED lights and more!
Favorite Los Angeles Escape: The mountains! Some people think it's because I'm from Colorado, but truth be told I just like being out of cell phone coverage.
With over 20 years in the rental industry, Gina Andrews has earned the respect as one of L.A.'s top Event Directors. Gina began her career at Classic Party Rentals, alongside former owner Richard LoGuercio, where she honed her skills and refined her logistical talents until 2005, when she joined Richard's new start-up company, Town & Country Event Rentals. Working tirelessly and lending her contributions with the new start-up, in 2008, Gina took an unprecedented opportunity in the architectural field, along with an opportunity to travel internationally; resulting in a four year hiatus from the world of events.
Missing the fast paced lifestyle along with her passion for the business, Gina rejoined the Town & Country team in August of 2012 where she brings her extensive experience and knowledge to all facets of event rentals, design and coordination. Over the course of her career, Gina has collaborated on a full spectrum of parties and events, ranging from intimate private events to large scale events that include the Grammy's, ACMA's and managed major events for Universal Studios.
Gina combines her experience, creativity, and impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills all while maintaining an amazing following of clients and event planners. The bigger the project, the more Gina thrives; she welcomes any project and challenge with a sense of calm, professional demeanor, and always with a great sense of humor.
John brings with him over 21 years of experience in the event business including 13 years at Paramount Pictures serving as an Art Director for the Special Event Department, two years as an independent event designer, then for the last four years honing his "rental" skills at a recognized nationwide rental company, where he also served as Lighting Director.
John was driven by his desire to be supported and surrounded by a friendly and family atmosphere and made the leap of faith to join us in late 2009. John has proven to be a great asset to all of us at Town & Country and is sharing his strength in lighting and event design to all of our Event Directors, Production Assistants and inside sales staff. John has developed and maintained a devoted client list that has continued to support John and his long term future here at Town & Country.
Having joined Town & Country in 2007, Stacy Lee is an accomplished, seasoned professional that is capable of handling all logistics in event production from beginning to end.
Originally from the great Northwest, Stacy came to Los Angeles to take a job at the newly opened Barney's of New York in Beverly Hills, where she focused on vendor, store, and restaurant systems and logistics.
With the need to take on greater challenges, Stacy moved on to work for a successful Los Angeles catering company where she spent the next seven years. Managing and maintaining the company's warehouse, equipment, and often working events, Stacy's knowledge of catering and event production grew significantly.
More recently, Stacy spent four years at a large, nationally recognized rental company where the University of Southern California emerged as one of Stacy's clients. From there, Stacy has brought her depth of event knowledge and numerous talents to Town & Country Event Rentals. She has made Los Angeles her home and is well respected and involved in the event industry.
Adam Andrew Martin has cut his teeth on almost all aspects of event design, planning, and coordination, (working on the design staff for a national retail chain, as well as the director of catering for a successful Southern California catering company). Adam also spent several years with an advertising agency specializing in restaurant promotion.
In 2007, after developing his event rental skills at a recognized rental company, Adam joined Town & Country as an Event Director. Adam has developed and retained such reputable clients including The Music Center, NBC Universal, The Huntington Library, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in addition to many recognized and respected fundraising events. Town & Country has been pleased to support these charitable organizations and Adam's endless support for their growth and success.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Adam recently completed an extended one year tour around the world. In addition to his other interests, Adam is currently training for an expedition to the South Pole.
Cheryl began her career in the Rental Industry in 1979 at Abbey Rents as an Assistant Manager of the Beverly Hills branch. After a few years, she realized sales was much more rewarding and enjoyed being out in the field. In 1991 she joined Regal Rents and was introduced to a whole new world of rentals and special events. She quickly fell in love with the high profile events from Motion Picture Studio Premiers to Weddings and Corporate Parties.
In Cheryl's free time, she enjoys cooking with her husband and seeking out new places on the Globe to travel with family and friends. She is a dedicated Pilates student and enjoys her daily walks. Watching her son walk down the aisle, Cheryl said, was the highlight of her life.
The key to her success, Cheryl feels, has been her dedication to her clients and the ability to listen to their needs. Being able to stay one step ahead of the game is her daily goal to help provide her clients with the best service.
Leticia Ortega Calderon
Born and raised in Southern California, and after graduating from UC - Santa Barbara, Leticia began her career in the Events Industry at Abbey Rental Services. She spent several years working in various roles including - inside sales, accounting, office management and sales assistant.
In 2005, Classic Party Rentals acquired Abbey Event Services and Leticia moved into outside sales. With over 18 years of experience in the special events industry, some of her career highlights include the Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race, Sony Playstation E3, NBA and NHL All Star Games, and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Currently, Leticia is enjoying her role as a mommy to her beautiful baby boy. When she's not planning events, she's planning her next adventure in travel with her husband Walter!
Even at an early age, Mike displayed a strong interest and talent in both food and special events. There wasn't a food or lifestyle magazine Mike could resist; always looking for new ideas that would eventually inspire him to join the profession. Aside from his peeked interest, Mike decided to listen to his practical side and decided to to persue his education first and foremost. Considering a Seminary School, Mike took an abrupt turn and ended up completing an MBA in International Human Resouce Management.
After a brief career in retail grocery and advertising, Mike realized his passion was not in corporate America and instead decided to follow his true calling in the catering and event production working with several top caterers and event planers in the LA market. By virtue of his strong organizational skills and natural talent, Mike was invited to join Regal Rents in 1997 where he learned the business as a very busy Production Assistant and then eventually moving up to the position as full fledged Event Director working on major event productions and high end parties and noteable galas and fund raising events.
In his rare 'off-time', Mike loves to bake and is very known for his incredible desserts. Make sure if you ever invite Mike over for dinner, ask him to bring dessert. You surely won't be disapointed when he shows up with a large variety of tempting treats in tow!
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the Event Rental Industry. Originally starting at Regal Rents in Sales, Mark was able to hone in on his skills and develop his signature 'hands on' client approach. Mark later continued his career at Classic Party Rentals and successfully managed an elite list of clientele for over 10 years. Mark has years of experience and ingenuity he is excited to share here at Town & Country Event Rentals.
Bryan A. Phelps
With more than 20 years in the event rental industry, Bryan's talents and expertise are multi-faceted. Beginning with Aggreko Event Services in the early 90's Bryan worked as an account rep providing power and air conditioning on several large projects that included large movie premiers and notable events in the LA market as well as complex out of state projects. It was due to his hard work and "get it done" attitude, Bryan was offered a position with a new mid 90's upstart company, Hollywood Party Rentals. A few years later Bryan eventually moved himself and his following of loyal clients to Classic Party Rentals where he enjoyed much success and proved himself as a formative Event Director producing mostly high profile projects.
After several years of thinking of a change and a brief 'stint' at Elm Concierge, Bryan joined the Town & Country family in the early summer of 2015. Bryan's strong clientele base includes projects for the President of the United States, L.A.'s top universities and private schools, the finest caterers and event planners as well many Fortune 500 companies including notable hi-tech, marketing and fashion industry giants. Bryan is a native to California and is married with one son and two cute dogs. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and loves coaching his son's sports activities and playing his drums on his time off.
With 15 years in the special events industry, Cristina Campos began her journey with Hollywood Party Rentals as a receptionist, yet quickly learned the business and moved through the ranks working under an event director to eventually managing her own accounts. Here, Cristina was able to establish some of her biggest clients, including managing events for Disney Studios / Sodexo Disney Studios and many more. With a few years under her belt, Cristina left Hollywood Party Rentals and joined the team at Abbey Event Services, which was later bought by Classic Party Rentals. With the same momentum as her old stomping grounds, Cristina continued to pick up and maintain large accounts including Universal Studios where she produced several large events.
In 2016, Cristina joined Town & Country Event Rentals as Event Director. Today, she brings enthusiasm, talent, expertise and a drive just as solid as when she first began in this business! Cristina believes that being able to design events and overcome challenges is all worth-while when she sees the content look on her client's faces and knowing it was a job well done!
In her free time, Cristina is active in outdoor activities, loves to cook with her family, and enjoys a good getaway. She resides in Los Angeles with her children and raises them with her good work ethic and independence.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Tom Henneman graduated with a degree in law. After spending much time in college organizing parties and nightclub events, Tom found a new path and discovered his passion in the event industry. He began working with Australia's premier event rental company; Harry the Hirer working predominantly in the private party division. After showing considerable growth within his first year, Tom was tasked to run large scale, world class events such as the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and the Cox Plate Horse Racing Carnival. Tom also managed elaborate private events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, large scale gala dinners and also specialized in structure installations.
While building his career in Australia, Tom decided he wanted to move to Los Angeles to be with his long distant girlfriend that he met on an earlier trip to the U.S. While reading an article about a large scale Super Bowl party install, Tom discovered Town & Country Event Rentals and its predominance in the Los Angeles market for party rentals. Tom reached out to Richard LoGuercio, owner of Town & Country, to see if any opportunities would arise and the two hit it off instantly! After 6 months of emails, phone calls, visa interviews and consulate appointments; Tom made the overseas move and has begun taking on the Los Angeles event scene!
In addition to Tom's passion for events, he is also an avid sports fan and traveler. Spending much college vacation time overseas, Tom has visited many countries in Asia, particularly South East Asia, and throughout Africa.
Born in the Philippines, and at the ripe old age of one, George and his parents headed east for Los Angeles to set down roots and live the American Dream. After graduating from UCLA, with a degree in Kinesiology, George attended Southern California University of Health Sciences where he studies to become a Chiropractor leading to a very satisfying and rewarding eight year career in the healthcare field helping others.
It was during this time, George had a client who's relative worked for Classic Party Rentals who would often talk about the large events and "Hollywood Parties" they would construct, along with the stories of the behind the scenes action. George loved to hear these stories and when a position came up as a Production Assistant in 2004, George traded his white coat for white rim china. Naturally, he took a liking to the industry and flourished for many years to come.
His compassion for others and his natural attention to detail, allows George to better understand the intricate needs of his clients, allowing him to provide a higher level of service to his growing number of clients that today includes many of LA's Special Event Professionals. Now George calls Town & Country home and is very excited to challenge his creativity with the incredibly vast array of products Town & Country has to offer.
In his spare time, George loves discovering new activites in Los Angeles, it's history, it's diversity and rich culture. He calls Hollywood his home and enjoys running, hiking, and exploring new restaurants with friends and family along with attending an occasional summer concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Reyna, a resident of Los Angeles for most of her life, loves the diverse culture and unique climate of the city. As a mother of 3 small children, Reyna began working in the events industry helping planners and event producer's behind the scenes. In 2000, Reyna began working at Regal Rents in various departments, but primarily in the linen department. Intrigued by the events she was preparing, Reyna decided to learn more about the events business and dive into the events world. Sparked by her research and involvement, she decided to join the production and sales teams. In 2009 Reyna joined Mark Anfangar and his team at Classic Party Rentals as an event manager. With the skills and knowledge she obtained, she began obtaining her own clientele to provide amazing events and services to.
In 2017, Reyna rejoined Mark's team at Town & Country as a Co-Event Manager, getting to once again work with some of her favorite clients who have become great friends over the years. Expressing her excitement for all events styles and sizes, Reyna says she loves helping clients obtain the event of their dreams while working hand-in-hand with the skilled crews T&C has to offer. Reyna specializes in larger event productions, multiple day installs and complicated logistics. The more large scale and wild, the better!
A huge fan or trying new foods and experiences, Reyna likes to try new restaurants and take in all types of music. In her spare time, Reyna enjoys spending time traveling with her partner to tranquil resorts to relax and enjoying family time.
Clare originates from the Cotswold's in the United Kingdom where she worked at Cheltenham Racecourse coordinating Hospitality for up to 56,000 guests a day. She also lent support to other regions including Aintree and Royal Ascot overseeing the catering, staffing and rental aspects of a Day at the Races.
She moved to the US in 1995 and after several years as Operations Manager for an LA based messenger company, decided to return to the Events Business.
For the past decade, Clare has worked as a Sales Consultant in the events industry here working on some of the largest projects Los Angeles has ever seen.
Clare prides herself on being one of the most dedicated and hardworking individuals you will ever meet. In her spare time, Clare loves fast cars and loud music!
Laurent Minniti was born in Marseille, on the Mediterranean Sea. As a child he developed a real talent for drawing and an interest in graphic design. He went on to study Art History and traveled extensively in Europe, studying the architecture and art, which helped forge his design and creative ideas. In 1989, he began working for a private club in his hometown where the owner, also a show producer, gives Laurent his first chance to step into the spotlight and try his talents on stage.
In 1995, Laurent was hired by Club Med as an Entertainer and Master of Ceremonies. By virtue of his natural talents and magnetic personality he was quickly awarded with more responsibilities and was put in charge of the Events Team allowing him to work in several exciting resorts around the world. Laurent describes his Club Med experience as "the best time of my life and probably the greatest school of Life".
Laurent brought his nine years experience in creating events to Pierre et Vacances in St-Tropez where he was hired in 1999. Pierre et Vacances needed an innovative mind to create the 'Party Atmosphere' they were looking for to open their flagship resort called Les Restanques. He became the leader of the 'Pierre & Vacances Creative Group'.
Laurent left France in 2003 to bring his talents to Los Angeles. After a break from events he was hired on as a sales rep for J&M Entertainment in 2007, eventually working into a PR position for the next two years networking with clients where he eventually earned the 'informal' title of 'International Schmoozer'!
In 2011, Laurent was given the opportunity to co-found a rental company called Empire Event Rentals. Empire was involved in the 2011 Emmy Awards Governor's ball amongst other fantastic events they created. Laurent has lent his talents in the design process and production of several celebrity weddings, high budget social events along with the production of private and corporate events both locally and nationwide.
Eventually, Empire led to Laurent's entry into his own production company where he has enjoyed many years of success until joining the Town & Country family outstanding and talented Event Directors.
Providing set decorating inventory for television, film, commercial production, and more, Angelina Archibeque has over five years of proprietary experience in dealing exclusively with the motion picture and television industry.
Her years of experience and close interaction and collaboration have provided her knowledge and understanding of the inner workings and needs of the entertainment industry.
Angelina's strong and professional work ethic has created the commitment to meeting crucial deadlines and maintaining limited budgets, all the while exuding a code of quality and service.
Angelina is closely involved with the Set Decorator's Society of America and her exclusive involvement has won her the devoted loyalty of set decorators, art directors, and production managers alike.
Kacey grew up in Long Beach, California where she spent half of her life focusing on the craft of competitive soccer. This led her to play as a scholarship athlete at UC Santa Barbara where eventually injuries caused her to reconsider her career path. It was at UCSB where Kacey involved herself in the production and coordination of the 2010 Men's College Cup and the events that surrounded the tournament. This event production was what opened her eyes to the beauty and possibilities that lied ahead in the event industry.
Kacey began her career with Town & Country in January of 2014, where she first held the position of an inside sales assistant. This is where she fine-tuned her product knowledge, gained invaluable skills from her peers, and learned the ins and outs of Town & Country's ways and procedures. Three years later Kacey made her way into becoming an onsite Production Manager which is where it all became clear to her. Being on site, working alongside top of the line crews, collaborating with her clients and offering her creative insight is where Kacey thrives in this industry and has established herself as a reliable and versatile 'player' at T&C.
Kacey loves building friendships with her clients and prides herself on being trustworthy, innovative and a team player.
Kacey's favorite inventory item right now? "Our Latitude 22 Bamboo Tents!!"
With more than fifteen years in the Event Rental Industry, Stefanie has honed her skills, expertise, and product knowledge; earning the ability of lending her talents in the planning and production of projects ranging from music awards shows, festivals, weddings, movie premiers, and major sporting events. Starting with a great work ethic and the value of learning from the ground floor up over many years, Stefanie prides herself on her forethought and logistical abilities that give her the "chops" to deal with almost any circumstance, special requests and impossible time lines that are put in front of her.
Stefanie values the great relationships she has built over her years in the business and loves meeting new people as well as working with familiar faces, one project to the next, ensuring everything goes smoothly and each event a success. She takes on every project with pride, enthusiasm, and commitment to teamwork.
Chloe Prousalis began her career seven years ago while studying Interior Design, with a passion for Drafting and Computer-aided Design. During this time, she was also lucky to work 'day of events' with a well-established Event Planner in the Santa Barbara area, from whom she learned many ways of the 'biz'. Chloe has been a member of the International Special Events Society- Ventura/ Santa Barbara Chapter going on four years now, and served on the Board as Director at Large/ VP of Communications in 2015. Chloe, thrilled to be a part of the Town & Country, Santa Barbara team; combines her originality, attention to detail, and resourcefulness to further excel in the Event world. Revelries, excellence, a flair for design and attention to detail, adds to her enthusiasm to take on the many challenges and facets of the Event industry.
Go-To Solution for a Smooth Event: Diagrams, Diagrams, Diagrams!
Favorite Santa Barbara Escape: The Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
Jorge Huizar has worked in the event industry since 1994. Jorge started off as driver, adapted quickly and learned the ropes of the event rental business, including experience as a Dispatcher, Inventory Controller, Payroll Assistant, and General Manager. Jorge obtained his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside in 1998, all while working full time and raising his family. He has incorporated all of his previous skills and now holds the position as Event Director for Town & Country. Through gained experience in special events, Jorge has developed a personal mission to turn his client's vision into a reality; he calls it, "Vision Quest."
Cicely Jinesta began her career in the special events industry over 10 years ago. She learned many facets of event management while in college and as a board member for the Covina Chamber of Commerce. She was introduced to the trade as a special event coordinator at A-1 Event and Party Rentals where she was instrumental in growing her university and non-profit client base. Cicely quickly learned and mastered event logistics and loves to discover new design and lighting techniques to offer her clients.
Cicely was born on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and was raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She received her BA in English-Communications/Journalism at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1998 and quickly moved back to the place she called home.
Cicely has a reputation for excellence in event management and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Her warm personality and readiness to accept any challenge contribute to her success. She is excited about joining the Town & Country team and being able to offer her clientele the best product and service in the industry.