Town & Country Event Directors

Van Nuys

Rob Kuehn
Bio

Rob Kuehn

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 and 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.

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Rob Kuehn

Location: Van Nuys
Email: rob@tacer.biz
(310) 505-6745

Assistant:
Marina Rojas
mrojas@tacer.biz
Walter Borchert
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Walter Borchert

Born in Nashville, TN, and raised just outside of New York City, Walter has lived in the Los Angeles area for the past 22 years and experienced numerous career advancements in the entertainment and events industry. With a background that includes high profile event production catering, nightclub management, and craft services for film production sets, Walter has a wide range of knowledge of the special events industry.

Walter developed his skills in event rentals for a nationally recognized company. Walter continued to succeed and experienced unprecedented growth with Town and Country and we have been proud to have him on our team since our inception in 2005. Walter has gained the respect and trust of many of the top industry clients, and has collaborated on many special events for HBO, Disney, Hollywood Roosevelt and many other distingushed clients for the past 15 years. In addition to his success in the rental business, Walter enjoys playing guitar, singing, volunteering for local organizations, and spending time with his family.

 

Most Over-the-Top Request from a Client: " Need everything in black, ...and can you build a square frame to hold a 300lb person, upside down?!"

Go-To Solution for Every Event Installation: Sunblock, SPF 30!

 

 

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Walter Borchert

Location: Van Nuys
Email: walter@tacer.biz
(818) 299-4223

Assistant:
Corinna Aguirre
corinna@tacer.biz
Ted Galvan
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Ted Galvan

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.

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Ted Galvan

Location: Van Nuys
Email: ted@tacer.biz
(818) 915-2002

Assistant:
Lin Chen
lchen@tacer.biz
Julio Villasenor
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Julio Villasenor

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!

 

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Julio Villasenor

Location: Van Nuys
Email: julio@tacer.biz
(818) 298-2714

Assistant:
Kacey Doherty
kdoherty@tacer.biz
Curtis Markley
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Curtis Markley

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

 

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Curtis Markley

Location: Van Nuys
Email: cmarkley@tacer.biz
(818) 590-7765

Assistant:
Ariel Hershman
ahershman@tacer.biz
Angelina Archibeque
Studio & Production Sales
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Angelina Archibeque

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.

 

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Angelina Archibeque

Location: Van Nuys
Email: angelina@tacer.biz
(818) 926-3353

Assistant:
Amanda Payne
Amanda@tacer.biz
Kirk Pallotto
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Kirk Pallotto

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’s 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.

 

 

 

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Kirk Pallotto

Location: Van Nuys
Email: kpallotto@tacer.biz
(818) 378-6757

Assistant:
Carol Goldman
carol@tacer.biz
George Bernhard
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George Bernhard

George was born and raised in New York, on Long Island. After graduating with a BA degree in Art Education and Drama from SUNY at New Paltz, George started off his working career teaching Art, K through 12 and then was invited back to the University to teach Creative Education and Drama.

He left teaching to join the Nation Shakespeare Company and proceeded to perform on Broadway, Regional Theatre, Television and Film, as well as modeling. In between acting and modeling jobs, George became involved with catering in New York City and very quickly began running events for many of New York's Premiere Caterers.

In 1992 he moved to Southern California and began managing full scale events for some of the leading caterers and event planners in the Los Angeles area for 14 years. He has a wealth of experience in event production and logistics. In 2006 George recognized a new calling and the desire to compliment his skills and knowledge of the party business. After meeting with Richard at Town and Country, he recognized that he could continue to work for the "Best of the Best" and Town and Country was the place to be. George has proven to be a great addition to our family with his charming personality, calm, cool demeanor and passion for providing the best customer service in the industry.

Favorite Rental Collection: "In the Vineyard" Furniture Collection

Best Kept Secret of the Trade: Always plan for rain! Create a "rain plan" whether it is asked for or not.

Most Inspired By: A good cookie or cupcake!

 

 

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George Bernhard

Location: Van Nuys
Email: george@tacer.biz
(818) 298-8515

Assistant:
Ariel Hershman
ahershman@tacer.biz
Gina Andrews
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Gina Andrews

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.

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Gina Andrews

Location: Van Nuys
Email: gandrews@tacer.biz
(818) 314-2721

Assistant:
Kristine Cowan
kcowan@tacer.biz
John Ferdenzi
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John Ferdenzi

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 and 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.

 

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John Ferdenzi

Location: Van Nuys
Email: johnf@tacer.biz
(818) 455-3923

Assistant:
Jessie Morton
jmorton@tacer.biz
Stacy Lee
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Stacy Lee

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.

 

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Stacy Lee

Location: Van Nuys
Email: stacy@tacer.biz
(818) 317-0961

Assistant:
Araceli Rodriguez
ARodriguez@tacer.biz
Adam Martin
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Adam Martin

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 and Country as an Event DirectorAdam 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 and 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.

 

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Adam Martin

Location: Van Nuys
Email: adam@tacer.biz
(818) 452-1888

Assistant:
Sarina Fowble
sfowble@tacer.biz
Cheryl Evanoff
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Cheryl Evanoff

Cheryl Evanoff

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.

 

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Cheryl Evanoff

Location: Van Nuys
Email: CEvanoff@tacer.biz
310-488-3760

Assistant:
Maureen Costella
MCostella@tacer.biz
Mark Anfangar
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Mark Anfangar

Mark Anfangar 

 

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.

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Mark Anfangar

Location: Van Nuys
Email: Mark@Tacer.biz
310-339-0349

Assistant:
Mayra Campos
Mayra@tacer.biz
Steve Rivas

Steve Rivas

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Steve Rivas

Location: Van Nuys
Email: srivas@tacer.biz
(323) 638-4123

Assistant:
Bree Chenelia
bchenelia@tacer.biz
Bryan A. Phelps
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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 & 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.     

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Bryan A. Phelps

Location: Van Nuys
Email: bphelps@tacer.biz
310-755-0463

Assistant:
Andrea Flores
andrea@tacer.biz
Jessica Balfour
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Jessica Balfour

Jessica Balfour earned a degree in Event Management from San Diego Mesa College and a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing from California State University, Northridge. While living in San Diego, Jessica began her career by managing several local events, and then took on a role planning on-campus events while at CSUN. With 8 years in the event industry, she has worked in catering service, cultural events and many large festivals. Jessica has worked production on some of the most notable events in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California including TASTE LA, KAABOO, special events at Paramount Studio Back Lots, CineGear, Paris Photo, and many other corporate and private events.

Jessica is a Southern California native and has lived in San Diego, Hawaii and throughout the Los Angeles area. She is an avid swimmer and cyclist, loves to be active, enjoys the outdoors, and attends concerts as often as she can.

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Jessica Balfour

Location: Van Nuys
Email: jbalfour@tacer.biz
(805) 796-9136

Cristina Campos
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Cristina Campos

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.

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Cristina Campos

Location: Van Nuys
Email: cristina@tacer.biz
(323) 383-6939

Assistant:
Jessie Morton
jmorton@tacer.biz
Tom Henneman
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Tom Henneman

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 and 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.

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Tom Henneman

Location: Van Nuys
Email: tom@tacer.biz
(323) 854-2999

Clare Waddington
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Clare Waddington

Clare Waddington

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! 

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Clare Waddington

Location: Van Nuys
Email: Clare@tacer.biz
310-500-5583

Santa Barbara

Nikki Keller

Nikki Keller

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Nikki Keller

Location: Santa Barbara
Email: nkeller@tacer.biz
(805) 705-5421

Assistant:
Taylor Gilton
taylor@tacer.biz
Chloe Prousalis
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Chloe Prousalis

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

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Chloe Prousalis

Location: Santa Barbara
Email: cprousalis@tacer.biz
(310) 570-6597

Assistant:
Jaclynn Ludford
jludford@tacer.biz

Pasadena

Jorge Huizar
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Jorge Huizar

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."

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Jorge Huizar

Location: Pasadena
Email: jorge@tacer.biz
(818) 299-4239

Assistant:
Camille Conroy
camille@tacer.biz
Cicely Jinesta
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Cicely Jinesta

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.

 

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Cicely Jinesta

Location: Pasadena
Email: cicely@tacer.biz
(818) 314-3258

Assistant:
Jessie Simmons
jsimmons@tacer.biz
Marilyn Bednar

Marilyn Bednar

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Marilyn Bednar

Location: Pasadena
Email: mbednar@tacer.biz
(818) 439-4580

Assistant:
Julie Foster
JFoster@tacer.biz

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