Jessica Mrozinski
    Sr. Director of Sales, Laurie D'Anne Events

    Jessica Mrozinski grew up in the Nashville area. She started working in the food industry at the age of 16 and immediately developed a passion for food and beverage service. She got her first taste of catering after moving to New York City and working in a well-known Cuban restaurant. She quickly saw a new outlet for her passion. Among her love of food, she always had a desire to help people as well as express herself creatively. It didn’t take long for her to realize the wedding industry was a perfect fit. Jessica moved back to Nashville in August 2012 to pursue her new career and worked with Dream Events & Catering. Working as one of their Wedding Specialists and Events Planners, she assisted brides and grooms in creating their custom menu while also offering day of coordination. In March of 2017 is joined Laurie D'Anne Events as the Senior Director of Sales.

    Jessica loves every aspect of the planning process and thoroughly enjoys being a part of a couple’s special day. She also loves a good book, solo movie dates, the Tennessee Titans, and country music. Jessica is the President of TWESA and can be reached at jessica@lauriedeanneevents.com.



    Alyssa DiCicco
    Owner, Nashville Bride Guide

    With a background in Communications and Marketing as well as 6 years of social media experience, Alyssa has worked with various brands bringing them extensive exposure. Joining the team at Liberty Party Rental in 2013, Alyssa has continually grown the brand through marketing and design. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Taylor University where she planned monthly campus-wide events with the Student Activities Council. Hailing from the Chicago area, she has an eye for design and continues to be on the cutting edge of new trends in the wedding and event industry. In her free time, she likes to sew, root for the Chicago Blackhawks, go to concerts and visit family with her husband.  Alyssa is the Vice President of TWESA and can be reached by email at adicicco@nashvillebrideguide.com.



    Ashley Moore
    Details Nashville

    I am 27 years old and born and raised in Knoxville, TN (Go Big Orange). Nashville is now my home of almost 10 years. I’ve been working at Details Nashville since its inception in 2011 and I love my job! Each week I am responsible for scheduling over 100 servers and bartenders for our catering clients throughout Nashville. I also really enjoy networking and meeting fine folks like all of you!  When I’m not working I’m likely planning my fast approaching October wedding (as if we’re not busy enough that month) and hanging out with my fiancé Nick. I also volunteer with a local non-profit that helps the poor and underprivileged in Nashville and Uganda, East Africa. Ashley is the Secretary of TWESA and can be reached at Ashley@detailsnashville.com.



    Clayton Kelly
    Sales Associate at Bright Event Productions

    Clayton Kelly is one of those rare Nashville natives. She began working in the event industry as a special event intern for the Noah Liff Opera Center and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens during college. After graduating from Ole Miss with a degree in Hospitality Management, Clayton  spent a year and a half planning events for a Hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. She moved back to Nashville in 2013 after accepting the Sales Manager position with Bright Event Productions, and has been there ever since.  Clayton’s love of design and upbeat personality go hand in hand when helping her clients set the tone for their event with lighting. She enjoys staying on top of industry trends, live music, and traveling! Clayton is the Treasurer of TWESA and can be reached at clayton@brighteventproductions.com.



    Katie Ackell
    Sales and Account Manager

    Originally from Wisconsin, Katie made her way South to attend school at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA before moving to Nashville in 2013. Katie has been working in weddings and events since college from beachside weddings on Lake Michigan to extravagant affairs in Downtown Chicago. Always a hopeless romantic, Katie could never imagine working in any other industry. When she’s not creating layouts & visiting clients on site, Katie enjoys spending her free time spinning, reading, trying new Nashville restaurants, and seeing live music with her musician beau, James. She can be reached at Katie@musiccitytents.com.



    Krystal de la Rosa
    Senior Catering Sales Manager at Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt

    Krystal Serrano graduated from FSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. Since youth, Krystal always wanted to be involve in the planning of events. Krystal has been assisting brides with their weddings and events for over 6 years. Krystal understands that each bride and groom wants their wedding to showcase their individuality as a couple, making attention to detail so important.  Krystal is committed to helping the hotel’s clients customize their wedding from start to finish. She develops a relationship with each bride and her family, discussing their vision while keeping a budget in mind.  No matter the event size, Krystal works tirelessly to make each bride’s dream come true. Krystal has works at various Hilton hotels and at various management positions. Krystal has a “activator” and a “let’s make it happen” attitude. She is not afraid to jump into the back or the front of the house to assist her team. Krystal is originally from Puerto Rico and she is fluent in Spanish. Krystal lives in Brentwood and loves having picnics and cookouts!  Krystal is the Treasurer of TWESA and can be reached at: krystal.delarosa@marriottvanderbilt.com



    Laurie Hardman
    Owner, Laurie D'Anne Events

    Laurie has been working in the Event Industry designing and producing events for over 9 years. She trained and served at a Nashville based luxury event planning company, for 6 years as the Director of Wedding and Events and since she has produced hundreds of events and trained multiple event designers in area of full creative design from concept to completion and budget management. 

    In 2013, Laurie Hardman founded Laurie D'Anne Events. She loves the client relationship and revels in bringing your vision to life!

    She can be reached at Laurie@LaurieDanneEvents.Com

    615-830-0549



    Stephanie Harmon
    Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville

    Stephanie Harmon is the Catering Sales Manager at Hotel Indigo Downtown, booking social events for all occasions, corporate receptions, and business meetings. She has previously worked as the Assistant Restaurant Manager at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palm, SC. She graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University’s College of Hospitality in Niagara Falls, NY and the International University of Applies Sciences in Bad Honnef, Germany. She worked as a catering & events intern at the Broward County Convention Center, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Country Club of Rochester and Rolling Rock Club as well as a fine dining Disney College Program intern at the Flying Fish Café on Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk. She lives with her husband of almost 3 years and their two rescue pups.



    Amy Parman
    Homestead Manor

    Amy Parman is a tenured events professional with a passion for creating unique atmospheres in which great memories are made. With the experience of hundreds of weddings, private parties, corporate events, and charity functions in her ten years of experience, she has personal dedication to providing outstanding service, guidance, and inspiration to her clients at the most extraordinary moments in their lives. She believes that hospitality professionals are given both the enormous gift and serious responsibility to contribute warmth, connection, and compassion to our hectic culture.

    In 2015, Amy was named the Director of Events for the multifaceted farm-to-table hospitality concept Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station. She now oversees all event services on the property, including community programming such as festivals and entertainment, corporate and social events in the Grand Event Barn, and specialty dining experiences for Harvest, the onsite restaurant.



    Joan Harris Presley

    A funny thing happened on the way to the flower shop…For Joan Presley, what began as an entrepreneurial desire to run her own business blossomed into a passion for flowers and an ever-fragrant creative outlet. 

    Before becoming co-owner and Vice President of the oldest, family-owned and operated wholesale florist in Tennessee, Geny’s Wholesale, Inc., Joan started on her path when she offered to help a friend with flowers for a wedding. Well, that led to a floral design class at Nashville Tech, where the instructor happened to have started her career working for Bobby Geny at, of all places, Geny’s Wholesale… where Joan ended up apprenticing for a couple of years with Jerry Williams, which led to her starting First Kiss Weddings, which resulted in her buying flowers from Geny’s and working with other floral designers that also bought flowers from Geny’s.

    And then one day, there was the opportunity to purchase the supply department of Geny’s. That was twelve years ago. (And Joan has questioned her decision ever since – kidding!!)

    While Geny’s continues to evolve to keep pace with the changes in the floral industry, it has never lost sight of its focus on quality and customer service.  Joan spends her time designing memorable floral arrangements and working with corporations and brides to create works of art for their events and weddings. Joan can be reached at joan@genyswholesale.com.



    Brandon Rolland
    Owner, Entertain!

    Originally from Southern California, Brandon moved to Nashville to play baseball at MTSU. After an unfortunate injury, he decided to go a different route and started DJing. His life is heavily influenced by music, and it continues to be his greatest passion. He beat matches and mix songs seamlessly to create a one-of-a-kind experience that will keep people dancing all night. You want a DJ who can read a crowd and anticipate the songs the guests want to hear, and Brandon does just that! Not only does he provide all of those skills, he also MCs and manages different formalities throughout the event. With 10 years of experience, and thousands of events under his belt he is a perfect match for corporate gathering, holiday party, and weddings. 

    Brandon is married to his wonderful wife Kiah. With her support, he founded Entertain! in 2016. Entertain! offers a wide range of services of incredible DJs, exciting photo booths, photographers, event planners, event lighting, and much more! You can reach him at Brandon@entertaintn.com



    Jennifer Threadgill
    Executive Chef at the Scarritt Bennett Center

    Jennifer has been the Executive Chef at the Scarritt Bennett Center for 6 years.  She comes to the Culinary Arts via the Liberal Arts and enjoys learning new things, reading and gardening, but is still unable to escape the dish room on occasion. She has spent many years in Nashville kitchens at Arthur’s Restaurant, Richland Country Club, Sunset Grille, South Street and The Frist Center.

    Meeting people from all over the world and providing a welcoming, satisfying culinary experience is an important aspect of her job.  Scarritt Bennett hosts many diverse and unique weddings which led to her interest beyond the Culinary and into TWESA. She can be reached at jthreadgill@scarrittbennett.org.



    Debbie Valentine
    Two Fat Men Catering

    After moving to Nashville in 1990 and working as a manager in various restaurants, Debbie decided her love of catering and events was really where she wanted to be. Once her boys entered middle school the timing was right and she landed at Old Natchez Country Club as the Director of Catering and Special events. An opportunity to work with an old friend came to her attention and she was soon Director of Catering at Copper Kettle. Debbie's current project is with Two Fat Men Catering.

    Debbie is married and has been with her hubby Anthony for 23 years and they have two sons. 



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