Julie Vient, Event Planner

Julie has been working as an event planner since 2012.  She has helped to run not only weddings but concerts and fundraisers.  It was at an early age while playing the piano for special events and weddings that Julie first realized her love for creating memorable moments and experiences.  Over the years Julie began to work in events on a part time basis both in floral services and as a musician while graduating with a master’s degree in piano from the University of Miami in 2003.  She went on to develop strong communication, project management and customer service skills in the corporate setting. Her diverse background uniquely positions her to provide creative solutions and quickly address issues that may arise throughout the course of an event.  Her organization and attention to detail provides a stress-free experience while her creative background ensures your day is uniquely special and exactly as you want it!

Elise Ravenscroft, Event Director

Elise brings to her role more than 18 years of event management and production expertise. She has produced numerous galas, dinners, groundbreakings, memorial unveilings, congressional receptions, large scale entertainment productions, conferences, concerts, political rallies, and marathon walks. She has directed events at The White House; The Supreme Court, The United States Capitol; Departments of Education; Homeland Security and State; and for NASA, The Armed Forces, and Diplomatic Embassies. She has handled protocol and security details for the aforementioned and also for the U.S Press Corp & International Media, high-ranking U.S. Government Officials, Ambassadors and foreign delegations. Ravenscroft has worked with presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush; vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden; former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush; secretaries of state Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice; Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Antonin Scalia; world leaders Nelson Mandela, Ban Ki-Moon, and Queen Sylvia of Sweden; performers such as Annie Lennox, Jennifer Hudson, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Julian Lennon; and celebrities like Ted Turner, Denzel Washington, Will Smith, George Lucas, Tom Brokaw, Gary Sinise and Ashley Judd.

Maria Jacoby, Wedding Planner

Maria has over a decade of event management experience which she combines with over a decade of project management and consulting experience, producing organization and leadership. She utilizes these skills on each event she directs and brings an unmatched attention to detail. Maria brings an extensive knowledge of event vendor options in the Washington, DC area and is a fierce negotiator for her clients, ensuring they receive the best price and service available. By planning events of every kind, Maria has been valued by clients for the quality and delivery of each event. Maria develops an organized approach that brings calm and assurance to her clients throughout the planning and execution process. Her ability to incorporate even the smallest details enhance each event and highlight Maria’s passion for taking an event from “good” to “great.” Maria is known for her creative flair and ability to design and execute one-of-a-kind events that reflect the values of her clients. She has a passion for perfection and unique talent for creating individualized and memorable events.

Paige Shahryary, Director of Operations

Paige is a recent graduate from George Mason University and brings a fresh view on marketing initiatives. She has acquired an understanding of research, public relations, and strong communication skills through various positions in the events industry. Desired to further explore her interests in communication and event planning, she became the Special Events Assistant for The American Heart Association. Paige managed over one thousand guests at their annual fundraising gala. Lemons was in charge of securing donations for this monumental event which raised more $1 million in one night. Currently, Paige is the newest addition to the IMPACT team where she works in a marketing capacity for clients such as The Winery at Bull Run as well as our favorite non-profit, Meant 2 Live Foundation.


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