Meet the Team

 

Meet our team of professional and experienced event planners also known as the Elite Dolls that are eager to help plan and host your next event. Once your event is booked this team will provide personally tailored end-to-end support and production to guarantee your event is a success. 

Erica Christine

Owner | Senior Event & Travel Planner | Interior Designer 

egordon@eliteeventz.com

 

Erica Christine, a Certified Wedding & Event Planner (CWEP), the Owner and Senior. Event Planner at Elite Eventz, LLC., is a creative visionary to no end.  Attention to detail, fabulous organization skills, impeccable taste, and a hands-on approach is the formula she uses to continuously create memorable events that last a lifetime.

Erica has an MBA with a concentration on Entrepreneurship from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University, however holds her undergraduate alma mater Prairie View A&M University near and dear to her heart.  She currently holds membership in the Houston Association of Wedding Planners (AWP.) 

She began her career when she turned her passion into a business in 2009 when opening the doors of the now award-winning luxury event planning firm which is nestled in the Garden Oaks/Heights area of Houston, Texas.  Since then, she has taught a wedding planner’s certification program at a local community college and has been featured in several local and national publications and platforms.

She is well versed in various areas of the event planning industry such as event design, destination, multicultural and Western Weddings, lavishly luxury events, large scale social & celebrity events as well as corporate conferences and galas all the while building powerful and trusted relationships with a variety of professional vendors within the Houston events industry and beyond. Her clients include entrepreneurs, socialites, corporate executives, politicians, government affiliate organizations, mega churches, international brands and corporations, and professional athletes.

Upon her 10th year in business she had decided to expand the scoop of her work by adding an Event Planner's Course,  Interior Design and Travel Planning components to Elite Collective portfolio. For years she's turned blank canvas' into works of art and plans to do the same in the interior design world. She's added Travel to the equation from pure passion. Destination weddings have increased in the past few years and she decided to not limit her expertise of "EXPERIENCE" travel planning (versus becoming a traditional travel agent) to weddings but open them for others. 

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, singing, dancing, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.

“Planning eventz must always be about the people, so let’s deliver and aim to exceed their expectations!" -Erica Christine

Doll House 

The entire Elite Eventz team inputs their eclectic creativity, experience and innovation into every event with their backgrounds in design, planning, and business to create stunning works of art time after time.  The team consists of Planners, Lead Coordinators, Event Assistants and yearly Interns.  Each team member (#EliteDoll) plays an integral role in the success of every event.

Erica Christine | Owner, Senior Planner & Designer

Amy Zhao | Associate Planner

Elle Wolfe | Lead Coordinator

Stephanie Daniel | Lead Coordinator

Ashley Pennywell | Lead Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers & Intern Assistant Classes

 

 

The dollhouse is currently seeking to hire (1) Event Assistant and (2) Intern Assistants. 

The internship program at Elite Eventz lasts 6 months; the internship positions are unpaid, but they are very flexible in regards to scheduling. We choose from the hundreds of applicants to schedule interviews for these positions as they come available. Our internship program is difficult to enter due to the high volume of applicants, but the experience is unparalleled. You will be involved in as many events throughout the year as your schedule allows, and you will experience the same level of exposure to event planning and coordination as an assistant coordinator for each of the events.

 

 

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, head-shot and references to: careers@eliteeventz.com

We are accepting applications until November 30, 2019.

 

Elle Wolfe

My personality is one that stands out! I love working with events, and seeing the outcome of making people smile. Being able to assist with the creativeness and excitement of ones event; is what I love most. I'm enthusiastic, dedicated and always willing to take on new task. In my spare time I love shopping, traveling the world, dancing and writing poetry. Love trying new foods, but I will always amour shrimp and any kind of seafood. I also enjoy watching movies from time to time; however my favorite movie is "Love and Basketball". I see my self as this adventurous and spontaneous spirit and I will always carry that with me, as it makes life more peaceful.

 

“Planning events is like a box a chocolate; you never know what you are going to get, but when u go for it, you will be left satisfied"  -Elle Wolfe

Stephanie D. Jenkins

 

I like to refer to myself as a “Jack of all trades” professional Event Coordinator Assistant/Licensed Bartender.  Experience in both fields allows me to assist my team in a very dynamic way.  I absolutely LOVE event planning/bartending, ensuring no detail has been overlooked.   Meeting the clients’ every need is my TOP priority, and seeing their vision come to life is most exhilarating. 

While not working events or serving up signature drinks I enjoy cooking, singing along to my favorite melodies, and spending time with my family.

 

“Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction”  

“Every event should be a special event.” - Stephanie D. Jenkins

Ashley Pennywell

 

As a successful Graduate with a BA in Business Management and a Certified Wedding & Event Planner, I like to think of myself of as a Winner. Assistant Coordinator by day, Hairstylist by night. Being in the hospitality industry for 2 years, working to make people happy has always been a satisfaction. There will never be an unhappy client in my hands at the end of the day! I aim to please with exquisiteness, perfection, and determination; that is my motto. In my spare time I tend to focus on building my clientele in the hair industry to make my business grow as well as working out, and spending time with family.

 

“We don't remember days, we remember moments." -Ashley Pennywell

Amy Zhao

Associate Planner 

azhao@eliteeventz.com

A wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life and there are no words to truly describe how amazing it is to plan and bring a couple’s vision to life! Born and raised from the Bay Area in California, Amy has always enjoyed the bustling and on the go lifestyle. Even as a kid, she was infatuated with the glitz and glam of anything and everything elegant or extravagant! Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and received her wedding certification through The Bridal Society. So being a wedding/event planner has been her dream job! In addition to planning events, Amy is a free-lance makeup artist for Estée Lauder. Whether it is a full-face glamorous makeover or a full-service glamorous wedding/event, she truly enjoys both! During her times of leisure, Amy loves catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, going on food adventures, shopping and traveling to new places.

“Let what you love, be what you do!" -Amy Zhao

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