Learn more about the Southern California WIPA chapter below.

Southern California Board Members

We are excited to welcome our WIPA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors. These Directors are esteemed professionals whose passion for our industry is evident in the work they produce. Their presence in Southern California will allow the growth of WIPA so we can continue to bring new standards, education and sense of community to all wedding professionals.


PRESIDENT
Renee Dalo
Moxie Bright Events

VICE-PRESIDENT
Lauren Montgomery
Collective Rentals

SECRETARY
Sandy Shannon
Roseville Designs

TREASURER

Sonja Rakicevic
Miki and Sonja Photography

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Michelle Garibay
Michelle Garibay Events

DIRECTOR AT LARGE EDUCATION

Katelyn McCullough
Elwyn and Cass

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Tara Bre
BRE Luxe

DIRECTOR AT LARGE COMMUNICATIONS
Julie Harris-Fisher
Julie Harris Designs Bridal Veils and Headpieces

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Holly Gray
Anything But Gray Events

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP
Erika Bowers
Erika's Elegance

DIRECTOR AT LARGE MEMBERSHIP
Will Gilbert
DJ Will Gil

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Jessica Goldklang
Party Crush Events 

DIRECTOR AT LARGE PROGRAMS
Jessica Gonzales
Amethyst Event Productions

DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Eric Acuna
Friar Tux

PAST PRESIDENT
Cindy Celis
Good Gracious! Events

 

Upcoming & Recent Events

 

 WIPA takes Temecula!
Join us for a fabulous Member-Only 2 day
wine country event!

We start our journey with an (optional) Wine Blending Experience and then continue on with our Members Only Dinner Callaway Winery. 

After a restful and restorative night at Carter Estates, we will brunch & learn with the brilliant Kaleigh Wiese, founder and creative director of Méldeen. Kaleigh is joining us from Austin, TX to talk all things Branding, Leadership, and where we are now.

 
Registration closes September 15, 2021
 
   

Venue:
Carter Estate Winery
34450 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Event attendees benefit from a special rate at Carter Estates: single and double-occupancy vineyard view bungalows for $179 per night. To book, Please call, 855-224-8873, and reference the name of the block, WIPA SoCal.
The room block expires on September 7th, 2021.

 
 

Not a Member?
You can join us for "Brunch with Kaleigh Weise!"
Just click below for that option.


Brunch With Kaleigh is included in the 2-day registration.

 

 


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