Southern California Board Of Directors

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

Tracy Evans-Bowles
Flawless Wedding & Events

VICE PRESIDENT

Carol Keiner
The Blushing Details

TREASURER

Joey Perniciaro
Moxie Bright Events

SECRETARY

Courtney Ibarra
DJ Dazzler

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Eric Acuna
Friar Tux

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

Trista McCracken
Trista Maja Photography

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP RETENTION

Brittany Sherman
Sky Story Films

DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Hasan Hasan
Quest Events

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Jasmine Clouser
Couture Cakery

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Deanna Nash
Deanna Nash Events

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

Carissa Woo
Carissa Woo Photography

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Erika Bowers
Erika’s Elegance

DIRECTOR OF SPONSORSHIP

Melody Ponce
Winner Circle Events

DIRECTOR AT LARGE: MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Jesse Madison
Jesse Madison Photography

Upcoming Southern California Events

WIPA SoCal and NACE Palm Springs are excited to invite you to a joint summer retreat. This special two-day event will take place on June 25th and June 26th at The Colony Palms Hotel & Bungalows in beautiful Palm Springs, California.

We’ll begin the evening at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails,
followed by dinner and education under the desert stars.
We are thrilled to welcome our special guest speaker Kristin Banta.

The next morning, join us for brunch at 9:00 a.m.
before heading back to the city, or enjoying a day in the sun.

Registration will close June 10

If you would like to secure a hotel room reservation at
the Colony Palms Hotel and Bungalows,
please contact the hotel directly:
sales@colonypalmshotel.com
760-969-1746
Reference “NACE/WIPA June Event” to access our special rate of $345 + tax. This special room rate is available through May 17th.

**Please note that hotel rooms are NOT included in the event ticket price**

Please join WIPA SoCal and The Knot Worldwide for an educational event with
Tom Chelednik, North Amercian Director of Vendor Engagement, The Knot Worldwide:

Say Yes to Profit:
Mastering Wedding Pricing Strategies for Success

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
12 pm – 3pm
The Ebell of Santa Ana
718 Mortimer Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

If you have any questions about the event,
please contact the chapter directly here.

Save The Dates – Future Events

August 13
Q3 Event
Time: 6-9 pm
Garland Hotel, Studio City, CA

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