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Meet The Team

Our event stylists bring energy, creativity and guidance to our design studio. Whether you need assistance putting together your order or want to roll up your sleeves and create something over-the-top, our stylists help to curate the details that go into creating truly exceptional tabletops and eventscapes. With a deep knowledge of our inventory, they are available to provide guidance on perfect pairings and unique decor suggestions. Contact the studio to chat with a stylist, or stop by the design studio during the week to say hello and get to work!

 

Beth White

Regional Sales Director

A hospitality and sales professional with a distinct passion for exquisite events, Beth joined our team in July of 2016. Prior to Theoni, Beth was instrumental in the opening and management of the La Tavola Fine Linen Beverly Hills showroom, and was later promoted to sales for Southern California. She has extensive experience with day-of planning and is passionate about the design that goes into each event, collaborating with people to pull together beautifully unforgettable events.

Based in Los Angeles, Beth serves as the Sales Director for Theoni’s regional California sales team.

Carly Lalim

Sales Executive for Southern California

A consummate connector who is deeply passionate about the industry, Carly joins Theoni with a wealth of experience in the event and rental worlds. Early in her career, Carly worked for Patina Catering Group and then worked at La Tavola’s Newport Beach showroom where she fell in love with the industry. Eventually, she joined her husband’s company to sell commercial textiles. Most recently, Carly honed her full-service design skills—taking an early design concept and collaborating with a planner to help them create something beautiful. 

Carly joins our Beverly Hills team and will focus her efforts on Orange County, Palm Springs, and San Diego. She is passionate about creating new relationships and reconnecting with old friends and looks forward to using her creative brain and aesthetic experience to help make event magic.

Carly joins our Southern California team from our Orange County and Beverly Hills studio.

Giovanna Ventura

Sales Executive for Southern California

An adventurous spirit with a background in events and the wine & spirits industry, Giovanna joined Theoni in September of 2018. She began her career representing wine and spirits brands and eventually shifted to events, an area that perfectly aligned with her natural skill set. Giovanna then worked at Bob Gail Special events where she focused on planning and marketing for the entertainment side, followed by a stint at a travel concierge company that focused on VIP clients.

Giovanna particularly enjoys taking a brand and its vision and turning that into a unique mood or experience. This passion drew her to the Theoni brand, along with an admiration for the collection’s balance of classic and contemporary looks—something that speaks to her own aesthetic. Based in Beverly Hills, Giovanna focuses on sales and client engagement.

Giovanna joins our Southern California team from our Beverly Hills studio.

Joli DeVore

Sales Executive for Northern California

With an enthusiasm for building meaningful connections, Joli joins Theoni with a background in sales and event rentals. After working in insurance sales early in her career, Joli found a home at La Tavola where she worked in the Sacramento showroom and managed the surrounding region. It was in this position that she fell in love with the industry—forming genuine client relationships, partnering with planners to collaborate on event design, and getting to spread her own creative wings.

Prone to hitting the ground running, she’s excited to foster new relationships and offer the whole event design experience—from furniture to tabletop and beyond.

Joli joins our Northern California team from our Napa and San Francisco studio.

Lori Chavez

Sales Executive for Southern California

A quintessential California girl and a perennial people-person, Lori joins Theoni with an accomplished background in the event industry. After a career at Starwood Hotels and Resorts handling catering and event sales, Lori spent 11 years at La Tavola in Beverly Hills and Orange County. Her hands-on experience planning social and large-scale corporate events combined with her wealth of knowledge on the vendor side of planning makes her incredibly well versed in what it takes to produce an unforgettable celebration.

Lori joins the Southern California sales team and will be based in the Orange County and Beverly Hills Showroom, handling sales from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs and San Diego. She is excited to return home to her work family, foster new and existing client relationships, and continue to build trust with her clients by offering an exceptional product.

A lover of sunshine, a good walk on the beach, and her two fluffy companions, Lori is mostly driven by the art of creating meaningful relationships.

Lori joins our Southern California team from our Orange County and Beverly Hills studio.

Alexi Marquina

Sales Executive for California Central Coast

With an event production background followed by nearly a decade at La Tavola Fine Linen, Alexi joins Theoni with her love of design and client relationships. Coupled with an emphasis on details and fancying clients as friends, Alexi believes event design organically curates a creative path; a path that perfectly unveils an initial vision that ultimately creates an unforgettable atmosphere. Alexi joins our Southern California team from our Santa Barbara studio.

Claire Sanz

Napa Corporate Office

As an artist and eternal creative, Claire Sanz has always been drawn to the beauty of design. As the founder of PoppyStone, a floral design house based in Sonoma, Claire became an integral part of the wedding and events industry—gathering years of design experience. In 2016, she made the transition from florist to consultant at PoppyStone and joined our team at Theoni.

Claire’s expertise is focused on design—where the details like vessels, votives, dinnerware, and colors all come together to create something truly memorable. With a knowledge of all the local venues and a deep understanding of the range of options that work in each setting, Claire brings her expertise to our design department, where she helps to curate all the details that go into creating truly exceptional tabletops and eventscapes.

Nicole Roveto

San Francisco Design Studio

With a strong background in rentals and the Bay Area’s event scene, Nicole brings her passion for design, decor, and details to the team at Theoni. She believes that planning an event should be fun and has a love for all things aesthetically pleasing.

After some time at Blueprint Studios, she spent four years working at La Tavola; a combination that gave her experience with every facet of events from weddings and social occasions to large corporate affairs. Nicole is thrilled to be surrounded by Theoni’s bountiful inventory and loves working directly with clients to create beautiful details for picture worthy moments.

Nicole joins our Northern California team and will be based in the San Francisco Design Studio, handling appointments and helping clients create unforgettable events. As a true people person, she consistently delights clients by going the extra mile and hopes they feel special and valued by the elevated service Theoni provides.

Stephanie Brown 

Beverly Hills Showroom

Pursuing a lifelong dream of working in the events industry, Stephanie brings a background in buying and operations for retail, luxury fashion, and home decor to the Theoni team. She is passionate about growth and constant learning and has a gift for listening and carefully observing the world around her.

Stephanie believes that aesthetics have the power to transform not only events, but everyday moments into something exceptional. She brings this enthusiasm for making an impact to her role as the Beverly Hills Showroom Manager. In this role, she hopes to be an integral part of ensuring that her clients’ big days are everything they hoped for them to be, and more. Stephanie prides herself in being able to find common ground with just about every person she meets and is thrilled to be joining a company that feels more like a family than a job.

Outside of the showroom, you can find her in the passenger seat, happily cruising to the middle of nowhere with her pup and her fiancé by her side.

Mirannda Goodman

Napa Corporate Office

Personable, adaptable, and hard working, Mirannda brings a background in the wine tour industry and events to her role as manager of the Napa Showroom. As the face that greets guests upon arrival, she effortlessly ensures that everything is in place, supports the sales team, places orders, and collaborates with the warehouse to ensure everything is operating smoothly.

Fueled by the happiness and endless inspiration it provides, Miranda loves everything about the event world and works on the backend to ensure beauty and perfection. She’s good at triage and enjoys finding helpful solutions for any problem that arises.

Ruben Apodaca

Napa Corporate Office

As the client liaison and receptionist at our Napa Showroom, Ruben is skilled at organization, providing exceptional customer service, and designing memorable moments for our clients. His background in business and logistics gives him the perfect skill set for serving each client and every situation in the best possible way.

 

Ruben has a talent for problem solving and creating a relationship with clients to provide the most pleasant showroom experience. He excels at being the point of communication between the warehouse and office, ensuring that everything goes smoothly from the showroom floor to the moment a truck departs the warehouse. He is happy to be on the Theoni team where everyone believes in what they do and puts his heart and soul into making magic happen. 

 

At home, Ruben is passionate about photography and design and is always striving to be the best dad that he can be to his two boys. 

Beverly Harris

Napa Corporate Office

Growing up surrounded by the beauty of the industry, Beverly has built-in passion for event planning and the joy of working behind the scenes to create memorable events. Working for her family’s restaurant, The Fremont Diner, as a hostess and a server for many years, and serving as a part of the Betty Zlatchin Catering team, Beverly has a rich service background.

Beverly joined the team in the summer of 2018, but is no stranger to the company. As founder Betsy Stone’s granddaughter, she has worked alongside the team for every showroom opening, witnessing the collection come together firsthand. From the San Francisco Showroom, Beverly will bring her energy to social media and supporting the sales team.

Luz Montiel

Napa Corporate Office

Luz has been in the business world since childhood, working alongside her parents on their small businesses. She brings this passion for service to her role at Theoni. After 12 years working at La Tavola in the areas of fabric purchasing, inventory management, and sewing, Luz has a bounty of experience in operations, working closely with vendors and the sales team, and ensuring that the product is available for delivery and key events. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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During her career at La Tavola, Betsy taught Luz that a beautiful tablecloth gives that chic touch to special events. Betsy was her teacher and mentor in the world of fabrics, guiding her in the creation of beautiful tablecloths for every occasion. Luz has been inspired by Betsy’s mentorship and exquisite taste, and she is thrilled to continue learning from her. As a true “Jane of All Trades,” Luz joins the Customer Service and Experience team at Theoni and will be based in the Napa Showroom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Outside of the showroom, she loves to be around her family, especially her growing new baby that fills her with pure love.

Moira McGovern 

Napa Corporate Office

A perennial problem solver and Jane of all trades, Moira is thrilled to be coming home to what feels like her Theoni family. Her diverse work background includes roles at La Bella, La Tavola, Sonoma’s Vintage House, and fulfilling a lifelong dream of managing live theater. This unique combination of experience gives Moira an unprecedented arsenal of skills. She excels at computers and IT, web and graphic design, catering and events, and has experience with membership, program development, and all things operations.

With her keen sense of anticipation, Moira joins the team in Napa where she will assist with day-to-day operations—making things run smoothly behind the scenes and supporting Betsy and the entire team, ensuring the clients’ experience is flawless every step of the way. She is thrilled to be part of a team again, and the group of people at Theoni is just the team that she’s been longing for.

Moira is a mom to her son Liam who keeps her busy at the playground, playing “ice cream shop,” and answering a series of never-ending “why” questions that are always entertaining.

Alejandra Moreno

Napa Corporate Office

Organized and always willing to lend a helping hand to those around her, Alejandra runs Theoni’s accounts receivable and payable department, ensuring smooth and efficient customer service from start to finish. With a background at both La Bella Party Rentals and La Tavola, she brings a wide variety of expertise in the administration of the event industry, including shipping and logistics, accounting, payroll, and order support.

With a genuine love for her team and supporting those around her, Alejandra enjoys the variety of her role, engaging with clients when they have needs or questions, and generally staying busy. She is someone who genuinely loves to work and cares deeply about her job.

Gilberto Garcia

Napa Corporate Office

Our trusted Warehouse Supervisor, Gilberto has been working with Theoni since its founding and with Betsy since 2001. An industry veteran with over 18 years of experience, he seamlessly manages people in the warehouse, controls the logistics and timing of all orders, and oversees the Theoni fleet.

Gilberto has a talent for easily dealing with different personalities, learning from them, and motivating those around him to get the best possible results. If you work with him, it’s apparent that he truly loves his job and takes each task with great responsibility—making his passion for work infectious.

Claudia Galaviz

Napa Corporate Office

With twenty-one years of working in the Event Industry, Claudia brings a hard-working, driven, and adaptable work ethic to Theoni Collection. She currently manages our Table Top Operations. Claudia ensures all orders leave our warehouse perfectly fulfilled to our clients requests. Her hard work and dedication assist in curating successful events.

Outside of the working environment, you can find Claudia out on long walks in nature and spending quality time with her family.

Meghan Marsh King

Meghan Marsh King is our resident brand strategist and writer. With a background in marketing, sales and consumer experience for a range of diverse companies including eight years in the hospitality industry, Meghan focuses on all aspects of storytelling for Theoni Collection. Her desire to tell stories and solve problems with artistry gives her a dynamic combination of creative, practical and analytic skills that lend themselves to creating lasting experiences, on and off the page.

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