Michelle’s management career began within the hotel industry. She was the first female General Manager for two major hotel chains. Michelle decided to open a meeting and event planning company, offering services for up to 10,000 attendees and projects of $8M. Michelle is a strategic partner ensuring that her clients save 15% – 40% in event costs and limits their financial liability.
Due to COVID-19, to be of value to her clients, Michelle immediately pivoted the CTC team to online events. They received certifications in Virtual Meeting and Event Management and Pandemic Meeting and Event Design through the Event Leadership Institute.
Michelle is a graduate of UCLA Anderson MDE, Goldman Sachs 10ksb, and Leadership Long Beach. She is Vice-Chair on the OC Forum for WBEC-West and has a passion for mentoring other women business owners. Throughout her career, she has been nominated and awarded numerous awards, including:
- 2020 Entrepreneur & Executive of the Year! by LA Business Journal/Women’s Leadership Awards
- 2021 WE USA – Top WBE CEO by WE USA MAGAZINE
Tillie’s career in customer service and management spans the course of 25+ years. Joining the team at Coast to Coast Conferences and Events has given her the opportunity to showcase her skills. Over the past year, she has been involved in producing numerous online events, assisting in all areas, from program development, event platform build-outs, exhibitor booths, presenter assistance, event execution, and post-event analysis.
She currently holds certificates in
- Virtual Meeting and Event Management
- Pandemic Meeting and Event Design
- Technical Meeting and Event Production
- Event and Meeting Management Fundamentals
Nick’s career started 10 years ago in the live corporate, music and festival industry. His expertise in event producing has allowed him and his technical team to turn their clients’ vision into tangible event solutions to ensure all attendees get the most out of their in-person, hybrid, or online event. Since the start of the pandemic, Nick has pivoted to producing high-end broadcasts and virtual events for a number of industries, including:
and more. From breakout rooms, to broadcasting, to engaging video displays, and lighting, Nick and his experienced team can help you deliver the best event experience for your audience.
Diverse background including Project & Operations Management with a focus on developing brand relationships between businesses and consumers alike. Proven ability to handle multifaceted leadership roles in diverse industries, drive significant company growth in both established and start-up organizations.
Fields of Experience: AudioVisual Production and Staffing, Digital & Affiliate Marketing, Adobe Creative Cloud, New and Emerging technologies.
Jennifer Leyva-Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator for Coast to Coast Conferences & Events. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Business Management. She is expected to receive a Certificate in Digital and Web Design from Citrus Community College August 2022. She has 4 years experience in social media management, content creation, data analysis, sales, and management.
At CTC, she has been responsible for creating business and sales presentations for the President, website design, social media management, and email marketing. Her eye for design and content creation shine through in every project she is involved in.
Denise has 25+ years of experience in business graphic design. She began her career specializing in business print design and has expanded to include web and email design for the past 10 years. She provides complete design services for conferences, meetings, and events including marketing and promotion, onsite materials, giveaway items, and signage for both live and virtual events.