Meet

Our Team

About

Eventures

Formed in 1994 by Creative Queen-Mary Ellen Alexander, Eventures’ is dedicated to designing bold, captivating events. We love to work collectively to invent unique and unforgettable experiences.

Mary Ellen Alexander

– Owner & Creative Director aka Creative Queen –
“Never, never, never give up!”  – Winston Churchill

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Mary ellen alexander

 

Owner and Creative Director

"Never, never, never give up!" - Winston Churchill

 

Erin Stanfill

– Director of Marketing & Sales aka Social Butterfly –

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erin stanfill

 

Director of Marketing and Sales

After being born and raised in Houston, TX, Erin headed north on 1-35 to Oklahoma and the rest is history! Erin attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Human Relations. She might be from Texas but she has been a die hard Sooner since day one! While in school, Erin was very involved with her sorority, Chi Omega, and with various groups on campus.

 

Erin started as an intern with Eventures while she was still in school and after graduating, came on full time as an Event Planner. She was here about two years before leaving to try out the corporate world. Well it wasn’t long before her creative senses were tingling again and she wound back up at Eventures. Now that she is back, she spearheads all marketing & sales strategies as the Director of Marketing & Sales (aka the Social Butterfly). With her experience before as a planner executing events, she fills this role perfectly. She loves people and doing whatever she can to put a smile on their face.

 

When Erin is not working, you can usually find her in the kitchen baking a cake (or four) or hanging out with her friends on a patio somewhere. Even though she now claims to be an Okie, her favorite thing in the entire world is the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, yeehaw! She has a chunky Labrador Retriever, Lily, that she claims is her true pride & joy. Erin is a very passionate person who truly loves those around her, especially her Eventures team and vendors!

 

Callie Pedlow

– Director of Production aka Curator of Dazzle –
“Wag more, bark less.” – Suzette Brawner

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Callie pedlow

 

Director of Production

Callie was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school she began north bound on 35, where she attended the University of Oklahoma. (BOOMER!) During her time at OU, Callie was the life of the party, landing multiple event related internships. Armed with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Non Profit Organizational Studies, Callie could not wait to jump right into the event industry.

Callie has been a part of the Eventures team since 2013. In her role as Production & Purchasing Manager (aka Curator of Dazzle) Callie's expertise in organization and details makes her a fabulous asset to the Eventures team. She, much like Santa, makes her list, checking it twice - but rechecks it over and over to ensure that no unforeseen obstacles find their way into our set-up days. Callie loves the behind-the-scenes work of events, and we couldn't function without her flawless devotion to excellence.

Callie and her husband, Philip, have two beautiful daughters, Lennon (4) and Kennedy (6 months). In the summer, she can be found lounging by the pool with her kids or playing golf with her girlfriends. She loves to shop, travel, and spend time with her family!

Chandra Rathje

– Financial Project Manager aka Financial Fashionista –
“A wise girl knows her limits, A smart girl knows she has none.” – Marilyn Monroe

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Chandra rathje

 

Financial Project Manager

Chandra doesn’t blame it on all her roots, born and raised in southern Oklahoma, she took her passion for numbers and having grown up with her family ranching to Oklahoma State University where she obtained a Bachelor's and Master of Science in Agricultural Economics.

A country girl at heart, Chandra moved to “The City” to start her career. She has work experience within the banking industry and the private and government sectors throughout her career.

Chandra has always had an enthusiasm for the event industry. Helping friends plan parties for their special days has always come naturally to her. More recently planning her son’s birthday parties, has brought her the most joy because she loves the process but understands having to keep a budget!

As a dedicated and detail-oriented financial professional, Chandra is currently the Financial Project Manager (aka Financial Fashionista) at Eventures and has been with the company since 2019. She not only crunches the numbers but Chandra can also be seen helping set up and strike events on occasion. She’s not afraid of the hard work and is always willing to help her Eventures team.

Chandra currently resides in Katy, TX with her husband Rob, son Rhett (6), and her fur baby Chief. She enjoys time with her family and watching her son play sports, going to the beach and the pool in the Summer, and coming back to Oklahoma for work and visits with family and friends. But Chandra is always up for a girl’s night, happy hour drinks, belly laughs, and shenanigans!

Carolyn Crain

-Special Projects Coordinator –
“Your living is determined not so by what life brings to you, as by the attitude you bring to life.” – Khalil Gibran

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Carolyn crain

 

Special Projects Coordinator

“Your living is determined not so by what life brings to you, as by the attitude you bring to life.” – Khalil Gibran

Crosbie Kumler

– Event Planning Assistant aka – Detail Diva –

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Crosbie kumler

 

Event Planning Assistant

Crosbie grew up in Oklahoma City and studied Communication at the University of Oklahoma. She has always been intrigued by events and the various aspects that go into organizing them- from florals and invitations, to the color schemes and designs, to the music and entertainment, and keeping an orderly timeline. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Crosbie worked as a design assistant, while doing event planning on the side. She ultimately knew that event planning was her dream and came to do that full time. If she is not working, she is living life to the fullest enjoying all the experiences  Oklahoma has to offer from, fabulous restaurants, live music, exploring the outdoors, and more.

Jeremy Wilson

– Warehouse Manager aka Yes Man –

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Jeremy wilson

 

Warehouse Manager

Maria Longoria

-Linen Manager –

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Maria longoria

 

Linen Manager

Tony Suttle

– Warehouse Associate aka Hype Man –

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Tony suttle

 

Warehouse Associate

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