“The best part about my role is mentoring a dream team of creative professionals.”
As a founding partner of the company, Deidre has provided consistent guidance, support and motivation to the internal team with a bountiful spirit and unwavering adherence to the company’s core values.
“I love making people happy when they see their visions come to life.”
Lauren joins us from the planning side of the business so her perspective and instincts for our clients are tailored for impact, budget and messaging. With a heart of gold and genuine enthusiasm she is a welcome asset to the team.
Director of Destination Services
“What I love most about working in the industry is when clients come back to us and tell us how we made their jobs easier and truly were a part of their event team!”
Tina Boris-Lafferty, CMP has spent her career leading departments in the research and development of new venues, tours and restaurants, negotiating and executing contracts, hiring and managing travel staff and operating every type and size of program. Fluent in English and Spanish and a native Floridian, she knows our destination inside and out.
“What I love most about working in the industry is that no two days are ever the same.”
Near legendary in the event industry for her strong relationships, service and performance excellence Lisa has put client needs and expectations foremost for over twenty years and has reaped a loyal following and impeccable reputation in return. Expert across all facets of destination management and production, she sets a high bar for each and every event and delivers with a consistency that is unmatched.
“I love the teamwork with my colleagues – everyone contributes to the final solution.”
Alexia is a seasoned warrior in getting excellent proposals into the hands of our busy clients. She is expert in the local market of vendors and suppliers while always keeping an eye out for what’s new and what’s hot.
Steve’s vast tenure in the event industry make him an operations and logistical expert for turning unique event concepts into reality by managing the schedules and manifests and coordinating every last detail with vendors, venues and staff. Recent accomplishments include serving as the president of our local MPI chapter.
Senior Account Manager
“The best part about my job is that every day brings something new! I love seeing each program come to fruition after weeks and sometimes months of planning.”
Barbara joined the company in early 2010 and has developed a large and loyal roster of clients that rely on her years of event management experience. Barbara spearheads the creative direction for her groups by diligently seeking the best and most cost effective options and she does so with dedication, attention to detail and grace. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Barbara is a founding and important member of our team.
“My favorite part about my job is the freedom to run with a creative concept and developing an entire program around it.”
Jennifer’s commitment to the events industry is demonstrated every day as she creates programs that showcase the beauty of our destination and events that clients rave about. Her dedication and sense of humor defuse many a stressful moment.
“I love that our passion and dedication to the industry is revealed in the service we provide to our clients.”
Nicole started on the hotel side of the business so she brings a sharp professional level of organization to her programs. She recently obtained her masters degree in hospitality, travel and tourism.
Director of Meetings
Dahlton is nothing less than a force of nature in the events industry with years of high level experience planning and executing major corporate events. Her varied tenures as a client, a vendor and a supplier give her a 360 degree view of all facets our client’s programs.
“What I like about COTC is working with a wonderful group of professionals. There is never a boring day in the office!”
Alicia joined the Cream of the Crop team in 2009 managing the day in day out processes, risk management, procurement and human resources. She is the perfect blend of meticulous with a graceful sense of humor.
“Different day – different challenge – it’s never boring!”
Ron was drafted into service when the business started in the living room. Years later he manages the production, warehouse and staff. He has been a photographer his entire life and his shots are the secret to our colorful newsletters.