Amy Kuchta

The Real Deal: Growing up I wanted to either be an Olympic Swimmer or an Ambulance Driver. This serves me well as a wedding planner… “just keep swimming” and the one you call in an emergency is the name of my game! I have a passion for the special needs community and was a behavior aid back in the day! I have finished 3 half marathons and 1 sprint triathlon and have a weird obsession with Orange Theory Fitness. I workout because I have an intense love of ice cream. I adore spending time with friends, traveling and watching all things Bravo TV!

Official Biz: I have been in the event industry for over 20 years! After graduating from Arizona State University, I got my start in events as a Corporate Meeting Planner for a Fortune 500 company in Phoenix, Arizona. Since then I have worked for the City of Costa Mesa to plan and execute all of the events for their year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration, as a Catering Sales Manager for a private Country Club, as an entrepreneur with my own planning company and now have found my perfect home at Intertwined Events. I live in South OC with my husband and two adorable rescue pups!

Kayleigh Millet

The Real Deal: I am a self-proclaimed french fry connoisseur and always have a bottle of Cholula in my purse... because you never know when you will need to spice things up a bit! I can quote 99% of Friends episodes. My claim to fame: Taught Ben Affleck what a FDC is (in case you don't know, it stands for Fountain Diet Coke). I am an avid Arizona Wildcat Basketball, LA Kings and Rams Fan. I am always down for a road trip or any excuse to get out of town and see new places!

Official Biz: I received a Bachelor's degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Science, Technology, Health, and Society and a Minor in Psychology from the University of Arizona - proud Wildcat! I worked in the non-profit sector for over 7 years doing special events ranging from small donor gatherings to large scaled galas, concerts, poker tournaments, and film festivals. I am a huge advocate and have a special love for the special needs community. My working mantra is: When the going gets tough, throw your hair in a bun, put some lipstick on, chug some coffee, and conquer the world. I currently live in Los Angeles with my four legged Morkie baby, Phoebe (bring it full circle to my Friends obsession).

Jackie Jones

The Real Deal: When I am not in work mode you can find me at the beach, on the lake, shopping, working out, or spending time with family and friends! I love all things fashion, but if I could I’d wear athleisure everyday! My favorite caffeine boost is an Iced Chai from Starbucks or a fountain Diet Coke. My life forever changed when I found a love and passion for assisting people with special needs. My guilty pleasure is a chill night watching a good chick flick with a charcuterie board and a glass of Whispering Angel!

Official Biz: I attended the University of Alabama where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management with a focus in Meeting and Event Planning. People have told me for a long time that I would thrive in the event world, and I am SO glad I listened! I was fortunate to find a passion for people with special needs by volunteering at RAD Camp when I was in high school. During college, I interned for Intertwined Events and fell in love with everything about the company and knew I had to continue working there. I am so excited for my future in the event world and feel incredibly grateful for the team of amazing women I get to work alongside!

Madeline Velez

The Real Deal: Growing up, I thought I was destined for greatness, aka being a seasoned regular on SNL. I had a passion for iMovie, and forcing my sweet and loving family to watch my latest and greatest cinematic masterpiece. However, as much as I enjoy being the main character, I love following  the story of someone else. I typically read two books at a time, one in the morning and one at night. And in case of an emergency, you can find me at the local Barnes and Noble, road tripping with my best friends, or in my car listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.

Official Biz: I received my Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Entertainment and Tourism from Cal State Fullerton. I kickstarted my event planning career while interning at Intertwined Events my senior year of college. Since working alongside such a talented team, I’ve had the opportunity to develop my passion for event planning, specifically weddings. I have a strong passion for working with people with special needs and enjoy working on producing our non-profit, RAD Camp! It’s truly such a special experience to work in a space partnered with something I hold so close to my heart!

Marissa Madison

The Real Deal: I live in Costa Mesa with my hubby, 2 kiddos, and 2 crazy pups. We love biking to the beach, and exploring new coffee shops, restaurants, and fun places in our neighborhood. When I’m not with my fam, I love some solo downtime. My self-care looks a little like: drinking wine, reading a good book, manicures and pedicures, and spending time in the ceramics studio! I have a bohemian hipster vibe and am go with the flow, while also a fan of deadlines, to do lists and organization!

Official Biz: I was lucky enough to start my event career while interning with our co-owner Meghan. Following my internship and graduation from Cal State Fullerton, I went on to be an events coordinator and board member for a non-profit benefiting youth through skateboarding. After my time there, I worked at a specialty rental company, Archive, where I learned the back end of designing weddings and events from the ground up! I met planners, built relationships, and gained a mentor who helped me navigate my way into the wedding world and gave me the confidence to found and operate a successful design and decor company. While I loved working in the event industry, I truly craved the team atmosphere and wanted to work with a dynamic group, which led me to my home at Intertwined Events.

Mia Patience

The Real Deal: I truly believe Monica Geller is my alter ego. I love making to-do lists, organizing for fun, and am the definition of an obsessive compulsive cleaner. I grew up in the wine country of Sonoma County where I developed an everlasting love for wine and cheese. I adore all things related to events and creative design. Im a self-taught graphic designer and photographer and a bit of a social media junkie! When I’m not working, I love spending time outdoors, testing out new baking recipes, and exploring new places!

Official Biz: I graduated from St. Mary’s College of CA on an athletic scholarship playing basketball and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. After graduation, I decided to make my way down to sunny Southern California – best decision ever! I took my love of sports into my career where I began in the Sports Information Department handling events for UCSD. From there I began coordinating social media and events for a wide array of clients including fashion brands, educational institutions, real estate companies, and more. With many years of experience in event management and marketing, I have helped plan, design, and coordinate countless events. I love the creative design process and seeing all of the planning and hard work come to life!

Tori Former

The Real Deal: I am a Southern California native and love to unwind from a long wedding weekend with a nice bold Napa Cabernet with my two fur babies, Aldo & Carter, and the hubby! When I am not in planning mode, you can find me traveling and exploring new places or here locally at Disneyland! I am a reality TV show fanatic, love to line dance to a good country jam, and live for a girls’ night out. I love all things weddings and pretty things so let’s grab a glass of wine or bubbly and start the fun!

Official Biz:I always had a passion for planning but it truly flourished while I attended Cal State Long Beach! I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Event Planning then began working for luxury planning companies ever since. With over eleven years in the hospitality industry and over six years in the special event industry, I still have an adoration for building new relationships and helping others! I love to ensure that every wedding day is perfect, seamless, completely stress-free, and reflective of the couple’s style. Now that I have found my family and home with Intertwined Events, I can continue bringing couples’ visions to life and being a part of their special day!

Kelsey Desprez

The Real Deal:Whether its lounging, swimming or surfing, when the sun is out, you will find me at the beach. I am obsessed with statement earrings and rarely leave the house without a pair. I love exploring new cities, restaurants and coffee shops with my husband (and pup!). My diet mostly consists of kale and donuts. Its all about balance, right? I love mixing textures and colors in unexpected ways. My absolute favorite thing is seeing the final product on the event day and watching all of the details we have planned come to life.

Official Biz: I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and Management. I did some work in HR before pursing my dream of becoming an event planner. I have been blessed to work for the likes of Bob Gail Special Events, Jesi Haack and Bash Please, but I have found my home with Intertwined Events helping plan, design and coordinate the most breath-taking events. I live in Costa Mesa with my husband and the cutest dog in the world, Benny the Jet Rodriguez Desprez.