I fell in love with floral design at a very young age and started working at a flower shop while still in high school. I now have over 15 years of experience in the events industry and I can truly say that I love what I do. Over the years my love of design has blossomed not only into event design, but set design, runway design and window dressings.
I am involved with all aspects of the design starting with a fresh vision and a passion for quality, fine service, and true originality. This includes taking the clients vision and interpreting their dream with a creative design while coordinating with internal teams and managing external suppliers. I handle all design aspects of the planning, logistics, budgets and onsite management. My passion is not to just produce a beautiful experience but a memorable one!
I am based out of Southern California but love to produce a wide variety of events throughout the U.S. My resourcefulness combined with my knowledge of every facet of design allows me to create nearly anything the mind can imagine. I am a dreamer at heart.
Creating amazing visual stories is what makes me tick. With a background in branding and marketing, I love to bring strategy into creating video that engages the audience that is meant to see it. Whether it’s corporate video to gain more clients or recaps to show how incredible the event was, there’s always a captivating way to tell the story. I love to travel and create awesome relationships with the people I meet along the way!
Rod has facilitated more that $20 million in cash donations to schools, non-profits and altruistic causes, all of which are actively committed to fostering community and making the world a better place.
Since its inception in 1993 Rod’s team at First Class Fundraising has specialized in organizing and conducting large, interactive events that are designed to both raise money and to inspire and animate kids and adults to step up and make a difference in their communities.
Cloth Connection is proud to welcome you to our linen rental website which contains the latest trends in special event linen fashions. We have gathered fabrics from around the world to manufacture some of the finest tablecloths, napkins and chair covers in the industry. It is our belief that this website is an indispensable tool in the special event industry and we hope you can utilize it to create some one-of-a-kind looks for your events.
About Cloth Connection
The Cloth connection story began thirty years ago when we opened our doors in 1980. The very first linen order we received actually came in on a Saturday on our home answering machine. The catering department staff of a large hotel in the area were desperate, they had been disappointed by another vendor for a bar mitzvah that was starting in a few hours. Spotting an opportunity, we cancelled our weekend plans, went and hand delivered our first order an hour before the event began. Not only was the catering department grateful that Saturday twenty-five years ago, they remain a loyal customer to this very day.
What we do is unique… Unlike the hundreds of other options out there, SOS has built a team of the best event planners and production crew the industry has to offer. We have three warehouses packed to the brim with the newest sound, lighting and production equipment. Our office team of skilled event producers and technicians work tirelessly around the clock to ensure we offer the most innovative packages and the best pricing available. Our 20+ full-time team members and 100+ event technicians work together to provide an unparalleled advantage and of course, an unbeatable value!
Since 1983, BBJ has been the leader and pioneer in linen rental for the event industry. BBJ established the linen rental sector of the special event industry and continually strives to bring our clients the best products available nationwide. For many years, our talented designers and procurement teams have traveled the globe with a keen eye, choosing textiles and patterns that are unparalleled and unsurpassed in the industry. With an eye always to the future, we expand our product line to offer our clients the very best, the very unique, the very memorable in table fashion and décor.
Event Rental Consultant at Classic Party Rentals
Alexa Kochen at Classic Party Rentals
As a 25-year veteran of the hospitality and event industry, I opened the LV office of kool. Party Rentals in January of 2012. My hospitality career started at the age of 15 at Caesars Palace where I worked as a hostess on the weekends at the Champagne Brunch (back in the day when people used to get dressed up for it!) until going off to college at the UofA. In 1989, I moved back to Las Vegas, working at the Golden Nugget for a year before being offered an opportunity to open the Mirage Hotel in the Sales Department. 14 years later and after serving as the D.O.S, it was time to learn new tricks so I spent 6 years at a local DMC/Event Planning company, followed by a brief stint back in Hotel Sales before kool. and I found each other.
I have been in the event industry for nearly 20 years, providing services for the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy’s, Bob Hope Classic and companies such as IBM, Coca Cola, Toyota and countless celebrity events. I served as the Vice President at Ice Magic for 12 years in the décor/illuminated acrylic product division. I see the value in building and maintaining strong relationships internally as well with clients as the key to success in business. I am a self-starter and able to work in a team environment. I have a positive attitude which I feel carries over to everyone from our kool. office staff and our production krew.
Operations and Product Specialist Manager at kool. Party Rentals
Event Specialist at Raphaels Party Rentals
My team and I service all levels of clients throughout California and Las Vegas. We do all types of photography, photo booths, red carpet step & repeats, and videography.