President, ISES Las Vegas Chapter, 2012-2013
Hosts Las Vegas - Vice President
Tel 702.625.9689 Mobile 702.630.2993
Joshua Jones, DMCP is a graduate of Colorado State University in Journalism & Public Relations. He has been involved in meeting and event planning for many years and is currently Vice President of Hosts Las Vegas, an international consortium of DMC's. Joshua has helped produce thousands of events over the last decade and has a unique understanding of both Sales & Operations. Joshua's philosophy of "All challenges are seen as Opportunities to Succeed" enables him to deliver top-notch service and build long-term relationships with clients and Strategic Partners.
ISES LV President Elect
Simply Weddings by Brit Bertino
Owner & Wedding Director
Tel 702.435.7693 – 888.407.6166
Since opening her own company in 2002, Brit Bertino is fast becoming one of the most sought after new wedding and event producers. With 10 years of experience in California and the Greater Las Vegas area, she has built outstanding relationships with some of the top vendors in the industry. With her innovative ideas and unique solutions, she provides her clients with something beyond their expectations.
Immediate Past President
Bellagio Resort - Senior Catering Sales Manager
Victoria "Tori" Chivers is the Assistant Director of Catering at the prestigious 5 Diamond Bellagio Resort. With over 12 years in the hospitality business, she has orchestrated events for a wide variety of clients from NBA Basketball Players to Fortune 500 CEO's. Her events have had the participation of culinary moguls Todd English, Michael Mina & Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Prior to joining the Bellagio, Tori worked in Scottsdale Arizona for the Gainey Ranch Resort. She attended Northern Arizona University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
ISES LV Vice President of Membership
Earth Water Sky - Owner
John Humphries is the Owner of Earth Water Sky, a full service boutique A/V & Design Group, specializing in creative audio, video, and lighting solutions for special events. Also specializing in nightclub installations and design, John has over 10 years of experience handling a wide range of high profile clients and creative projects. John is excited to work directly with each ISES LV member to increase their exposure within the industry.
ISES LV Vice President of Programs & Education
AGR: Amusement Game Rentals - Owner
With more than 22 years in the special event industry, Eric is proud that his company AGR has grown to be the preferred game supplier for many top event planners in Las Vegas. With a background in game design & manufacturing, Eric has created some very innovative games to enhance the guest's experience. This outside-the-box approach, combined with impeccable service has proven to be a winning combination.
ISES LV Vice President of Communications
Champagne Creative Group - Associate Director of Weddings
Tel 702.430.9122 – 800.519.6787
An award-winning designer from Montreal, Rolando is the co-founder and creative director of the Champagne Creative Group; a Las Vegas-based boutique studio working across North America. His unique creations have been enjoyed by a variety of clients including Warner Bros, ABC Television, MTV and Swarovski. With a hands-on approach, Rolando shares his time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Robyn K. Hadden
ISES LV Director of Special Interests
William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV
Alumni & College Relations Director
A founding member of ISES LV, Robyn earned her CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) designation in 2000, and is a past president of ISES Las Vegas. In 2005, Robyn graduated from UNLV with a Master of Science degree in Hospitality Administration with a focus on Special Events Management. In 2010, she earned her Certified Hospitality Educator designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and is currently a frequent guest lecturer at TISOH.
ISES LV Director of Fund Raising
La Tivola Fine Linen Rental - Business Development
Ashley Heidrich is a graduate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Hotel Administration; Meeting & Event Management. Ashley currently works for La Tavola Fine Linen Rental in Business Development. She not only handles the Las Vegas market but also handles Oregon and Washington. Ashley loves working in the linen rental business as it allows her to be a part of the gorgeous and prestigious events that are produced by such creative local and national planners.
ISES LV Director of Communications
RSVP Party Rentals - Director of Sales
Desiree has been in the hospitality and event industry for over 17 years, starting her career at the Four Season Las Colinas in Irving, CA. In 2004, she came to Las Vegas to work as a Sales Manager for the Venetian Las Vegas Casino, Hotel & Resort and is now the Director of Sales RSVP Party Rentals. She is a proud member of NACE, CSA, DSA, LVWNW and WPLV where she enjoys building great relationships.
Director of Memberships
AFR Event Furnishings - Western Region Account Executive
Donna Sandoval is the Western Region Account Executive for AFR Event Furnishings. With over 21 years experience in the event & trade show industry, Donna has had the opportunity to work with a variety of Fortune 500 companies. As well she has worked with many of the industries top event producers; creating a significant part of the entire event experience. Donna enjoys staying on top of industry trends and offers unique branding opportunities for her clients.
ISES LV Director of Member Benefits
Las Vegas Party Rental - General Manager
Tony is the General Manager of Las Vegas Party Tents & Rentals. With over 15 years experience in Operations Management, he oversees all aspects of the company. He firmly believes their company motto & philosophy: "We look good - only when you look good" and extends these sentiments to his everyday workings. One of his proudest moments was being voted "Best Party Rentals" by Las Vegas Life Magazine while being at the helm.
ISES LV Director of Education
Ravela At Lake Las Vegas - Associate Director of Weddings
Michael's 20 years of industry experience encompasses fine-dining restaurants, hotel & offsite catering, event planning, and university dining. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Kansas State University. During the past 11 years he has resided in Las Vegas and is currently one of the instructors for the Wedding Coordination and Design Course at the International School of Hospitality (TISOH).