DFW NACE Member Directory

Navigating the DFW NACE Member Directory

DFW NACE members are listed below in alphabetical order by last name and present 15 entries per page. You can utilize the search field to search the entire directory. You can also filter by category using the Category drop down selector. Please Note: If you filter by category and then proceed with a search you will only search in the selected category.

Mr. Terry D Shields CPCE, CSEP

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Director of Catering and Events Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Work 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard Dallas Texas 75219 USA Work Phone: (214) 520-5826

Ms. Jessica Shofner TWP

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The Vega GroupAccount Coordinator Work 3102 Maple Ave. Suite 400 Dallas TX 75201 Work Phone: 214-746-5016

Rita Shroff

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Co-Owner Frost 321 Cell Phone: 917.653.3910 Work Phone: 210.802.1321 Website: Frost 321 Website: Frost 321

Impress your guests in a mesmerizing cloud of mist with our interactive, high-performance liquid nitrogen dessert and cocktail station.

Frost 321 creates the smoothest, most delectable ice creams and frozen cocktails right before your eyes at -321°F.  Our proprietary process allows for freshly frozen ice cream, sorbets, and cocktails in under 3 minutes.

The genius of liquid nitrogen (as “techie” as it sounds), is that the instant freezing process allows us to bring seasonal flavors to life unlike any other process. With no fillers or preservatives, our custom flavors highlight nature’s very best. The freshest fruits. The best chocolates. The creamiest milks. There is no limit to the possible combinations.

A Mardi Gras themed party?  Imagine Hurricane-inspired cocktails for your guests. A Summer ice cream social to thank your staff?  Our signature ice cream sundae bar topped with seasonal fruits and our gourmet Texas pralines and drunken cherries. A Monte Carlo themed casino night?  A whiskey inspired ice cream cart served table side.

Don’t let your guests miss out on this MISTifying ice-cream and cocktail experience.  Any creation, any location, every occasion – we’ll make your next event the most memorable event of the year.

Hillary Slatton

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Director of Catering Lorenzo Hotel Work Phone: 214.273.3000 Website: Lorenzo Hotel Website

Ms. Troy St.Junior

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Sales Manager Cascades Events Center/Cascades Marriott Campus in The ColonyHotel Sales Work 5909 Stone Creek Drive The Colony Texas 75056 Work Phone: 469-370-7732 Website: Cascades Events Center in The Colony

The beautiful Cascades Events Center in The Colony is a 3,000 square foot ballroom accommodating up to 230 people banquet rounds of ten per table.  This ballroom can also be divided into three separate rooms, each accommodating up to 70 people banquet rounds of 10 for smaller events.

Our convenient location is at Hwy 121 and Spring Creek (near Nebraska Furniture Mart), and offers affordable menu and bar options for Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremony and Reception Events, Birthday Celebrations, 1st Birthday Celebrations, Baby Showers, Bat and Bar Mitzvah’s, Graduation Dinners and Parties, School Sports Banquets, Sorority and Fraternity Banquets, and Religious Retreats / Conferences, just to name a few!  We offer Complimentary Dance Floor, House Centerpieces, Standard Linen and Napkins,  and the Complimentary use of our Motorized Drop-Down Screen and LCD Projector for all of our Social Events!

The Cascades Events Center is connected to the Fairfield Inn & Suites property, and is within walking distance to the Residence Inn and the Courtyard by Marriott Property (Opening April 1, 2016), which offers location convenience, and affordable guestroom accommodations for your out-of-town guests!

It would be our pleasure to have the privilege to serve you and your guests!

Jonathan Stevens

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Owner MotoKofe Work 819 W Davis Dallas TX 75208 USA Home Phone: 214-280-1873 Website: Motokofe.com

Ms. Kennedy Stewart

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Director of Private Events Trophy Club Country ClubPrivate Events Work 500 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club TX 76262 Work Phone: 8178371902 Website: Website

From breathtaking views to fantastic cuisine, Trophy Club Country Club provides the ideal spot located between Dallas and Fort Worth for your event, featuring golf course views and spacious rooms. With a variety of packages for events large and small, an experienced event planner will help you create a memorable event. Event amenities include setup and break down of your event, custom menus, choice of linens, mirrored tiles and votive candles for guest tables and more.

Ms. Luana Stoutmeyer

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Owner Center Stage Band Work 785 Oak Leaf Ct. Highland Village TX 75077 USA Work Phone: 972 317 2336

Luana has been a NACE member for 25 years and has attended all but 2 National Conferences. She credits NACE for the success of her business as well as the wonderful friendships  that have evolved from the organization. She has served on the local board as well as the National Board. She was the first to be awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from our Local Chapter, and was also honored to be the National Affiliate of the Year and winner of the National George Zell award. She continues to donate her time, energy and support to NACE but says as always, she gets back so much more than she gives.

Luana owned Encore Productions, an entertainment booking agency for 30 years and now continues to play solo piano/keyboard as a soloist, with small jazz groups, and with Center Stage–her 8 piece party band.

Kristen L Swidrak

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Senior Catering Sales Executive Renaissance Dallas HotelCatering Sales Work 2222 N Stemmons Fwy Dallas TX 75207 USA Work Phone: 214-267-4852

Rachel Tamez

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Sales Manager M&M Event RentalsSales Work 2161 Hutton Drive Carrollton TX 75006 Cell Phone: 214.878.7145 Work Phone: 214.350.5373 Website: M&M Event Rentals

Rachel received her Bachelors of Music in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University in December of 2003 and moved back to Texas as quick as she could! After some time spent in the musical theatre world, Rachel danced her way into the hospitality industry where she was an Event Coordinator for the Atrium at the Granville Arts Center for 2 years. From there she expanded her career in the hospitality industry working in such venues as the GISD Culwell Center, Firewheel Golf Park, and Cityplace Conference & Event Center before coming on board with M&M Event Rentals as a Special Events Producer & Sales Manager. She is an active member of the National Association for Catering & Events, DFW Chapter, is currently involved with the programs & fundraising committees, and served as their Director of Community Service in 2012 & 2013, Director of Programs in 2011 and Director of Fundraising in 2010.

Jeff L Tharp

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Owner All Occasion Performers Home 1425 Stagecoach Richardson TX 75080 Home Phone: 972-889-7777 Website: http://www.alloccasionperformers.com

Winner of the Kathleen Turner Scholarship, Jeff graduated from SW Missouri State University with a degree in theater. For the next several years, Jeff appeared in numerous productions, from commercials to movies. Soon after, he created his signature character, “Tharpo the Clown.” In 1993, he launched his company, All Occasion Performers. Today, in business for over 20 years, All Occasion Performers has become a top provider in the DFW area, bringing the best in party and event entertainment.

Jeff has developed solid working relationships with top performers in the DFW metroplex, and throughout the US. He has built an extensive performer base, allowing him to provide a varied and excellent array of entertainment.

As Tharpo, or any of his other beloved characters, Jeff and all the entertainers at All Occasion Performers are dedicated to bringing smiles, laughs, and excitement to your next event! Whether you are looking for one performer, or a wide selection, we have you covered. Specializing in clowns, magicians, face painters and balloon artists, we also have fortune tellers, fire eaters, holiday characters, jugglers, mimes, animal acts, puppets and much, much more!


Mrs. Leigh Tidwell

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Immediate Past President, DFW NACE AFR Furniture RentalSouth East Regional Director of Sales Work 3005 Roy Orr Blvd Grand Prairie TX 75050 Cell Phone: 214-282-5402 Work Phone: 972-400-4233 Website: Website

Ms. Wendy Timson CPCE, CMP

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Past President, DFW NACE Wendy B. Timson ConsultingOwner Cell Phone: 817-528-1770

Lauren Twichell

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Director of Fundraising, DFW NACE Wolfgang Puck Catering at Union Station & Off-PremiseSenior Catering Sales Manager Work 400 S. Houston Street Dallas Texas 75202 Cell Phone: 214-843-4055

Ms. Crystal Walker

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Treasurer, DFW NACE Idea FountainOwner Work 11005 Indian Trail Suite 105 Dallas TX 75229 Work Phone: 214-865-8556 Cell Phone: 817-734-3733 Website: http://www.ideafountain-inc.com Website: http://www.ideafountain-inc.com

As a founding partner of Idea Fountain, Crystal brings 20 years of experience to the table from the hospitality industry.  You can depend on Crystal to give her full attention to the details and deliver her commitment to excellence in customer service. Her passion to give her clients a unique experience ensures that you can focus fully on your guests and never sweat the small stuff. Her diverse skills include photography, catering management, transport/ travel logistics, and entertainment production. Her resources and skills allow her to stretch the limits for great events. She ensures that Idea Fountain continues to keep up with the latest trends in team building and casino parties to suit the growing needs of modern business.

After almost a decade as a Dallas/Fort Worth resident, her love of North Texas is constantly evolving as she seeks out new experiences and ways to enjoy the area. In her free time, Crystal serves as the President of the Texas Van Federation. She enjoys traveling all over the country with her side kick Radar in her restored conversion van, where they enjoy camping and exploring the great outdoors. Because of this she has made valuable connections in every state across this country.  She also loves returning to her photography roots to view the world from a personal perspective. A true Renaissance woman.