Event Design Team
A little more about our team and staff…
A full service Event Production, Design and Décor company, Art of the Event, Inc. specializes in creating one-of-a-kind event programs and special events for corporations, planners and individuals. We want to be Your Total Event Solution
Our in-house design and fabrication services allows us the ability to offer nearly endless creative opportunities while simultaneously giving our exclusive clientele more direct control over their messaging and designs.
Art of the Event’s dedication to continuous education and research keeps us on the cutting edge of event and production trends. With meticulous planning and creative solutions, Art of the Event’s Designers and Producers build lasting relationships with our clients by ensuring our service, creativity and products that are second to none.
Art of the Event, Inc.’s dedication to exceptional service and quality custom design has spurred extraordinary success since its incorporation in 2003.
Our client base includes national corporate accounts, various associations, prestigious nonprofit organizations and various individuals. Both local and national Destination Management and Planning companies rely on Art of the Event as their trusted event design and production partner.
Our ongoing commitment to excellence keeps us actively involved in meeting and event industry organizations, including MPI, GBCVB, NACE and ISES.
- Gayle Gilberto President
Gayle Gilberto is the President and Lead Event Design Producer at Art of the Event, Inc. Gayle has produced hundreds of events since co-founding her company in 2003. Aside from managing a team of Producers, Sales people and associates, Gayle’s expertise is her ability to bring in original, multi-faceted creative projects on-time and on budget.
Gayle has an additional 15 years in design and production work including, producing and directing numerous corporate videos, live events and television shows as well as set design experience in feature films and commercials. Gayle has a BA from the University of Massachusetts and a MA in film production from American University.
- Arthur Wood Co-Founder & Creative Director
Arthur Wood worked on film, television and commercial sets before entering the special events industry in 1999. His on-set dressing background gives him a unique talent for on-the-spot problem solving and quick changes, as well as crew management. In our studio, he specializes in creating large scale sets so realistic, guests have a tendency to reach out and touch our props.
- Kaila McDaniel Executive Assistant to the President
Kaila graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Following graduation she gained management experience in multiple fields of the hospitality industry including hotels, bars, restaurants and theatres. Kaila is passionate about music, lighting and interior design. She is extremely excited to join the team here at AOTE as Gayle’s assistant. Since she is new to the event industry the opportunity to learn from and work for the president of a successful event production company is a dream come true.
- Bill Wilson Meetings and Events Services
Formerly of PEP Events Management and Best of Boston, Ltd., Bill brings over twenty years experience in event planning, operations, transportation services and DMC management to our team. We are thrilled to have him on board for Meetings and Events Services! His vast knowledge of the Boston and wider New England markets pair perfectly with our design and events skills— bringing our clients and friends, even more, services and expertise. Welcome, Bill!
- Tom Kraig Floral Designer
Tom began in the Floral and event industry while in high school and continued during college; working on events with Rob Schneider, Billy Joel, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma and the traveling company to first debut Wicked. In 2008 Tom launched his own boutique Floral and Event Design Company, servicing weddings as far south as North Carolina and as far north as Maine, including many in Boston, Newport and Providence. He also has done a wide variety of corporate events and Galas. In addition to his event work, Tom also manages house accounts for a variety of restaurants and hotels including designing holiday décor. Tom is extremely excited to be part of the amazing team here at Art of the Event as Event and Floral Design Producer.
- Ken Mayers Event Sales & Production
Ken comes to Art of the Event with extensive Sales and Marketing experience. Recently he left corporate America and discovered a passion for event Management and Design. After several years on the catering side in both social and corporate events, he joins our Event Sales and Production team and is thrilled with the opportunity to grow with AotE.
Always a team player with a positive attitude, Ken enjoys researching new design trends and helping clients take their visions from concept to reality.
- John Berry Event Producer & Designer
Having been in the events industry for nearly ten years, John’s focus has been primarily weddings and floral design but is no stranger to corporate events, galas, fundraisers and nearly every social engagement imaginable. John has spent multiple years in each Boston, Hawaii and Florida designing and executing a wide range of high-end events and weddings and is very happy to have returned to his hometown of Boston and found a new “home” with Art of the Event.
- Michelle Cappucci Event Producer
Michelle began working in the floral industry when she was in high school, and continued through her mid-twenties. In doing so, she was introduced to the world of events and décor through designing for weddings and other functions and quickly developed a passion for it. Michelle studied Hospitality Management with a concentration in event planning at Bay State College. With additional background in the travel and restaurant industries, she has experience in multiple fields of hospitality, and is thrilled with the opportunity to express her creativity and expand her knowledge in with Art of the Event.
- Meghan Milward Event Producer
Meghan came to Art of the Event from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) where she was a Catering Operations Manager. Prior to that she was a Graphic Designer for six years. Stemming from her design background, she has a passion for color, composition and functionality which she loves utilizing while producing events. For Meghan, the most exciting part of being at AotE is the fact that she is surrounded by so many creative and talented people who are constantly inspiring her.
Meghan has a BFA in Graphic Design and Typography from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, as well as a Certificate in Meeting and Event Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. If you find yourself in our office, you will most likely hear old school hip hop streaming from her cubicle. In her free time, you can find her cooking new recipes, hiking, kayaking and practicing yoga!
- Margaret Heffernan Production Coordinator
Margaret graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.A. in Theater Arts. Before coming to Art of the Event she worked as a freelance stage manager throughout the city at New Repertory Theatre, Boston Midsummer Opera, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, to name a few. She was on her way to becoming a professional AEA stage manager before deciding to go into the events industry.
Aside from making sarcastic remarks she enjoys being on boats, a good glass of wine, and singing Broadway show tunes. She has been a great addition to the AotE team, and her self-proclaimed title as Head of Office Morale brings light to the office.
- Alexandria Cunha Account Associate: Meetings and Events Services
A recent grad of Johnson and Wales University, Alex received a degree in Food Service Management concentrating in meeting and event planning. Before Art of the Event, she found herself in hotel kitchens working with the many talented chefs of Boston.
Originally starting as an intern, Alex has now joined the team working in the DMC services. She is thrilled to embark on this journey with AOTE and start the new chapter of her career.
In her spare time she still enjoys grabbing the sauce pan and cooking up something delicious, Following the tv drama of Grey’s, and exploring new places!
- Samantha Charette Graphic Designer
Samantha graduated from Salem State University with a B.A in Art and a concentration in Graphic Design. Samantha begun her career interning with the Peabody Essex Museum as part of their Creative Services Department, then following her internship she was hired full time by a custom collegiate merchandising company as their production artist/graphic designer. Looking to embrace her creativity Samantha then made her way to Art of the Event! Samantha is a fabulous addition to the AotE family; she is a team player and happy jump to any project thrown her way.
Sam enjoys cooking, bad tv, and playing trivia in her spare time. She is a huge animal lover; despite being allergic to all of them, and has a pet cat, Chairman Meow as well as a pet chameleon, Chameleo Estevez.
- Brianna Silva Assistant Event Designer
Brianna is our bright and lovely Assistant Event Designer who comes to us from Maine. She graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a degree in Communication and New Media. She’s had experience beyond that in floral design, graphic design, and weddings. We love that she can help out in multiple departments, though most of her time is spent helping put together proposals, go on site-visits, and working closely with clients to kick things off.
Brianna is passionate about working with people and bringing visions to life. She loves design and creating new things and is always looking for opportunities to grow. A total “Girl’s-girl,” she loves shopping whenever she can. She’s a secret foodie and really enjoys trying new restaurants. You may run into her around the city at a local concert or a Patriots game. GO PATS!
- Amber Darcy Assistant Event Designer
Graduating from Johnson and Wales University a year earlier than her classmates, Amber has had a versatile and confident impact. Her presence within the Art of the Event team has lead her to develop a multitude of strengths and qualities, capable of assisting even the most unusual requests.
Amber has had a passion for event design for as long as she can remember. Helping her mother throw large family and friend parties generated a curiosity and creativity that has given her the motivation for years of training and knowledge. Her imaginative childhood dream has transformed now to fortify her as an established position within the event planning market.
Amber is driven by the happiness of those around her; very much a people person she loves to see her work have an impact on others. In her spare time she is a total gym junkie, you may spot her running around nearby Lake Quannapowitt or at your local gym training for her next Spartan Race!
- Iggy Chief of Security
Iggy spent his adolescence on the streets of Boston where his days were dark and his nights were lonely. It was no surprise with the lifestyle he was living that he was incarcerated by the local authorities and forced to turn his life around. Not long after his eye-opening experience, Iggy was brought in by Gayle and Arthur, who offered him a roof over his head, a water bowl and a position at Art of the Event.
After graduating from Oxford University with a BA in Criminal Justice, Iggy has been Head of Security at Art of the Event since 2009. He is the smiling face that will greet you at our Wilmington headquarters, and frequently sits in on client meetings to guard the refreshment table.
- Sasha Stylist
International supermodel, Sasha needs no introduction and no last name. Sasha sashayed across the Premiere couture house runways of France and Milan until the ripe old age of 3. Tired of the fast lane and aching to belong in an industry that appreciates both her general fierceness and keen eye for color, she moved to Massachusetts to join the Art of the Event Design team in 2014.
Not just a pretty face, Sasha graduated from Parsons with a degree in Fashion Design. Due to high demand, she is available for consultations by appointment only. We are happy to report she has agreed to participate in “walkies” for free.
- Brady Chief of Staff
Brady’s formative years were indicative of a dead end future. As a starving artist he was hardly able to reach his full potential. Taken under the wing of Gayle and Arthur, who quickly noticed his passion for putting love into all the work done at AOTE, Brady excelled. With a little training, giving guidance to his passion for people, he was promoted to Chief of Staff quicker than anyone prior.
Brady is an enthusiastic host, greeting visitors right at the door and announcing their arrival. His alertness often helps the office run more efficiently. You’ll typically find him doing rounds at AOTE, checking in on the office staff, making sure they’re on task and feeling good about things. Brady loves trying new foods and being the lively one in the room.