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Availability: Full Time

$30 /hr
$300 /day
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Talena H

Los Angeles / Long Beach / Anaheim, CA

Day of Event Manager, Logistics, Production Assistant, Stage Management, Vendor Management

Event Types: Conference, Corporate, Experiential, Social, Live Event

Experience: 8+ years

Certifications: CMP, CGMP, Professional Meeting Planning and Special Events

Short Bio: I am an experienced and enthusiastic event professional with a diverse background. My background is in both virtual and live event experiences. I have managed production and vendors for large conferences, food and beverage for corporate events as well as staff and operations for various short and long-term experiential productions. Lately I have been working in "backstage production" including speaker movement and management within virtual events.

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Assistant Producer (Freelance)
Trap Heals - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Jun 01, 2020 - Current
Working with Production Team to create impactful events to help uplift and educate underserved communities. Vendor research, procurement, scheduling and payments; budget management; assistance with branding and art direction as well as overall event execution and details both remote and on-site.

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Production Coordinator
NVE - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Mar 23, 2018 - Jun 30, 2020
I was hired full-time at NVE in 2019 for a landmark production undertaking. We created, produced and ran an experiential pop-up experience, on-site at one of the most notable locations in the world over a six-month period. I was responsible for creating and implementing a staffing program that hired, trained and managed upwards of 150 employees and a staffing agency for the duration of the project as well as managing all aspects of the retail component. I also worked on large multi-event projects with adidas and their Legacy Program. While freelancing, I assisted with production on multiple events; including travel and guest list management, vendor management, creation of production schedules as well as crew, talent and client relations.

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Meetings Coordinator
Performance Excellence Partners - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Apr 20, 2017 - Feb 28, 2019
Creation of registration sites, branding, meeting materials and signage. Managing research and booking of housing, transportation, meals and overall meeting satisfaction for government meetings across the country.
Lead Production Assistant (Freelance)
AGENC - Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Oct 10, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018
I worked on various projects with AGENC including product launches, awards shows, live and social events, movie and television premiers, press events and brand sponsorships.

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Da'Vida Sonnier
Event Haus
Talena is fantastic! I've had the pleasure of working with her on several events over the past few years. Talena has a knack for problem solving and an amazing demeanor in her interaction with clients, vendors and staff. I have been recommending her for work for years and will continue to do so.
Cory Kaaukai
"Talena is a logistical genius. I never want to produce an event without her by my side! I can always trust her to ensure a quality execution of any assignment or project. With Talena's superior organization skills, she is a natural leader on-site, and is an invaluable member of any team."
Allyson Kenney
Talena is invaluable on-site! She was a great asset to our pre-production team as well, willing to tackle anything we threw at her with dedication and a smile.