PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Athena Award Winner Shari Kelley of Shari Kelley Events

Shari Kelley, CEO of Shari Kelley Events, has been creating parties in the desert since 1978 and lists among her clients, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Palm Springs Air Museum, Eisenhower Hospital and Jim Houston, Stacey and Greg Renker, Donna MacMillan, Annette Bloch, Arlene Schnitzer, Carol Price, Bill and Dianne Moss and The Vintage Country Club.

She has traveled the US extensively for events, but may be best known for the annual Houston Halloween party which last year featured a 40 ft. pirate ship sushi bar. Shari is always quick to point out that without […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Larry Abel

Larry Abel

Larry Abel started producing events when, as a teenager, he organized his high school prom. After receiving his business degree from the University of Oklahoma, he began his career in marketing, sales and finance, where he rose to be Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing for the Ethel M. Chocolates division of Mars, Inc. In 2000, he received Mars, Inc.’s highest award for Marketing Excellence.

Bringing his background in marketing and creative design to the world of event production, Larry founded his own company in 2004. He’s produced a number of high-profile events, including the 2010 Entertainment Tonight / […]

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