Our individual committee members have done an amazing job of putting together an event that had a powerful introduction, and this year will not be forgotten.
Jill Areheart has been a planner for By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design for the past five years. Prior to that, she spent many years in marketing and communications, primarily for the insurance software and services industry. Jill is actively involved with several community groups, including pet-rescue organization Pawmetto Lifeline where she helps with their annual gala of more than 700 people. In 2007, she helped establish a successful teen after school center for at-risk youth and served on the board of directors until 2012. She is also an avid traveler and has spent time in Europe (with a 10-month stint in Italy), Southeast Asia, and Australia. Jill has an undergraduate degree in Advertising/Public Relations and an MBA in International Business.
Tamara Bunch has worked in beauty and fashion for over 20 years. A Bachelors Degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina provided a strong foundation in analytical thinking and a scientist’s understanding of the delivery systems and clinical strength formulas in BeautiControl’s cutting edge customized skin care, anti aging, and cosmeceuticals. “My clients have increased confidence, look younger and feel better through our sensor based, customized skin care which gives them a prescription of exactly what their skin needs, plus color and image services through our online eBeauti Color and Style profiles.”
For the past 13 years Matt has managed to fall into various scenarios which have allowed him to do what he is most passionate about. If he’s not designing websites, logos, brochures, ads, or magazines – then he’s most likely sleeping.
Matt comes from a technical background but has a knack for the creative. Perplexing all known science, Matt has a way with conveying technical information in various formats to friends and clients in a way that helps them not only understand, but become more educated in the process.
Matt’s involvement with Wine, Dine & Design is nothing short of a mission of love which he hopes can help, in any way, the beautiful children at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.
Tracy Jasinski was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has called the South home for many years!
Before joining the Kenneth Shuler team, Tracy first worked as a Sales Representative and Regional Manager for Tupperware. From there, Tracy expanded her career opportunities by becoming the Trade Show Coordinator for an international giftware company. During her tenure with this business, Tracy oversaw the company’s massive trade shows and managed its permanent showroom in Atlanta.
Tracy joined the Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology team in 2005 and worked her way from the Admissions Department up to the position of Director of Operations. Tracy currently oversees the day-to-day operations of seven cosmetology schools that are scattered all across the state of South Carolina.
In her spare time, Tracy enjoys watching her favorite NFL team, the Pittsburg Steelers! She also keeps busy reading and spending time with her husband and two children, Stephanie and Sam.
Tracy looks forward to another awesome Wine, Dine & Design event in 2013!
Brian provides individual services to help you FIND, FLATTER and FLAUNT your frame. Each session is designed to be a therapeutic and enlightening journey to discover who you really are; how to completely accept yourself, and how to accurately project who you are to the world.
Brian also creates and maintains Covet, an online magazine dedicated to elevating the fashion scene in and around Columbia, SC through publishing the fashion-forward and focused work of both professional and amateur photographers, stylists, models, and anyone with a visual perspective on fashion.
Melanie Murphy is a Columbia native who realized her calling for event planning when helping with a friend’s wedding years ago.
She started By Invitation Only…Event Planning and Design in 2005 and quickly became known throughout the state for creating events filled with emotion and a timeless sense of wonder.
To date, Melanie and her team have worked with more than 200 couples to plan spectacular weddings that reflect their personalities and visions.
For over 10 years, Tony’s passion has driven him to exceed even his own expectations of running a successful Audio and Video company. With experience under his
belt, and a desire to go out on his own, Aspire4more Productions was launched to do just that.
Tony has been successfully helping his clients create amazing audio and visual elements which not only define his client’s style, but also takes their ideas and events to the next level. His unique and creative eye is matched only by his deep desire to stun each and every client with unexpected results.
Mackenzie Matthews-Taylor is no stranger to the Midlands area of South Carolina. She grew up in the quaint town of Gilbert, attended Gilbert High School, and was an honors graduate from the University of South Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business Administration.
Before finding herself in the wonderful, every-changing world of the beauty industry, Mackenzie worked as an on-air personality for WBTW TV 13 in Florence/Myrtle Beach. Mackenzie covered everything from breaking news to politics and even had one of her stories featured on the Jimmy Kimmel show!
In 2008, Mackenzie and her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Blair, moved back to the Columbia area and started a brand new life closer to family and friends. In April of 2009, Mackenzie joined Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology as the company’s Public Relations Specialist and she’s been in love with the beauty industry ever since! In addition to handling all of Kenneth Shuler’s advertising and marketing needs, she also manages and oversees all of the company’s philanthropic events such as Cuts for Cancer.
In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and spoiling her 6-year-old furry daughter, Coco Chanel. Mackenzie is also a beauty writer for Columbia Living Magazine.
Mackenzie is THRILLED to once again be a member of the Wine, Dine & Design planning committee and is looking forward to another awe-inspiring show in 2013!