Alex's background combines years of experience in journalism, video and multimedia production, and fund-raising. He has wide experience working with not-for-profit agencies as well as corporate clients in the areas of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals. Alex's specialty is the "video press release," which combines a news-report format, and is an ideal fit for social media promotion. Expertise includes development of: fundrasising and publicity videos for not-for-profit agencies, news and publicity copywriting, multimedia presentation development, fundraising event concept development and logistics planning, and video publicity for events.
Born in the Northeast of Italy, the unofficial start of Stefanos career was when he began helping his parents in their shop. Even at a young age, he felt compelled to draw upon his imagination and creativity to showcase the stores merchandise in dramatic and elaborate window displays. Following his first visit to New York in 1987, Stefanos love for the city and his passion for design inspired him to create a portfolio and take the city by storm. Ever since, Stefanos career has been on the rise. His earliest jobs include working in display studios where he was trained in the art of prop-building, construction, color, texture and visual impact. Later, he began working for major Italian Fashion houses Maxmara,Versace and Roberto Cavalli, where he served as Visual Director. His creative works have been published in numerous magazines and books, winning him several First Place Awards in Display Competitions. In 2000, Stefano cemented his status as an Interior Design expert when he earned a degree in Interior and Set Design from Parsons The New School for Design. His degree opened limitless doors, allowing him the opportunity to conceive and design sets for major theatrical events. Stefano's understanding of the power of visual impact paired with his unique career achievements make him the ideal candidate for designing your next event space. Through critical reasoning, creative thinking, and problem solving, Stefano will create a dynamic event landscape tailored to your needsthe perfect backdrop for your event! His expertise in fashion, floral, tabletop and interior design make him a unique talent with an undeniable Italian flavor!
SAMANTHA DEBICKI, PROJECT MANAGER
Samantha Debicki has extensive experience in communications and nonprofit development consulting as well as event producing. With Bee Season, she has worked on a number of annual gala fundraisers for clients such as BAE and EDCSPIN. She serves as Screenplay Competition and Readings Producer for Urbanworld Film Festival. As a writer, she has worked with financial services clients and has published in the New York Explorer guidebook series and on iVillage. She received her B.A. in English magna cum laude from Columbia University and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She speaks Spanish and her interests include travel, yoga, and theater.
JENELLE HAMILTON, PUBLIC RELATIONS
Jenelle is an experienced publicist with over 12 years of industry experience working with lifestyle brands and non-profit organizations. Well-connected and experienced, Jenelle has great relationships with key members of the beauty and fashion media and has worked closely with VIPs and celebrities. Merging new technology with more traditional methods of promotion, Jenelle’s approach is to treat each client as unique, consulting on each account and is against the “one size fits all” approach. She has successfully launched popular boutique and lifestyle brands, exceeding results time after time.
Jenelle has worked with several non-profit organizations, heading up PR outreach, including Goodwill NY NJ, the WIE Network and Victim Support UK. Jenelle has also had the opportunity to work on global accounts such as; Juicy Couture, Nike, Marni, multi-Oscar nominated and Emmy-winning fashion designer Bob Mackie, Iron Chef America Judge and celebrity chef Candice Kumai, bespoke skincare brand Truth Art Beauty and the iconic nail brand butter LONDON. She has successfully planned and executed high profile launch events in New York, London and Milan, and has worked backstage at high profile shows during New York Fashion Week including; Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Alexander Wang and Costello Tagliapietra.
Jenelle is regularly asked to speak on the subjects of public relations, branding and social media. Speaking engagements include; Women in PR Summit's in Miami 2012 and Houston 2013, The Black Public Relations Society, EPIC Summit 2012 and Manhattan College. Her popular blog “A Day in the Life of a Publicist.com” gives readers a look at the the daily life of a public relations professional and acts as a platform to showcase her projects and PR industry knowledge. Jenelle Hamilton also appeared on the E! network as a supporting cast member on the docu-series “Playing With Fire”. The show follows the lives of culinary professionals living in New York City, and gave you a glimpse into the daily role Jenelle plays as a publicist with her client, celebrity chef Candice Kumai.
THERESA O'NEAL, PUBLIC RELATIONS
Theresa Is a publicist and marketing professional with over 15 years of media and entertainment experience. For one decade, O'Neal worked with Nickelodeon/MTV Networks (MTVN). As Director of Public Affairs and Viewer Services, she contributed to four successful, nationwide MTVN pro-social initiatives: Nickelodeon's The Big Help and Let's Just Play, Nick at Nite and TV Land's Family Table and Spike TV's Check up or Check Out. She spearheaded a direct-marketing campaign for a 2004 World Wide Day of Play event involving over 100,000 participants. She also revamped Viewer Services, expanding a custom-designed database system that responded to thousands of fan letters a year for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite, TV Land and Spike TV.
In 2004, O'Neal boldly left MTVN to focus her career on marketing and publicity working with a diverse group of clientele such as entertainment artists, clergy, fashion designers and entrepreneurs. Her clients have been featured on The Today Show, MSNBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News as well as quoted in The New York Times, Daily News, New York, Post, Essence, Black Enterprise, and Church Executive. Known for her ability to communicate and personally connect with others, O'Neal is a sought after public speaker. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Bernard M. Baruch College.
ELLIOT JOEL STERN, GRAPHIC DESIGN
From initial concept through flawless execution, Elliot Joel Stern is the driving creative force behind conceptualizing and producing print communications that provide targeted, one-of-a-kind creative solutions for clients. Elliot's outstanding visual and verbal communications skills in writing, design and typography, branding, special events, attention to detail, and exceptional relationship building, have earned him the admiration and respect of clients and colleagues alike in the special events, not-for-profit, educational, travel, theatrical, furnishings, interior design, retail, medical, finance, publishing, art and human resources markets. Previously, before formulating a strategic partnership with Brian, Elliot was the Director of Design and Special Projects at Ogilvy and Mather Advertising in NYC. This fall, Elliot will be one of four featured graphic designers in the upscale coffee table book from Panache Partners called "The Art of Celebration New York Style."
MIQUEL CLARKE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Currently serves as Senior Project Manager and Associate Producer for Bee Season, He is charged with managing event logistics and timelines as well as acting as onsite talent and stage management. Additionally, Miguel is skilled at developing and executing our client’s activation strategy, ensuring that all consumer interactions and events executed on the client’s behalf is in line with the overall marketing objective. This includes developing a visual concept for the plan, identifying key locations to roll out program, as well as staffing events appropriately.with over 20 years of experience managing special event and public relations campaigns for clients in industries ranging from, technology to cosmetics and hospitality to publishing and entertainment; his responsibilities have included, conceptualizing and managing event design, developing and managing the run-of-show, drafting remarks for speakers and coordinating workflow among third party vendors.
CHRISTINA TAPIA, PROJECT MANAGER- THE BEEHIVE
Christina's event production experience dates back to when she attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Majoring in Technical Theatre, she was selected to serve as one of three stage managers in her class on the schools largest productions, held in an 1,000+ seat theatre; Christina has since worked on events such as the Season Finale of the Project Runway Fashion Show and on several other designers shows during New York City Fashion Week, where her role was to coordinate and dress models backstage for quick changes, following and executing direction from Stage Manager.
In her professional career as the Marketing Coordinator for cosmetics line, Ready To Wear Beauty, she was responsible for creating and coordinating all marketing material for promotional events such as the Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV. Additionally, assisting with events such as the New York Stage And Film 2017 and 2019 Gala, The Sciences Po 2019 Annual Gala, and the Purchase College 2019 Global Festival to name a few.
Christina is currently working with The Beehive-In Home Events, assisting Brian Dodson and clients to coordinate and oversee their events!