As the founder of Pilar Pava Events, I know firsthand what it’s like to have a dream – a clear vision – for a memorable and successful event. After serving as an in-house events director with several prestigious organizations, I built my company based on my longtime dream of launching my own business – to plan, implement and produce events that meet the dreams and objectives of every client, large or small.
What makes me unique? Consider me an event planner who has truly run every aspect of an event, both large-scale and small, with recognized headline entertainment, or with none, all based on the client’s interests.
I perfected my craft in the entertainment mecca of Las Vegas -- working at the first Performing Arts Center in Las Vegas and with individuals who used to produce shows and events for Cirque du Soleil and the nation’s finest casinos. Based on that solid foundation, I have the skills, background, and access to all necessary resources to expertly create an event that impeccably aligns with your vision and allows you to relax and enjoy it. Whatever the event, it’s meant to be a celebration, after all!
With a degree in graphic design, I have a keen eye for the “look” of every event, from the invitation to the table presentation to the overall décor in every venue, large and small.
And my global travel experience is vast – I have had the benefit of traveling to many of the world’s most appealing destinations, allowing me to gain invaluable insights into the cultural nuances of countless communities worldwide.
In each and every role, I consistently applied excellent analytical and organizational skills, an extreme sense of urgency, attention to detail, contract negotiation expertise, staff and budget oversight and commitment to achieving every event’s objectives. Experiences that have allowed me to continue my journey with my own event planning firm.
I have had the honor of serving as an in-house events director with several prestigious organizations. In each of the following roles, I directed and handled all logistics, AV, stage management, multi-faceted show productions, highly detailed run-of-shows, precise diagrams, valet parking, catering, plating, tenting, directed the collection of RSVPs to full capacity, registration, silent auctions, live auctions, live appeals and more. Many event planners have experience in some of these areas, but very few have experience in all of them.
Director of Events
Baptist Health Foundation
The fundraising division of South Florida’s largest and most respected healthcare provider. There, I was responsible for every aspect of the organization’s high volume of events, ranging from intimate donor recognition functions to large-scale philanthropic galas, to third-party fundraisers.
Associate Director of
Special Events and Sales
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas, NV
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is the entertainment mecca of Las Vegas.
I was responsible for the direction and management of an average of 250 internal and rental events per year and led every aspect – from conception to contract negotiations, along with planning the design and decor, and leading the production, operations, budget oversight, and logistics – for events attracting guests totaling anywhere from five to 5,000.
National Director of Events
I directed and developed every event from its inception, including concept, design, site selection, budget, décor, production operations, logistics, and performances, including those by celebrities Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Vanessa Williams, among others.