Ventura Rental Party Center Staff
Heidi Whitcomb - CEO
Heidi Whitcomb is a second generation co-owner of Ventura Rental Inc. inclusive of three construction rental and sales locations and Ventura Rental Party Center. Having virtually grown up in the business at her father Ron Holley's side, Heidi has been overseeing the event rental division known today as Ventura Rental Party Center since the early 1980's.
Heidi's breadth of knowledge from an event rental perspective is immense. She has designed and coordinated thousands of events ranging from intimate family gatherings to events in excess of 8,000 guests. A firm believer in community involvement, Heidi and her team orchestrate multiple community event projects on a monthly basis including Relay for Life, Ojai Music Festival, Casa Pacifica Wine and Food Festival and several other non-profit organizations.
A consistent force in the event rental industry for over 30 years, Heidi has been recognized by her peers with awards such as National Association of Catering Executive's 2008 "Event Professional of the Year" "Venue of the Year " and "Inspirational Member of the Year." In 2010, Heidi was presented with "Supporting Organization of the Year" and "Inspirational Member of the Year." and most recently was awarded "2011 Supporting Organization of the Year." In 2011, Heidi also won the coveted National Association of Catering Executive's "President's Award." This national service award is bestowed upon leaders who are selfless givers and is awarded to only one outstanding member per year.
Heidi and her husband Mike reside in Ojai where she thoroughly enjoys spending free time with her close knit family and friends hiking, traveling and reading. She receives her "therapy" from growing a plethora of vegetables in her garden and raising her brood of chickens.
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Ramon Solis - Warehouse Manager
We are excited to welcome Ramon Solis to the Ventura Rental Team in the Warehouse Manager position. Ramon oversees the daily warehouse operations as well as managing a team of 15 employees. Skilled in the complete art of event rental delivery, set up and placement, Ramon is often called on to offer his layout expertise, measure a prospective event space and offer solutions to challenging projects. He brings over 25 years of event rental industry experience and a wealth of knowledge hailing from the largest rental company in the US. Ramon has overseen events in both Mexico and Canada with expertise in multi-canopy music and wine festivals and large non-profit, corporate and private events. Ramon's top skills include effectively increasing profitability and leading and managing his team.
Ramon resides in Santa Paula with his wife and four children; three daughters and a son. He spends his leisure time enjoying the great outdoors camping, hiking and fishing.
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Georgia Robinson - Sales Director
Georgia brings a high level of detail to Ventura Rental Party Center and has established an outstanding reputation for extraordinary design and event consultation. A key member of the team, Georgia has been designing events at Ventura Rental Party Center for over 20 years. Her areas of expertise range from creating showroom tablescapes to event, weddings and one on one consultations. Georgia works closely and in conjunction with many local caterers and event venue professionals and her suggestions are always sought after.
Georgia resides in Ojai and recently was blessed with her 1st grandbaby!
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Shanon Rice-Johnson - Major Account Manager
Shanon Rice joins the Ventura Rental team as our Major Account Manager having previously served for six years as Director of Operations and Events at the Museum of Ventura County. Shanon brings with her a substantial skill set in the areas of managing large event projects, overseeing event logistics and facilitating event and vendor coordination. She enjoys working with the local community having been a resident in the city of Ventura for over eight years.
A California girl at heart, Shanon attended San Diego State University on a full ride softball scholarship. She loves spending time with her family and friends and especially enjoys camping with her husband Casey.
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Marisela Salas - Kitchen/Linen Manager
Mari has been a team member for 17 years and holds a multifaceted position within the Ventura Rental Party Center family. She heads up both the kitchen and linen division of the business, and oversees a staff of three. Due to the duality of her position, Mari is responsible for inventory control and supplying a wide range of event rental needs from complete table top and linens to various décor items for each event.
Mari enjoys dancing and spending time with her husband and four beautiful girls.
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Amanda Casner - Senior Event Consultant
Amanda Casner has a strong industry skill set having worked in the event and non-profit industry for almost ten years. She assists Heidi Whitcomb with day to day operations and oversees several key accounts. Amanda has a great eye for design and enjoys assisting clients with event set up and design while offering options to stay within budget.
A 2006 graduate of California State University Channel Islands, Amanda was born and raised in Ventura. She enjoys book club, the beach, hiking at Arroyo Verde, spending time with her awesome friends and family and of course planning her friend's weddings, bridal and baby showers!
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Shawna Hunt - Event Consultant
Shawna is a FIDM graduate holding a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She has worked as a visual merchandiser for the past 6 years, and has a great eye for design. She hopes to continue to develop her design skills as she assists clients in planning their special events. In her free time, Shawna enjoys playing the piano, watching movies, and swimming in the ocean. Although she is originally from Ventura, Shawna has lived in San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
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Nikole (Nikki) Gutierrez - Event Consultant
Nikki has recently joined the Ventura Rental Party Center team as an event consultant. Graduating from FIDM with a Bachelors in Business Management and minor in Merchandising Product Development, Nikki gained a new love for merchandising and design. Working in the customer service industry solidified her passion for helping others and making sure they have the best experience possible. She hopes to expand her knowledge of the rental business and continue creating long lasting relationships with clients. Born in Ventura County, Nikki grew up in Tehachapi, California enjoying a country life to the fullest. In her free time she enjoys fishing, bowling, playing soccer, treasure hunting, and going camping.
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