Meet The Team

Meet Our Team


Heidi Whitcomb


Heidi Whitcomb is a second generation owner of Ventura Rental Party & Events. At the helm of the business since the mid 1980’s. Heidi’s breadth of knowledge from an event rental perspective is immense having designed and coordinated thousands of events from intimate family gatherings to corporate events with 8000 guests in attendance. A firm believer in community involvement, Heidi and her team orchestrate multiple event projects on a monthly basis including Ojai Music Festival, Community Memorial Health Systems events, Casa Pacifica Food & Wine Festival along with various other non-profit corporate and private events.

A consistent force in the event rental industry for over thirty years, Heidi has been recognized from her peers with awards such as the National Association of Catering Executives Event Professional of the Year, and Inspirational Member of the Year. In 2013, Heidi captured the coveted President’s Award. This national award is bestowed upon selfless leaders and is awarded to only one outstanding member each year. Heidi has also obtained the Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP) designation through the American Rental Association and was a featured panelist on multiple occasions for the national Rental Show hosted by the American Rental Association.  Most recently, Heidi was awarded with the 2017 National Association of Women Business Owners- Ventura County Chapter. “Woman Business Owner of The Year”  

Heidi highly values children in need and helping them have a voice. She has advocated for children by volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate and is currently mentoring mothers trying to reunite with their children through her work with The City Center in Ventura.

Heidi Whitcomb currently sits on both the Community Memorial Healthcare Foun

dation Board & Casa Pacifica Board.

Heidi and her husband Mike have been happily married for 34 years and reside in Somis, CA. They have raised three children who are now thriving young adults. When Heidi has free time she likes to garden, hike, travel and spend time at home with her husband and dog Libbey. Heidi, along with her husband Mike, are enjoying their new role as grandparents to their three sweet grandbabies.

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Nicole Peters

Sales Director

Nicole was born and raised in Ventura County. Having spent 7 years in the events industry as a Catering Director for local venues, she brings a fresh perspective for our clients. She is proud member of the Ventura Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events, and currently serves as the Chapter President. In her free time she loves cooking, reading, and most importantly making memories with her son Trent.

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Marisela Salas

Kitchen & Linen Manager

Lending her expertise to the Ventura Rental Party & Events family for more than 20 years, Marisela oversees our Kitchen and Linen departments and has a staff of three. Due to her 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 decor items for each event. When not working Mari enjoys dancing and spending time with her husband and her five charming children.

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Judy Taylor

Senior Event Consultant


Judy was born in the South to California parents, after college she headed west to the Lake Tahoe area to manage the catering needs at Northstar Ski Resort and eventually landing in Ventura. Judy has worked in for a local catering company for the last 7 years and brings with her substantial event and vendor coordination. Judy attention to detail paired with her southern hospitality and charm makes working with Judy very easy and effortless.

Judy resides in Ventura with husband Bill, you will often find them hiking, tooling around on motorcycles or hanging at the beach.

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