|Linda Young, Managing Partner, Director of Special Events
Linda Young’s experience comes from her more than 10 years working in the gift service and manufacturing industries. She expanded her talents into the event production industry in 2007, when she partnered with her husband Burton Young and good friend Andrea Shelly. Since the inception of the business, it has serviced high profile and nonprofit clients by understanding their goals and vision. Linda’s overall mission for Elite OC Productions is to treat every client like a partner and exceed the expectations of all participants from the beginning to the final stages of every event.
|Michelle Nunn, Events Executive Director
Michelle Nunn joined the Elite OC Productions team over 4 years ago after she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with the emphasis in Social Behavioral Sciences at Soka University. Aside from being on the Dean’s List, she was the Captain of Soka University’s American Swim Team and Head of Senior Events. Nunn received several Soka awards, including Female Athlete of the Year for University Athletics and Scholar Athlete, and was chosen to receive a Swim Athletic Scholarship and Merit Scholarship. Her attention to detail & her organizational skills with Elite OC Productions clients help shape the unforgettable events to ensure a stress free experience.
|Courtney LaPeter, Creative Director/ Events Production Manager
Courtney LaPeter has been part of the Elite OC Productions team for almost 4 years after graduating from Arizona State University, where she majored in Tourism Development and Management and received a certificate in Special Events Management. LaPeter’s work in planning and executing some of Scottsdale’s most exclusive events has made her uniquely creative skills invaluable to Elite OC Productions. Her eye to detail and continuously coming up with new innovative designs truly makes each event Elite OC Productions organizes as one for the memory books.
|Samantha Duncan, Project Coordinator
Samantha Duncan joined the Elite OC Productions in late 2014 after graduating from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in Creative Media. Before joining the team, Samantha worked as a Set Production Assistant for EYE productions in Honolulu, HI. Her resourcefulness and ability to collaborate with ease helps Elite OC Productions to create a Production that exceeds any client’s expectation. Additionally, Duncan specializes in Silent Auction display, set-up, and process. Her ability to assist clients with creative fundraising concepts to ensure they remain on track towards a successful fundraising event is truly impeccable.
|Yeji Park, Project Assistant
Yeji Park joined the Elite OC Productions team as an event project intern 3 years ago in her first year at Soka University of America. In May 2016, Park will be graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Humanities Major. In addition to being on the Dean’s List every semester, she was part of the Business Program, Chair for many campus-wide festivals & events, and served as the Vice-President of the Student Government. Her organization skills and experience with Elite OC Productions thus far helps our clients’ events run seamlessly every single time.
|Kari Filardo, Graphic Designer
Kari Filardo studied fashion design at FIDM and has an extensive background in art and design. With her background in design and fashion, her knowledge is essential to Elite OC Productions for putting our ideas on paper for our clients. Filardo designs invitations, sponsorship packets, videos, and more. Implementing our clients’ needs and vision with her creative designs continuously ties the entire event together for a unforgettable event.