Amanda Beam Sales Manger
Amanda joined the Ashton Gardens coordinating team late in 2014. Before moving back to her home state of Texas, Amanda stepped out into the sales and event planning world and worked for DeltaStyle Magazine as well as held a position as Event and Marketing Coordinator for the City of Monroe Louisiana where she orchestrated downtown events, festivals, concerts and everything in between. Not only did Amanda learn to operate under high pressure situations and strict deadlines, she was also able to network with other event experts and gained invaluable experience in planning various types events. It was there that Amanda realized event planning was where she shined brightest and that her passion was, without a shadow if a doubt, in the wedding industry. From the day a couple books their wedding, Amanda enjoys every second of a couple’s planning process, from the bride’s entrance to the grand exit.
Erika Berry, CWP Sales & Event Coordinator
With a solid background in customer service, organization, and events, Erika Berry exemplifies all the talents that are vital to being an Ashton Gardens team member. While earning her degree in Event Management from The Conrad Hilton college at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!), Erika began her hospitality career with an internship at the Bridal Extravaganza show. From succeeding in detailing event orders to maintaining vendor relationships, it was only a matter of time before Erika found a home with Ashton Gardens. She started out as the Sales and Event Assistant in 2015 until she graduated from the University of Houston in 2016 and happily accepted a position as a Wedding & Event Coordinator. When Erika isn’t helping brides plan their best day ever, she enjoys making her house into a home, watching movies with her kiddo, as well as enjoying life with her hilarious husband. Oh, and binge watching Friends on Netflix, regularly.
Katie Barnes Sales & Event Coordinator
Houston North welcomed Katie to the team with open arms in the Fall of 2017. With years of experience and extensive knowledge in special events, Katie thrives in designing events, cultivating vendor relationships and coordinating. Her vivacious personality, passion for helping others and deep commitment to customer service has led her to what is in fact a perfect fit in this amazing industry, Sales & Event Coordinator. She is very excited to facilitate unforgettable events and make big dreams come true with our talented crew of event professionals.
Cesar Garcia Director of Operations
Cesar’s contributions to Ashton Garden’s management team are endless. With over 5 years experience at Ashton Gardens Houston, working up the ranks in various positions with in the Culinary and Operations teams, Cesar’s knowledge of event management ensures that each and every guest has the most personalized service. Cesar handles pressure with poise and is always willing to lend a hand to ensure each and every event is a success.