We work hard to provide to you detail and expertise, with the quality of service you will only receive from a
smaller business built around client focus.
WE DO EVERYTHING we can to make sure our clients ask us to work with them again and again;
we can't afford for them to be unhappy. We believe that our decade plus of experience - with various clients,
vendors and events - warm disposition and personal attention, is what keeps our clients coming back.
OUR CLIENTS will tell you that this commitment is key to creating their most successful events.
TERRI EAVES HAS OVER 17 years experience in the event industry. Holding a degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design, she joined the event field working for two DMC's, operating dine-arounds, tours, ground transportation, meet & greets and receptions. She focused the last of those years on VIP events for clients including Bank of America, Nissan, Toyota and ExxonMobil. In 2008, Terri opened Bash.
Terri has planned numerous events and worked with various clients - from honorary dinners with members of Congress, and corporate award dinners, to destination welcome parties for associations. She has an admiration for seeing everything come together at an event and the controlled chaos behind the scenes - rental trucks unloading, florists tucking in stems that have loosened during transit, and the catering captain briefing his team.
Terri has maintained relationships with the most esteemed partners in the industry, building a reputation and crediting Bash as one of the most prominent and well-respected event planning firms in the DC Metro Area.
Terri is certified through Health Education Services as a Pandemic Compliance Officer for Meeting and Event Professionals and a COVID-19 Compliance Officer.
ALISON OKOBI joins Bash with 22 years experience in the events industry. Her background in luxury hotels and off-premise catering has prepared her to plan and execute events seamlessly. Most recently, she was an Account Executive with Occasions Caterers and learned the value of design and creativity while balancing the logistics of complicated time lines and vendor set-ups.
The majority of her career was developed at The Ritz-Carlton and as The Director of Catering of The Hay-Adams in Washington, DC. At the Hay-Adams she balanced an elite social clientèle, C-level corporate meetings and prestigious dinners. She also learned the utility of top etiquette standards and political protocol.
Alison enjoys seeing an event develop from an idea to reality. She values her clients and their personal preferences and creates memories to be preserved. Her calm, professional demeanor helps her clients relax and enjoy the moments planning their event.
JOYCE KNOER OZTURK HAS OVER 12 years experience in the event industry. Prior to joining Bash, she was an Assistant Account Executive at one of DC's leading caterers, and the Associate Director of Production for a local event planning company. Some of her clients included American Red Cross, Pentagon Memorial Fund, Texas State Society and American Kidney Fund.
She followed these positions working at two non-profits serving as a Program and Event Coordinator - fundraising, planning and producing all internal and external events including high-level meetings and VIP dinners.
Her portfolio ranges from private events and non-profit galas to major conferences and special events. She has had the pleasure of working with philanthropists, government agencies and celebrity performers.
She is passionate about the detail-oriented side of event planning and logistics, but also lives for the creative process and thrives on the endless possibilities when building an event from the ground up.