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 14 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.
JOYCE KNOER OZTURK HAS OVER 9 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.
WENDY CATBAGAN HAS OVER 12 years of experience in the event industry. Soon after completing her degree in Communications, she accepted a temporary position in the special events office of a national performing arts center and presidential memorial in Washington, DC. This position quickly became permanent and led to 12 years of planning events at the highest level for government officials, philanthropists, and celebrities.
During her years in the special events office, Wendy planned over 50 events a year ranging from intimate, 12-person dinners to executive board meetings to galas for over 1,000 guests. Her time at the national performing arts center offered her the opportunity to also plan 16 donor committee trips, domestically, and one international trip in London for over 100 donors.
The creative process is what fuels Wendy’s passion for events. From selecting rentals to choosing the lighting scheme, she enjoys the thought that goes into building an event and the feeling of accomplishment that comes just before the first guest walks through the door.
GIL GONZALEZ HAS OVER 14 years of event management experience. In his most recent association position as Director of Education, Professional Development and Meetings, he directed all aspects of conferences and special events of more than 9,000 attendees.
His previous work at the largest association management firm offered the opportunity to manage 7 association event cycles annually using industry event best practices and working with clients to innovate and elevate.
Over the years he has worked in all aspects of event management building key contacts to provide the highest level of event design and service from start to completion.