we're a small firm, but don't let our size fool you.

We do everything we can to make sure our clients ask us to work with them again and again, because we can't afford for you to be unhappy. We believe that our experience - with various clients, vendors, and events - discretion, warm disposition and successful track, is what keeps our clients coming back.

We have experience and comfort level interacting with high-level individuals including VIP, executives and benefactors. Our work in varied event types, sizes, budgets and destinations have helped us possess excellent time management skills honed through planning and execution of simultaneous complex events.

the team


TERRI EAVES

Founder and President

Terri Eaves has over 19 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, she opened Bash.

Terri has maintained relationships with seasoned partners in the industry, building a reputation as one of the most prominent and well-respected event planning firms in the DC Metro Area.

Terri has an admiration for seeing everything come together at an event and the controlled chaos behind the scenes - staging being built, run of show rehearsals, and the catering captain briefing his team.

Terri is certified through Health Education Services as a Pandemic Compliance Officer for Meeting and Event Professionals and a COVID-19 Compliance Officer.

Wendy Catbagan

Wendy Catbagan has over 14 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 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 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 Kennedy Center offered her the opportunity to also plan domestic donor committee trips, and an 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.

Alison Okobi

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

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.

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