The Events Guru is an elite team of event planners, visionaries, and memory-makers specializing in event production and destination management.

“We know what it feels like to be in your shoes, we’ve been there.”

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, we have learned that the secret to a great event is having everyone on the same page and working together to create the perfect event(s) for you. Everyone that we work with to create your event is part of the team, has experience working with one another, knows our event process, and will come to your event(s) with the necessary experience and positive attitude to go above and beyond to fulfill their role, thus creating “The Synergy” of your flawless event(s).

Fernando

Owner

Fernando J Valencia is a millennial entrepreneur who has over 12 years experience in the event production industry. He has helped produce & host over 3500 events within that time frame for clients such as Amazon, Toys R Us, & American Cancer Society. With a passion for igniting a room, Fernando has the ability to get on a microphone to create energy in any situation. As a host his focus is to have fun, execute, and always over deliver for his clients! His years as an entrepreneur have led him to the discovery of his greatness obsession which is to educate. Fernando travels the nation as a keynote speaker and business consultant with focuses on mindset, emotional intelligence, & digital marketing.

Our Team

David

Photographer

David A. Quiroga is the ________ at The Events Guru. He is passionate about photographing events and capturing memorable photos for everyone to enjoy for a lifetime. Photography has been a passion of David’s since a young age, following in his father’s footsteps, and he has been photographing weddings and other events since 2009. David has had his photography published in Bridal Beauty Blog, Engagement 101, Borrowed and Blue, and Elegantwedding.com.

Miriam

COO

With a commitment to excellence, Miriam executes events that achieve the clients’ goals. From Fashion Events to Weddings, she demonstrates strong communication skills geared towards both event leadership and providing thorough and precise service to all Event Guru Clients. Combined with a friendly nature, meticulous attention to conceptualize, plan, and oversee the onsite execution of events, clients feel confident when Miriam is the event manager.

Eric Strang

Cinematographer

Eric is one the top videographers at The Events Guru. He is a creative and passionate producer, director, cinematographer, and editor. Eric has experience working with event cinematography, editing, and music video production since 2011. He offers a unique and stylish approach to wedding and event film.

Phong

Photo/Video Specialist & Media Manager

Phong Lai is a Stevens Institute of Technology graduate with a bachelors of engineer degree in computer engineering with a concentration of Image Processing and Multimedia and a Minor in Art and Technology. Since 2011, he has shot hundreds of weddings and events in the tristate area. Over the last few years, he has taken a keen interest making films and social media content creation.

Manny

Cinematographer

Manny De Jesus is the ________ at The Events Guru. He specializes in capturing the lifetime memories of your wedding! Manny is widely considered one of the top wedding and event cinematographers in the world. He routinely travels the globe, documenting weddings for high profile clients and discerning couples, most notably Jennifer Farley from the Jersey Shore. Aside from his personal achievements, Manny is extremely passionate about his craft and always looks forward to handcrafting beautiful wedding films for his clients.

Johnny Resto

Director of Relationships

Johnny Resto is a jack-of-all trades; he’s a Sales Manager, MC/Host, entertainer, and a licensed real-estate agent. He’s been in the event industry for more than six years and above all he’s most passionate about making people happy on some of the biggest days of their lives; giving them everything they look for and then some! Johnny is a dedicated father who one day hopes to open his own child Psychology practice and a non-profit orphanage. With a great smile and charisma to match, Johnny lights the room up the second he walks in; he doesn’t just get hype, he stays hyped. He wants nothing more than to get the party started for his clients and dance along with them.

Rhys Valmonte

Rhys Valmonte from Baguio City, Philippines is a trailblazing cinematographer, media marketer, and personal branding guru who’s passionate about helping others fulfill the desires of their hearts through film.  The  thirty-year-old describes himself as a down-to-Earth individual who aspires to help others achieve breakthroughs in their personal lives. Rhys loves being in natural spaces and travelling cities all over the world; he especially enjoys making new friends and engaging in deep conversations with strangers. Rhys has worked with VaynerMedia, Tidal, and regularly works with various artists and celebs. His passion for videography is eminent in how meticulously he engages anything in front of his lens to get the perfect shots!

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