Meet the Team!

The key to any successful events is a strong team of people, who are dedicated and skilled enough to pull it off. At A`vie Events, each one of our staff members is unique and brings something special to the table. Meet the team behind your next celebration!

Our team at A`vie Events is full of people who are looking to serve you and your events with compassion, care, and hard work. There is no event that is too big or too small for our skilled team to handle! Our team has the experience to walk with you through every season that you have to celebrate.

team, meet the team

Every member of our team joined the A`vie Events family because of a shared passion and love for event planning! Whether big or small, our team can plan any type of event. We handle weddings, corporate, non-profit, and social events with skill and drive. We strive to be creative and bring to life our client’s vision, allowing our diverse backgrounds and passion for event planning to serve us as we move through the planning process. 

Angela Renick, the creator and owner of A`vie Events, has been planning events for over 30 years, and she selected her team very carefully. She chose people that are both caring and hardworking, she knows you will love them as much as she does.

Each member of our team is so unique and have amazing stories and experiences to share. Below you’ll find biographies for each member of our staff, so you can really get to know the team at A`vie Events and see why our family is the perfect group to plan your event. 

To see more of what makes our team unique, check out our Instagram or Facebook, or look at the pictures in our Gallery

Angela Renick

Owner/Executive Planner, Angela Renick

Angela Renick has been planning events in Gainesville for over 30 years. She began her event planning journey in 1996 as a part-time business wedding coordinator which has continued to expand over the years.  She has planned many events along the way during these years. In 2005, she opened up A`vie Events and built it up, with a team of planners, assistants, coordinators, and interns to plan multiple types of events from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. She also coordinates to help school events and local non-profit organizations raise awareness and funds for their organization.

Harley Miller

Lead Coordinator

My name is Harley Miller and I’m a student at the University of Florida majoring in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management with a specialization in Event Management. I am learning so much as a student. But I love being able to pair my education at UF and hands on experiences at A`vie Events! My entire life I have loved planning and organizing. I really love to be a part of so many magical days and see all of our hard work pay off. There is nothing better than seeing the pure joy on clients faces on their special days!

Francisco Felix

Lead Coordinator

My name is Francisco Félix. I’m 30 years old and I am originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. I graduated from the University of Guadalajara, several years ago. I am so passionate about event planning!

My major is in Tourism, and my professional career had always focused mainly in the customer service area, primarily in the aviation industry. Though I have always loved and learned a lot from that, I had always been curious about event planning. 

Jessica Leonard

Lead Coordinator

My name is Jessica Leonard! Being an event planner is something that I have dreamed of since I was a little girl. I love the idea of celebrating life and adding to people’s life by being involved in their event. I received my Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. So, you can see I’ve always loved to plan. Being a lead event coordinator at A`vie Events as let me live my dream of planning special events!

Casey Henshaw

Coordinator

My name is Casey Henshaw! I graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism. Specializing in Event Management. As a result, I had an amazing opportunity to receive an education and gain real world experience along the way. For instance, I have had the opportunity to work different types of events across the industry, including corporate events, weddings, conferences, and more!

Alison Williams

Coordinator

Hi I’m Alison Williams! I was born in South Florida but have been in Gainesville since I was 5 years old. So I guess that makes Gainesville my home! I am an avid Gator football fan. Go Gators! I met Angela 15 years ago and have helped with A`vie on and off throughout the years. I have loved every minute of learning and growing with A`vie Events!

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