Melinda Home

Creative Event Manager Mindy joined AE in 2010 from Winston Flowers and Neiman Marcus Boston, where she designed in-store displays and helped create luxury experiences for the
store's clientele. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and mixed media artist, she lives in Melrose with her husband, Drew, and their Chihuahua/Pug mix, Winnie Cooper.

Chrissy Kratz

Senior Event Manager Chrissy graduated from the University of New Hampshire before joining AE in 2011. Her passion for planning blossomed when she worked as the Scheduling and Advance Intern for Michelle Obama, followed by planning positions at the non-profit Tahoe-Baikal Institute and Cupertino’s Picchetti Winery. She loves to travel and cook.

Elizabeth Boates

Event Coordinator Elizabeth Boates, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, joined AE in 2013. After working in L.A. for various music industry executives and artists, her passion for event planning sparked a career change and a move back to Boston. She enjoys live shows, all things weddings, and cheering on the Pats from her Foxboro home with husband Tom.

Elaina Pires

Elaina Pires joined AE Events as Event Coordinator in 2015. A graduate of Connecticut College, she brings a background in concert production with the Celebrity Series of Boston, as well as destination management expertise from her previous role at FM&A Events. Elaina loves being outdoors, weekend trips to the Cape, and discovering great performances around the city.

Kayla Gentile

Event Assistant Kayla Gentile joined AE Events in 2015. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she began her career one week after her graduation at a company in Providence, RI. After working in corporate marketing and events for two years, she decided to move to Boston. Kayla enjoys exploring the new city she calls home, is a coffee enthusiast and loves to bake.