Team

Melinda Home

Creative Event Director 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.


Elaina Pires

Event Manager Elaina Pires joined AE Events 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.


Ronnie Ayers

Event Assistant Ronnie Ayers is originally from Seattle and studied Communications at Boston College. Her passion for event planning was sparked years ago while helping her mom plan events. Her excitement and passion for each event shines through her hard work to create a beautiful event!

Phoebe Allen

Event Assistant Phoebe Allen joined the AE Events team in 2017.  After graduating from Skidmore College she worked at SoulCycle learning top-notch customer service skills and previously at the ICA working in their marketing department.  She currently lives in Brookline with her English Springer Spaniel pup named Tucker.

Catherine Doherty

Event and Office Assistant Catherine Doherty is a 2016 graduate of Emmanuel College with a degree in Management, joining AE Events first though the Event Intern program. Catherine enjoys the creative aspects of events, and when she isn't busy Irish dancing, she enjoys crafting, movies, and going to the beach.