Meet the 2017 Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Events Professionals is a wholly volunteer organization committed to excellence in event-planning and presentations in the Santa Barbara area. We appreciate the strong leadership and integrity of our Board of Directors.

Jeremy Cable - President 

Jeremy Cable

Islay Events

PO Box 91323
Santa Barbara, CA 92190-1323
Phone:(805) 708-9641
Email:[email protected]

Jeremy is the Owner and operator of Islay Events an event management and production company.  Providing equipment rental, consultation, development and management for a large variety of events and industries including weddings, fundraisers, automotive, music, film, arts, and other entertainment/experiences.  Jeremy also is the executive producer of the AutoMoto Film and Arts Festival held annually in Detroit MI.  If you have an idea we would love to talk to you about how to realize it.

Phil Conklin - Vice President/Dir. at Large

Phil Conklin

Gold Coast Limousines 
3463 State Street, Suite #408 
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 

Office (805) 937-5466 

cell (805) 260-5301 
[email protected]

Gold Coast Events & Tours has been a Santa Barbara favorite for over 30 years. As the areas most established limousine & executive transportation service we have brought reliability and professionalism to an extraordinary level. From a single airport transfer to an upscale event, we love what we do and it shows!”

Carol Roe Secretary

Carol Roe - Secretary

Aurora Ensemble
1176 Camino Del Rio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Telephone: (805) 683-8993

Email: [email protected]

The Aurora Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble of flute and strings, strives to create a unique musical setting for your event. Repertoire encompasses classical, jazz ballads, Broadway, opera and contemporary "pop" music.

SBEP Vice President - Diana AndonianDiana Andonian - Treasurer

Weddings By Diana & Invitations, Etc.
1092-B Palmeto Way
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Telephone: (805) 566-0558
Email: [email protected]

Diana graduated from UCSB with an English major, minoring in French, Music, and PA. She received her Teaching Credential at UCLA. Working her way through college as a waitress in a 5-star French restaurant, Diana has always loved excellent service, blending perfectly into her profession as a wedding and party coordinator and stationer in Santa Barbara since 1978.

Giseli Spera - Membership Director

Giseli Spera

Immaginare Events
PO Box 5043
Santa Barbara, CA 93150

Phone: (805) 455-6608
Email: [email protected]

Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera is an event and wedding planning company offering day/month-of to full-service event design, planning and coordination.


Jim Labertew - Communications Director

Jim Labertew

Beach Cities Brass
Phone: (805) 562-8851
Email: [email protected]

Beach Cities Brass features a variety of professional brass musicians. Choose from a trumpet soloist to a ten-piece swing band or brass trio, quartet, or quintet for your wedding, corporate events, parties and convention.

Laurie Rasmussen - Web Site Editor

Rasmussen Web Site Editor

Laurie Rasmussen, Harpist
PO Box 23723 
Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Telephone: (805) 320-9337
Email: [email protected]

An award-winning professional musician for 30 years, Laurie's graceful harp music has been lending an air of elegance to wedding celebrations and events in the Santa Barbara area since 2003. 

Scott Topper - Monthly Venue Tour Coordinator

Scott Topper Productions

Scott Topper DJ Productions 
1054 Miramonte Drive, Suite #2 
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 

Phone: (805) 965-7978 

Email: [email protected]

Santa Barbara's most innovative, reliable, and professional Disc Jockey entertainment company specializing in Weddings, Birthdays, & Corporate Functions. Event planning and coordination since 1982.

Helen Larsen - Event Assistant

Helen Larsen

Helen Larsen
Los Robles del Sol
5797 W. Camino Cielo
Santa Barbara, CA
Phone: (805) 964-1891
Email: [email protected]

Helen Larsen is the proprietor of Los Robles Del Sol, a private retreat conveniently located in the hills above Santa Barbara. It is available for events, retreats, seminars, weddings, reunions, and parties of all kinds. Capacity up to 50 people & 20 cars.