“I simply love what I do. I learn from it, advocate for it and
enjoy every moment of it.”
Dahlton is nothing less than a force of nature in the events
and incentive industry. Dahlton delivers years of high level
experience planning and executing meetings and incentives,
thought leadership and incentive advocacy. She believes that
together we create and execute successful meetings and
incentives that motivate, educate and inspire.
“I love when clients come back to us and tell us how we made their jobs easier.”
Tina Boris Lafferty has been with the COTC team since 2010. Born and raised in Miami she is bilingual English/Spanish. Tina is a trusted resource in all aspects of our destination with almost 20 years of DMC experience. Tina manages day-to-day operations, while spotlighting business development to ensure COTC is relevant in our ever-changing market. In her free time, Tina enjoys going on adventures with her husband, circuit training with friends or cheering at their daughters’ gymnastics & dance competitions.
“The best part about my job is that every day brings something new! I love seeing each program come to fruition after weeks and sometimes months of planning.”
Barbara joined the company in early 2010 and has developed a large and loyal roster of clients that rely on her years of event management experience. Barbara spearheads the creative direction for her groups by diligently seeking the best and most cost effective options and she does so with dedication, attention to detail and grace. Raised in Miami, Barbara is fluent in both English and Spanish, Barbara is a founding and important member of our team.
“I was born for this! I never stop working for my clients. When they are happy – I am happy.”
Lauren joined us from the planning side of the business so her perspective and instincts for our clients are tailored for impact, budget and messaging. With a heart of gold and genuine enthusiasm Lauren is a key asset on the team.
“We have such a positive team here at COTC. Every single day is a different challenge that keeps me on the edge of my seat.”
Jennifer’s secret sauce is long term hotel experience that makes her a key client asset in planning events. She is passionate about matching customers with their needs and desires through their events. A Miami girl to the core, she speaks English and Spanish, has a degree in Hospitality Management and the drive to create long term relationships through memorable programs.
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
An obsessive focus on trends, design, art and fashion are critical for manifesting unique and innovative events. There is always a line to be pushed to bring depth of meaning and messaging to programs.
“I take pride in the events we produce, the companies we represent, and most importantly being a part of the Cream of the Crop team.”
Tracy is a South Florida native with extensive knowledge of tours, activities, restaurants and off property venues from Palm Beach to Miami. Throughout her career, Tracy has helped create branding programs for various companies and strives to exceed client expectations all while keeping a smile on her face.
“I truly enjoy coming to work every day! This team is like family to me. At the end of the day, everyone works together to make each event a dream come true.”
A graduate of the Hospitality School at UF and a homegrown Floridian, Marissa brings a surplus of knowledge and experience about the Sunshine State. Her background in meetings makes her a logistical guru. Her jovial and creative ways in finding solutions while remaining calm is what makes her a true resource to our team. When she isn’t on-site at events you can find her at Riverside Market or at home watching Netflix with her golden retriever Oliver.
“Planning events is my passion. It’s what I love to do.”
Her commitment to the events industry is demonstrated everyday as she executes programs which showcase the beauty of our destination. Jennifer is extremely detail oriented and committed to our clients’ success which is evident in her everyday work ethic. Work is not the only game she’s dedicated to: as an ultimate sports lover, she can be found cheering on all of her favorite NFL and NBA teams.
“Every day I feel like a real life Fairy God Mother making our clients’ dreams and wishes come true.”
A South Florida native, a graduate of the Rosen College of Hospitality and a Disney princess at heart, Nicole has an uncanny ability to patiently drill down into the fine details that make our offerings best in class.
“Think of your dream program and bring me your thoughts, I will create stunning ambiance and propose the best spots.
I love bringing clients ideas to fruition. Creating spectacular events is my mission!”
A Florida native with a degree in Hospitality and Event Management, Rachel started her career in events for non-profits. COTC recruited this kindred spirit with amazing creative abilities to envision unique programs for our clients. Her creativity doesn’t stop when the work day ends. In her free time she enjoys crafting and baking.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
As an event planning obsession that started in college, she breathes fresh energy into her designs with an authentic, positive spirit. When she’s not at work you can find her jet-setting off to her next destination… or Disney.
“We live in paradise and I love having the opportunity to creatively share our beautiful home with our clients and their guests.”
Jessica’s singular focus is to find and mold fresh, exciting and authentic experiences. A native of South Florida, her local knowledge and years of experience are evident when showcasing our world-class destination.
“Different day – different challenge – it’s never boring!”
Ron was drafted into service when the business started in the family living room. Now, years later, he manages the in house production, warehouse and staff. He has been a photographer his entire life and his shots are the secret to our colorful newsletters.
Beau Everdij Stress Relief Officer
“Since I joined the team, productivity has increased ex-bone-entially!”