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Erin Branham

the boss

erin is our founder & president. as the daughter of the founder of ballet palm beach, erin grew up learning everything from production to logistics coordination. graduating from the university of miami in 2006, she began her career working for a local non-profit & found her knack for planning as she executed their large-scale events. working to plan and promote festivals, retreats, banquets, and national conferences, she was able to help the organization rebrand & grow.


after multiple people approached her to plan events for other organizations, she founded apartment two events. six years into her business, now just called a2 events, she can say the startup has grown substantially. as our clients, our programs & our staff have grown, she still loves to work through the details, make goals, propose marketing strategies, and meet with every client.

 erin currently lives in fort lauderdale with her husband jimmy and their two beautiful 

daughters, isabelle & evelyn. when she is not working, you can find her traveling with her family or hanging with them on the beach.


Fun Fact: Erin

erin cheered for the U &often stood on the sidelines with nfl players whom she never recognized because she doesn't like football.



the steady hand

susan helps keep us organized as a2's office manager & director of accounts receivable. she grew up in oshkosh, wisconsin. people always say, "oh, oshkosh b'gosh?" & yes, that is the home of the overalls. she attended the university of minnesota where she received a b.a. in theatre arts. since then she has lived in atlanta, south carolina, back to minneapolis, alabama, and then chicago.

having moved so much, she became quite good at renovating, buying & selling real estate. since 2010 she has taken root here in south florida where she is married to her husband eric & raises her daughter, elizabeth. in her free time she enjoys yoga, long walks with her miniature poodle henri, reading, cooking & travel. 


Fun Fact: Susan

susan has a story for everything, including the one time she flew on the concord with van halen. 



the quick draw

val is our director of sales & events. she was born & raised in Fort Lauderdale and is a proud graduate of the university of florida. after graduating, she moved to atlanta where she worked in sales. while she loved the city & southern hospitality, she was happy to return back to sunny south florida in 2017.


after impressing us all through the a2 internship, we were thrilled when she accepted our offer to join the team full time just two months later. she is known for her creativity, organizational skills & incredibly fast email response time.


in her free time val loves trying south florida's newest & greatest restaurants, boxing at her favorite local gym & traveling with her friends. her top travel experience so far was attending oktoberfest in munich followed by a week in barcelona.


Fun Fact: Val

val has danced on stage with flo rida & had sushi with blink 182. blink 182 was at another table. 


Alexa Kailing

the detailer

alexa is our operations & meetings manager. She was born in new jersey & moved to florida where she graduated from ucf’s rosen college of hospitality management with two b.a.s in event management & hospitality management. after graduation, she worked at numerous resorts in the orlando area growing event sales & client relationships. in 2019, she became a certified meeting professional and expanded her passion in meeting planning & logistics.


we were introduced to alexa through a former colleague of hers, and we knew right away she would be a huge asset to our team!


in her leisure time, alexa enjoys traveling the world with her husband, alex (a2!), visiting friends & family in their hometown of tampa, fl and finding new wines to taste!


Fun Fact: Alexa

the first international country alexa ever visited was china because she found a groupon.


the designer

londyn is our newest addition as our events intern. She has a passion for decorating and designing. She completed one year of Interior Design studies in San Diego, California, then switched to a Hospitality Management program at Florida International University in the fall of 2021. After working the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in 2022, it struck her that event design and production was her calling.

Londyn is a 4 year Navy veteran who lives with her husband and cat Macie. Some of her hobbies include traveling, going to a late morning brunch or laying out by the pool with a refreshing cucumber cocktail!


Fun Fact: Londyn

Londyn has been to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (she didn't fall off - phew) 

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