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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.

 

Random Fact: Erin

erin has had a gin & tonic in a majority of the 50 states. she thinks new york had the best one.

Matt 

Childers

the springboard

matt moved to south florida after he graduated from indiana university. spending the past few years leading teams all around the world has garnered him the reputation as being the “guy in the know,” from restaurant recommendations to the best spots to snorkel, to even the best spot to sit on a particular plane, matt can help you find it. he & his wife carmen are always on the hunt for the next place to go experience, whether that is across the street or halfway around the world. his passion for sharing in experiences with others makes him a great fit for a2.

as director of development & creative projects he's able to use his incredible knowledge to help us continue to be creative and innovative.

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Random Fact: Matt

matt has flown over a million miles traveling the world. he likes atl, sin & ams airports the most. 

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Susan 
Sauby

the steady hand

susan helps keep us organized as a2's operations manager. 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. 

 

Random Fact: Susan

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

Val

Young

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.

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Random Fact: Val

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

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Molly
Mahoney

the learner

molly is our summer 2021 event planning intern. she was born & raised in jupiter and is currently attending randolph-macon college. she interned in the spring for a nonprofit organization in richmond, va where she learned about virtual events, in-house organization campaigns & social media. she has returned home for the summer to spend time with family & learn more about corporate event planning from our great team. 

 

molly is looking forward to learning more about destination marketing through this internship & is hopeful to acquire more skills to help her with her future career. through this internship, she is most looking forward to helping design event proposals, learning to be more creative & establishing lasting connections. her professional qualities include organizational skills, time management & technology skills. 

 

molly is currently on the randolph-macon's women’s lacrosse team & is an orientation leader for new students transitioning to the college. she enjoys trying new restaurants & traveling all over the world. 

Random Fact: Molly

molly & her sister have a food account on instagram, @whatthefoodforyou. so if you need food suggestions in sofla or around dc, check it out & give it a follow.