10 Questions with Kelly Melo

10 Questions with Kelly Melo

Meet AOO Events’ Senior Producer Kelly Melo!

Kelly Melo is a logistics powerhouse, capable of managing and executing multiple projects with extreme precision. As Senior Producer, Kelly lends her expertise to the team at AOO Events Inc., where planning events from concept to execution is her specialty.

Over the last 19 years, Kelly has been involved with a wide variety of clients and projects working in both corporate and social event production. Kelly takes the time to understand her client’s culture and their message. She works alongside them to deliver an experience that is beyond expectation, whether it is an intimate social event or a large corporate meeting.

Kelly earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, concentration in Management, from California State University, Los Angeles. She also graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing. Kelly’s business acumen and love for the event industry provide a solid foundation upon which to extend her talents in the realm of experiential event design and production.

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We recently caught up with Kelly to ask our signature Ten Questions and we’re thrilled to share her answers here:

 How did you get started in the special events industry?
It was totally accidental. My first job out of high school was a coordinator position with a non-profit organization, planning all of their fundraising events. From there, I went to corporate event planning and then made my way into production.

 What is your favorite sports team in LA?
Dodgers for life!

Favorite museum in LA?

Rooftop pool or indoor pool?
Rooftop with a cabana and a cocktail, please!

What is your favorite brunch spot in LA?
The Local Peasant with it’s glorious Bloody Mary bar.

Favorite cocktail trend of all time?
I’m a simple cocktail gal.. Hangar 1 vodka with soda & lemon.

What is your favorite annual event in LA?
LA Vegan Beer Festival – I can eat whatever I want at that one!

What destination would you recommend for a nearby staycation?
I love Santa Monica. There’s a ton of shopping, great restaurants, and the bike path is endless.

What is your favorite venue in LA?
The Edison is one of my favorites. It is non-descript from the outside and industrial & funky on the inside. It has an amazing vibe and versatility. Oh, and the best absinthe you will ever taste!

If you could work on any special event in the world, which one would it be and why?
Hands down… The Super Bowl Halftime Show. It has always amazed me that this exceptional team is capable of assembling and disassembling such a massive performance area in such a short amount of time. There’s a special place in my heart for logistics and this event is the holy grail!

Contact us at info@aooevents.com.for your next special event.