"There's no magic in magic. It's all in the details.
Regina Barrella graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a BS in Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. During the course of her education, she was fortunate enough to complete two notable internships: The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau gave her great insight into the workings of membership organizations and large-scale city events, while her time at Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia opened up a world of top-notch service.
Over the last two decades, Regina has cultivated multi-disciplinary experience, with time in non-profit, hotel, and corporate event environments.
Regina finds her inspiration for stand-out event planning in everything from her favorite films to her most memorable travels to her most beloved theme park—Walt Disney World (which goes unmatched for minute detail and positive guest experiences). In fact, Regina aims to make the Calico Event planning experience as unique and special as each of her clients, with a specific focus on service and details. She enjoys supporting her clients through each phase of the event process, whether it’s a small meeting, large event, or even golf tournament, and she prides herself in taking care of everything needed to bring an event to life!
You can expect Calico Events to operate like an extension of your company, bearing in mind your culture and brand. We value our relationships and the trust our clients put in us, and always deliver transparency throughout the entire process.
Now based in San Diego, Regina hasn’t forgotten her Philadelphia roots; she’s a Philly sports fan and refuses to drop some of her Philly-isms like pronouncing “water” as “wooder”.
What people are saying...
I have worked with Regina on multiple events and she is a truly phenomenal collaborator. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, insight and foresight and incredible creativity make her an asset when planning our fundraisers, galas and donor parties. I love to give her our party theme and let her run with it. Her ideas are not only unique and fun but they are tasteful and classy too. In addition, her knack for finding solutions for all the 'small things' (an extra extension cord, coasters for a vintage wood table, a string of lights to highlight a party sign) is the icing on the cake that makes the events she works on really special."
Jessica Gercke, Executive Director
Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company
I loved working with Regina and at the events she produced. She is prepared, coordinated, and manages all the moving parts of an event with skill and ease.
Plus, the logistics of her events are thoughtfully prepared and tons of fun! From start to finish, from intimate get-togethers, fundraisers, to huge public events, she knows her stuff and it was a pleasure to work with her.
Social Media Manager
I have witnessed Regina command every event she runs with skill and impeccable organization.
She is able to focus on the bigger picture while still never missing a beat when it comes to the small details that make an event special and memorable.
Regina is an exceptional event planner. She is incredibly professional, organized and works well under pressure.
Regina is an excellent event planner! My company brought her in to work on one of our largest events and it was a great success. Her leadership, organization and attention to detail is unsurmountable. Regina worked well with the team, sponsors, attendees, and participants and was a true asset on the team. It's without hesitation that I recommend her.
Kristine, Development Manager
Helen Woodward Animal Center