MEET THE RIVETED EVENTS TEAM
Chief Executive Creator/Owner
Jeannie is a Southern California girl through and through, filled with all the energy and enthusiasm you'd expect of someone raised on beach air and waves. Born in Santa Monica, California, she stayed close to home to earn her undergraduate degree from USC. From there she went on to earn a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law--resulting in a career as a litigator for nearly a decade. And while the law may not seem the perfect conduit to event planning... It is. Why? Because both are all about the details.
Looking for a creative outlet, and knowing there was more to life than a courtroom, Jeannie channeled her love of all things fun and fabulous into her first event: a fundraiser for a Los Angeles non-profit. Convinced this was her calling, she continued down the event path and has since successfully produced countless live and silent auctions, festivals, galas, charity fundraisers, work shops/seminars, and social events for a myriad of non-profit organizations and corporations.
She approaches every event with unwavering personal commitment. Her goal: to deliver exemplary service--co-creating events that are spot-on, fun, engaging, innovative creative, stylized, and infused with the personality of the client. All while keeping a meticulous eye on the details … and the budget.
Mei Lisa Thompson
Since being recruited to Los Angeles by Bozell Advertising Agency, Ms Thompson has been an award-winning art director and designer in many creative capacities. She brings with her over 20 years experience in graphic design, creative marketing, commercial and residential interior design and construction. A partial list of her clients and project affiliations include Kawasaki Motors Corp., ASICS, Petersen Publishing, Weider Publishing, offices of the former UCLA Psychiatry & Neurology building, a 5-suite medical office in the AVCO building, Los Angeles Times newspaper, Four Seasons properties in Kona and Maui, Hawaii.
Before her children, ages 10 and 7, she partnered with Seaside Luxe LLC, a company creating and operating retail amenities at four-star destination resorts. She designed and built the boutiques at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii and Terranea Oceanfront Resort at Rancho Pales Verdes, California.
As the Senior Project Manager and Co-Creative Director for both of those projects, Ms Thompson was responsible for a 1.7MM, 2800 sq. ft. renovation at the Four Seasons Resort Maui. At Terranea Oceanfront Resort, she was responsible for the 1.3MM renovation project which was 3000 sq. ft. total retail space.
Currently, Mei Lisa is working exclusively with Jeannie Choi-Wolff and Riveted Events to plan, create and produce all types of creative occasions that clients and guests enjoy and remember.