Meet your Five Star Service Team in West Houston

Brittney Smith Director of Sales & Planning

Brittney joined the Ashton Gardens team in 2013 with over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry, six of those years spent on the operations side of private events. After graduating from Lone Star College in 2009, she realized her eagerness to make each event special was not just an interest but her passion in life. Aside from Brittney’s well rounded knowledge of the hospitality industry, her desire to help make a bride’s dreams come true makes her key member of Ashton Gardens’ sales team. Brittney’s favorite part of the wedding experience is hearing about each bride and groom’s unique engagement and the excitement they have to plan their wedding!

Reem Fareed Sales & Event Coordinator

From restaurant operations to event management, Reem’s experience and success in the hospitality industry is unrivaled. Reem began her special events career back in 2009 and it wasn’t long before her impressive work ethic landed her opportunities with prestigious organizations like En Vogue Events and the NCAA Super Four Experience, just to name a few. In addition to juggling notable internship opportunities, Reem graduated Cum Lade from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Event Management. Reem’s attention to detail  make her a dazzling addition to our Ashton Gardens family.

Scarlett Young Sales & Event Coordinator

Scarlett eagerly joined the Ashton Gardens team with over 5 years of communications & event planning experience under her belt. Her friendliness and commitment to make every detail perfect for each couple makes Scarlett a confidant to everyone she works with. Her fortes focus on making each guest feel comfortable and calm while building an everlasting relationship with them. From effective logistics management to cultivating vendor relations, Scarlett rounds out an already dominate sales and planning team at Houston West. Outside of work, you can find Scarlett enjoying spin classes, Tex-Mex with friends, and traveling to new places with her husband!

John Mocnick Director of Operations

With nearly a decade of experience in the event and hotel industry, John Mocnik joined the Ashton Gardens team in late 2014. John’s hospitality career began with the Marriott family where he quickly moved up the ranks into a supervisor position. Upon leaving the Marriott group, John joined Hilton Americas in Houston as an Outlets Supervisor. With extensive knowledge in restaurant and bar operations, John has displayed remarkable leadership qualities and instills a positive attitude with every task he undertakes. His desire to gain additional experience and training for advanced responsibilities with Ashton Gardens makes him an Ashton Gardens rising star.