Meet your Five Star Service Team in Houston

Amanda Beam Director of Sales & Planning

Amanda joined the Ashton Gardens coordinating team late in 2014. Before moving back to her home state of Texas, Amanda stepped out into the sales and event planning world and worked for DeltaStyle Magazine as well as held a position as Event and Marketing Coordinator for the City of Monroe Louisiana where she orchestrated downtown events, festivals, concerts and everything in between. Not only did Amanda learn to operate under high pressure situations and strict deadlines, she was also able to network with other event experts and gained invaluable experience in planning various types events. It was there that Amanda realized event planning was where she shined brightest and that her passion was, without a shadow if a doubt, in the wedding industry. From the day a couple books their wedding, Amanda enjoys every second of a couple’s planning process, from the bride’s entrance to the grand exit.

Paige Thurman Wedding & Event Coordinator

For having started her hospitality career three short years ago, Paige is making waves in the wedding and event industry. Before procuring her spot with Ashton Gardens’ Sales and Planning team, Paige successfully spent her summers with private planning companies and eventually, landed a coveted position with The Historic Davenport hotel. Paige holds a degree in Ecotourism and Communications from Western Washington University. When Paige isn’t making wedding day dreams come true, she is most likely paddle boarding, camping, hiking and hanging out with her fiancé.

Tara Christopher Sales & Event Coordinator

With a substantial background in customer service, organization, and personalization, Tara Christopher exemplifies all the gifts necessary to be an Ashton Gardens team member. With years of experience and extensive knowledge in special events, Tara thrives in designing special occasions and cultivating vendor relationships. Her spirited personality, passion for helping others and deep commitment to customer service has made her a perfect fit in this amazing industry. When Tara isn’t helping couples plan their perfect day, you catch her following her favorite Houston sports team, working out or shopping.

Cesar Garcia Director of Operations

Cesar’s contributions to Ashton Garden’s management team are endless. With over 5 years experience at Ashton Gardens Houston, working up the ranks in various positions with in the Culinary and Operations teams, Cesar’s knowledge of event management ensures that each and every guest has the most personalized service. Cesar handles pressure with poise and is always willing to lend a hand to ensure each and every event is a success.