It all started on the streets of the Gaslamp...

McFarlane Promotions, Inc. is a high-design San Diego event planner, coordinator, and production company that creates unique festival and event experiences. With over 20 years of creating a wide variety of events, we are capable of coordinating and seamlessly managing everything from national festivals to local block parties. We have handled multiple stages of live entertainment, parades, VIP areas, and over 100 vendors while creating an epic experience for over 100,000 attendees. With a specialty in permitting and logistics, we have shut down entire neighborhoods and transformed entire venues from the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego to the

Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.


McFarlane Promotions is capable of creating and promoting large festivals; however, at the same time we also have key staff members that specialize in small intimate gatherings, private parties, golf tournaments, concours and car shows, employee incentive programs, parades, corporate events, auctions, galas and everything in between! McFarlane Promotions is dedicated to creating an inspirational event you’ll be talking about for years to come.

Our award winning team consists of some of the top talent in the industry who integrate seamlessly with your internal team.

Laurel McFarlane

Owner

Laurel offers her clients over 20 years of hands-on event planning experience and relationships. With a flawless reputation in the community for executing the most popular and prestigious events, Laurel offers her clients her creativity, contacts and most professional attention to detail.

Favorite Place to Travel: Nicaragua 

Random Fact:  I married my high school sweetheart

Nickname:  Lo or Lo Dawg

Ciara Johnson

Vice President

Ciara specializes in client services and event production. She has extensive experience in all aspects of event coordination and logistics. Offering clients 10 years of hands-on expertise, Ciara is adaptable and easy to work with. She contributes inventive and unique ideas as well as possesses excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills.

Find Me on the Weekend: Hanging with my family and watching my sons sports games

Random fact: I have been sky diving in Hawaii

Early Bird or Night Owl:  I'm a total night owl.  Don’t even try to talk to me in the morning until I have had some coffee 😉

Jenna Thompson

Director of Operations

Jenna brings a tremendous background of knowledge in both production and promotions. Her eye for style and current trends is obvious in every project, and her attention to detail is what elevates her events to be top-notch.  Thriving on systems and efficiencies, the meticulous care she has for each client and project is highly admired.

Find Me on the Weekend:  Doing yoga & hanging with my dog

Favorite Binge:  Shameless

Favorite Place You’ve Been:  Bali

Taylor Kahle

Event Manager

Friendly and knowledgeable, Taylor works directly with clients to set objectives and produce results that meets their vision. And with her eye for detail, Taylor brings organization to the McFarlane Promotions team. Maintaining composure in all encounters, she is the go to girl with a passion for the industry.


Mantra: Release Your Inhibitions

Favorite Self-Care: Face Mask / Glass of Red Wine / Gourmet Cheeses

Role Model: Ellen Degeneres

Estefania "Steff" Cerda

PR & Marketing Associate

Estefania (Es-the-fuh-nee-uhh) or Steff for short specializes in Public Relations & Marketing on the McFarlane Promotions, Inc. team. Possessing the ability to derive unique insights into any marketing plan or challenge, Steff assists our clients in maximizing event and brand awareness through compelling media campaigns and storytelling.


Favorite Podcast:  Crime Junkie

Doing on the Weekend:  Roller Skating by the beach!

Role Model:  Amal Clooney

Sana Masuda

Event Assistant

Sana is passionate about building relationships and connecting with anyone and everyone. She offers a new set of eyes to the well-structured team. Sana brings a “can-do” attitude to everything she does to create a positive impact on those around her and loves the event industry because of the people.


Favorite Quote:  “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” –Albus Dumbledore

Useless Talent:  I can say “Irish Wristwatch” five times really fast

Favorite Place I’ve Traveled to:  Santorini, Greece

Kevin Flatt

West Coast Sales

Kevin's charismatic sensibility leaves an impression on every person he encounters.  His extensive network of talent is the foundational base for his entertainment booking expertise.  His skilled communication skills are integral to every aspect of McFarlane Promotions work.

Favorite Band:  The Smiths

Most Likely Be Ticketed For:  Skateboarding

Favorite Drink: Michelada

Edwin Decker

Head of Vendor Relations

Ed has worked in the special event and festival business for over 20 years having coordinated and/or managed everything from vendors, stages, bars, staff, security and entertainment. He is ferocious multitasker with a focus on client satisfaction. He’s also pretty good at chess.  

 

Favorite Seat on the Airplane: Aisle seat in the exit row.

Favorite Unconventional Food Combination: Potato chips and sardines inside a Roast Beef Sandwich. Don’t judge me! 

Most Valuable Lesson My Mother Taught Me – “Eddie,” she said. “There’s nothing in this world that’s free.”

IN THE PRESS

San Diego Magazine

San Diego Community News Group

SD Voyager

619.233.5008

656 Fifth Avenue, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92101

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