Meet Jillian

Owner

Jillian’s love of entertaining dates back to high school, when she planned holiday parties with her friends. As time went on and she honed her skills, she planned and hosted a wide range of events, from specialty theme parties to intimate group functions and beautiful weddings to professional corporate events. Knowing she’d found the secret sauce to planning successful events, Jillian decided to take the leap from her corporate job and begin marketing her services outside her network of friends and relatives to launch OneTouch Events. Her approach to event planning is simplicity. She takes cues from you to package the personality and feel of your event into something that is uniquely you. She’s drawn to the streamlined, sleek approach to executing a grand affair and infuses technology and planning tools into her events—for a simple and effective process. She pairs her right-brained organization with her creative left brain for the perfect event and biggest “Wow” factor. GET IN TOUCH WITH JILLIAN

Fun Facts

Jillian loves to cook and is a recipe perfectionist, making the same dish until it sings to her.

She wishes she was a runner, but instead is mean on the elliptical!

And if she had to do “it” all over again, a career move as a news anchor, where she gets to interview and tell the stories of interesting people of the world, would be the move.

Russell Simon

Russell was born and raised in South Carolina and earned a degree in accounting from South Carolina State University. He relocated to Atlanta in 2014 to pursue a career in the events industry, and the rest is history! He prides himself on being imaginative and bold and he works to operate with a positive, internal light every day. Russell loves event planning because it means he can transition someone else’s dream into reality and be a part of someone’s happy day. He loves watching couples gaze at one another on their wedding day and witnessing the love they share.

Fun Facts:

Russell makes the best lasagna in the world (and we can attest to that!) and he doesn’t know how to whistle (despite several attempts and tutorials).

Valeria Miranda

Val was born and raised in Maryland where she earned a degree in Communications and Mass Communication at Towson University. Upon relocating to Atlanta in 2016, she dove into the special events industry, a discipline she masterfully crafted during her days at Towson. Val brought her skillset of organizational effectiveness across large scale events as well as her fresh design eye for the most discerning of the OneTouch Events clientele. Val takes a personal approach to working with our clients by connecting with their client’s vision and imagining on the spot to bring it life. Their event becomes her event and she thrives off innovation, challenging the norm, and and utilizing resources that are untapped to produce a unique event experience.

Fun Facts:

Val aspires to produce high-fashion runway shows one day.

Samantha Barton

Samantha is a native Atlantan and has been in event planning for over 6 years. She believes that the people we meet in life have a purpose, and that’s exactly how she felt when she met our fearless leader. She feels that Jillian knew her passion for wanting to be a part of someone’s big day and she knows that she comes into our clients’ lives to help bring their big day to that magical happy ending. What drives Samantha to excel in her role is the smile on the bride’s face. She loves helping to make sure that everything the bride dreamed about comes together seamlessly. She also gets great joy in the look the father gives his daughter when he spins her around the dance floor as if she is still his little princess.

Fun Facts:

Samantha loves, loves, loves country music!

Kimberly Vining

Kimberly was born and raised in Atlanta and has been in event planning industry since 2015. She is inspired by emotional and spiritual connections, and epic, unforgettable experiences. With an infectious smile and a tenacious drive for organization, Kimberly exemplifies the OneTouch Events core values through her sincere fulfillment from serving others. When Kimberly is not finalizing your wedding or social event details, she’s developing marketing and communication plans. She may also be cooking or sometimes making flower arrangements, as she also dabbles in floral design.

Fun Facts:

Kimberly has secretly and often thought of owning a hair salon!

Mataya Hill

Mataya joined OneTouch Events as our 2019 College Intern and has been immersed in all things event planning since day 1. With a wedding, corporate conference, birthday/retirement party and non-profit event under her belt, Mataya has fully shown her my eagerness to learn and perform. When asked what her Event Planning Superpower has become, with an infectious smile she responds “With every detail that goes into executing the perfect event, no matter how minute, I am open to learning new ways to do so and happy to do go above and beyond to deliver results.” We’re so happy to have Mataya on the team this year!

Fun Facts:

Mataya's dream vacation is to travel to Fiji!