Meet Jillian


Owner, Creative Director, and Event Strategist Jillian Smith has masterfully diversified her event planning firm service offerings to include Comprehensive Event Planning & Design to service events in spaces such as:

  • Corporate Events
  • Non-Profit and Association Events
  • Workshops, Retreats, and Live Enrollment Events
  • Social Events
  • Weddings

Equipped with an award-winning event planning methodology for multi-project management (events), a structured client onboarding process, and post-event data analytics reporting, Jillian knows how to equip her clients with the data, the design, and the details that are required to produce a military-precision executed event; the type of execution that prompts clients to swiftly call on her team to book the next event again and again.


Fun Facts

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

Travel is life as the design and cultural experiences shape much of her design work with her clients. The 2nd Passport book is almost full!

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.

Valeria Miranda, Senior Associate Planner

Val was born and raised in the DMV where she earned a degree in Communications and Mass Communication at Towson University. Upon relocating to Atlanta in 2017, 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 vision and imagining on the spot to bring it life. Their event becomes her event and she thrives off innovation, challenging the norm, and utilizing resources that are untapped to produce a unique event experience.

Fun Facts:

Between being a plant mom and dog mom Val has her hands full!

Kimberly Vining, Event Producer

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, Event Assistant

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 again this year!

Fun Facts:

Mataya's dream vacation is to travel to Fiji!

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).

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!