Our Team - Blue Skies Events and Weddings

Our Team

Design, planning, creativity…what is not to love? Meet our team who have a true passion for creating astonishing events and bringing them to life! Our team of experienced professionals are dedicated to making every event we are involved in, big or small, exceed your expectations and fulfill your vision with our impeccable sense of style and creativity!

With over 25 years of combined experience in the hospitality, event planning and business management industries, our team is ready to turn your vision to reality.  We pride ourselves on utmost professionalism, a keen understanding of the details, and the experience to make every event a resounding success!  Trust your vision to our experience.

Owner and Lead Planner

Heather Tyler
Owner and Lead Planner, Designer and Coordinator

Heather, the owner and founder of Blue Skies Events has been professionally planning and designing events for twenty years!  Heather is a native to Florida and started her career in the hospitality industry in Orlando, Florida in 1994. In 1997, Heather took an amazing opportunity in Washington, DC to be part of a successful catering company. After 7 incredible and adventurous years of planning events on Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, museums, city parks, historic hotels and so many other monumental locations in DC, Heather moved back to Florida in 2004 to be closer to family.

Upon returning to Florida, Heather followed her ardor for planning, design and coordination and launched Blue Skies Events and loves every moment of it!  Her dedication to providing the best in client service, creativity with extravagant visions, years of experience and impeccable sense of style makes her one of the most highly respected planners in the Tampa Bay area.

Heather is dedicated to Giving Back to our community, with high emphasis to our military men and women. When she is not planning elaborate events, you will find Heather living life fullest, travelling to new places and spending time with her husband, son and 4 dogs!

Sr. Wedding & Event Planner

Natalie Melillo
Sr. Wedding & Event Planner

Natalie first discovered her passion for event planning while attending the University of South Florida. She became a volunteer during USF’s annual Homecoming Week where she helped run events and decided she loved the fast paced environment and watching the success of a vision being put into action.

In 2002, Natalie was given the opportunity to serve as the Director of Events for the USF’s Homecoming Committee where she had her first taste of designing and executing events, and she has been hooked since! Natalie holds a degree in Communications from the University of South Florida and has 10+ years of event planning experience as well as a background in sales, management, and hospitality.

When she is not helping clients plan amazing events, Natalie enjoys spending her time outdoors being active and traveling. She is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves trying new local restaurants and breweries, and appreciates live music and taking advantage of the simple things life has to offer!

Lead Planner
Heather Potts
Lead Planner

 

Heather joined our team in 2012 part-time, providing Month of Coordination Services on her off weekends from the hotel hospitality industry in which she worked for 15 years; which includes 10 years of planning amazing events! In Spring of 2016, Heather decided to come on full time with our team as a Senior Sales and Wedding Planner.

Heather was raised as a small town girl from Indiana with an amazing heart for life with BIG dreams to follow her passion in events as she has done so! We consider her style to be Vibrant, Traditional with a Twist and Modern yet Classic! Outside of work, Heather loves to experience all of the simple things that life has to offer, two of those being hanging out with her 4 children and enjoy the beautiful Florida beaches. Any chance she gets, you can find her at Busch Gardens enjoying the nature and thrill rides.

Event Coordinator

Jessie Streator
Event Coordinator

Jessie joined our team in the summer of 2015. While studying at Florida State University, Jessi began to hone in on her passion for working in the hospitality industry while interning with a local Tallahassee wedding and event planner. After graduating with a degree in Business and Hospitality Management, in May of 2012, Jessi worked sales and marketing within the hotel industry before deciding to move back to Tampa to pursue a second degree in Marketing Management from the University of South Florida. While back in school, she assisted in planning the details and décor for several friends and family’s personalized events. She is incredibly excited to be working with Blue Skies and cannot wait to help you plan your next special occasion!

Outside of work, Jessi loves to experience all of the simple things that life has to offer, two of those being travel and amazing food. Any chance she gets, you can find her cruising around the sunshine state in her red VW bug, in search for the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie.”

Administrative Assistant

Samantha is one of the most instrumental parts of Blue Skies – she is often the very first person our clients interact with when contacting Blue Skies and manages all of our administrative and office needs!

Sam, as the team calls her, is an incredibly organized individual who pays great attention to detail and assists during the planning process to insure everything is done in a speedy fashion! She is extremely personable and such a pleasure to work with.

She is native Floridian and is currently a student at St. Petersburg College majoring in early childhood education. She has a love for helping others, working with children and looks forward to becoming a teacher and influencing others following her degree.

Sam was a competitive dancer for over 14 years and has been dancing since she was just 3 years old! In between studying for her degree and working full time, Sam is passionate about crafting, Pinterest (our brides best friend) and enjoying sunny days outdoors!

Event Assistant

Krystyna Renner
Event Assistant

Krystyna was born and raised in Tampa, Florida! Having an extremely friendly and outgoing personality, Krystyna began her career in customer service 9 years ago working in the restaurant and service industry.  After several years in the service industry, Krystyna welcomed a beautiful baby girl to her family! From there, she had the desire for a different schedule with her new motherhood role and was soon offered a wonderful opportunity working as an aid with special needs children at a local elementary school.

Over summer break of 2015, Krystyna assisted the Blue Skies team, part time with Day of set up for weddings. With her knowledge and experience in customer service, Krystyna fit right in! She never imagined that she would pursue an opportunity in the event planning industry, but since assisting with her first event with Blue Skies, she has fallen in love with the magic – watching everything come together to create the most amazing weddings and events! In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, singing and spending time with her family and precious little girl!