OUR TEAM.


 
 
STAN WHITE & BETH WHITE • FOUNDERS     EMAIL STAN   |   EMAIL BETH    The founders and owners of White Door Events are no strangers to the event industry.  Stan and Beth White began their original company Grand Rental Station in early 1990 with the goal to bring event and party rental products to the Memphis region that were not available to the market at that time. The company soon picked up momentum as the demand grew, and quickly established its noticeable presence in the event business.  Over the next 15 years Grand Rental Station would continue to flourish in the event rental industry as they assisted in over thousands of different events. Throughout the course of that time they would make three different facility moves, each to a larger space to accommodate the ever-growing product inventory. During the final move, the company was renamed Grand Events & Party Rentals.  In early 2005 Stan and Beth acquired Party Place, an event rental company based in Nashville, Tennessee that serviced many high profile clients and events. Grand Events & Party Rentalsbecame one of the largest event rental companies in the nation after the acquisition with a total of over 160 employees.  In 2007 the Los Angeles-based Classic Party Rentals approached the company, and in mid 2007 Grand Events & Party Rentals was sold. Beth and Stan continued to manage the Memphis location, and in late 2013 together resigned after 25 years of servicing thousands of events and collecting just as many memories.  After taking time to refresh, their passion is rejuvenated and now wholly focused on building a creative and progressive event rental company, White Door Events.  The name White Door Events was chosen to identify them and at the same time to be inviting. Their goals & desires have always been to listen, to serve and to help customers create that perfect event. They and their team feel all customers and vendors are family because the event industry is a lifestyle and they get to work with many great and passionate people every day!

STAN WHITE & BETH WHITE • FOUNDERS

EMAIL STAN | EMAIL BETH

The founders and owners of White Door Events are no strangers to the event industry.

Stan and Beth White began their original company Grand Rental Station in early 1990 with the goal to bring event and party rental products to the Memphis region that were not available to the market at that time. The company soon picked up momentum as the demand grew, and quickly established its noticeable presence in the event business.

Over the next 15 years Grand Rental Station would continue to flourish in the event rental industry as they assisted in over thousands of different events. Throughout the course of that time they would make three different facility moves, each to a larger space to accommodate the ever-growing product inventory. During the final move, the company was renamed Grand Events & Party Rentals.

In early 2005 Stan and Beth acquired Party Place, an event rental company based in Nashville, Tennessee that serviced many high profile clients and events. Grand Events & Party Rentalsbecame one of the largest event rental companies in the nation after the acquisition with a total of over 160 employees.

In 2007 the Los Angeles-based Classic Party Rentals approached the company, and in mid 2007 Grand Events & Party Rentals was sold. Beth and Stan continued to manage the Memphis location, and in late 2013 together resigned after 25 years of servicing thousands of events and collecting just as many memories.

After taking time to refresh, their passion is rejuvenated and now wholly focused on building a creative and progressive event rental company, White Door Events.

The name White Door Events was chosen to identify them and at the same time to be inviting. Their goals & desires have always been to listen, to serve and to help customers create that perfect event. They and their team feel all customers and vendors are family because the event industry is a lifestyle and they get to work with many great and passionate people every day!

 

KayLee Carman, DMCP • Sr. Designer & Consultant   MEMPHIS   Hue of Choice:    greens, especially citron    I Love Working With:   mixed prints & patterns along with pops of color    Current Inspiration:  ”Living Installations” - incorporating greenery into all event elements

KayLee Carman, DMCP • Sr. Designer & Consultant

MEMPHIS

Hue of Choice:
greens, especially citron

I Love Working With:
mixed prints & patterns along with pops of color

Current Inspiration:
”Living Installations” - incorporating greenery into all event elements

Colleen Whatley • SALES+EVENT DESIGN   NASHVILLE   Hue of Choice:    mauves + grays    I Love Working With:   organic textures paired with industrial finishes    Current Inspiration:  the architecture and landscape of Sedona, AZ

Colleen Whatley • SALES+EVENT DESIGN

NASHVILLE

Hue of Choice:
mauves + grays

I Love Working With:
organic textures paired with industrial finishes

Current Inspiration:
the architecture and landscape of Sedona, AZ

Mike Carter  OPERATIONS MANAGER   MEMPHIS

Mike Carter

OPERATIONS MANAGER

MEMPHIS

Olivia Jamison • Sr. Designer & Consultant   MEMPHIS   Hue of Choice:    the bolder the better!    I Love Working With:    mixed prints    Current Inspiration:    boutique hotel design

Olivia Jamison • Sr. Designer & Consultant

MEMPHIS

Hue of Choice:
the bolder the better!

I Love Working With:
mixed prints

Current Inspiration:
boutique hotel design

Jennifer Estes • SALES+EVENT DESIGN   MEMPHIS   Hue of Choice:    muted shades of beige, blush & gray    I Love Working With:   layers of varied textures in a clean & simple color scheme    Current Inspiration:   Elan Café - London, UK

Jennifer Estes • SALES+EVENT DESIGN

MEMPHIS

Hue of Choice:
muted shades of beige, blush & gray

I Love Working With:
layers of varied textures in a clean & simple color scheme

Current Inspiration:
Elan Café - London, UK

Danny Kiihnl  OPERATIONS+EVENT DIRECTOR   MEMPHIS

Danny Kiihnl

OPERATIONS+EVENT DIRECTOR

MEMPHIS

Anita Akers • Sr. Designer & Consultant   NASHVILLE   Hue of Choice:    vintage tans    I Love Working With:   creative individuals or teams as they inspire me to be more imaginative    Current Inspiration:   Bobby Hotel - Nashville, TN

Anita Akers • Sr. Designer & Consultant

NASHVILLE

Hue of Choice:
vintage tans

I Love Working With:
creative individuals or teams as they inspire me to be more imaginative

Current Inspiration:
Bobby Hotel - Nashville, TN

Jeni Cherry • MARKETING  App of Choice:   Enlight    I Love Working With:   photographing new products    Current Inspiration:   Jonathan Adler’s Instagram account

Jeni Cherry • MARKETING

App of Choice:
Enlight

I Love Working With:
photographing new products

Current Inspiration:
Jonathan Adler’s Instagram account

Mike Claudio  OPERATIONS+PRODUCTIONS DIRECTOR   MEMPHIS

Mike Claudio

OPERATIONS+PRODUCTIONS DIRECTOR

MEMPHIS

Dreama Read • SALES+EVENT DESIGN   MEMPHIS   Hue of Choice:    yellow    I Love Working With:    people    Current Inspiration:    romantic settings

Dreama Read • SALES+EVENT DESIGN

MEMPHIS

Hue of Choice:
yellow

I Love Working With:
people

Current Inspiration:
romantic settings

Lindsey Griffith  OPERATIONS MANAGER   NASHIVLLE

Lindsey Griffith

OPERATIONS MANAGER

NASHIVLLE

Oved Castaneda  WAREHOUSE MANAGER   MEMPHIS

Oved Castaneda

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

MEMPHIS