About Tidewater Events

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

How can we assist you?

Our team can help you with these services, and so much more.


We are excited to offer video & live-streaming services to help you reach a larger audience!

Event Production

Need lights? Need a camera? Let’s put it to action! Have us help you produce your next event!

Marketing Services

Want a boost? Go ahead and become a Tidewater Partner today so you can find new clients!

Digital Directory

We provide event & business listing services to the greater Hampton Roads Virginia Community.

Event Planning

Our professionals can help you cross your T’s and dot the I’s on your event planning checklist.

Meet our team

Tidewater Events Active Members

Tidewater Events was created by a team of inspired individuals who have professional backgrounds in event productions such as conventions, weddings, concerts, expos & trade shows, family-friendly events, and more! At Tidewater Events, our goal is to create a local hub for event goers and event vendors alike, and to do so in a way that encompasses passion, attention to detail, creativity, and excellent customer service.

Chief Executive Director

Angela Menichino

Angela has spent the majority of her life living in Hampton Roads. For almost a decade now, she has been coordinating different events such as bridal shows, weddings, concerts, dances, birthday parties, and so much more. Angela loves customizing every event for her clients by helping them realize their vision, by tailoring to their needs, and by executing their ideas flawlessly. When she is not handling business, she loves spending time with her family, traveling to see beautiful places, burning nice candles, decorating her home, and petting any animal that passes by.

Operations Director

Lexi Moyer

Lexi grew up in Virginia Beach prior to attending James Madison University. (Go dukes!) She has a varied collection of professional experiences: working as a day-of coordinator for a Virginia wedding planner, as a Resort & Club Concierge for Walt Disney World in Florida, and as an Event Concierge for Hyatt Regency Orlando’s convention center before making her way back to Hampton Roads in 2020. Outside of events, Lexi loves roller coasters, attending endless happy hours, singing karaoke in the car, baking new dessert recipes, and wandering around Target.

Vendor Sales Director

Katherine Byrd

A Norfolk native, Katherine has been involved in media and promotions for over 30 years from Marketing & Operations for AMC Theatres to Advertising Executive at Entercom & Max Media radio, and 10 years as the Advertising Executive for Vow Bride Magazine and its Annual Vow Bridal Event, Tidewater Parent Magazine, and The Ultimate Show for Women. She’s a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen and has traveled all over with friends to see him in concerts. She loves photography, gardening, and conserving wildlife such as the Monarch Butterfly.

Creative Director

Venissa De Leon

Originally from New Jersey, Venissa has always been involved in events for as long as she can remember. It started with helping her mother with church events and continued onto college culminating in a BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Stockton University. Her passion to create unforgettable events is what has driven her in the event world for the past 15 years. Her favorite part is the joy on a client’s face once the event has concluded beautifully. She has worked in the casinos in Atlantic City to the hotels of New York City and is excited to continue her journey here in Hampton Roads. When not enveloped by the event world, you can find her reading, playing video games, out in nature, traveling or crafting.

Event Sales Director

Julian Rivera

Julian is a 757 local and jack of all trades, while also mastering them all. He’s a self-made entrepreneur and local realtor by day, but also an entertainer at night! He has performed all around Hampton Roads and around the country in different clubs, concerts, and events. Julian started out small, but he’s made it big thanks to the opportunities he’s been given. He has worked with major headliners such as Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliot, Juicy J, and so many more while working in music as a DJ. Julian has a drive that you can’t purchase in a can, so expect nothing but greatness.

Join Tidewater's team

Are you interested in a career with us? We are always looking for qualified individuals.