Meet the Team
Carissa Llewellyn-BurnsBanquet Operations Manager
Carissa joined the Dubsdread Catering team more than five years ago. A Communications/Journalism graduate of Shippensburg University in 2011, she made the move from Pennsylvania to Florida in 2013 for sunshine and job opportunities. Carissa began her career with the Dubsdread Catering team as a Banquet Server and has since worked her way through every position in the office to learn every aspect of the operation. Carissa was promoted to Banquet Operations Manager in 2013 and is most proud of being part of the amazing team. When she is not at work, Carissa enjoys time with her new husband, Tyler, and her fur child, Roxy.
Christiana BullardBanquet Sales Manager
Christiana joined the Dubsdread Catering team in 2005. An Orlando native and a UCF graduate, Christiana first worked in advertising upon graduation, but found that the hospitality industry was far more entertaining and mentally stimulating for her. Christiana enjoys humorous clients, problem solving and working with great colleagues. When she is not at work, she enjoys watching UCF football, being at the gym and spending time with her three “kids,” her daughter, husband and dog.
David OsmolaSenior Wedding & Event Coordinator
David joined the Dubsdread Catering team more than ten years ago. Prior to joining the team, David worked in customer service positions in the wedding and airline industries. As Senior Wedding & Event Coordinator, David strives to make every bride’s dream a reality allowing his attention to detail and customer service skills to shine through. When he is not at work, David enjoys his time with his friends and his dog, Sweet Pea, and visiting family in Michigan.
Michelle EdmistonEvent Specialist/Sales Representative
Michelle joined the Dubsdread Catering team in 2017. A graduate of Seminole Community College and a Certified Wedding & Event Planner with The Bridal Society, she has been in the wedding, event and catering industry for more than 21 years. Michelle grew up in a family restaurant business, and added more layers to that knowledge through her work at country clubs, concert and convention venues, hotels and stadiums. Whether it is hosting a small private party or coordinating a big event for thousands of guests, helping her clients vision become a reality is her favorite part of being on the Dubsdread team. When Michelle is not planning an event, you will find her spending time with her husband Jay, son Blake, dog Boo Boo and her very large extended family.
Shanna ParisEvent Specialist/Sales Representative
Shanna joined the Dubsdread Catering team more than a year ago. An Event Management graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality, she parlayed her education and interests into positions with local wedding and destination event management companies. Since 2000, Shanna has been planning parties, weddings and events throughout the Orlando-area using her local expertise to help Meeting Planners all over the world execute their corporate events. Being a part of the Dubsdread team allows Shanna to fully focus on weddings and her true passion for helping brides find the special details to make their event unique and personal. When she is not at work, Shanna enjoys time with her three favorite guys, her dog Giggsy, her son Liam and her husband Josh.
Jennifer BurnsEvent Specialist/Sales Representative
Jennifer joined the Dubsdread Catering team this year. A Hospitality and Event Management graduate of Kendall College School of Hospitality in Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer began her career in New York just after finishing school. She joined a prestigious in-house event design company at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel where she designed and executed events ranging from celebrity charity galas to elaborate weddings. In 2014, she moved back to Orlando and ran the sales and marketing department for a small local wedding and event venue. Jennifer’s favorite part of joining the Dubsdread team is getting to use her design expertise to help clients envision their most special day. When not at work, Jennifer loves to travel, drink red wine and take Petey, her Goldendoodle, on outdoor adventures.
Bonny BaileySenior Wedding & Event Coordinator
Bonny joined the Dubsdread Catering team more than 10 years. A Production Management graduate of the University of Central Florida, Bonny began her career with Walt Disney World and the Disney Event Group. Wanting to grow her knowledge and skill set, Bonny’s love of well-produced events led her to working for Electronic Arts as a talent and motion capture booking coordinator as well as planning launch parties for new games and platforms. For the last ten years, Bonny has immersed herself in the Orlando wedding scene and has developed great relationships with vendors, venues and industry experts. She is a Dubsdread team superstar having coordinated more than 1,000 ceremonies and receptions at our premier venues. When she is not at work, Bonny enjoys spending time with family and working with her rescue animals.
Roxy Llewellyn-BurnsBanquet Operations Ambassador
Roxy joined the Dubsdread Catering team more than three years ago in January 2015. A Pet Smart’s Elite Obedience School graduate, she parlayed her training into a unique and valued office position. Roxy’s favorite part of joining the team is greeting guests and fulfilling her Dubsdread Catering ambassador duties. When not at work, Roxy enjoys playing fetch with her humans, belly rubs, treats, being completely spoiled and days at the doggie spa.