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Special Edition: Atlanta International Special Events Society


Doc Waldrop / Full Circle Lighting & Productions

Doc Waldrop brings more than 30 years of experience in theatrical lighting and overall technical production to the meetings, special events, convention, motion picture, and association industries.

His lighting designs and installations have gathered praise and awards from international and Fortune 500 companies and have been featured in many industry and related magazines. He has held an executive board position, including Chapter President in 2004-2005, with the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the International Special Events Society and was recently honored with the 2008 Bob Blaesing Lifetime Achievement Award from ISES/NACE Atlanta. Doc is a founding member of Full Circle Lighting and Productions.

In his spare time (what little there is of it), Doc enjoys ripping up mountain roads on his Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle, chasing his son around, NASCAR racing, or playing a competitive game of pool, darts, croquet, or golf (OK, so the golf game could hardly be called competitive). Mr. Waldrop currently resides in Marietta, GA, but can often be found wherever his clients take him.

Ginnie Temple / Peachtree Tents & Events Twitter Facebook

Ginnie Temple is a coastal girl at heart who grew up in Brunswick, Georgia before moving to Atlanta to earn a BBA in hospitality from Georgia State University. It was during her college years that she realized her future lay in the events business when she recognized herself as the social outing ringleader. She stayed true to her path and worked for catering and event planning companies before making the perfect career move to Peachtree Tents & Events. Although Ginnie enjoys running, spin class and outdoor activities, her favorite hobby is networking and meeting new people. She has obviously found the right profession!

Roy Arriaga / Unique Event Elements Linkedin Twitter Facebook instagram

Lori Harbin / TEP Catering Linkedin Twitter

I have a passion for good food, helping projects succeed and spending quality time with my loved ones. So it should surprise no one that these passions led me directly into the special events industry. After graduating from Trinity University, I started my career at the UPS Corporate Headquarters where one of my responsibilities was planning departmental meetings and events. My love for this piece of my job led me to seek out a position with a full service special event company and soon she I coordinating corporate picnics and family days for groups up to 20,000 at The Fun Company. However, my passion for sales and marketing, along with a passion for fabulous food, ultimately led to my current position as the Director of Taste Experiences at TEP Catering.

I currently serve as the President-Elect for ISES Greater Atlanta and am an active member of MPI, ICA, and WIPA.