Columbia, SC is the heart of Gamecock Country. As the capitol of South Carolina, Columbia has deep roots of history, a loyal citizen base and is known for being “Famously Hot.” Events in Columbia carry the same rich culture with a tight knit industry to produce them. Party Reflections, with over 50 years of local event rental experience, can be depended on to provide all your event rental needs
Our Columbia Team
803.638.3137 | Contact Chris by email
Chris was born in the small Northeast town of Rumford, Maine. At the age of 5, he moved with his family to Columbia, SC and has spent all the years since then within the Midlands area. He attended Dreher High School, where he participated in Wrestling, Football and the ROTC program.
Upon completion of his educational years, Chris started his career in the special event industry. Chris has learned the elements of the rental business from the ground up. He began working in the warehouse and progressed to a position in the field as a driver and installer. Chris joined the PR team in 2013 when the company he worked for was acquired by Party Reflections. At that time, he was promoted to Logistics manager. He has also served as inventory manager which requires an extensive knowledge of all product lines and warehouse processes. Through his 12 years in the industry, Chris has gained experience that will effectively serve our clients in the account executive role. With the understanding of what is needed to produce events, he provides a comprehensive customer experience.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys fishing, hunting, playing music as well as volunteering time with a local outreach ministry.
Internet Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Consultant
336.279.7175 | Contact Heide by Email
Heide was born in New Jersey and lived there until the age of 10 when she and her family moved to North Carolina. Heide started her career in the special event industry in May 2016 after being a stay at home mom for 20 years. Not knowing exactly what to expect entering back into the workforce, she quickly adapted and became very enthusiastic and excited about this new chapter in her life. She enjoys interacting with new and existing clients and helping them make their dream a reality.
In her spare time, Heide enjoys cooking, wine tasting, being outdoors, spending time with friends, and the three most important men in her life, her two sons Nicholas and Nathan and her grandson Zane. She considers being a mother and “Gigi” two of her most rewarding and greatest accomplishments in life.
803.978.9718 | Contact Jason by email
Jason joined our team in 2021 as a transplant from Virginia, bringing 10 years of event world experience with him from the Washington D.C. market. Jason loves making the event world his career and thrives in a fast paced work environment. He started his career in inside sales and was promoted to Event Manager where he oversaw day to day installations and being the face the clients could rely on to ensure their events went smoothly, Promoted to Senior Account Executive, Jason continued his career by building and maintaining long standing relationships. Prior to the event world Jason spent 10 years in Interior design where he was able to master his craft and bring his design experience to the event work.
Jason grew up in a military family moving around from Georgia, Mississippi, Hawaii and finally ending up in Virginia where he spent most of his time. Upon joining the PR team, Jason relocated to Columbia SC with his two dogs. In his spare time Jason enjoys taking long hike with his dogs, mountain bike riding, concerts, sporting events or just about any outdoor activity.
Business Development, Corporate
Business Development, Corporate
803-467-1184 | Contact Aimee by email
Aimee Wicker joined our team in 2018, bringing with her nearly 10 years of experience working with Columbia’s top caterers, wedding and corporate planners. Well known throughout Columbia, for exceeding her client’s expectations, Aimee is focusing on our Business Development in South Carolina. Aimee has a creative, outgoing, and unforgettable personality, that she uses to bring the best out in everyone involved in the events she manages. Her passion to make her client’s event exactly as or better than anticipated, is based on her love of making it right.
As a graduate from the University of South Carolina Aimee currently resides in, a town she absolutely adores, Columbia with her husband and son. While the dogs Gus (previously most important) and Dot as well as Esther the cat provide endless entertainment, her son has quickly exceeded them therefore moving the animals to a much lower status in the family.
803.243.4508 | Contact Kaelin by email
Kaelin was born and raised on the Space Coast of Florida, sharing her hometown island with Kennedy Space Center. In pursuit of a profession in business and marketing she relocated to Charlotte, NC in 2011. After several successful years of sales experience at Red Ventures, Kaelin chose to navigate back to her happy place working with people and the events that make lifetime memories for them. She spent several years working in the food service industry where “special events” became her passion. With new opportunities in wedding and event planning waiting for her, Kaelin moved to Columbia, SC. For the past two years, she has been involved in planning and coordinating more than 100 special events throughout the southeast US with some of the best vendors in the industry.
Through her involvement in wedding and special occasions planning in Columbia, she was a regular customer of Party Reflections! Faced with an opportunity to follow her love of event design and décor, she welcomed the idea of joining the Party Reflection’s team as an account executive. Using her creativity to curate her client’s ideas into their event brings her great joy. Customer satisfaction is important to Kaelin and no occasion is too big or too small. Kaelin loves challenges and welcomes her clients to share their visions.
Odd as it may seem growing up in Florida, Kaelin spent much of her life on the ice – in figure skates. At the young age of 4 she competed in her first figure skating competition. Many competitions and over a decade of athletic training later, it is easy to see the history of Kaelin’s work ethic and passion for the performing arts in her ability to create an atmosphere that can take one’s breath away. When not at work, Kaelin loves to spend time with her fur-babies, Maui (black lab) and Kali (Aussie-lab mix). Kaelin also loves to spend time traveling and seeing the world.
P: 803.978.9710 | Contact Ed by Email
Ed Santiago joined our team in 2021, bringing nearly 10 years of experience working in the high-paced, events industry of the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland region. Ed is well known for consistently exceeding his client’s expectations and developing lifelong business relationships. His event rental career started with inside sales and was quickly promoted to Event Manager where he continued to excel becoming a Senior Event consultant. Ed also gained experience serving as a MOD (Manager on Duty) and a SCIT (Safety Committee Internal Trainer) team leader during his previous roles.
Ed is a graduate from Grand Canyon University. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but grew up in Northern Virginia. Upon joining the PR team, Ed relocated to Columbia, SC with his wife and his two younger daughters, as well as his flat-coated retriever and cat. His oldest daughter attends college in Jacksonville, Florida and his oldest son will be moving to Surfside, SC in the fall of 2021. In his spare time, Ed enjoys being outdoors and going mountain biking and hiking.
Serving clients in Columbia and throughout the South Carolina Midlands. With Business Development and two Account Executives, all of your rental needs and questions can be answered by this remarkable Columbia sales team. As the prominent rental partner in the region, this team is committed to the Party Reflections mission to provide upscale event rental products and services to create innovative solutions and lasting memories for our partners and clients. Meet the members of this team and reach them directly by phone or email located in their bio.
Join Our Team
There has never been a better time than now to enter the special event industry. There are careers available that include sales, logistics, production, installation, quality control and service. We are looking to develop innovative leaders and introduce new team members to event rentals.