Nadine is the founding president of Hacienda Sarria. Best known for leading a phenomenal team of talented people, she prides herself on seeing the big picture and is always looking to the future for new trends and exciting opportunities.
As a serial entrepreneur, Nadine has seen great success over the years, most of which has been service and food-related. She owned the Picket Fence Cafe in Ayr, Ontario, as well as a nutrition consulting business, which had her working alongside well-known brands like President's Choice and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She's also written two cookbooks - calling her busy would be an understatement!
Hacienda Sarria is a very special space to Nadine and she has worked tirelessy to fill it with the kind of warmth and love that makes it feel like home to all who walk through it's doors. When not at the office, she is often found in her family home sharing beautiful (and delicious) meals with her children and husband, and enjoys traveling with them whenever possible.
Leah is head of Sales and Marketing at Hacienda Sarria. She is responsible for introducing everyone who visits to the space and is always excitedly promoting upcoming events. However, if asked, she'll tell you that the single best part of her job is listening to what vsitors want and taking their dream events from a simple idea to a reality.
With diplomas in both Business Administration and Advanced Marketing, discovering new marketing philosophies and trends is her favourite part of the ever-changing industry. With creativity, coordination and innovation, Leah has been able to create a diverse collection of successful marketing strategies for all types of events. She has a strong customer service and marketing background from her previous roles including her work in the film and television industry.
All of this expertise combined with her drive to ensure clients have the best experience possible, it's no wonder they would choose to describe her as relatable, compassionate and outgoing. When not in the office she's off jet-setting or at home with friends and family showing off her skills in the kitchen - with a glass of red in hand!
Judy leads Corporate Sales at Hacienda Sarria. Well known for her outgoing personality and ability to form strong and lasting relationships, she's especially talented in one-on-one scenarios. A skill she believes is essential in ensuring clients feel completely cared for and confident that all of their needs are met. You can guarantee that if Judy is looking after you any uncertainty you may be feeling about your meeting or event will be put to rest.
Passionate about her community she can be found sitting on a number of committees, is an active member of the International Women's Forum and cares deeply about helping through her many charitable endeavours. A sample of these activities include fundraising for St. Mary's Foundation and bringing awareness to and raising funds for the Wilfrid Laurier University Haiti 2016 Summer Institute.
Each day, Judy is delighted to have the honour and opportunity to work with a group of intelligent, talented women who are all focused on the same end goal - successful events for all! Her favourite place at Hacienda Sarria is the Courtyard because the architecture offers a sense of serenity that she feels enhances each guests' experience. When she's not at the office, she is finding her own serenity by attending fitness classes, or at her cottage surrounded by friends and family.
Alanna is the Event Manager at Hacienda Sarria. Going above and beyond expectations set by clients is her specialty. When asked how she does this time and again she will tell you it is her ability to stay energetic, observant and above all else, adaptable. In her experience it is rare that an event will run perfectly from beginning to end, so she prides herself on being able to think on her feet and accommodate last minute changes. It can be stressful, but at the end of the day a happy client makes it all worthwhile.
After getting her BA (Hons) in Law from Carleton University Alanna realized that her heart was pulling her in a different direction. A graduate certificate in Event Management from Conestoga College would follow and the rest, as they say, is history. Although she finds her work with Hacienda Sarria incredibly fulfilling, it is the work she does in her community that drives her.
Working as part of such a strong team at Hacienda Sarria has been a wonderful experience, but the real magic of the space for Alanna can be found in the Lounge. The fireplace, the unique architecture of the stairways and the colourful floor are just a few of the reasons she loves this room so much. Outside the office Alanna can be found spending time with her husband outdoors and renovating their new home, and she adores entertaining friends and family.
Claudia is the Manager of Event Planning at Hacienda Sarria. Naturally someone that puts people at ease, she can be found working closely with clients to bring their ideas to life. She also relies in part on her creative background to help her find unique ways of personalizing and expressing her client's visions and event needs.
She began her career at the Hacienda Sarria as a co-op student while finishing a certificate in Event Management from Conestoga College. For more than eight years she has been honing her skills within the industry and has been the recipient of The Waterloo Record's Readers Choice Platinum Award for Favourite Wedding Planner for the past 2 years. When not being an award-winning event planner, Claudia finds time to volunteer with several local charities and sits on the board for Fashion for Life.
Claudia loves working at the Hacienda Sarria because of the opportunities to learn and grow, and the ability to work with new clients on a constant basis. Her favourite room is the Coffee Bar, because it is often where guests end up unwinding during events, which generally means a lot of laughter, great conversation and many memories being made. When not on the job, Claudia can be found at local pubs listening to live music, or at home making dinner and watching hockey games - as long as she is with her close friends and family, she's happy!
Ashley is an Event Planner at Hacienda Sarria. For her, getting to know every client she works with personally and building strong relationships with them is vital. She focuses her energy on best understanding what's important to them, and this helps her bring their event hopes to life.
Following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario she began working as a Bridal Consultant. From that experience her passion for the wedding industry was ignited and she hasn't looked back. All of her education and training has helped shape the event planner she is today, and contributed to her winning The Waterloo Record's Readers Choice Diamond Award for Favourite Wedding Planner in 2014.
The team at the Hacienda Sarria is what inspires and motivates Ashley to continue learning and evolving everyday. Her absolute favourite space in the building is the Ballroom. She feels this can be incredibly romantic and intimate, so much so, that she married the love of her life there in May 2015. When not planning events, Ashley can be found at home with her family snuggled up on the sofa watching favourite TV shows or movies - and eating chocolate!
Ariana is an Event Planner at Hacienda Sarria. She takes pride in the fact that each wedding and special event at Hacienda is unique and custom to the client. She strives to create the best experience possible for all guests each time they step onto the property.
Ariana brings to the Hacienda team a background in Hospitality and Tourism and has completed her Wedding Consultant and Coordinator Certificate from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada. She has an abundance of knowledge and experience in customer service. Ariana joined the team as a co-op student, over the years she has had many roles within Hacienda such as; event staff, decor specialist, and event coordinator. She is no stranger to going the extra mile!