Meet The Team
Owner & Principal Planner
Residing in Staten Island, NY, Larisa Scannella is a professional event planner with a keen eye for style. She has spent the last decade working as an events professional, planning and executing hundreds of occasions including weddings, corporate gatherings, galas, and more.
Larisa's passion for planning led her to explore educational opportunities that would elevate her career. She obtained certificates in Wedding Planning and Consulting, and Executive Event Leadership from Temple University.
She has also participated in the 21st Century Business Leadership Program at Rutgers University, where she received a Master's Certificate. This wealth of experience informs Larisa's services to this day, ensuring customer satisfaction and streamlined delivery.
Collaborating with clients on bespoke gatherings and milestone celebrations, her passion for throwing parties shines through everything she does. Events by Larisa Marie is the culmination of a lifelong ambition - to make memories that last.
Jillian, a native New Yorker, attended the City University of New York earning a B.S. in Economics with a specialization in Business in 2013. Jillian has a professional background in hospitality, corporate retail and legal administration. She has always demonstrated a passion for business and enjoys all aspects of event planning, including client consultations, planning and marketing strategy. Jillian got her start hosting small scale local events and corporate events within the tri-state area for luxury retail. It has been a long-time aspiration come true to work on event coordination. Her well-rounded background allows her to focus on much of the back end while incorporating as much glamour as possible into the experience for all clientele.
Maria Campelo is a Georgia native who has a passion for beauty, event planning/marketing, and graphic design. Maria has obtained her degree in Graphic Design Mastery and has participated in numerous marketing courses to enhance her educational background and portfolio. Maria has an eye for design and can take any vision and bring it to life. Maria's talent and passion shines through everything that she does. She is an incredibly valuable member of the ELM team!