We are not party planners. We create experiences. We know events. 


Always pushing boundaries, we infuse our projects with innovation, expertise, and an element of surprise to create moments that are truly unforgettable.

Cassie evokes high fashion and traditional elegance, with a hustler mentality.

Cassie, the newest member of the Evoke team, started working around events when she was thirteen years old, soon after reveling in the experience of her own Bat Mitzvah. She began her life in events as an office manager for an upscale florist overseeing event orders, on-site production, and breakdown. Over the past two decades, she has continued to pursue her passion for events, seeking the ultimate client experience while assisting several noted high-end planners and teams.

A native of Potomac, Maryland, Cassie plays an essential role in conducting and coordinating vendors while on-site at our events. Steadfast and tireless, her ability to support the planning team while gracefully making the unexpected look intentional, makes her an incredibly valuable part of the team.

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Cassie Harwood

Livia evokes energy, a “get it done” mentality, and a colorful design style.

Livia Severino fell in love with the event industry from a young age, growing up in a family of caterers and creatives, her family currently runs a flower farm!

Livia joined Evoke in 2019 as a summer intern, working alongside Evoke’s founder, Jodi Moraru. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail soon became indispensable with Livia quickly becoming Evoke’s glue and helping the entire team in some of the most challenging and successful events. She loves creating beautiful and experiential events for our clients.

She helps create dynamic, unique, and experiential events. Livia thrives, handling logistical event details, ensuring that every aspect is meticulously attended to and that no detail goes unnoticed. Organization and spreadsheets are her forte. Livia published her first book Being You, Being Happy while completing her studies in marketing and management consulting.

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Livia Severino

Kaitlyn evokes a contemporary aesthetic, stylized details, simplicity, soft accents with a fresh twist, and a hands-on approach.

Kaitlyn Hostetler brings with her a strong background in design, marketing, and public relations. She previously worked for the wedding dress designer, Amsale, in New York City. There, she developed a keen understanding of the wedding event industry while planning and managing bridal markets, fashion shows, and media events for brands including Amsale, Kenneth Pool, and Christos.

Kaitlyn brings a creative approach to projects, leveraging her strong design perspective and wealth of experience to consistently provide her clients with unique events that look and feel cohesive. Known for deftly balancing her enthusiasm with a calming demeanor, Kaitlyn creatively and effectively guides clients through the essential details of each event.

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Kaitlyn Hostetler

Jodi evokes passion, drama, unconventional ideas, adventure, and a bohemian style.

Jodi Moraru is the founder of Evoke.

Her nearly 30 years in the events industry speaks for itself. And what it says is that she possesses magical creativity and delivers unparalleled service.

Jodi Moraru and the Evoke Design & Creative team have become the go-to firm for discerning clients seeking an exclusive experience. Her reputation - and that of Evoke’s - has been built on strong relationships with both clients and vendors who appreciate the personalized service, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence that not only meets but exceeds clients’ expectations.

Jodi has executed events for many of the world’s most recognized brands, including NIKE, SpaceX, Google, and Facebook, to name a few. She loves taking risks and allowing her instinctual creative side to wander while executing an affair with aplomb.

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Jodi Moraru

Jeannette Tavares has been with Evoke Design & Creative since 2010. Over that time, she has designed, planned, and executed a plethora of mesmerizing client experiences all around the world. Working alongside Jodi Moraru, Evoke’s founder, Jeannette built one of the most innovative event-planning businesses on the East Coast. In the summer of 2018, Jeannette acquired Evoke from Jodi and has since grown both the business and the team to the impressive collection of experienced professionals that it is today.

Jeannette possesses a broad array of experiences that highlight her ability to deliver high-end, large-scale events, as well as the most customized of intimate gatherings. Her vibrant personality, logistical prowess, and motivation to deliver uniqueness are what set her apart.

Strongly influenced by her Portuguese upbringing, Jeannette is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Her work is deeply influenced by the joy, compassion, and warmth that only family brings. She never misses an opportunity to let her clients’ culture and family shine through in even the most subtle of ways. Her multicultural background has played a pivotal role in the growth of Evoke’s destination business helping her produce publication-worthy events in places like Greece, Portugal, and Spain, in addition to multiple cities throughout the United States.

Jeannette has been named to the Top 25 Event Planners under 30 by Special Events Magazine. Her work has also been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Luxury, Town & Country, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and more.

Jeannette evokes creativity, irresistible energy, an appreciation for culture, and an eclectic style.

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Jeannette Tavares

Optimism matters. We surround ourselves with people who are enthusiastic. People who really care. That appreciate a good laugh and can roll with the punches. People that inspire those around them to care more and do better. 


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“They bring together the best people and allow them to be inspired by what they do. EVOKE gets people to do their best work.” 

Over 35 years, we’ve carefully built and maintained a network of the most talented behind-the-scenes crews imaginable. People who understand where the bar is set. For us. For you. 

A reputation of excellence.

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