Essa grew up in Cincinnati in a home where artists, dancers, musicians and business people would gather together to enjoy food, laughter and good conversation. The parties were always casual, but elegant – with creative serving pieces found at flea markets or transported home from their travels. Even at the evening meals, plates were embellished by something growing in their yard – herbs, fresh flowers or seashells collected over time. This type of simple elegance and the inspiration she drew from her European travels led to the creation of Essa Torch Events.
Essa’s experience of studying and working in client services at prominent marketing and branding firms in Cincinnati became the foundation for her future in business. With a keen eye for design, attention to detail and strong sense of visualization before implementation, Essa brings ideas to life and creates a unique experience for all of her clients. She continuously strives for excellence and is very organized, detailed oriented, on time and on budget.
Essa is inspired by art, fashion, exploring new cultures, gourmet cooking and creating beautifully designed spaces. She lives in Mt. Lookout with her husband Kevin, son Kyler, and their Goldendoodle Lyla.