Meet Lora DeLorenzo

owner, planner, designer, dreamer, doer

As a young girl Lora joined her great grandmother in the kitchen creating dishes from their village in Sicily, Italy, where a passion for culinary arts and hospitality first blossomed. She studied at Johnson and Wales University and also completed the second level wine certificate program through the International Sommelier Guild.

When Lora moved to Orlando she further pursued her dreams by operating a 100-seat full service restaurant and bar on beautiful Lake Eola.

Throughout her journey in the culinary world, Lora has dedicated a large portion of her time to philanthropy and assisting children & families in need. In 2004, Lora co-founded the Bridges of Light Foundation, an organization which focuses on children in foster care facilities and underprivileged children in Orange County Public Schools. Lora led and inspired all aspects of the non-profit organization – planning, budgeting, financial reporting, resource management, human resources, grant writing and public relations. Through careful planning and successful execution these events raised upwards of $250,000 annually.

lora delorenzo

In August 2013, Lora culminated all her experiences by launching Overeasy Events, a full service event planning and design company. With the expertise Overeasy Events provides in areas of customer service, budgeting, organization and communication, combined with well-nurtured partner and vendor relationships, a dynamic and capable team produces unique, inspired, unforgettable events in the Orlando and Winter Park Area, and beyond.

Lora and her grandmothers in Sicily

Meet The Team

Amy Pontius

creative director, designer, stylist, master of the art of details

Amy has an extensive background in management, customer service, coordination and design. Through the years Amy has worked at various upscale retail establishments in the Atlanta and Birmingham, AL areas. Amy first discovered her love for event planning when she served as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of a rapidly growing company in Georgia. For over two years, she planned and coordinated all of the company’s social occasions and events, while performing office-wide managerial tasks, assisting with the business’s daily operations and providing administrative support to the CEO and Executive Team.

In addition, Amy realized her love for the arts at a young age. She grew up with an eagerness to “create,” which eventually led her to earn a degree in Art History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since then, she has worked on several fine art and design projects, including interior design projects for private employers.

Amy relocated to Winter Park from Columbus, GA, where she joined the Overeasy Events team in September 2015. She takes pride in being detail-oriented and organized, and works hard to create and ensure unique, personalized and seamless events.

Amy Pontius

Rachel Kaufman

event specialist, mitzvah guru

Rachel began her involvement in event planning & consulting before she her even had driver’s license.  Her first job was with a caterer, prepping food, in her hometown of Woodbridge, CT. Rachel was born and raised in New England and as a high-school graduate she moved to Winter Park, FL to earn her bachelor’s degree at Rollins College. While at Rollins, Rachel was eager to meet people & get involved in the community. Shortly after her move she started working in high-end retail on Park Avenue, and a mutual friend introduced her to Lora DeLorenzo.

After that meeting, Rachel worked as an intern and assistant for Bridges of Light Foundation for over three years with the hopes of bringing educational equality to underprivileged children living in Orange County.  Much of her involvement in Bridges of Light included; fundraising, event coordination, volunteer organization, and the production of the annual Player’s Ball Gala.

In January 2013 Rachel joined Hilton Worldwide to embark further in hospitality. Despite her new position, later that year, Rachel joined Lora again, but this time at Overeasy Events.  With over 10 years of experience, Rachel’s love for design, attention to detail, and desire to make the “special” moments in life “unforgettable” are noticeably evident in her work.

rachel kaufman

Nicolette DeLorenzo

marketing manager, social media coordinator, community-builder

Nicolette grew up learning to love all Orlando has to offer as a unique and beautiful city. She now attends Wake Forest University in North Carolina, studying Politics and Economics with aspirations of pursuing a career in International Relations. Nicolette is Social Media Coordinator for the WFU branch of non-profit International Justice Mission as well as Public Relations director for the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority. Her passion for aesthetic and communication stems from her experience in the arts. As both a dance teacher and member of the Wake Forest Dance Team, Nicolette recognizes the importance of the effortless beauty that Overeasy Events promotes.

Nicolette