RAQUEL BICKFORD ORANGES
FOUNDER + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Growing up in Napa Valley,Raquel had the opportunity to work with many esteemed restaurants, wineries, and hotels that attributed to her success in the event industry. From being a hostess at Bistro Jeanty at the age of 17 to working with Meadowood Napa Valley as a Guest Concierge, and developing the event department at Cliff Lede Vineyards, Whetstone Wine Cellars, and Phifer Pavitt, Raquel realized she had found her craft in event design, production, and hospitality and began ROQUE Events in 2014. She wanted to create a niche that was unparalleled to any other event planning service in the area. Raquel has spent years crafting a detailed process that helps her clients develop a vision efficiently and beautifully. After graduating from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design + Merchandising) and working with international brands, she returned to her home of Napa Valley to bring together her passions of event design and hospitality. For her, the success of ROQUE is built upon dreams realized.
Carly joins us from Sonoma State with a BA in Communications and a minor in Sociology after completing her wedding and event planning internship with us! Working as president of Her Campus at Sonoma State, Carly has a knack for event planning and communication. Her Campus is the #1 new-media brand for the empowered college woman. She was also instrumental in producing a fundraising event on the Sonoma State campus for 3,500 guests that raised $48,000 for Diabetes Education & Awareness. Her strong communication and organization skills make her an asset to the ROQUE Team. With the guidance of Raquel, Carly has embodied what it means to make hospitality and customer service a priority.
IN-HOUSE SIGNAGE DESIGNER
Napa Valley local, Laura Lambrix had the desire to create beautiful designs for her friends and family growing up. She took her talents and started developing high end digital graphic design + calligraphy work for top clients ranging from Live in the Vineyard, CBRE, Solage, Renteria, Vice Versa Wines, and more. Laura is a fresh, dynamic, innovator with 5 years of event + graphic design experience. Laura is recognized nationally for her talents of bringing elevated designs to life and creates a cohesive branding concept for all events. She is a true asset to the ROQUE Events team and is Raquel’s right hand when developing key event designs.