ABOUT THE TEAM

ADRIENNE KARAZISSIS – Event Manager _MG_0045
Adrienne has been in love with horses her whole life, started riding when she was eight, and never looked back. She has combined her love of all things equestrian with her formidable organizational, marketing and “people” skills to carve out an important niche in the West Coast’s equestrian show community. Working for West Palms Event Management since 2007, Adrienne was an integral part of the team that founded the Sacramento International Horse Show, recognized as a top 25 show in the U.S. by NARG for eight years in a row. In 2013, she was awarded the USHJA Vital Staff Support Award in recognition of her exemplary and instrumental work in the success of the sport’s competitions throughout the year. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse, working out at the gym, traveling, playing with her dogs and spending time with her husband, Nick, and two young son’s, Greyson and Declan.


LORNA LOWRIE – Marketing Manager
Lorna hails from Scotland where her love of horses began by being trod on by a naughty Shetland pony at 3 years old. Pony Club, eventing and show jumping at a competitive level soon followed, until the need to be a ‘grown-up’ took over. Her advertising agency career, in brand, marketing and consumer loyalty, led to international travel and multiple relocations. Having been based in both Europe and Asia, finally found her true home in Portland, Oregon. Lorna believes in the benefits of a supportive and encouraging equestrian community and the need to invite new audiences to our sport. This belief led her to leave the security of the agency world and pursue her passion to bring her positive outlook as a consultant and publisher. Lorna brings her can-do attitude to West Palms Event Management to produce marketing campaigns, promotional materials, plan special events and assist with event organization and planning. She thanks her husband and teenage daughter for their support and is glad that they love the sport too.


SARA NASTRI – Operations ManagerFullSizeRender
Sara started riding when she was 10 years old and fell in love with the sport. She grew up in Hawaii and spent all of her free time at the barn. In Hawaii Sara not only competed Hunter/Jumpers but also rode a little western, dressage and even rodeo grand entry. After high school Sara moved to the Northwest to go to college. While in college she started working for a local bank and worked her way up from Teller to Branch Manager. After 15 years of banking she decided it was time to pursue her passion and started working as an Assistant Trainer.  In the fall of 2015 Sara changed her focus from training to working in show management.  Sara has a young daughter who also has a strong love for horses and loves to compete at the shows.


 

CHARLENE GUARRIELLO – Awards Manager
Charlene first met Dale in 1995 when he trained her son, Guy David! Charlene has ridden from a young age, continuing her career at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ riding for their Equestrian Team. She is now an active member of the Blue Ridge Hunt Club in Virginia! She worked and held an office with the Orange County IEL for several years and coached the award winning SMCHS Equestrian Team for 10 years. She has been working with West Palms for several years now and can always be found with a smile on her face!

 

 

 

 


                    RHONDA R. OHNESORGE – Director, Sponsorship Development
At ten years old, Rhonda’s stereotypical German father told his strong-willed Mid-Western daughter that her love of horses, was “just a passing phase.” Now, three horses, four decades and five career changes later- her parents still can’t believe that she hasn’t “grown out of it.”Rhonda’s diverse award-winning career includes working for local, regional and global companies with such titles as National Sales Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing, Special Events Manager, Director of Development and Prototype Manager- in the fields of hospitality, health, recreation and technology. But recently, this Solana Beach resident feels like she’s won the lottery in her new roles with West Palms Events & the Del Mar National Horse Show- developing win/win partnerships with fellow equestrians and the companies, products and services that are eager to support the industry she is most passionate about.When not working, she’s most likely at Del Mar’s dog beach with her lab, Beauregard, or standing at an easel perfecting her watercolor skills- or most likely at Sunset Horse Ranch trying to sit her spicy senior Hanoverian mare’s forward trot. Please contact her at rhonda@westpalmsevents.com or 858-437-3322.


ABOUT THE TEAM

ADRIENNE KARAZISSIS – Event Manager _MG_0045
Adrienne has been in love with horses her whole life, started riding when she was eight, and never looked back. She has combined her love of all things equestrian with her formidable organizational, marketing and “people” skills to carve out an important niche in the West Coast’s equestrian show community. Working for West Palms Event Management since 2007, Adrienne was an integral part of the team that founded the Sacramento International Horse Show, recognized as a top 25 show in the U.S. by NARG for eight years in a row. In 2013, she was awarded the USHJA Vital Staff Support Award in recognition of her exemplary and instrumental work in the success of the sport’s competitions throughout the year. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horse, working out at the gym, traveling, playing with her dogs and spending time with her husband, Nick, and two young son’s, Greyson and Declan.


LORNA LOWRIE – Marketing Manager
Lorna hails from Scotland where her love of horses began by being trod on by a naughty Shetland pony at 3 years old. Pony Club, eventing and show jumping at a competitive level soon followed, until the need to be a ‘grown-up’ took over. Her advertising agency career, in brand, marketing and consumer loyalty, led to international travel and multiple relocations. Having been based in both Europe and Asia, finally found her true home in Portland, Oregon. Lorna believes in the benefits of a supportive and encouraging equestrian community and the need to invite new audiences to our sport. This belief led her to leave the security of the agency world and pursue her passion to bring her positive outlook as a consultant and publisher. Lorna brings her can-do attitude to West Palms Event Management to produce marketing campaigns, promotional materials, plan special events and assist with event organization and planning. She thanks her husband and teenage daughter for their support and is glad that they love the sport too.


SARA NASTRI – Operations ManagerFullSizeRender
Sara started riding when she was 10 years old and fell in love with the sport. She grew up in Hawaii and spent all of her free time at the barn. In Hawaii Sara not only competed Hunter/Jumpers but also rode a little western, dressage and even rodeo grand entry. After high school Sara moved to the Northwest to go to college. While in college she started working for a local bank and worked her way up from Teller to Branch Manager. After 15 years of banking she decided it was time to pursue her passion and started working as an Assistant Trainer.  In the fall of 2015 Sara changed her focus from training to working in show management.  Sara has a young daughter who also has a strong love for horses and loves to compete at the shows.


 

CHARLENE GUARRIELLO – Awards Manager
Charlene first met Dale in 1995 when he trained her son, Guy David! Charlene has ridden from a young age, continuing her career at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ riding for their Equestrian Team. She is now an active member of the Blue Ridge Hunt Club in Virginia! She worked and held an office with the Orange County IEL for several years and coached the award winning SMCHS Equestrian Team for 10 years. She has been working with West Palms for several years now and can always be found with a smile on her face!

 

 

 

 


                    RHONDA R. OHNESORGE – Director, Sponsorship Development
At ten years old, Rhonda’s stereotypical German father told his strong-willed Mid-Western daughter that her love of horses, was “just a passing phase.” Now, three horses, four decades and five career changes later- her parents still can’t believe that she hasn’t “grown out of it.”Rhonda’s diverse award-winning career includes working for local, regional and global companies with such titles as National Sales Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing, Special Events Manager, Director of Development and Prototype Manager- in the fields of hospitality, health, recreation and technology. But recently, this Solana Beach resident feels like she’s won the lottery in her new roles with West Palms Events & the Del Mar National Horse Show- developing win/win partnerships with fellow equestrians and the companies, products and services that are eager to support the industry she is most passionate about.When not working, she’s most likely at Del Mar’s dog beach with her lab, Beauregard, or standing at an easel perfecting her watercolor skills- or most likely at Sunset Horse Ranch trying to sit her spicy senior Hanoverian mare’s forward trot. Please contact her at rhonda@westpalmsevents.com or 858-437-3322.