Meet the Dream Team
The People Who Make It All Happen
Owner and CEO
Holly Lynch is the owner of The Season Events, a full-service wedding planning, event design, and catering company which she formed in 2007. Before beginning her own business, she worked in corporate marketing and graphic design. In 2014, The Season Events merged with a local caterer, Ray Harris, to be able to offer customers fine dining experiences at their events. The Season Events also provides bartending and transportation services for their events, and designs event-related stationery, such as invitations, wedding programs, place cards, and menu cards. Holly lives in Rome with her husband and 3 dogs.
Vice President of Events & Operations
Nicole Williams has been named Vice President of Events and Operations for The Season Events. Nicole has been an integral part of the team since the addition of catering services in 2015. Her career as an elementary school teacher offered extra time on weekends and during the summer where she assisted The Season Events as a server in the catering department. She quickly became an event coordinator and wedding director and eventually left teaching to join the team full time as an Event and Wedding Planner in 2017. During the pandemic and subsequent changes to the event industry, Nicole’s professionalism, compassion for her clients, and creative thinking helped propel the company forward. As a result of her leadership during such unprecedented times, the company is now more successful and better prepared for a strong future.
Amber Zut Henson
Amber Zut Henson has been named Catering Director. Amber joined The Season Events in the fall of 2017 as a chef and event team leader. Prior to moving to Rome, Amber served as Chef de Partie for Club Med resorts and as Sous Chef for an exclusive Newport, Rhode Island restaurant. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University. She has enjoyed working in the South and creating many of The Season Events’ most mouth-watering dishes, including cobblers and pies along with specialty dinner menus. Amber’s efficient work style and practical industry knowledge helped The Season Events take on new opportunities and challenges during the past year. Amber’s diligent skill in purchasing and inventory management, along with her broad experience in the kitchen, makes her an asset to the future of The Season Events.
Elizabeth Hernandez Lanham
Elizabeth Hernandez Lanham continues to serve as Lead Chef. Elizabeth worked for 11 years at Barnsley Resort as their Garde Manger at the Rice House and then as Chef de Partie at Woodlands Grill. While at Barnsley, she completed their chef apprenticeship program. She then joined Ray Harris Catering as a chef in 2012 before that company joined The Season Events, where she has been an integral part of the company’s catering operations. As Lead Chef at The Season Events, Elizabeth has led and trained other cooks in the company’s recipes and methods. The consistency of her dishes have helped define the menu standards for the organization and her creativity and precision in the kitchen continue to set the bar for a successful (and delicious) future.
Kaitlyn is our Marketing Manager. She began working with us as an intern in 2021. Since earning her B.S. in Journalism and Emerging Media, she has joined our team full-time! If you follow us on social media and see our posts, Kaitlyn is behind it all! Kaitlyn is engaged to be married and will soon be a fully experienced Season Events bride! Aside from capturing or working on content for all things marketing,Kaitlyn enjoys playing and singing music and playing with her two fur-babies.
Catering Sales Manager
Kristy may be new to our team, but she is well-rounded in the catering business! Before joining our team at The Season Events, Kristy worked as the Catering Regional Sales Manager at Panera Bread for 9 and a half years. She is passionate about working with our clients to help create a memorable event with delicious food that fits your style! When she isn’t crafting the perfect menu for your next event, you will find her spending time with her husband and sweet baby girl.
Operations Manager/Prep Cook
Nick is our Operations Manager as well as one of our Prep Chefs. He joined our team in 2019 and he
quickly became our dependable go-to guy for everything from double battered chicken tenders to sirloin and everything in between! When he’s not organizing our back of house, you can probably find him in the kitchen making our delicious Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. Outside the office, he spends most of his time with his wife and baby girl who has grown up around our kitchen!
Gerald is one of our Prep Chefs. Just when we thought we were the life of the party, along came G! Gerald has 20+ years of experience working behind the scenes in various restaurants in Washington, Alabama, and Georgia. Before joining our team, Gerald worked for 3 years as the Prep and Grill Cook at Crawdaddy’s. The only thing more contagious than his laugh is his passion for great food!
Meet Eddie. Like your favorite uncle, Eddie can make you smile with one of his colorful stories! But the best way he knows to make you happy is with one of his famous smoked briskets or a grilled beef tenderloin. Eddie Digsby has been with the team since 2015 and knows his way around a grill. We love having our own “Cousin Eddie” around here to keep us all smiling and well-fed.
Brandi Garrett was the former Food Services Director at Shorter University. Upon retiring, she realized she just can’t stay away from great food and fun events, so she joined our team as a part-time prep chef. When she’s not in our kitchen or at an event, you can find her spending time with family or cheering on the Braves!
At their best and at your service.