Skip to content

Event Planning Academy Instructors



Linda Vercillo

Linda Vercillo has been in the event industry for over 25 years. Linda is the Founder / Owner of Tra Di Noi Events & Toronto North Couture. Tra Di Noi Events is a full-service event planning agency that plans weddings and social events in the GTA and Italy. Toronto North Couture is an extension of TDN Events, it’s an exclusive educational program which takes place in Italy.

With a passion for planning, travel, culinary & fashion and an eye for details, Linda has also been an Event Planning Teacher at Trebas Institute since January 2019.  Her students have been thrilled with the hands-on approach that Linda gives them, teaching them concepts and tips that are not covered anywhere else.  Her clients rave about the events she plans for them, as well as the young fashion students who have launched their careers in Europe due to her tireless and relentless pursuit of the perfect event.

Trebas Institute Endorsement Letter

Rosemary Parentela

Rosemary Parentela has been in the event industry for over 20 years. Rosemary is the creator and owner of S2 Event Decor Inc. Her company specializes in event design and decor and creates one of a kind decor creations to meet her client’s vision. She offers services to research, design, set up, and clean up the decor of events. S2 has been recognized in the Wedding Planner Magazine and has an endless list of satisfied clients. Rosemary will teach students how to design unique events in order to meet the client’s need. She will show students how to conduct the proper research, and obtain the proper resources to put together both extravagant, and elegance decor layouts for any type of event. This includes budgeting for certain items, coordinating with other vendors, and developing the overall visual layout of an event. 

Ester Paris Mauro

Ester Paris is the owner of a family-run floral business called Ital Florist Ltd. The shop is one of the busiest florists in the Toronto area with thousands of different fresh and beautiful flower arrangements for any occasion. Ester has a special knack for creating breathtaking arrangements that meet the client’s vision, relative to their decor, theme, and venue. Ester will teach students the importance of unique floral arrangements for any event. This will help students become more aware of how important seamless colour schemes are to make the overall design of the event look perfect. This includes understanding seasonal arrangements, determining proper floral placement, budgeting, and coordinating themes with other vendors like decor. 

Candace Raymond

30 years of extensive experience in the corporate sector, led to the foundation of Banja Solutions in 2006.  Banja Solutions is an “Online Digital Agency” offering a  virtual consortium of the very best talent across Ontario, providing web development, marketing, social media management, content writing, Google Analytics, Google Adword management, project management, and business coaching to customers across Canada.  Candace will teach you how to build your business, create attention, cultivate and curate customers, and understand the power of digital marketing and what tools will work best for you.  Working with clients of all budgets and sizes ensures that she knows the free tools, and the paid ones that can make your job easier.