Specialty Shows & Events
6861 Glen Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Marlene Thorne
714.622.5031 - Office
714.622.5067 - Fax
714.608.1722 - Cell

Marlene Thorne has been in the home show business since 1983. She has been involved in the production and marketing of over 250 events in California and Nevada.

Marlene has handled all aspects of the consumer show business including production, sales and marketing, advertising and publicity, show management, accounting, special features, seminars and so forth. Prior to joining the consumer show industry, Marlene was an exhibitor in trade shows across the country including the Consumer Electronics Show, The International Home and Housewares Show, Atlanta Giftware Show, New York Variety Show, New York Toy Faire and the Atlanta Super Show.

Having been an exhibitor herself, Marlene understands the value of personal contact with exhibitors and the importance of taking care of their needs and concerns.

Tara Cannon
562.208.5059 - Phone
562.608.8771 - Fax

Tara Cannon has been in Event and Project Management since 1996. During these years, she has managed and produced events ranging in size from a job fair to full facility consumer shows and trade shows, large concerts and sporting events. Tara began working with Marlene while at the Long Beach Convention Center, as her Event Manager and then again while at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Tara is a leader when it comes to getting things handled in an organized way, with detailed communication and a friendly attitude. 

Ruth Binde
702.438.1990 - Office
702.497.6893 - Cell
714.622.5067 - Fax

Ruth Binde has been in the home show and Christmas gift show business since 1988 in the Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada markets. With her extensive experience, she brings management, sales and production skills. Ruth joined the team in July 2016.

Brittany Thorne
714.330.5527 - Cell
714.622.5067 - Fax

Brittany Thorne has grown up observing her mother, Marlene Thorne, produce hundreds of Home and Garden Shows. It has surrounded most of her young life. She is new to the business; however, her background makes her a good fit for the company and her young eyes can bring a whole new perspective to the shows. She is eager to be producing shows alongside her mother.


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