My name is Devon Balsamo-Gillis, and I love working at Moments by Wayne. I believe life should be embraced and celebrated, explored and lived- and I love knowing that I’m helping make that possible for others.
Growing up in Calabasas just north of Los Angeles, my three sisters and I were very involved in the San Fernando Valley Chapter of National Charity League, which is where my love for events blossomed. I became very involved in organizing meetings, philanthropy events, and parties for NCL. By the time college rolled around, I knew I could see myself pursuing event planning, the perfect amalgam of creativity and organization, as a career. I joined a Sorority and was immediately drafted onto the event planning commission. I worked with top wedding planners in the summer, and during the school year, I helped organize fundraisers for multiple organizations and schools. After three short years at university, armed with an English Degree from UCLA, I came upon Moments by Wayne, and it’s been like home ever since!
I still live in Calabasas; my family is extremely important to me, and I love that living so close to my sisters and my parents allows us to spend quality time together. I love making time for creativity and imagination, whether it be reading a really good book, trying out a new recipe, or annually making my Halloween costume (confession: I keep a list year round of costume choices and start the design process mid-June. Is it obvious Halloween is my favorite holiday?) My passion for Halloween is only rivaled by my travel bug; I have a bad case of wanderlust. I’m constantly dreaming up my next adventure, desperate to soak in as much culture and global perspective as my budget will allow. When I’m not working at Moments or planning my next grand adventure, I am training for my second-degree black belt, playing with my dogs, or enjoying some of my favorite television shows.