Our Team

When not designing memorable events for our clients, our team enjoys supporting our favorite charity, the Humane Rescue Alliance; traveling the country and the world for event inspiration; and, exploring locally-owned farm-to-table neighborhood restaurants.

Elaine Coronado

Chief Strategist & Event Producer

The Argus Team is led by Elaine Coronado who moved to Washington, D.C. in 1988 from San Antonio, Texas. Although Elaine enjoys event styling, her client focus is on strategy. She understands that beautiful, fun and captivating events are not successful unless agreed upon goals are satisfied. She managed two non-profit organizations to success leading Hispanic Business to name her one of the Top 100 Influentials in the United States. She is a former board member of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at the Kennedy Center; studied art at the Prado Museum; and is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute.

Kate Talbert

Creative Director

Kate Talbert, an Arkansan, served as an Environmental Attorney before leaving to follow her passion of painting, design, and custom fabrication of staging and props. Kate keeps event branding consistent through her graphic, decor and stage design. She scouts for unique venues, staging ideas, and event technology for clients watching their pennies, but seeking a punch of style. Thanks to Kate’s creativity we are building an inventory of staging and custom items for client use. She serves on-site with production and has been with us since 2013.

Jana Chovanic

Production & Technical Advisor

Jana makes sure that the latest in technology supports our creative vision. Her specialties are uplighting and intelligent lighting; sound systems; entertainment and musician support; video projection and staying on top of the latest in event technology. Since 2012 she has served as our technical producer on-site and guides us to solutions and ideas to bring our event vision to life.

Kathy La Torre

Event Manager

Kathy assists our clients with registration, speaker management, venue scouting, and vendor liaising. Prior to joining Argus Events, Kathy served as the Senior Event and Meeting Planner at UnidosUS, and then as the Manager for Business Planning, Events and Recognition at Marriot International for the Caribbean and Latin America, where she managed everything from national conferences with 5,000+ attendees, to small customer focus groups and board meetings.

Anthony Sadler

Event Assistant

Anthony has been with Argus Events since 2017 and supports our team and our clients through research, project follow-up, vendor management, web based applications, and administrative duties. He looks out for ways to improve our processes and facilitates our team in taking initiatives to the finish line.

Peter McDonough

Warehouse Manager

Peter McDonough, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania serves as our Warehouse Manager, responsible for moving, setting up and returning Argus décor at client events. Pete has been with the Argus Team since 2016.

Joy Stroheker


Joy has been with us since 2013 and handles all aspects of our company accounting including client invoicing, vendor payments, accounts receivable, check processing, and cash flow management.


In addition to our immediate team we pull from a pool of consultants and freelancers, that we fold into our various projects. We also connect with models, character actors, musicians and more to enhance events.