Meet the E-VENTS Team
Ray & Linda Martin
I want to introduce myself. My wife Linda and myself own and operate E-VENTS in seven points.
Our lives together started in 1976. We married right out of high school. From childhood, I worked with my father at our family business, M&M Upholstery. The business exposed me to designers throughout Dallas and north Texas. This allowed us to become more involved in the creative side of business, as well as travel to some of the great design hubs throughout the U.S.
In an effort to assist in the showroom design and implementation of product launch, I spent many weeks in New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Florida. One of the products we were involved with launching was Martha Stewart Living bedding. Within that, we shipping to Macy’s, Bed Bath Beyond and K-Mart. In addition, we were directly involved with the displays that are shown today in Bellagio’s Conservatory Christmas display, and Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. We also had Gunbarrel Ranch which was our alter ego of rustic furniture and antler art. We enjoyed traveling to the log home shows around the country displaying our art.
While building our business I was invited to teach furniture and design with the Dallas Independent School district from 1995 – 1998 at Skyline High School. Our family business in Dallas continues today with the Martin Family still in leadership. I have moved on and enjoy the operation of E-VENTS and working in the management field. All of these life experience allows us to give the correct level of attention to our clients needs in creating the correct environment for a successful event.
I am currently managing assets for a construction company from Australia and spend most of my time in Houston. We have added Eric Gore as Executive Director and with his help we have already launched the first Lake Living Expo. This has been an idea I wanted to bring to the lake area since moving here some 15 years ago. Bringing together professionals from all aspects of lake life under one roof for home owners to source services.
Our love of God and community has allowed us to grow our family as well. While we had two biological children, our ability to have more children was cut short. We believe God opened a door for us to adopt. Our family continued to grow with the addition of 7 more children that we were privileged to adopt as well as provide temporary home-life for countless other children.
From our family to yours, we would extend and invitation to host your event.
The Martin Family
With over 20 years of institutional technology sales and business development to his credit, Eric Gore brings a unique combination of digital marketing, promotion and customer service to E-VENTS Cedar Creek clients.
Over my 25 plus years career, I’ve worked to network, secure and/or promote some of the world’s most prominent federal agencies and global corporations including the White House, National Security Agency, Air Force Cyber Security Command, Pentagon Joint Chiefs, General Motors, AT&T and IBM.
From 2012 – 2016 I invested in and was President of a successful Dallas-based social media analytics company where we provided large, social data analytics and visualization services for global companies including Walmart, IBM and American Airlines.
Today, in addition to serving as E-VENTS’ Executive Director, I’m the developer and publisher for CedarCreekLake.ONLINE, a highly successful digital marketing and advertising media service for lake area businesses supporting over 200 online listings for retailers, restaurants, realtors, service providers and other local companies.
As Executive Director at E-VENTS, I’m responsible for managing our Omni-channel business development and marketing strategy and overseeing the overall sales growth as the senior executive in charge.
Combining my E-VENTS business development responsibilities along with growing CedarCreekLake.ONLINE as a powerful digital marketing engine for local advertisers makes a lot of sense. On behalf of lake area businesses, we harness the power of a multi-channel, search-engine and mobile optimized promotion platform with the largest conference and events facility in East Texas! I believe that spells a powerful combination for economic progress for all the businesses in our area!