Meet the Team

The Individuals Behind the Artistry

Brian Kappra

President & Creative Director

As the creative visionary behind Evantine Design, Brian Kappra’s passion for storytelling is evident in every aspect of his design firm. He is the master of installing breathtaking—and often logistically ambitious—environments, despite the challenging realities of event production. With over three decades in the special event industry, Brian’s signature designs are custom-crafted with imaginative elements, theatrical impact and propriety, artistic details. It’s no wonder that his event interiors attract and inspire an enviable roster of A-list clientele, from respected corporations and charitable organizations, to the area’s most influential tastemakers and society hosts. Brian is also a generous contributor to charitable causes — donating time, talent and resources to Abramson Cancer Center, MANNA, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, amfAR, The Transplant Foundation, Project HOME, the Foundation for Breast & Prostate Health, as well as countless others. Read More

Robert Canada

Executive Producer

Trusted by Philadelphia’s most sophisticated party hosts, Robert’s five-star communication and organizational skills keep him several steps ahead of our clients’ needs during the event planning process. Drawing on his extensive experience producing complex events from Los Angeles to New York City and many places in-between, Robert moves with ease between planning menus and negotiating contracts, to stage management and talent coordination. The more complicated an event design, the better seems to be his motto as no one loves a challenge more than Robert.

Add to that his wicked sense of humor and nurturing style and it’s easy to understand how clients appreciate him as a respected guide, strong advocate, design collaborator, and technical advisor. Robert’s dedication to executing his client’s vision, and his commitment to excellence, have resulted in the kinds of relationships that are at the heart and soul of Evantine Design.

Learn more about Robert on the blog.


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Dean Springman

Business Manager

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Emily Archbold

Senior Event Planner 

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Kevin Levis

Technical Director

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Julie Farling

Floral Designer

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Saint James Shatzer

Production Designer

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Kevin Brown

Warehouse Manager

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Melissa Paul

Digital Marketing & Social Media

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