The Pavilion Staff
Director of Weddings & Wedding CoordinatorSheri, who is known as the face of the wedding department, came to Mixon’s with a background in service, which shows in everything she does for the couples that have their special day at The Pavilion. Her background in Business Management, and experience at Walt Disney World Vero Beach Resorts and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in events and sales; set Sheri on track for what “God has called her to do, be of service to others and make people happy”. Sheri has two amazing children, Devin and Ava who are her world and enjoy many beach days together, (Sheri’s favorite place to be)! Sheri can be found around the farm in many capacities, from meeting couples to plan their day and encouraging her team with a big smile, but mostly always on the go making sure our couples are tended to and want for nothing. Sheri’s most cherished part of the wedding day is getting to The Pavilion early before the sun starts shining, and getting all the décor gathered to make sure the dream day comes to life for the bride. She LOVES taking the stress off the bride, and going above and beyond, so the newly married couple can enjoy every moment to the fullest. “I feel so honored every wedding I am blessed to be a part of!” As you tour The Pavilion & Farmhouse, you will see many of Sheri’s visions for the property, as she has spearheaded many improvements; from hand stamping and painting the Pavilion floor, (yes, she did!), to the vintage feel in the bride and groom’s suite, that are so welcoming & upon arrival & the biggest; the vision for the Farmhouse! “I love everything farm inspired, lace and old things being brought to life again. There is something about when I turn on the twinkle lights, that I love every time. It just makes the whole place magical.” Sheri’s favorite life quote is: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. The Pavilion truly is a hidden gem and we can’t wait to have you come see us here, and meet our amazing & loving Sheri Gooby.
Wedding Coordinator & Marketing DirectorNew to the Mixon family, Brandy Harlan, brings over 10 years of wedding, event and marketing experience to the farm. A northern girl who grew up on a tobacco farm, she feels right at home around all the groves. Brandy has two very energetic boys, the oldest Ashton and Sean who is “the baby”, and a husband who makes her laugh. After planning a friend’s wedding in 2004, Brandy caught the love bug herself and began her planning company on Anna Maria in 2005, planning many beach and destination weddings. Still today, word of mouth has followed her to Mixon where she gets to be a part of the planning process of the couple’s special day. Brandy’s degrees in Fashion Design & Marketing, & Business Marketing, paired with God’s gift of ideas, makes her position at Mixon “a dream recipe for the perfect place to fulfill my creative bucket as well as be of service to Sheri and the wedding team by helping expand their audience through creative marketing ideas”. “I feel like I’ve done so many things on this journey God has blessed me with, from working at an amusement park at 16 to running my own fashion shows, and traveling, it’s a great feeling to be welcomed in like family to the Mixon company”. Brandy’s favorite part of wedding day is fluffing the brides train as she takes her stroll towards her groom and seeing the look on his face as their eyes meet. “It’s just so dreamy, and emotional and raw. Truly different and amazing every time”. On her “off” time, Brandy can be found reading a good book, at a local coffee shop, socializing with everyone, because she’s never met a stranger. Her favorite life quote which she lives by every day, is from Shakespeare “To thine ownself be true”. When you visit the farm, Brandy will most likely hug you and then tell you “find us on our social media sites & don’t forget to double tap!”
Wedding & Venue Tour Coordinator
Lindsay Fisher came to Mixon by a chance meeting at a bridal show, expressing her desire to learn and become a wedding coordinator! THE PAVILION at MIXON FARMS welcomed Lindsay in and recognized instantly, she would be a great fit! Lindsay who is technically a Hoosier, has called Sarasota home for as long as she can remember. Lindsay brings experience to the table from the “bridesmaid” standpoint, saying “I could have starred in 27 dresses!” As a USF (GO BULLS!) Graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Communications, she contributes that to being able to work well with all brides and industry professionals. Lindsay’s favorite part of the wedding day are the dances (father-bride, mother-groom, and especially the bride and groom's first dance; even the fun dancing which takes place later in the evening!) Lindsay loves greeting the bridal party on wedding day! When she’s not here on the farm; she’s socializing with her amazing friends or relaxing with her kitty OC (Orange Cat)! We invite you out to meet Lindsay and let her show you around our venue for your special wedding day!
"If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." - Zig Ziglar
Wedding Coordinator & Décor SpecialistJen as we call her, is a rarity in the area, because she is born and raised in Bradenton Florida, not far from Mixon to be exact. Jen who is married and has 4 children, comes to Mixon having over 6 years of wedding experience, but was born with an eye for décor and design. Jen’s background in graphic design and production management makes her super helpful when it comes to visualizing and making décor come to life logistically. Her favorite wedding “trend” is décor done all the way. She loves helping brides bring their décor to the next level, even inexpensively, but carrying it all the way through the entire event in a way that isn’t over done. At Mixon, we call her the Bow Whisperer, because her bows are ALWAYS perfect and uniform! As a hopeless romantic Jen’s favorite movie “The Notebook”, and quote is “Every love story is beautiful, but our is my favorite.” When you visit on a weekend you catch Jen coordinating, creating and decorating with a big smile!
Kaliah K. Muck
Hospitality CoordinatorYou may have seen Kaliah around the farm in many facets, from running the tram tours, to festivals, her biggest attribute to the weddings is her smiling face behind the bar! Kaliah, an Oklahoma girl originally has 3 wonderful grown children and 3 grands and the sweetest husband! You can always count on Kaliah to make sure your guests are happy with spirits all night long, and her favorite part of your big day are the toasts! Kaliah’s favorite quote, “Message in a Bottle”, which also lends to her biggest accomplishment, “peach and happiness”, is “To all the ships at sea, and all the ports of call. To my family and to all friends and strangers. This is a message, and a prayer. The message is that my travels taught me a great truth. I already had what everyone is searching for and few ever find. The one person in the world who I was grown to love forever. A person, like me, of the outer banks and the blue Atlantic mystery. A person rich in simple treasures. Self-made. Self-taught. A harbor where I am forever home. And no wind, or trouble or even a little death can know down this house. The prayer is that everyone in the world can know this kind of love and be healed by it. If my prayer is heard, there will be an erasing of all guilt and all regret and an end to all anger. Please, God, Amen.”