Meet Nina Whittleton


Nina is co-owner and President of Classic Party Rentals of Virginia, Inc. Entering its 26th year, Classic Party Rentals of Virginia has been involved in many wonderful events both public and private! She believes in being hands on in the business working side by side with her employees in every department when needed. When she is not involved in the management of the business, Nina finds her passion in community involvement. She truly believes, “Your Network is your Net WORTH!” She has served on many Boards over the years including LINC, NACE, N.E.W. and the JFWCC. She also volunteers for many local fundraisers pouring beer, selling tickets or just manning the gates! Her family is her best source of strength. Her favorite job has always been being a mom to her kids who provide the most balance in her life along with the sweetest, cutest grandbaby in the world!


Meet Kurt Whittleton


Kurt is our CFO and operational visionary. After graduating college, he became a full-time employee and worked his way to becoming a great leader. He now oversees all aspects of the company. His strong belief in being a liaison between all company departments has been integral in moving the company forward and into the future. During peak season you may even see him driving delivery trucks. When Kurt is not working, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his son.   


Meet Martha Pearce


Martha, aka “MARBZ”, began her career in 1997 right after college. All she knew was she needed a job that provided health insurance and she loved a party! It wasn’t long before Martha gained a passion for the Special Event industry. Over the years Martha has received training & has been an active member with the American Rental Association, Richmond Weddings, National Association of Catering Executives, International Special Events Society, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce & The Richmond Retail Merchants Association. Martha’s an expert in tents! She will advise you on what you need, when you need it and where you need it. She thrives in helping clients select their exact rental needs to bring a client’s vision to life! She has a versatile clientele and is never too busy for referrals – whether it be for a bride to be, a corporate event or a non-profit gala. Martha stays current with the rental & decor trends for all types of events. When she’s not planning events for others, she’s most likely playing with her family at the beach, planning a party for her friends or being entertained by her slew of animals at her family farm. Besides her wonderful relationships with her clients – Martha says her greatest “gift” from her career was meeting her hubby, Kevin, whom she met through the industry. She has three children, stepdaughter, Victoria, two sons Nash  & Boyd, along with a bunch of 4-legged fur-balls! Come see Martha to help you plan what you need for your next PARTY!!


Meet Patrick Hagerich


Meet Patrick Hagerich

Hi everyone! I am Patrick Hagerich here at Classic Party Rentals of VA. I will be happy and honored to make your wedding day the day of your dreams. I have been planning events since graduating from college in 1986. I have worked for hotels, restaurants, private clubs, and even managed a bar–always on the event planning side of operations. I have called New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Atlanta, and Richmond home in my professional capacity, with each city providing me with knowledge, experience, and creativity.

I like to keep current in the market with trends in decor, but (of course) always listening to my clients and what they really want and need to make their day special. You will find that I am not a cookie-cutter or one trick pony type of guy. We are going to have fun planning and executing the perfect event for you and your budget.

I am working at our South Side Warehouse location (9313 Burge Avenue in south Richmond) and I would love to meet you. We can play with the samples we have in our showroom, and then schedule an appointment to take selections to your venue and see what they can look like.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you.

Patrick Hagerich
Director of Bridal Services


Meet Carrie Black, CPCE, CERP


Certified Professional in Catering and Events through NACE and Certified Event Rental Professional through the ARA, Carrie has a unique experience as her first connection with Classic Party Rentals of Virginia was as a client! She joined our team in 2015 after welcoming her first baby with her husband, Jake. She’s a proud 2010 Virginia Tech Alum with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management – GO HOKIES! After college, she moved to sunny San Diego where she found her love for brunch cruises, dog beaches, and wine tasting in Temecula Valley. She has always had a passion for planning and pays very close attention to detail. When paired with her creativity, she loves bringing every event full circle. Life took her full circle and she’s back in California! She may be on the other side of the country, but she is a valued part of our team and works remotely to be a huge help to Martha and our West End clients.


Meet Sydney Colston

Sydney Colston has worked for Classic off and on since she was 18. In her times of absence, she worked in the hospitality industry and medical field. Colston returned to Classic in 2022 and is happy to be back in on the CPR team. She is working towards her CERP & CPCE certifications. Blooming from inside sales to outside appointments as well, Colston enjoys working with clients and making their events fabulous and unforgettable. As a member of NACE, she looks forward to forging new friendships within the event industry. Outside of work, Colston enjoys spending time with her family, going to the Piankatank River, baking, and petting every dog she sees.

Meet Mikey Fuller


Hi! I’m Mikey Fuller. At CPR I serve as Marketing & IT Coordinator and AR Administrator. I’m the person behind the scenes answering the phone, making CAD layouts and diagrams, creating our print ads, writing (sometimes filming and directing, too!) our commercials, and managing our social media presence. In my career, I have always found myself as the person to make things happen. I bring your vision to life. My photography, styling, writing, and interior design work has been featured internationally, both online and in print. My quirky, yet elegant sense of style sets me apart from the rest. I’m actively involved in my local community, where I serve as President of Tri-Cities Pride, Inc.

Before coming to CPR, I was Operations Manager for an estate liquidation firm, managed a 10,000 sq. ft. antiques mall, and was an Office Services Associate for DTI Global, contracted with multiple high profile law firms in the Greater Richmond Area. I play piano and organ in my spare time and serve as choirmaster and accompanist for a local parish. I’ve performed at many special occasions, weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, parties, concerts, and more for over two decades.

Meet Lorenza Reed

Born and raised in South Carolina, Lorenza is our Warehouse Operations Manager. He oversees our warehouse operations, making sure that from the point of rental to time of delivery, that things flow smoothly. From managing inventory, systems and people, Lorenza is determined to ensure that Classic Party Rentals puts out the best quality of products to its clients, so they can “Keep the Freakin’ Out for the Dance Floor!”. In his spare time, Lorenza enjoys spending time with his family and friends, graphic design, reading literature on Leadership, and, most importantly, serving in his local church.

Meet Corey Chambers

Corey Chambers has been with CPR since 2002. Chambers is a Richmond native. He, wife, and daughter love everything RVA has to offer. In his role as Fleet & Logistics Administrator he likes meeting new people and visiting many different places. Chambers enjoys being a part of the biggest events in Central Virginia. His favorite part of the job is helping to make someone’s special event something they will always remember. He loves his co-workers and looks forward to the future here at Classic. In his free time, Chambers plays golf, video games, and spends time with his family.

Meet Megan Ranio

Hello, I am Megan Ranio. I work behind the scenes taking care of Human Resources, Accounts Payable, and Order processing. Organization and consistency are key! Outside of work I enjoy family time and exploring the outdoors. I also love to travel to see Broadway musicals! My daughter is my priority. Music makes everything better.