CYO Events was founded in 2007 by siblings Crystal Murphy and Omar Mercado--both Monterey County natives.  CYO Events provides professionals with unique entertainment experiences through the production of fun, sophisticated and high-quality events on the Central Coast.  In 2009, the Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine (MBTC) was born.  Wanting to share a part of their rich and colorful heritage, founders Crystal and Omar decided to introduce Tequila and agave spirits to consumers, enthusiasts and the try-curious in a whole new way--education and a first-class tasting experience.  The MBTC has provided an opportunity to work with local non-profits raising funds to support programs that Crystal y Omar feel are imperative in the Monterey County communities.  

Meet the team!

Crystal Murphy  -  Event Founder

Bibi LaMere - Chair, Silent Auction 

Ralph Jimenez - VP of Operations, Agave Brand Support 

Leon Gomez - Logistics and Event Support

Janna Lopez - Marketing and Public Relations

Jordan Caballero - Marketing and Media 

Advisory Committee: Rachel Nicholls  & Grover Sanschagrin