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