Jennifer Tallent

With over 20 years of event management in major hotel and resort properties in Southern California and a heart and soul yearning for country lifestyle, I headed to the Central Coast in the Spring of 2013 to unify my corporate hospitality skills with a newer family business in the Templeton countryside. Three years later I have tripled the event and wedding business at The Groves on 41, and lent a hand to all aspects of the family farming operations and crafting of award-winning extra virgin olive oils.

It didn't take long before I joined the California Women for Agriculture and later accepted a Board position, while chairing this year's Central Coast Olive Growers' major annual event, The Palate & The Plate, and actively participating in other organizations, including the Central Coast Wedding Professionals, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and Ambassador for the Templeton Chamber of Commerce.