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Some Kind of Wonderful: Tom Xavier, rvent planner & owner of WhirlWind Productions

By Michael Wafford
Friday, Nov 08 2013 02:14 PM

It all began in 1987 when Tom Xavier started planning events as a total fluke for a major hotel and casino in Lake Tahoe. With a $500,000 budget, he planned a three-day event.

Now 26 years later, Tom is still orchestrating parties, but for good causes and as his passion. WhirlWind Productions

In the mid-1990s, Tom was approached by local nonprofits to produce their events. Thinking it would be a huge undertaking, a couple of ladies from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office helped change his mind.

Tom, they thought, is a perfectionist with a “wicked sense of humor” and should establish his own event planning business. That’s when WhirlWind Productions was born.

“If I am able to help raise money for a struggling charity...

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