"HE WHO HAS A WHY TO LIVE FOR CAN BEAR ALMOST ANY HOW."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Sylvia C. Braga is founder, owner and CEO of Chavez Braga Productions, a full service event planning, design, international hospitality, and lifestyle company. With a diverse professional background in event planning and management, psychology, education, theatre production, and fashion, Sylvia's events, productions and work are executed with impeccable artistry, creativity and technique. Sylvia is a certified event planner with a Certificate in Event Management from the esteemed George Washington University and University of San Diego. Her educational background in Psychology and from the University of Maryland provides her with a unique and keen understanding of the needs of her clients and others. Her pure joy and affinity for helping others sets her superior quality of service above all the rest.
Sylvia began her career in event planning and production more than thirty years ago by planning events internationally for major organizations. Sylvia's notable strength lies in her unrivaled attention to details, grace under pressure, and creative problem solving skills, which are skills she practiced and consistently implemented as a crisis relief counselor and social case worker for the Armed Forces American Red Cross.
In addition to event planning and fashion design, Sylvia's passion for ministry, community service, education, and the creative and performing arts, lead her to her recent roles as Director of Contemporary Music Ministry at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla. In her over thirty year span of professional experience, she has served as highly sought after Marriage and Family Life Advisor and Personal and Professional Development Coach with a specialty in military personnel, couples, and families.
Prior to serving as an educator in California, Sylvia served as an international teacher of multicultural education in Aomori, Japan. Sylvia also holds a California Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Education and is a children's book author, with her first book published in Spring 2010 and available nationwide and internationally. Sylvia's first book was inspired by her work as child development specialist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA. She is currently working on her second book. With a widely published book with readers all over the world and a popular product line, Sylvia has creatively expanded her brand well-beyond her successful event planning business. Sylvia is also the owner, creative director, and designer of her eponymous fashion and lifestyle brand, Sylvia Chavez Braga, a line of modern, chic and sophisticated women's wear.
Based in La Jolla, California and Manila, Philippines. The company provides professional event planning, designing and productions services for any type and size of social, corporate, community event, celebration, charity galas and weddings throughout Southern California, the US, and internationally.
As a military family, Sylvia was raised in Maryland, across the river from the Nation's Capitol, and spent several years living in South Carolina and Tennessee as a young adult. Throughout her life, Sylvia has lived and traveled extensively around the world. Her background and lived experience influence her signature style which is rooted in Southern hospitality with a global sensibility. Her two adult daughters were raised in Japan where her husband was stationed with the U.S. military. Sylvia and her family split their time between their homes in California and the Philippines. In Sylvia's spare time, she enjoys painting, reading, meeting new people, and discovering new destinations.