Meet our Owner and Founder! 


Nicole Hay credits all of her passion and drive to her lifelong best friend and daughter, Lizzy. This rambunctious, loving beagle inspired her to look beyond her love for animals and make it her life’s mission to help all of those in need. Lizzy’s passing in 2017 has left Nicole devastated, but she will always be the driving force behind Nicole’s success. Prior to launching Everlasting Vegan Events, Nicole worked as an Office Manager at Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) and an Event Coordinator at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). As an Undergrad at California State University Channel Islands, Nicole focused her studies on the issues of animal abuse; including domestic animals, and animals used for entertainment and agriculture. Nicole uses her found research to educate her clients on the horrors animals face everyday. 

Meet our Co-founder and Media Manager!


Cayla found her calling in event planning three years ago, when she became the Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of CatalystCon, a bi-yearly conference focusing on sex positivity, inclusivity, and activism. She has been vegan for just over four years now, and is so excited to bring her love of event planning and her passion for spreading the vegan message to Everlasting Vegan Events! She has recently become more aware of the environmental impacts of “normal,” everyday living practices, and is working hard to ensure that EVE educates clients on more eco-friendly choices for their events! When she’s not working for EVE, you’ll likely find her at a local Long Beach vegan watering hole or at the gym trying to figure out that whole yoga thing.