our team


Jen Harmel - Owner, Founder & Curator

Hello! I'm Jen -- Owner & Curator of APPP. I have always had a thing for wanting people to know about all the local treasures and handmade goods #whereilive! I had no idea that’s what would make me a promoter by profession. I love seeing people make connections that further their inspiration and bring encouragement to their journey.

When I'm not jotting down ideas, editing photos, or sending out emails, you can find me hanging with my hubs and our two bebes. We love to grill in the backyard, take family bike rides, trips to ATX and Downtown Abi -- Basically, anything that involves eating and enjoying the local vibes wherever we go! Catch it all @apeoplepartyproductions


Caitlin Bela - Intern: Assistant Event Management & Social Media Coordinator

Hey!! Throughout my whole entire life I have had a passion with communicating with many different people. I enjoy learning and exploring new things. I thrive on the adventure of the unknown. That being said, coming to Abilene, I wanted to find something to spark my flame. Small businesses have always caught my attention and I love seeing what new things people create. Being able to support and be apart of something that I feel passionate about brings joy to my heart.

When I'm not at school or work, you can normally find me taking a nap. Sounds lame and all but seriously this girl has to sleep. And if for some crazy reason I'm not taking a nap, I'm watching way too much Netflix or YouTube, eating, at the gym, thrifting, eating, scrolling through the gram, eating, and drinking coffee. #foodislife


Previous Interns


Abbey Lewis - Intern: Creative Small Business Development & Sales Intern

Being creative and learning new things is something that is wired deep in my bones, whether that be baking, crafts, or music. I love the thrill of creating or working on a project and finally being able to see it come to life. Being a business management major I love to learn and be apart of helping businesses live to their full potential. I love to learn and be apart of small details that work together to create something successful.

When I am not scanning Pinterest for new ideas and things to try, you will most likely find me baking, sewing, gardening, antique shopping, or sitting outside in my rocking chairs.


Malia Williams - Intern:

Content & Event Coordinator Intern

Hello friend! Since I could remember I have always had a burning passion to help people create and celebrate special moments in their lives. Whether that be in a photo for their socials, an event that they hold near and dear to their hearts or anything that causes them to feel creative. When it comes to local businesses, I believe communication is key. I love learning and teaching about building the relationship between businesses and their audience. Hence why I decided to study Communication at HSU. I am a supporter, a creator, and someone that is always looking to the future.

When I’m not running around like a mad woman, I do things like watch Wes Anderson movies, drinking iced honey vanilla lattes, spend way to much time on Instagram (self-plug @idklia), and thrifting all around Abilene. I like quirky quotes, the color yellow, and meeting people! Therefore, I cannot wait to meet with YOU!