Meet the Team


About Lil Mama

Event Planning Extraordinaire Tiffany Pauldon-Banks, is best known for creating fabulous luxurious events. TIFFANY is the owner and lead planner of Redberri Events. Her passion for event planning started at a young age when she, like many girls, started to plan her wedding before she met Mr. Right. Tiffany's creativity, optimism and love for helping others is the perfect recipe for a FABULOUS event. Speaking of perfect recipes, Tiffany loves cooking and making speciality dishes in her spare time and is now excited to introduce her latest venture, Lil Mama’s Chicago Style Hoagy.

Lil Mama’s was created in the comfort of her home with her son and husband. Tiffany made hoagies for her son’s friends and they fell in love. One friend said, “Ms. Tiffany you can sell these!” and in that moment Lil Mama’s was created. After long hours of creating the perfect menu, curating the perfect hoagy and mixing the best punch she knew she was ready to introduce Chattanooga to Lil Mama’s Chicago Style Hoagy.

Tiffany prides herself on her ability to make each customer experience as unique as the individual she is serving.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lewis University. When Tiffany isn’t organizing events or slangin’ hoagies she enjoys traveling, spending time with family & friends, shopping and staying updated on the latest trends!

“Thank you Chattanooga for welcoming us to your city, we love and appreciate all the love and support.”

About Nita

Jonita Travis, also known as Nita, is our General Manager and proud mother of 5. She has over 5 years of restaurant managerial experience. Through her initiatives she has become an amazing leader by always leading by example and building trusting relationships with her crew members. Her commitment to others allows her to create distinguished teams that are led to greatness! Jonita will be taking care of all of our customer needs and holding high expectations from her crew. She has committed to holding her crew accountable including herself to ensure all guests have an experience beyond their expectations!

About Kaelan

Kaelan Byrd is our Media Relations Manager. She is a graduate of Lee University where she majored in public relations. Kaelan is a proud Chattanooga native. When she isn't writing press releases or posting memes on our various social media platforms Kaelan likes to hike, run, eat local, and watch the STARZ TV series "Outlander" over and over. She loves communications because it's a chance to tell a story, because everyone, whether you're a business or an individual, has a story that's worth telling. She can't wait to keep telling the story of Lil Mama's.

About X

Xavia Jones aka "X" is our HR Manager. She handles all of our human capital needs from strategic human resource planning to recruitment as well as training and development. X has been rocking with Tiffany since she started Redberri Events. She brings a wealth of human resource knowledge from her Business Administration degree and experience in various industries. She works hard to make sure that everyone feels apart of the family and ready serve our amazing customers!