Meet the Team

"We are thrilled to open Metro Detroit's newest elite social space and look forward to providing a full-service experience to those looking to host their special events at The D Loft."

Brandi C Shelton


Business Consultant at Utilize Consulting Service and Management Group
Brandi is the CEO of Utilize Consulting Service and Management Group, a boutique agency that uses proven tactics to execute strategies that help companies grow. "I am happy that we could come together to open up Metro Detroit's newest elite social space. We look forward to making your next event unforgettable."

Cora Lee Hawkins

Founder And Lead Decor Stylist

Wedding & Event Expert at Coralee Luxe Events
Cora Lee has been called the David Tutera of her generation. As an expert event planner, her name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity, and vision. "I am happy to be able to offer my clients an upscale venue to hosts their most lavish events."

Regina Crump

Customer Experience Manager

Regina Crump is a consultant and trainer in personal and business communications. For 17 years, Regina worked at AT&T with a career spanning from customer care to global billing, having teammates and clients from all over the world. There, she was a trainer in customer service and held leadership positions on the international billing team.

Regina holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Brand Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. She also has additional training in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

She believes that no one has to be born a “people-person” in order to communicate effectively and comfortably in any setting. Ultimately, everyone has their own voice and personal style of communication and each style can be tailored for success.

 Clara Robinson 


Event Planning, Marketing, and Event Productions Company

As young as I could remember I love to plan events. As a young child I remember throwing tea parties seating the table perfectly. First, I would practice the tea party with my dolls and used imaginary cakes and water as our snacks. Once I mastered how to decorate the table with my princess tea set, I started adding real cookies and lemonade and my family members became my live genie pigs. One year, my Grandmother help me throw a big tea party themed birthday and she let me pick out the colors I wanted, and even let me pick flowers from her garden as my centerpiece. Everyone had so much fun and, I think it was that point when I started enjoying planning parties.

When I got older, I would help various family member set up for parties and other events. After years of watching and helping my Grandmother set up her elegant social gathering; each event gave me an eye for detail and great organizational skills. My love for party planning continued to grow as family members and friend asked me to help with catering and planning birthdays, open houses, weddings and more. I did it because I enjoyed so, I decided to start doing it more often expanding to businesses and advertising my services. The response was great, when you love what you do it doesn’t seem like work.

I earned my MBA from Salem International University and have applied the business and marketing skills I acquired to create my own successful event planning, marketing, and event productions company; Sodalis Productions over the last 5 years. "I am happy to help you plan and execute your next successful and elegant event on any budget."