let's party.


Making Dreams Come True

While earning her degree, Gayla started out planning live events like album release shows and artist showcases. This led to a career in the hospitality industry as an Event Technology account manager. Working with corporate clients to execute conferences and social events, Gayla found that she had a knack for customer service and helping clients engage with attendees through audiovisual production. An eye for detail and passion for cultivating memorable events led her to start Gray Gatherings with her longtime partner and friend Ravin Nettles. When Gayla isn't planning, she loves sharing a meal with friends, spending time with her two tots, crafting, or (before Covid) discovering a new music festival or event in her hometown, New Orleans.

Follow her on Instagram: @gaylapatrice

Gayla Jones
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer

Turning a Vision into Reality

After graduating with her Bachelors, co-founder Ravin, worked as a Newsroom Assistant for the Sun Herald in Biloxi. Ravin has worked for the City of Ocean Springs, MS as the Public Relations Officer and the assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and the Public Relations Specialist for the City of Pascagoula. With a vast understanding and passion for developing the best experiences for others, Ravin was ready to begin Gray with Gayla. Currently, she works for the Gulfport School District. When Ravin isn't planning an event, she loves to check out new festivals and spend time with her family and friends. She is married to Glenn Nettles III of Moss Point. They have one son.

Follow her on Instagram: @simplyravin

Ravin Nettles
co-founder &  chief operations officer