Fabiola Hesslein has led a rewarding career as a multifaceted entertainer for over 25 years. Her instincts and abilities as a dancer, choreographer, singer, actress, and designer were instantly recognized by industry professionals at an early age and ultimately propelled countless credits spanning the spectrum of the entire entertainment industry. She has graced the stage with global artists that include Michael Jackson, Pink, Marc Anthony, Usher, and more; television commercials and various programs including HBO specials, SNL, The View, The VMAs, Concert specials; as well as a recording contract offered directly by the CEO of Warner Music Group Germany. She has also worked alongside celebrity concert producer David Gest and luxury fashion designer Reem Acra, which inspired her to further her career in show producing, casting, styling/fashion directing, and costume design. This led to various creative roles for high-profile corporate and social events, product launches, trade shows, experiential marketing, concert productions, and more.

Fabiola’s entrepreneurial spirit led to the launch of event entertainment company, Tryon Entertainment with her husband and business partner. With a degree in business, cultivated talent, and progressive mindset, Fabiola not only provides her creative expertise but a hands-on approach and a top-notch team for all entertainment and production needs big or small. 

What is your backstory and how did you start Tryon Entertainment?

I wanted to take charge of my own vision and knew someday I’d own my own business doing so. Becoming a business owner has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done yet the most rewarding experience from the beginning.

What successful entrepreneur has had the most influence on you?

Fashion designer Reem Acra was a major influence. I learned so much being her assistant. Being a part of her operation back when it was boutique was an excellent education.

What has been your biggest professional achievement?

Taking the very first step in becoming an entrepreneur.

What is the single best piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out?

Strive to over-deliver whenever possible.

What has been your most effective marketing strategy to grow Tryon Entertainment?

Since our inception of our business, we have relied heavily on referrals and word-of-mouth. Therefore marketing ourselves was never a priority until recently. Instagram has been a great platform for showcasing us and drawing new clients since our productions are visually attractive.

What is your favorite business tool?

Honestly, I’m obsessed with Airdrop for our business. It is particularly helpful in meetings when needing to transfer large files instantly to our clients or associates.

What else do you have in the pipeline for 2018?

We are in the process of developing an immersive theatrical production to be placed in various theaters and venues worldwide.

What are your hobbies and how do you like to relax?

I do daily meditations; read/bike/walk often; take quick vacation getaways every chance possible, and binge-watch my favorites TV shows. Thank goodness for Netflix.


  • Kristin Marquet

    Kristin Marquet is a founder and creative director of Marquet Media, LLC

    Marquet Media, LLC

    Kristin launched the emerging spinoff media company, FemFounder.co that helps creative female entrepreneurs plan, launch, and scale their businesses. FemFounder is a one-stop resource for everything on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, PR, and social media marketing. Now, Kristin runs Marquet-Media.com, a boutique creative consultancy that designs beautiful and feminine brands in the wedding, beauty and fashion, wellness and fitness, cooking, photography, and interior design industries. She also runs the luxury sustainable living magazine, TheGivingEarth.com.

    Passionate about learning, Kristin has advanced studies in data and marketing analytics. She has attended MIT, Boston University, and New York University and holds degrees in literature and marketing/public relations. She has contributed to Forbes.com, Inc.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Entrepreneur.com, and NYDailyNews.com.

    In 2015, she also authored the book, Squash the competition and Dominate your marketplace: 55 easy Tips to Generate Big Publicity for your startup or small business and in 2018 cowrote the Amazon bestseller, Publicity Jumpstart: 10 Ways to Get Your Brand in the Press. She is also the author of the upcoming book, From Nameless to Notable: How to Gain Influence, Establish Authority, and Reach Expert Status in Your Niche or Industry The Ultimate Guide to Generating Media Coverage for Your Startup and Leveraging It to Increase Website Traffic, Email Subscribers, and Sales. Most recently, she joined the Young Entrepreneur Council.

    Kristin is an endurance runner and lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Michael.