Event Producer and Creative Director
Alison Laesser-Keck has been producing events, both big and small, for fourteen fabulous years. Armed with a degree in counseling, ten years in hospitality, and another eleven years planning weddings, she's a quintessential "people person" and a true left brain/right brain split. In 2008, she branched out on her own to follow a dream - and the rest, as they say, is history. Alison is Bay Area/Santa Barbara, California born and raised, with strong Pacific Northwest and Midwest roots, and she enjoys yoga, a nice full-bodied red wine, traveling, and celebrating whenever possible.
Director of Events
Bryan Keck has been in hospitality since 1997, working for a James Beard award-winning restaurateur in Seattle prior to joining forces with Alison in 2010. As the head of operations, he oversees the many logistics involved in event production, although he's especially passionate about the relationships we build with our clients and their families. Bryan is a proud Midwest native and California transplant whose entire career has involved taking care of people. He loves hockey, the beach, the gym, politics, tacos, a solid Negroni, and working with his wife (his wife wrote this).
Our queen behind-the-scenes, Arielle "Ari" Clinthorne joined us in 2016 and it's impossible to imagine life without her. With a degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ari is a notorious perfectionist and lover of problem-solving and creative thinking. Prior to working with us, she coordinated outdoor kayaking experiences for thousands of people. She enjoys traveling, entertaining, pouring over fashion and interior design publications and blogs, and spending quality time with her love, Joe. Her working knowledge of the Italian language is, how shall we put it, helpful.