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Kate Christensen

Consultant | Owner | Destination Diva

Although we have other Kate’s in Kate & Company, this is the Kate with the moxie who makes it all happen. Kate is the owner combining her unique flair for event planning to produce inspired weddings, parties and social events of all sizes and styles. Kate is a celebrated savvy planner with over 20 years experience using a network of highly regarded vendors and venues with our team of personal planners to help create dramatic or intimate celebrations. Kate is also our destination diva and global trekker with more stamps in her passport than our team combined. Having been to almost every corner of the world she is an expert at sleuthing out the perfect location to make a destination wedding or event a dream come true.

Kate is energetic (more like a force of nature) and, if you haven’t already figured it out, she takes on multi-tasking with the finesses of ninja force! She is a thrill seeker and fearless spirit with a “bucket list” filled with goals for future adventure. She enjoys anything outdoors from hiking, skiing, and golfing, to scuba diving and swimming. She is the life of any party and inspires us all to create weddings and events with passion, integrity and excellence to exceed our client’s expectations.

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Desirae Barquin

Personal Planner | Charming Creator

Desirae combines her creativity and organizational skills with her love for special events. Her hard working attitude and determination has helped her grow in her event planning career with Kate & Company. She is known to extensively research and find perfect locations and vendors that will cater to the client’s vision.

Her love for numbers and great deals helps keep her clients on or under budget. But she does think that there is always a time to splurge on that one special item! Desirae also has a craving for personalized and heart felt touches to make an event that much more memorable. She has the ability to see the whole event come together no matter what little ideas you have to start off with.

Desirae spends her weekends working on DIY projects inspired by Pinterest. If you can think it, she can create it! She loves to spend time outside hiking or reading a good book in the sunshine, traveling, and spending time with family, friends and her new hubby (plus a cat and puppy!).

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Personal Planner | Delightful Designer

From the overall vision all the way to each detail, Brittany has a passion for all things design and enjoys everything that has to do with the planning process.  Her dedication to the client and ability to bring their vision to life provides for a perfect experience. She thoroughly enjoys adding personal touches that are unique to each event and DIY is her specialty.  The reward of seeing her happy client is the driving force for her to tackle any challenge that comes her way.

Making her journey to Arizona from Kentucky nearly three years ago, Brittany enjoys anything that involves being out doors. In her free time you can find her roaming around local hiking trails, spending time with her adorable kittens, and traveling as much as her busy schedule allows. Brittany is a recent graduate from ASU and has great enthusiasm for everything hospitality and tourism – traveling is her biggest passion.  You can always find Brittany seeking out and planning her client’s or her own next honeymoon or adventure.

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Planning Assistant | Amiable Apprentice

Known in her rural Colorado hometown as the infamous “Jolly Molly,” she carries that contagious joy to her work at Kate & Company. Passion and enthusiasm wrap Molly in a tight little package, but many other traits are hiding within her walls. Molly’s commitment to our clients and desire to please fuel her through the finish, when she takes a step back to admire a perfect product and happy client.

Molly is a senior at Arizona State University finishing her Bachelors of Science in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She is a fierce friend to the nonprofit sector, so you’ll often find her volunteering locally in the community. This includes her full-time volunteer role raising and training service dogs. Rachel, her current trainee, is a two year old Labrador retriever with just as much spunk as Molly! When she and her service dog in training are both off duty, Molly and Rachel steal as many moments outside as true early morning enthusiasts and avid trail runners. You won’t catch a moment where Molly isn’t smiling and grateful for the life she lives.

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