Kate Christensen

Consultant | Owner | Destination Diva

You may have met other Kates, this is the Kate with the moxie who makes it all happen for you. 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.

Jessica Painter

Personal Planner | Charming Creator

Jessica loves bringing out her creative side in the planning and design of special events. She is dedicated to making her clients’ vision come to life and approaches her work with a positive attitude. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is seeing the joy of her clients as all aspects of planning come together the day of an event. Jessica’s love of event planning developed in college as the Chair of Professional Development for the Art History Association at the University of Oregon.

Jessica is married to her college sweetheart Jeff. They are proud pet parents to their cat, Grom. In her free time, she enjoys attending trivia nights, listening to podcasts, practicing yoga and reading. On Saturdays in the fall, you can find Jessica cheering on her favorite football team, the Oregon Ducks!

Taylor Swajanen

Personal Planner | Detail Designer

Taylor 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. Taylor is very passionate about clients’ special days and enjoys all the planning and effort that goes into their big day.

Taylor 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.

Away from work, Taylor enjoys hanging out with her puppy, Dexter, trying out new (to her) Arizona restaurants and checking out the local farmers markets.

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