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.
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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!).

Rachel Forney

Planning Assistant | Event Support

Rachel, born and raised in Arizona, has learned to love the sun and its warmth! She is currently at ASU pursuing a degree in Business Management with a minor in Fashion. Rachel is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Greek organization at ASU. She has a passion for event management and a knack in administrative work. She hopes to use her skills to help Kate & Company clients succeed in any way possible. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, relaxing by the beach, attending fitness classes, and cheering for the Arizona Cardinals with her family. When Rachel is not working for Kate & Company, she works as a princess performer for children’s parties and events!

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