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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.

Ashley Adams

Personal Planner | Personal Vision Creator

Ashley has an extensive background in the hospitality industry, working in high-stress environment that has helped her master the skills of multitasking, time management, and efficiency of customer service as a top priority.  As a wedding and events planner, she’s been able to hone in on here passion for helping clients create absolutely fantastic experiences for their guests. She truly cares about all her clients and loves what she does, which shines through with her positivity and dedication. There is nothing more satisfying to her than ensuring that a Bride’s visions are executed with unforgiving levels of attention to detail. Ashley acquired her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and Hospitality and Tourism Management in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Ashley loves exploring her new state of Arizona in her free time! She is a huge foodie and enjoys finding the next best meal!


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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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