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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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.

Skye Young

Planning Assistant | Darling Designer 

Native to Arizona, Skye has spent time with her family as a mid-Westerner and also in Virginia and North Carolina.  She has come “home”, returning to Arizona recently with her husband and beloved pet, a Jack Russell Terrier. While interested in elementary education and business management Skye presently enjoys the “hands-on” approach and creativity with wedding and event planning at Kate & Company. Skye loves family, friends (well actually everybody), her faith, being creative and she embraces the adventures that life brings her way. She has been able to focus on her lifelong dream of becoming an Event Planner over the past few years and hopes to continue working toward her dream career, she hopes that with each of her events she is able to bring as much happiness to clients and guests as her passion brings to her.

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