Colleen first became involved in the event industry during her college years while working for a catering company. Though she produced everything from corporate picnics to private parties, it was weddings that sparked her interest. For over six years, Colleen has worked with Chicago’s top wedding consultant, Ali Philips from Engaging Events by Ali, Inc. Starting off as Ali’s assistant to eventually managing her own Engaging Events by Ali weddings, Colleen has gained valuable experience and knowledge from the vast array of weddings she has been a part of. She is excited to join the Elevage Events team as one of their lead consultants.
Colleen has also worked as a Senior Media Buyer, working with television and radio stations on developing on-air schedules. While juggling many accounts, Colleen has developed great multi-tasking skills and is cool, calm and collected under pressure. Colleen’s easy-going attitude has led to many great relationships in both her professional and personal life. In her spare time Colleen likes to stay active by running and biking. She has a passion for traveling and if she could she would travel at least once a month!
Colleen’s favorite part of a wedding is seeing the look on the bride and groom’s face when they see the outcome of all their planning. From the flowers to the cake to the reception hall — seeing it all come together after months of planning is an exciting moment.