I moved to Tahoe to immerse myself in skiing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and every outdoor activity that fueled my active spirit. After 14 years, I am still in love with the lifestyle, the community, and the proximity to all of my favorite outdoor activities.
I established my career in producing events in 2004. After managing a variety of corporate, social, and wedding events at hotels, I founded One Fine Day Events, an event planning company focused on producing unrivaled weddings and social events at private estates and resorts in Lake Tahoe. Our work has been published in notable magazines and blogs around the country including Coastal Living, Martha Stewart, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, CNBC, and several more. In 2010, I founded Tahoe Unveiled to provide a one-stop shop resource and blog for Tahoe bound couples seeking quality vendors to produce their wedding. The blog has been noted as one of the best destination wedding blogs in the country.
After planning over 375 events in Tahoe, I launched OFD Productions to focus on combining both the unrivaled celebrations we are renowned for producing, along with the outdoor adventures we live for. Becoming both well traveled in Tahoe and well connected to all of Tahoe's outdoor geeks and gurus, provides us with limitless access to once in a lifetime experiences.
I moved to Tahoe from London, England. Having spent over 15 years in the corporate world of London, I was ready for a break in the mountains and a winter season working as a ski instructor.
The sublime beauty and bountiful playgrounds of the Lake and its mountains, however, soon turned that break into a more long-term plan….London now seems very very far away.
Thanks to a healthy dose of serendipity, my path crossed with Steph and the OFD Productions team in my first summer in Tahoe. It became clear very quickly that we viewed event production, and life in general, in a very similar way. An unwillingness to settle for anything other than perfection, a knowledge that, if you put your mind to it, you really can achieve anything at all, and a love of the outdoors and skiing, all went together to make me sure I wanted to continue being involved with this team.
I have worked for over 15 years in the finance industry of London and the Channel Islands. Initially working as a broker and underwriter in the Fine Art and High Net Worth Insurance fields, moving over to the area of my real passion – brand, marketing and event planning. Working with marketing agencies and event planners for years, I began to realize that things were better when I did them myself! The expertise housed in this Lake Tahoe office is certainly not something to be ignored, and I am delighted to be a part of it!
As principal planner Vanessa has planned and executed numerous high-profile events with magnificent success and is adored by our clients and the many vendors we work alongside. She has the ability to organize and streamline even the most disorganized clients with ease and grace.
Vanessa started at our sister company, One Fine Day Events, with years of restaurant management and event experience and her keen eye for design was quickly revealed. As a designer, Vanessa works very closely with our clients to help determine their style before the design process even begins. Always an innovator, Vanessa is responsible for coming up with unexpected decor accents that our clients didn’t realize they loved. Vanessa is the type of planner that does not rest until she knows she has nailed every single aspect of the client's vision to a tee. Her favorite part is when everything comes alive on the event day and seeing the happiness spread across the faces of the guests.