alaina johnson- owner; lead wedding + event planner Alaina Johnson wants to live in a world where the aspens are always in full fall color, where sustainable living takes precedence, and live music is just a short walk from her front door. Her passion is travel and she has recently hiked the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile hike) across Spain and traveled abroad to Southeast Asia.  As a wedding and event planner, she has over 8 years of experience in the wedding industry. She has worked with a number of venues on the Front Range of Colorado and Florida, heading up the wedding department at a large Colorado guest ranch for 3.5 years and acting as Director of Sales for a downtown Boulder venue for 1.5 years. With hundreds of weddings and events planned throughout her career, she possesses both the knowledge and connections to help make your event everything you envision.  When she's not hiking in the mountains of Colorado or working in her garden, you can find her playing music or enjoying an Odell beer in the backyard with her boyfriend and two Boxer dogs.  Her favorite thing about the job? — establishing long lasting relationships with the couples she assists. Find out how to have Alaina take care of all the details for your special day; contact her at alaina@rootandgatherevents.com for a consultation.     

 

alaina johnson- owner; lead wedding + event planner

Alaina Johnson wants to live in a world where the aspens are always in full fall color, where sustainable living takes precedence, and live music is just a short walk from her front door. Her passion is travel and she has recently hiked the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile hike) across Spain and traveled abroad to Southeast Asia. 

As a wedding and event planner, she has over 8 years of experience in the wedding industry. She has worked with a number of venues on the Front Range of Colorado and Florida, heading up the wedding department at a large Colorado guest ranch for 3.5 years and acting as Director of Sales for a downtown Boulder venue for 1.5 years. With hundreds of weddings and events planned throughout her career, she possesses both the knowledge and connections to help make your event everything you envision. 

When she's not hiking in the mountains of Colorado or working in her garden, you can find her playing music or enjoying an Odell beer in the backyard with her boyfriend and two Boxer dogs. 

Her favorite thing about the job? — establishing long lasting relationships with the couples she assists. Find out how to have Alaina take care of all the details for your special day; contact her at alaina@rootandgatherevents.com for a consultation. 

 

 

crystal klink - lead wedding + event planner Crystal is originally from Wisconsin, but has been calling Colorado home for the past 8 years. She absolutely loves the mountains and everything they have to offer.  She has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade. From serving delicious food and cocktails, to photographing weddings, Crystal has done a mix of it all.  Weddings are her absolute favorite! She sees each wedding in it's own unique and special way and loves being involved in the process of making sure all goes as planned. Crystal finds it so fun and rewarding to be such an instrumental part of a wedding day. She wants more than anything to help make your day easy and perfect for you! Find out how to have Crystal take care of all the details for your wedding day; contact her at crystal@rootandgatherevents.com. 

crystal klink - lead wedding + event planner

Crystal is originally from Wisconsin, but has been calling Colorado home for the past 8 years. She absolutely loves the mountains and everything they have to offer.  She has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade. From serving delicious food and cocktails, to photographing weddings, Crystal has done a mix of it all. 

Weddings are her absolute favorite! She sees each wedding in it's own unique and special way and loves being involved in the process of making sure all goes as planned. Crystal finds it so fun and rewarding to be such an instrumental part of a wedding day. She wants more than anything to help make your day easy and perfect for you!

Find out how to have Crystal take care of all the details for your wedding day; contact her at crystal@rootandgatherevents.com

darcy hummel- lead wedding + event planner Darcy Hummel is a Colorado native who loves to travel and see new things. She has been to Iceland, traveled throughout Europe and even lived in Belize for awhile. Her ultimate passion is helping others. She loves working at Children's Homes and giving to people in need. If she's not running around Fort Collins with her two puppies, she's at home "Pinteresting" new design ideas for weddings and styled shoots. She loves DIY projects and practicing her calligraphy. Darcy loves to laugh and keep things light but is a seasoned pro!  Darcy has been in the wedding industry for 4 years and loves every minute of it. From the initial consultation, to the wedding day, she enjoys the process. The father-daughter dance always brings her to tears and she loves getting to know the couples on a personal level. She loves that weddings are always unique, each one has a totally different look, feel & energy than the last. She is excited to meet you and help you bring your wedding day to life.

darcy hummel- lead wedding + event planner

Darcy Hummel is a Colorado native who loves to travel and see new things. She has been to Iceland, traveled throughout Europe and even lived in Belize for awhile. Her ultimate passion is helping others. She loves working at Children's Homes and giving to people in need. If she's not running around Fort Collins with her two puppies, she's at home "Pinteresting" new design ideas for weddings and styled shoots. She loves DIY projects and practicing her calligraphy. Darcy loves to laugh and keep things light but is a seasoned pro! 

Darcy has been in the wedding industry for 4 years and loves every minute of it. From the initial consultation, to the wedding day, she enjoys the process. The father-daughter dance always brings her to tears and she loves getting to know the couples on a personal level. She loves that weddings are always unique, each one has a totally different look, feel & energy than the last. She is excited to meet you and help you bring your wedding day to life.

eric wiggs- sound + music coordinator

Musician and Educator Eric Wiggs has been performing and teaching for over a decade. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies/Music Media from the University of Alabama and a M.M. Jazz Performance/Pedagogy from CU-Boulder.

Eric has over 10 years of wedding experience, playing with the wedding band, The Fever, for the last 7 years. He also performs as a solo artist, leads small and large musical ensembles, and coordinates sound for ceremonies to receptions. He has played weddings all across the state of Colorado-- including Vail, Telluride, Aspen, and of course his hometown of Lyons, Colorado. He has been involved in the Front Range music community for many years. Whether you are looking for live acoustic music for your ceremony or a full reception band, Eric can help you find the right musical atmosphere to enhance your event! 

Contact him at music@rootandgatherevents.com for additional information.

hannah heckerson- wedding consultant Hannah is a driven individual who celebrates difference and strive for change with the tools for wellness, wholeness, and compassion. She synthesizes these passions within her work as a wedding consultant, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and counselor. With 3 years of experience in event coordination and consultation, Hannah specializes in rustic weddings with an attention to detail. Hannah began her event career as a Wedding Assistant and Lodging Coordinator with Alaina at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in the winter of 2012 and has since moved to root + gather events as a Wedding Consultant. Every wedding she is a part of she sees as an opportunity to bring joy and cohesion to each couple and their guests. Hannah is truly grateful to be a part of your “big day.” Her favorite part of the job? Seeing the infectious joy that love brings to everyone around it.

hannah heckerson- wedding consultant

Hannah is a driven individual who celebrates difference and strive for change with the tools for wellness, wholeness, and compassion. She synthesizes these passions within her work as a wedding consultant, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and counselor.

With 3 years of experience in event coordination and consultation, Hannah specializes in rustic weddings with an attention to detail. Hannah began her event career as a Wedding Assistant and Lodging Coordinator with Alaina at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in the winter of 2012 and has since moved to root + gather events as a Wedding Consultant. Every wedding she is a part of she sees as an opportunity to bring joy and cohesion to each couple and their guests. Hannah is truly grateful to be a part of your “big day.” Her favorite part of the job? Seeing the infectious joy that love brings to everyone around it.

 

 

alicia thompson- wedding consultant

Alicia Thompson is one of root + gather's wedding consultants.  When she is not assisting at a wedding she is spending time outdoors with her husband, two beautiful kiddos and four dogs.  Alicia adores children and also enjoys being a part-time nanny.

She has several years experience in the hospitality industry.  As an owner of multiple cafes in Boulder for 11 years, she has served many customers in store as well as catered for large companies on Pearl Street.  Alicia's creative and compassionate energy, andher ability to multi-task and stay calm under pressure is definitely something our clients appreciate!