Meet Our Team

 
 
  Alaina Johnson - owner; principal wedding + event planner   Alaina 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 hiked the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile hike) across Spain, backpacked through Southeast Asia and traveled abroad to Patagonia for all of the biking and hiking adventures.  As a wedding and event planner, she has over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry and 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 before starting root + gather events. With hundreds of weddings and events planned throughout her career, she possesses both the knowledge and connections to help make your event seamless. Her passion for weddings is evident and she would love to meet you and discuss how r+g can help make your day seriously awesome.  When she's not hiking in the mountains or hopping on a plane for the next adventure, you can find her enjoying an Odell beer in the backyard with her fiancee, Matt, and two Boxer dogs.

Alaina Johnson - owner; principal wedding + event planner

Alaina 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 hiked the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile hike) across Spain, backpacked through Southeast Asia and traveled abroad to Patagonia for all of the biking and hiking adventures.

As a wedding and event planner, she has over 10 years of experience in the wedding industry and 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 before starting root + gather events. With hundreds of weddings and events planned throughout her career, she possesses both the knowledge and connections to help make your event seamless. Her passion for weddings is evident and she would love to meet you and discuss how r+g can help make your day seriously awesome.

When she's not hiking in the mountains or hopping on a plane for the next adventure, you can find her enjoying an Odell beer in the backyard with her fiancee, Matt, and two Boxer dogs.

 
  Crystal Klink - lead wedding + event planner   Crystal is originally from Wisconsin, but has been calling Colorado home for the past 12 years. She lives in Pinewood Springs with her husband, new baby girl Vada, and sweet pup, Magnolia. She absolutely loves the mountains and everything they have to offer. When she is not planning weddings, you’ll find her camping with the family, attending festivals and concerts, and hosting all of their midwest family + friends. It’s our absolute favorite when Crystal’s Wisconsin accent comes out (seriously, make her say ‘hashtag’. You won’t regret it).   She has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade and a core member of the root + gather team since the start of it all 5 years ago. From hospitality to wedding photography, Crystal has done a mix of it all!  Weddings are her absolute favorite and once you meet her, you’ll see her true passion for her work. She sees each wedding in it's own unique and special way and loves being involved in the process from start to finish. She finds it to be such a rewarding experience to be an instrumental part of a wedding day. We promise, you’re going to love her as much as we do.

Crystal Klink - lead wedding + event planner

Crystal is originally from Wisconsin, but has been calling Colorado home for the past 12 years. She lives in Pinewood Springs with her husband, new baby girl Vada, and sweet pup, Magnolia. She absolutely loves the mountains and everything they have to offer. When she is not planning weddings, you’ll find her camping with the family, attending festivals and concerts, and hosting all of their midwest family + friends. It’s our absolute favorite when Crystal’s Wisconsin accent comes out (seriously, make her say ‘hashtag’. You won’t regret it).

She has been in the hospitality industry for over a decade and a core member of the root + gather team since the start of it all 5 years ago. From hospitality to wedding photography, Crystal has done a mix of it all!

Weddings are her absolute favorite and once you meet her, you’ll see her true passion for her work. She sees each wedding in it's own unique and special way and loves being involved in the process from start to finish. She finds it to be such a rewarding experience to be an instrumental part of a wedding day. We promise, you’re going to love her as much as we do.

 

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” - Charles Dickens

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  Darcy Sheahen - lead wedding + event planner   Darcy is a Colorado native who loves to travel and see new things. She has been to Iceland, traveled throughout Europe and even lived abroad in Belize working at an orphanage. 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—Darcy is undoubtedly the design guru of root + gather events! She loves DIY projects and practicing her calligraphy. You’ll see, Darcy brings positivity and laughter into everything she does but is a seasoned pro.  Darcy has been in the wedding industry for 6 years and loves every minute of it. From the initial consultation to the wedding day, she enjoys each step of the process with couples. The father-daughter dance always brings her to tears and she loves getting to know our couples on a personal level. She loves that weddings are always unique and that each one has a totally different look, feel & energy than the last. You will experience Darcy's passion for all things pretty when working with our team.  She is excited to meet you and help you bring your wedding day to life.

Darcy Sheahen - lead wedding + event planner

Darcy is a Colorado native who loves to travel and see new things. She has been to Iceland, traveled throughout Europe and even lived abroad in Belize working at an orphanage. 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—Darcy is undoubtedly the design guru of root + gather events! She loves DIY projects and practicing her calligraphy. You’ll see, Darcy brings positivity and laughter into everything she does but is a seasoned pro.

Darcy has been in the wedding industry for 6 years and loves every minute of it. From the initial consultation to the wedding day, she enjoys each step of the process with couples. The father-daughter dance always brings her to tears and she loves getting to know our couples on a personal level. She loves that weddings are always unique and that each one has a totally different look, feel & energy than the last. You will experience Darcy's passion for all things pretty when working with our team.

She is excited to meet you and help you bring your wedding day to life.

  Sara Studebaker - lead wedding + event planner   Sara Studebaker is the newest addition to the root + gather team but she is no stranger to weddings + events! She lives in Boulder with her husband, Adam. They have been calling Colorado home for the last 6 years and love everything Boulder has to offer.  Sara also has a passion for traveling the world, most recently visiting India and Bali. She loves exploring new places and learning about other cultures and can't wait to plan her next travel adventure.  Sara has an extensive knowledge of the wedding industry with over 20 years experience-- from catering and event planning to managing all aspects of running a venue. She knows the Front Range event industry inside and out and has planned hundreds of events throughout her career.  Weddings are her favorite event to plan as she loves seeing the couple's vision come alive and being part of one of the most important days of their lives.

Sara Studebaker - lead wedding + event planner

Sara Studebaker is the newest addition to the root + gather team but she is no stranger to weddings + events! She lives in Boulder with her husband, Adam. They have been calling Colorado home for the last 6 years and love everything Boulder has to offer.

Sara also has a passion for traveling the world, most recently visiting India and Bali. She loves exploring new places and learning about other cultures and can't wait to plan her next travel adventure.

Sara has an extensive knowledge of the wedding industry with over 20 years experience-- from catering and event planning to managing all aspects of running a venue. She knows the Front Range event industry inside and out and has planned hundreds of events throughout her career.

Weddings are her favorite event to plan as she loves seeing the couple's vision come alive and being part of one of the most important days of their lives.

Photography by Jamie Beth Photography