Meet Our Team
Madison Merrill - lead wedding + event planner
Madison grew up in Kansas City but moved around a lot when she was younger. Her last move brought her out to Colorado for school (Go Buffs!). Once here, she laid down roots and has not turned back!
She loves all things outdoors and spends most of her time enjoying everything that Colorado has to offer in her own backyard— hiking, skiing, fly fishing, you name it! She is also a huge lover of travel and enjoys the hunt for cheap tickets/quick getaways to new places whenever possible. She also loves to cook and, in the summer, gets in touch with her Kansas roots by tending to her veggie garden.
She found her way into the wedding industry 3 years ago while working for a wedding venue and realized she had found her true passion. Her favorite part of the wedding day is simply being able to be a part of the biggest day of someone’s life.
She truly feels that seeing someone’s vision come full circle is the best feeling ever! She can’t wait to help you plan YOUR day!
Becki Kregoski - lead wedding + event planner
Becki joins the root + gather events team with an extensive background in all things events and hospitality. She has been part of the event industry for over a decade, beginning with hosting luxury craft beer pairing dinners at some of the top-rated restaurants in Los Angeles to helping successfully open and run two breweries with full dockets of weekly live music, dog adoptions, romantic proposals, and bike races. Becki was most recently the Lead Event Planner for an artisan winery and helped to establish and grow their wedding sales in addition to planning and executing two full wedding seasons for the winery.
Becki + her beau reside in Fort Collins. When she’s not planning weddings, you can find her riding her bike along the Poudre River from brewery to brewery, or road tripping across the states in search of strenuous and beautiful hikes followed by one of her favorite craft beers.
Becki loves helping couples celebrate the happiest day of their lives. She’s the calming presence to send you down the aisle (and hold the leash for your furry friend) and looks forward to helping you sit back, relax, and be able to enjoy every aspect of your day.
She is so excited to meet you and get the planning underway!
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” - Charles Dickens
Photography by Jamie Beth Photography