Alison Laesser-Keck is the creative director of VLD. Armed with a degree in counseling and over a decade of experience in corporate, non-profit and social event planning, she is a quintessential people person. As an event designer, she has been featured internationally by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, MarthaStewart.com, Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, Bridal Guide, and Fox 2. In 2008, after working at a venue in Seattle, she branched out on her own to follow a dream, and VLD was born. She is Carpinteria, California born and raised, with strong Michigan roots, and enjoys traveling and celebrating whenever possible.
Bryan Keck has been in hospitality for 18 years, working for a James Beard-award winning chef and restaurateur in the Pacific Northwest prior to joining VLD full force in 2011. A proud Michigan native, his entire career focus has involved private events and taking care of people. Bryan's strength is his ability to organize the planning process and break it down into small, manageable steps. As our business and production manager, his primary role involves the logistics of events, although his passion especially lies in creating and cultivating relationships with our clients and their families.