© jess + nate studios

© jess + nate studios

Alison Laesser-Keck is a creative director and founder of VLD. Armed with a degree in counseling and a decade of experience in corporate, non-profit and social event planning, she's the quintessential people person. As a designer, she has been featured by MarthaStewart.com, Huffington Post, Hour, Style Me Pretty, Bridal Guide, and Fox 2. In 2008, after working with venues in Seattle, she branched out on her own to follow a dream, and VLD was born. She is west coast born and raised, and enjoys traveling and celebrating whenever possible.

Bryan Keck comes to VLD with fifteen years in hospitality at James Beard award-winning restaurants and bars across the country, where much of his focus involved private events and making people happy. Bryan's strength is his ability to organize the planning process and break it down into small, manageable steps. In addition to being our business manager, his primary role involves the logistics of event production, although his passion especially lies in creating and cultivating relationships with our clients and their families.