© jess + nate studios

© jess + nate studios

Alison Laesser-Keck is the creative director and founder of VLD. Armed with a degree in counseling, a west coast/midwest upbringing, and over a decade of experience in corporate, non-profit and social event planning, she is the quintessential people person. As a designer, she has been featured by MarthaStewart.com, Huffington Post, Style Me Pretty, Hour Detroit, 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.

Bryan Keck comes to VLD with degrees in film and art history, and fifteen years in hospitality at award-winning restaurants and bars across the country, where much of his focus involved private events. 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.