Alison Laesser-Keck is the founder and 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 the quintessential people person. In 2008, after working with venues in Seattle, she branched out on her own to follow a dream, and VLD was born. She is California born and raised, with strong Michigan roots, and enjoys traveling and celebrating whenever possible.
Bryan Keck has been in hospitality for 20 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 professional life has involved taking care of people. As our production manager, he's focused on the many logistics involved in making an event happen, although his passion is creating and cultivating relationships with our clients and their families. He loves working with his wife (his wife wrote this).