When Stacey Dillon first envisioned starting a company, she always imagined bringing other like-minded folks into the mix....giving people a place to work and play at the same time! A place to follow your passions and also make a living. Guess what, it's working and we're having a blast. Meet the folks that bring the magic to '& Company'...
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Holly joined our team in 2014, but has been a friend of the business for over 10 years. Holly is a seasoned marketing manager and events director, with over 12 year working in TV, media and high tech. From the NBC affiliate in Seattle, to Expedia and the San Jose Sharks - she know how to handle a multitasking and managing large scale and high profile events. After taking a few years off from the traditional 'job' route, she wanted to dip her toe back into the work world. One day at lunch Stacey said "come work with us!" And the rest is history! Holly is an event rock star and we're so lucky to have her as part of the & Company crew. She can handle everything from planning to execution for weddings, corporate events, company picnics, milestone birthday and showers for weddings or welcoming baby. You name it, Holly can handle it - all with a calm vibe and smile on her face.
“We LOVED having Holly help us put the final touches on our intimate ceremony at SF City Hall and dinner party at Wayfare Tavern. She helped us figure out all the stuff we HAD NO IDEA about and these plan made for a AMAZING destination wedding. We could just relax and enjoy tying the knot in beautiful San Francisco” – Jennifer & Stephen | October 2017 “We would have been LOST without Holly on the day of our wedding. We'd planned all of these elements and then when it came to the day-of, I was so overwhelmed with becoming a MRS, I couldn't remember one plan. She took the rains and nailed it! SOOOO happy we took a friend's advice and called Stacey & Company to help us.” – Sarah & Erik | August 2015 “Calm and collected were two things I was not on our big day. But Holly was there to calm me down, organized all of the vendors and allowed us to just enjoy the day - and being with our friends and family. So blessed and forever thankful for her help!!” – Jessica & Amir | April 2016
JoAnna has been an official member of the team since 2008, but we’ve been working together since 2001. With her years of experience in marketing and business development it was a natural transition to add her to the team once she became a stay at home mom. JoAnna has been working events since her college days as an Orientation Director at Cal State Northridge, planning and implementing an entire overnight program for incoming freshmen.
Her career has always revolved around events in her various occupations such as planning holiday parties, corporate retreats, company picnics and receptions for visiting dignitaries, to name a few. As we like to say, she was born to do events and we’re so happy to have her! Currently JoAnna is leading the expansion of our Seattle, Washington team, but comes back for visits and coordination for special client requests! Her past clients speak very highly of her and when referred, folks want to work with HER! Always a good sign!
“My husband and I were blessed to be able to work with JoAnna! From start to finish she has been thorough, very detailed oriented, and absolutely a dream! She was an amazing wedding coordinator.” – Ann & Vik | October 2011 “I cannot thank you enough for coordinating the PERFECT night for us! When I walked in, the venue was perfect and I just got to sit back and enjoy the night. It was such a pleasure working with JoAnna.” – Veronica & Esteban | August 2013 “Thanks again for everything. You are a rockstar. It was a magical night!” – CJ & David | September 2015