Meet Our Team

Kori Clark – Branding and Paper Specialist

Kori has created all of our “branding” items to coordinate with the new site design, from blog buttons, to business cards, to magazine ads. Her style is recognizable around the blog world as she imparts a contemporary and creative look to everything she designs.

Kori is a stationery designer with a degree in graphic design and specializes in digital illustrations. After leaving the corporate world almost 7 years ago, she began doing freelance jobs and has several corporate clients. Kori’s real passion is stationery design and she has grown her business which includes classic paper products as well as party printables, into a thriving entity. The highlights of the last year came as her designs were published in a feature for Celebrate Magazine, followed by HGTV.com commissioning her to create three invitations for an article about Top Printable Invitation Designs.

Kori’s work has been featured on every major party blog, and most recently in Yum Food & Fun for Kids magazine.  This year she will be announcing an exciting new partnership regarding her stationery designs. Can’t wait to hear more about that!

Follow Kori: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Etsy Store

Rebekah Dempsey – Interior Designer turned Graphic Designer

Rebekah is an interior designer by trade and her entertaining style is influenced by that in many ways. After having her daughter in 2008 Rebekah turned her focus to graphic design and party design and has created a business that is thriving.

Rebekah has some impressive credentials as she holds 3 degrees {business, marketing, & interior design}!! Her 10 years as an interior designer with a large firm took her from L.A. to Chicago to Italy, and included luxury homes and even a few celebrity clients. Her work was published in LUXE Magazine and in an interior decorating book {under the firms name}. When she left the corporate world to be a stay at home mom she had made her way to senior designer managing 60-80 projects a year.

Rebekah has also been featured on all the major party blogs, and was reccently published in Yum Food & Fun for Kids magazine.  Her Etsy shop is full of beautiful printable paper designs that are classic but modern at the same time, and this year she will be launching a new line of home accessories that you can use in entertaining!

Follow Rebekah: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Etsy Shop

 

Aleah + Nick Valley – Wedding, Party and Home Entertaining Specialists

Aleah and Nick are dedicated to making life grand. As the husband and wife wedding and party planning duo™ since 2003, throwing incredible celebrations are their way of life. In addition, they pen an entertaining column for San Diego Magazine and bring fresh entertaining tips to life through their blogs. The Valleys have been featured in countless print and online publications like BRIDES Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom Magazine, RUE Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and many many more.

Aleah loves the beach, a good glass of champagne, delicious cheeses, family, our dog Lulu, and inspiring others. Aleah is inspired by the sea, the lights of Paris, architecture, nature, and the joys of life. Aleah’s favorite moment at our events: seeing the culmination of a dream come to life. There’s a perfect moment when everyone is dancing, visiting, and enjoying the celebration. It’s remarkably rewarding.

Nick loves the beach, a tasty caipirinha, warm summer nights, and traveling. Nick is inspired by the sound of waves crashing and palm trees rustling. Nick’s favorite moment at our events: when our clients, along with their families and friends, are all in the moment and nowhere else.

Follow Valley & Co.: Wedding Blog  /  Lifestyle BlogTwitter  /  Facebook

Melissa Bahen – Baker, Cook, Crafter, & Party Lover

Melissa has been baking and making for as long as she can remember. When she was little, she wanted to open a catering business with her cousin and call it “Cousins Catering” (really creative name, right?). Instead, she graduated from college with a degree in Biology and a teaching license, and taught high school science for 5 years before choosing to stay home with her 3 adorable kids. Although she and her cousin never started that catering company, she still spends hours each day in the kitchen baking up tasty treats for friends and family.

When she’s not cooking, Melissa likes to throw baby showers and birthday parties, sew summer clothes for her kids, and collect eggs from the illegal chickens in her backyard. She and her family dream of moving out to the country someday and having a little hobby farm. In the meantime, they stay busy with the 2 beehives, 5 pigs, and 60+ chickens Melissa’s in-laws have been somehow talked into keeping on their property outside of town. Melissa writes about her adventures in food, family, and farming at Lulu the Baker.

Follow Melissa: Blog  /  Twitter  /  Etsy  /  Facebook

Bridgett Edwards – Designer & Entrepreneur

Bridgett is a multi-talented creative entrepreneur. After marrying the love of her life in 2006, she began a wedding planning business. After planning many successful weddings, she soon decided it wasn’t the lifestyle she wanted when they started to grow their family, so she embarked on a new venture.

She began designing personalized stationery and gifts during nights and weekends while holding down a full-time job at a big sports television network. Her business took off as she was received press in big name sites such as Daily Candy Kids, Real Simple and Cool Mom Picks. Bridgett then extended her business to offer logo design and product photography to other small businesses. Right after her son was born this May, she left the corporate world of 8 years to raise her 2 beautiful children and run her businesses full-time.

When she’s not changing diapers or crafting a project with her 5 year old, Bridgett enjoys cooking, baking, exercising and entertaining.

Follow Bridgett:  Shop  /  Blog  /  Facebook  /  Twitter