Hi, I’m Allison
When I was in high school, I was always coming up with reasons to host gatherings at my parents’ house. One of my fondest memories is of the annual Thanksgiving “leftovers” dinner I hosted several years in a row. One long table, mashed potatoes on mashed potatoes, laughter, and the best company. Whether it be getting together with friends or celebrating holidays with my family, I always found joy in designing and planning out every detail.
I graduated from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University in 2012 and moved to Orange County, California to work with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. My time with Fairmont took me to their flagship hotel in San Francisco where I worked as the Assistant Director of Banquets. I then worked with the award-winning Langham Hotel in Chicago as Catering Manager.
My husband and I welcomed our first baby in June 2018 and decided it was time to move back home to Michigan so our son could grow up closer to family. This new season of life provided the opportune time to create Gathered Together Events.
Maya Angelou so beautifully put into words my own philosophy as an event planner when she said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” My goal will always be to make you and your guests feel completely cared for.