"Every challenge is worth its weight in gold
when you witness the numerous moving pieces come together."
Nicole joins Team MLE after serving as the Senior Catering Manager of Grand America, Salt Lake’s infamous 5-Diamond hotel, where she had the pleasure of working with amazing brides and planners to create stunning weddings. During her time as catering manager, Nicole was immersed in many types of events ranging in size from small board meetings to expos with over 5,000 visitors, each with a unique set of planning needs. Her attention to detail and love for organizing logistics are what make Nicole a great resource when planning any kind of event.
FUN FACT: Nicole feels at home in the kitchen and started baking at the age of four. She tackled cooking at the age of six, and by the time she was eight, she had mastered the art of prepping a three-course dinner which she often made for her family on her own. Despite being a master chef at such a young age, Nicole's favorite food was salad (there are kindergarten "get-to-know" you drawings to prove it). If you're a foodie who needs a menu that will wow your guests until the last bite, Nicole is hungry to help!
Nicole's fascination for events stems from parents who loved a good dinner party and centered their lives around food, family, and hard work. Working in her father's restaurant from the age of 14 and being by his side on many catering adventures, she had no choice but learn to multi-task. She has always had a passion for perfecting details and firmly believes that the best way to celebrate any special occasion is with cake!
Nicole completed a bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, majoring in Recreation Management (emphasis on Event Planning) with a Business minor. One of her favorite experiences was an internship planning events for startup companies culminating in an investor pitch meeting. But corporate events left her creative side wanting something more. The beautiful details of a stunning wedding, especially buckets of fresh flowers, are just what her heart needs to shine! “Every challenge is worth its weight in gold when you witness the numerous moving pieces come together, magnified by the smiles of a happy couple so deeply in love. When it comes to executing your event, no detail is too small and no logistic too complicated.”
This California transplant has put down roots in Utah and enjoys spending time decorating her home, crafting unique pieces and testing out new recipes for her family. She loves bold jewelry, fluffy fresh cut hydrangeas and lots of chocolate! In her quiet moments, Nicole loves snuggling up with her handsome husband, sweet baby boy and crazy chocolate labrador.