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The Staff

Nicole Beaudoin - General Manager

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - Nicole_Beaudoin_smallWorking hand in hand with David C. McKnight, Nicole has been with Emerald City Designs since 2001.  With a background in hospitality, Nicole leads the team as General Manager and oversees customer service and personalization for each and every event. Her passion for design extends to small home parties and grows to larger corporate events and weddings; all the while making sure the client’s needs are met, and expectations are exceeded. Over the years, Nicole has been a part of all the departments understanding the importance of consistency and structure. Currently, Nicole is a part of every aspect to ensure the event is picture perfect.  A busy working mom, Nicole is all about family from her home life to work life to the client’s needs. Nicole truly enjoys the special event industry, and is proud to be a part of Emerald City Designs, being an internationally recognized organization.  

Elizabeth Sheridan - Director of Design and Events

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - Elizabeth_Sheridan_smallAs the Director of Design and Events Elizabeth is an integral part of the creation process at Emerald City Designs. Working with the company since 1997 she has been styling, creating, and pushing floral boundaries with classic Emerald City Designs flair. Floral design being one of her main obsessions she also enjoys working with textiles and different mediums to keep the look of events mainstream and exciting.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Ann Owens - Senior Event Manager

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Ann is the Full Service Wedding & Special Event Planner at Emerald City Designs. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality & Event Management. She has been planning events with ECD since 2008 and has executed events all throughout the Midwest. In 2010, Ann was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to assist in the planning and execution of the annual Cannes Film Festival in France. Her passion and dedication for all special events shines through in her planning techniques. Her ability to stay poised under pressure keeps clients feeling at ease and stress free on their special day. Her goals are to maximize your budget and minimize your stress level, so you can feel like a guest at your own event! Ann’s organizational skills ensure that each part of your event is meticulously planned from start to finish and no detail is left untouched. 

Cheryl Donovan - Event Manager

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - Cheryl_Donovan_smallCheryl has extensive experience in the hospitality field and has been a valuable member within Emerald City Designs since 2006. An alumni Central Michigan University, Cheryl is a natural when it comes to helping clients and has an innate ability to connect with everyone she meets. Her noted grace and calmness under pressure demeanor is a testament to her quick witted thinking and keen organization skills that allows clients to feel at ease and trust her. It is her true appreciation for the special events industry that makes Cheryl so talented in all that she does.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Natalie Tryciecky - Event Manager

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - Natalie%5B3%5DNatalie had a strong passion for the wedding and event industry from an early age. She began her career at Emerald City Designs as a high school intern in 2008 and has been an integral member of the company ever since, taking on several different roles. Natalie’s versatile talents have been applied to all departments within Emerald City Designs; from designing custom floral to event set ups and everything in between!  Currently, in her role as an Event Manager, she assists clients and staff with event details from start to finish. Natalie enjoys working with clients to make sure their special day is perfect in every way! Her love and dedication for her job is apparent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Nicole Sokloski - Event Manager

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - Nicole_Sokloski_smallNicole has been a dedicated event professional for 12 years and her experience ranges from opening venues to managing staff, selling, planning and designing events.  She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Entrepreneurship that provided her a dynamic background, and has made her a valuable asset to our team in so many ways.  In 2010 she joined Emerald City Designs. It’s evident her passion is meeting with new clients and insuring their special day exceeds their expectations. Her enthusiasm and love for events is contagious.  Come in and see for yourself, she looks forward to meeting with you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Stacey Ripper - Event Designer

The Staff - Emerald City Designs - StaceyRipperAfter graduating the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Liberal Studies Bachelors’ degree with a minor in Art History Stacey discovered the art of floral design.  Following her lifelong passion for design and detail she continued working in the floral industry for two decades.  In the spring of 2012 she began at Emerald City Designs as a Floral Designer.  In addition to those responsibilities, Stacey currently meets with clients as an Event Designer.  She values her clients’ distinct and individual visions for their wedding and enjoys guiding them through the selection process to a beautiful and memorable result.  Stacey is proud to represent Emerald City Designs and work alongside this incredible team!