© jess + nate studios

© jess + nate studios

Alison Laesser-Keck is an event planner/creative director and the founder of Viva La Diva Events. Armed with a degree in counseling and over a decade of experience in corporate, non-profit and social event planning, she is the quintessential people person; a social butterfly who is inspired by the lives of both friends and strangers alike. In her work with VLD, she has been recognized nationally by the likes of MarthaStewart.com, Bridal Guide, Fox 2, Huffington Post and Hour Detroit. In 2008, after working with a venue in Seattle, Alison decided to branch out on her own to do what she loved, and Viva La Diva was born.

Bryan Keck  comes to Viva La Diva with fifteen years in hospitality at award-winning restaurants and lounges across the country, where much of his focus involved the coordination of private events. Truly the analytic "left brained" version to Alison's creativity-loving "right", Bryan's strength is his ability to organize the planning process and break it down into small, manageable steps. In addition to being our business manager, his primary role involves the logistics of event production, although his passion especially lies in creating and cultivating relationships with our clients and their families.