© jess + nate studios

© jess + nate studios

Alison Laesser-Keck is the creative director and founder of Viva La Diva. 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. Alison has been recognized nationally by MarthaStewart.com, Fox 2, Huffington Post, Bridal Guide and Hour Detroit. In 2008, after working with venues on the west coast (where she is from), she decided to branch out on her own, move back to Michigan, and Viva La Diva was born.

Bryan Keck comes to Viva La Diva with degrees in film and art history, and fifteen years in hospitality at award-winning restaurants and lounges across the country, where much of his focus involved the coordination of private events. Bryan's biggest 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.