Dependable, Hardworking

Criteria: Consistently impacts the successful outcome of events. A pivotal team member who goes above-and-beyond, making it all happen.

Three Peer-Nominated Mountain Mover Award Finalists: Dana Allison, Keyed Up Events; Lea Distad, Chef Jeff Catering; Ivy Mattocks, CRAVE Catering & Events
TCWEP Peer-nominated Mountain Mover Award Finalist Dana Allison 2024

Dana Allison
Keyed Up Events

I am the owner and lead planner for Keyed Up Events, a wedding and event planning company. We have been in business since 2013 and I currently have a full-time assistant, a part-time assistant and anywhere between 4-6 others who work the weddings and events with me and for me. In 2021 we also added rental decor to our services allowing us to be of even better service to our clients and other event professionals who rent from us.

I can’t name all the ways TCWEP has been a benefit to me and my business! Every meeting I either meet someone new and fabulous, reconnect with someone, or get the chance to give a shout out to someone that I have had a chance to work with. These connections are a vital part of my business that relies so much on referrals and good relationships!

What Dana’s Peers Say …
She has 38 jobs, keeps all plates spinning and somehow manages to surround herself with a great team and make things happen. Moving mountains on the daily.
Dana just knows everyone and is so helpful in the wedding industry. From helping her Clients to helping her fellow Event Professionals, she gets stuff done. She is the definition of a Mountain Mover.
Always willing to help out whenever she can
They are great at their work! Very organized and clients give her outstanding reviews!
Dana is EVERYWHERE! She never misses a thing, she is always putting herself out there and spreads the love when referring vendor partners. She is a real ROCKSTAR and show continuous support to everyone! I wish there were 10 of her to go around!
I hope it is ok to nominate Dana twice, (2 award categories) when it comes to all things weddings she is THE GOAT! She is full of knowledge and makes such an effort in all that she does it is never lost on me. I can’t say enough great things about her!
Dana has consistently been a mover and shaker in this industry. You can see that she really cares about people.
Dana’s passion lies in delivering exceptional client experiences, whether it’s for an event or a wedding. She meticulously ensures that every aspect is executed flawlessly. Dana excels at connecting people and bringing together the perfect resources.

TCWEP Peer-nominated Mountain Mover Award Finalist Lea Distad 2024

Lea Distad
Chef Jeff Catering

I have been with Chef Jeff Catering for two and a half years and I love working for this small but mighty team! I have been in the events industry for 20 years and I love helping people plan and execute special events. When I started at Chef Jeff Catering, they had a need for this focused and thorough attention on weddings and ever since, I have become the wedding expert! I am passionate about serving and supporting folks – I love hearing about our clients, their stories and what brought them together. I can help with menu planning, service questions, day-of coordination and more. I get excited by the details and seeing a plan come together!

I am a dual citizen, originally from Denmark, and I’ve lived in the United States for over 10 years. I share my life with my husband and our almost five-year-old, Bella and soon to be one-year-old Benjamin. They are a bundle of energy and joy and provide lots of practice in adapting and thinking on my feet! I have been delighted to join this team of folks at Chef Jeff Catering and I am honored and grateful to share time and space and life with them. This is truly an exceptional place to work and we are really excited about being of service to others on their important days.

I can’t wait to speak with you about your wedding or rehearsal dinner – I would love to get to know you and help you build the best day possible for you, your partner and your family and friends!

I am truly so happy to be apart of this wonderful group, full of truly amazing people who are all here to help and support one another! With the connections I have gained thought the TCWEP, I have colleagues in the industry that always are willing to assist if they can and the friendships I have made make me feel so very blessed! Coming to our monthly meetings is a highlight, meeting new friend’ors and catching up with familiar faces!

What Lea’s Peers say …
Lea is a real force in bringing people together, as she’s always making connections and ensuring everyone feels included.
Lea always goes out of the way to make plans for clients work no matter the situation or budget. She is always professional and is a winning team member for Chef Jeff and the entire vendor team at any wedding or event.
When I think about a vendor that goes above and beyond that stands true to brand and the integrity behind our industry, Chef Jeff does that! Lea is always shows up and provides the quality service.

TCWEP Peer-nominated Mountain Mover Award Finalist Ivy Mattocks 2024

Ivy Mattocks
CRAVE Catering & Events

As a sale manager I always have sales goals, so I love getting business leads from my fellow TCWEP members.  The table talks are always helpful because I love the wide variety of people in the event industry input. When I attend the meeting I always feel refreshed when I leave.

What Ivy’s Peers Say …
Ivy is the queen of making people feel included and is always a ray of sunshine. She works non-stop to meet the needs of her clients, coworkers and all organizations she is a member of, including TCWEP. She is literally 1 in a million!
Ivy consistently is thinking of ways to go above and beyond for her clients. Not only do her clients love her,but she is also a strong internal asset to CRAVE Catering. Always bringing fresh food ideas and ways to become better and more sustainable.