Who We Are

Elevate Events is a full-service event planning and design and production company founded in 2015 by sisters Mallory and Kirstie.

As planners and naturally Type-A personalities, we find joy in sorting through our clients' most complex details, connecting them to other incredible vendors and conceptualizing and creating one-of-a-kind events.

As humans and empaths, we pride ourselves on getting to know each of our clients on a truly personal level, understanding the WHY behind each event and forging the necessary relationships to become our clients’ most trusted confidants, both before and during the event and for years to follow.

Thanks to loads of determination, an intense love for our clients and community, and countless reams of checklists, we have grown to become one of Wisconsin's premier event planners, lauded for our personalized approach and innovative sense of design. 

From the moment we meet you to the minute your head hits the pillow on event day, we aim to provide you with everything you need to feel completely prepared and genuinely excited to host your event. Whether you're looking for reliable, organized Month-Of Coordination, need a boost in confidence with a personalized style or design consultation, or want our team to plan, design, and execute your dream event from start to finish, we're here to help you achieve, and elevate, your vision; creating a truly unique and intentional experience. We cannot wait to meet you!



Founder, Lead Planner & Creative Director


Founder, Lead Planner & Creative Director

Kirstie is the younger sister but older soul and loves being a mama to Phoebe the Great Dane and partner to her dreamboat boyfriend Jesse. She is a compulsive list-maker and documents just about everything - weekend vacations, events in progress and the perfect dinner recipe, so naturally, she is the driving force of all things behind-the-scenes at Elevate. Armed with a strong sense of empathy and compassion, Kirstie values relationships above all else and is lovingly referred to as the “Mom” of the team. Kirstie loves a good self-help book or thriller, exploring the outdoors, and soaking in the power of the little details in life. This, as well as Kirstie's nurturing personality, ensures that each Elevate event is personalized and intentional, and that everyone she meets feels taken care of and loved.  

Mallory enjoys life as a sister, wife to Danny, pitbull mama and mom of a baby boy Vaughn! On any given day, you can find her drinking coffee out of her Beyoncé mug (extra cream, please!), tackling emails and dreaming up beautiful floor plans and designs. She is an organization junkie, admittedly checks fashion blogs and home improvement sites far too often, and loves the occasional opportunity to flex her floral design skills. Mallory prides herself on her ability to relate to most everyone, and believes that maintaining friendships and having a good time are some of life's most precious takeaways.  This, in addition to Mallory's attention to detail, unabashed obsession with style, and logistical mastery ensures that every Elevate event is gorgeous, unique, and flows with ease.  

Our Team


Kelsie Rice  |  Lead Planner & Lead Generation Manager

Kelsie’s caring and compassionate personality paired with her incredible ability to multitask makes her uniquely qualified to assist all of Elevate’s detail-oriented clients. With a background in Communications, Kelsie excels in logistics and ensuring swift and thorough contact among all parties involved in an event. When it comes to design, she loves to think outside of the box and get creative to make each event she’s a part of beautiful and full of unique and intentional details. Kelsie adores her family, high-school-sweetheart-turned husband, Jason, and her German Shepherd pup, Teddy. In her time away from Elevate, she enjoys trying new things, DIY projects, and spending quality time with her friends.

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Renee Tantillo  |  Lead Planner

Renee knows how to spark some serious event joy with an eye for both modern classics and current trends. Armed with the event planner trifecta of an education in interior design, background in business management, and experience in the fashion industry, Renee is passionate about creating the perfectly curated moment that you will remember forever. She prides herself on meticulous organizational skills and careful attention to detail – ensuring her clients have the best experience from the initial phone call to the final toast (cheers!). Whether you need assistance with logistics, design, or advice on the latest fashion, Renee is your girl! On her days off, you can find her at local festivals, enjoying a Brewer game with her husband and two boys, or playing with her rescue dogs at the park.


Eve Jewson | Event & Office Assistant

Eve is our cute-as-a-button Energizer bunny. Whether it's running errands for the team the week of a wedding, running to and from our cars during setup, or relaying messages to the wedding party, this girl is non-stop! We love her for bringing a smile to absolutely every event, no matter how long the days are. When she’s off duty, Eve enjoys coaching dance, spending time with her family, and planning her OWN big day with fiance, Conner.



Katie brings her background in photography and keen eye for details to the forefront as Elevate's newest Event Assistant. Using her experience in capturing seniors and families, Katie finds beauty in even the ordinary, paying close attention to details and cherishing the little moments each day. She pours her full heart into her work, and as a type 2 enneagram, she is a natural “helper.” Katie excels in making connections and relating to others and supporting folks in being their best selves. When Katie isn't working, she enjoys coffee, cooking, getting creative, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and her boyfriend Lucas.