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BROOKE CARPER, Senior Planner

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(865) 824-8214

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Brooke has spent the last 14 years in the event industry. After learning the tent and rental business, Brooke spent three years in managed event services, catering sales, and high-scale event production for many campus departments while working for Aramark. Brooke then went on to another market segment of the industry, serving as Director of Catering, then Director of Group Sales, at a full-service, downtown convention hotel. After nearly four years in a variety of roles, Brooke took a role with UT Office of Admissions, producing over 90 events per year for over 40k students, both locally and nationwide. For the past three years, Brooke has served as an Event Manager for a contract event management company based out of Washington, D.C. These events are managed full-scale, with over $6 million in annual hotel and event spend, as well as, more that 30k attendees.

Brooke has been heavily involved with UT Alumni groups, Leadership Knoxville, and served on the Board of Directors for Dogwood Arts Festival. Further, for 2018, Brooke will serve as overall Co-Chair of the Festival, and continue her work leading the team which produces the flagship Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square.

Brooke Headshot

BROOKE CARPER, Senior Planner

[email protected]

(865) 824-8214

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Brooke has spent the last 14 years in the event industry. After learning the tent and rental business, Brooke spent three years in managed event services, catering sales, and high-scale event production for many campus departments while working for Aramark. Brooke then went on to another market segment of the industry, serving as Director of Catering, then Director of Group Sales, at a full-service, downtown convention hotel. After nearly four years in a variety of roles, Brooke took a role with UT Office of Admissions, producing over 90 events per year for over 40k students, both locally and nationwide. For the past three years, Brooke has served as an Event Manager for a contract event management company based out of Washington, D.C. These events are managed full-scale, with over $6 million in annual hotel and event spend, as well as, more that 30k attendees.

Brooke has been heavily involved with UT Alumni groups, Leadership Knoxville, and served on the Board of Directors for Dogwood Arts Festival. Further, for 2018, Brooke will serve as overall Co-Chair of the Festival, and continue her work leading the team which produces the flagship Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square.

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LAUREN WOLFORD, Event Planner

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Lauren is a native of Virginia and fell in love with Knoxville as a college student. Lauren graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has experience in all areas of event planning including: corporate events, weddings, local festivals, conferences and social gatherings. She loves seeing all the little pieces and details come together into something amazing. Lauren is best known for her organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and congeniality. She believes any time spent planning an event is time well spent!

When Lauren is not busy making dreams come to life with us in the office, you can most likely find her sharing a drink with friends over a board game. In the fall, you will find her at Neyland Stadium losing her voice. A perfect weekend for Lauren would be spent cruising the lake, enjoying some sun and tacos, surrounded by her loved ones. She loves to travel and discover new places. Lauren is so excited to be a part of creating memorable events for all our clients.

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LAUREN WOLFORD, Event Planner

[email protected]

Lauren is a native of Virginia and fell in love with Knoxville as a college student. Lauren graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has experience in all areas of event planning including: corporate events, weddings, local festivals, conferences and social gatherings. She loves seeing all the little pieces and details come together into something amazing. Lauren is best known for her organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to problem solve and congeniality. She believes any time spent planning an event is time well spent!

When Lauren is not busy making dreams come to life with us in the office, you can most likely find her sharing a drink with friends over a board game. In the fall, you will find her at Neyland Stadium losing her voice. A perfect weekend for Lauren would be spent cruising the lake, enjoying some sun and tacos, surrounded by her loved ones. She loves to travel and discover new places. Lauren is so excited to be a part of creating memorable events for all our clients.

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