The Team

Tanya PetersPhoto by Jasalyn Thorne Photography

Tanya Peters

Office: 1.888.418.6515 ext.1
Cell: 604.839.2679

Tanya has been in the wedding and event planning industry for over 15 years. She founded Milestone Events in 2004 through which she has created many of Vancouver’s most unique and memorable events and made her one of the most sought after event planners.

Her 15+ years of event planning experience has included: teaching at Vancouver Community College; working as a venue manager and an off premise caterer.  She has also been the member of the planning committee for many local fundraising events.

wedding season diet: Plain Lay’s Potato Chips, coffee and wine

favorite moment in a wedding/event: taking a quiet moment to stand back and watch people celebrate joy and knowing that my team and I helped them to their future, celebrate a milestone or launch a new project.  What we do means something to our clients and I am lucky to do it.

a little personal: Tanya is a mom of three little chickadees, Lauren, Ben and Owen and the studio hound, Stella.  She loves wine, stilettos and power tools and can often be seen drinking, wearing, and using all three at the same time.

Adrienne Klettke

Adrienne Klettke

Principle Planner
Okanagan Valley
Office: 1.888.418.6515 ext. 3
Cell: 250.863.0477

Adrienne has had the pleasure of producing special events in the Okanagan with brides, grooms and businesses since 2004. She has worked as both a catering and sales manager in venues and in off premise catering. Her years of experience in the food and beverage industry as a special events manager has taught her to have a high level of attention to detail, a passion for well executed events and love for décor and design. Accepting challenges is the foundation of her life and something she does with confidence and enthusiasm.

wedding season diet: Coffee, energy drinks and packages of premium plus crackers.

favorite moment in a wedding/event: My favorite moment is listening to the groom express his feelings to his new wife. It’s like they build themselves up for this moment their entire relationship but want to let each other know they’ve felt that way all along. My other favorite is finding out the little jokes and great stories that are told and feeling like you are a part of their family. It’s so sweet when the parents come to check and make sure YOU are okay, when all you are doing is ensuring their son or daughter as well as themselves are.

a little personal: I am a proud mom of two gorgeous kids, Emmalee and Deacon, as well as Romy, the kid’s furry sibling. I have a strange love for Rocky and Rambo as well as pretty much any 80’s action movie or World War II documentary. My hobbies include target shooting with rifles and shot guns, gardening and watching girly movies that make you cry.

Kaitlyn Ellis

Kaitlyn Ellis

Associate Planner
Okanagan Valley
Office: 1.888.418.6515 ext. 4
Cell: 250.300.7140

Kaitlyn is new to the Event Planning and Wedding Industry. Her passion was ignited during the planning of her own wedding. She is fond of outdoor venues, pastels and pretty florals. Organization, time management, and attention to detail are the qualities that make Kaitlyn a perfect match to lessen your stress and revel in the excitement of being a bride-to-be! She is excited to listen to your vision and help create a wedding that will reflect you and your fiancé!

wedding season diet: Starbucks and ‘Crackerwiches’.

favorite moment in a wedding/event: Whether traditional or personal, the exchanging of vows always gets me. It’s so special to watch the bride and groom look into each other’s eyes and affirm their feelings for one another. Oh, and cake

a little personal: I was born in Williams Lake, BC. I also work as a Rehabilitation Assistant at Meridian Rehab in Vernon, BC. Family is extremely important to me! My mom and sister are my best friends, along with a pretty cool younger brother. I am a bride-to-be and will marry the love of my life in June 2014! Last but not least, I have a serious Starbucks problem. “All you need is love (and coffee)”.

Jessica Marak

Jessica Marak

Okanagan Valley
Office: 1.888.418.6515 ext. 5
Cell: 250.212.7976

Jessica is our resident country chic expert! She has enjoyed working in the food and beverage industry at golf courses in the Okanagan since 2007 and Milestone Events since 2013. Through being raised on a working cattle ranch Jess brings an incredible work ethic, a stupendous attention to detail and creative thinking to the Milestone team.

wedding season diet: Starbucks green tea lemonades, white tic tacs and homemade rhubarb pie.

favorite moment in a wedding/event: My favorite moment is when everyone turns to look at the bride walking down the aisle I like to look at the groom. The joy and pure love on his face when he see’s his best friend walking towards him is pure bliss. You can’t help but believe in true love.

a little personal: I am a true southern belle at heart. I’ve got ten fur children including my darling border collie Tucker, multiple kitty’s, a bunny, two full size horses and a miniature with a big personality! As a youth I excelled in the reining show pen ranking in the top 10 in Canada. I adore Disney movies, mud and cowgirl boots.

Kathryn Easton

Kathryn Easton

Associate Planner
Thompson-Nicola Valley
Office: 1.888.418.6515 ext. 6

Kathryn is a graduate from the Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree from Thompson Rivers University with a focus in Event Planning. She has experience in planning events through PCMA-TRU and working with food and beverage in banquets. She believes that every event should be special and hard work has always been important as she has learned in her military background.

wedding season diet: Bagels, Pickles and Wine

favorite moment in a wedding/event: My favorite moment is seeing a room transform from beginning to end and when the bride and groom get to have their first dance together as a married couple. Being able to watch everything unfolds and see how happy everyone is. I enjoy having opportunity to help plan such a special day.

a little personal: I have a dog name Lucy and I enjoy having a little adventure in my life. I love hiking, kayaking and sailing and I hope to travel one day.