OUR TEAM

Collectively, the Event Planning DC team brings expertise in marketing, public relations, commercial real estate, corporate planning and finance to our event planning, design and management services. We know how to navigate the delicate path of honoring a client’s goals and vision while using our expertise to lead the process to achieve an event that exceeds expectations.

We are committed to creating events that become elevated experiences and are happy to do what we do best, so that clients can focus on their busy lives, work, family and enjoying the event experience.

We love the challenge of planning an inaugural event because we are capable of turning things around very quickly – we are the calm force that’s needed when unforeseen things happen…and they do!

Event Planning DC has been called on to “save the day” for many individuals and organizations that have reached out to us within a few months, weeks or even days before their event date, due to event planning issues that could have become a catastrophe.  You can always count on us to rise to the occasion.

MICHELE PALMER
Founder and President
Event Development and Design

As founder, MICHELE makes it a point to be involved in every event developed, designed, planned, managed and executed by Event Planning DC. With more than 20 years of experience in working with clients who desire events that are modest and down-to-earth to those who want posh and over-the-top, she understands each client’s vision and will develop and produce a memorable, remarkable event experience that is mindful and in-line with a client’s budget. You may find her sitting in with the band showing off her drumming & percussion skills

MICHELE’S SUPER POWERS: detailed | creative | dreamer/doer | confident | risk-taker | spontaneous | design | colors | decor | spreadsheet queen | enthusiastic |optimistic

FUN FACTS:  music lover; sings all the time; knows song lyrics like crazy; played drums since she was 9; determined to play drums in a guy’s world at University of Maryland back in the day; will often sit in on drums with the band at events; plays piano by ear; golden retriever lover; dog whisperer; rarely in a bad mood; grew up in Montgomery County; graduated from the University of Maryland.

DEBBY GOLDBERG
Event Logistical Coordinator

DEBBY is all about details and coordinating. Her background in computer programming is the reason she is extremely meticulous and scrutinizes every tiny detail and logistic necessary for a successful event. Her ability to consider the smallest of details and play out an entire event in her head and anticipate how something may result is sometimes uncanny.

DEBBY’S SUPER POWERS: gorgeous handwriting | calligraphy | driven | thorough | thinker | analyzer | meticulous | organizer | detailed | practical | punctual | patient | thoughtful | caring

FUN FACTS:  major foodie; takes “beautiful” notes; has two gorgeous cats; is the queen of parallel parking; loves to travel; enjoys reading and is in several book clubs; volunteers teaching English; became a Bat Mitzvah at 44; was born in the backseat of the car | grew up in Montgomery County; graduated from American University

LAURA LEVENGARD
Director of Event Management

LAURA enjoys taking charge, organizing and managing – perfect for this role to ensure that our clients’ events are flawless. With a background in the hospitality industry, Laura understands how essential it is for our clients to receive the highest quality of customer service from our team, the venues and vendors that we secure or the client has contracted with for their event.

LAURA’S SUPER POWERS: adventurous | leader | engaging | witty | commanding | whisperer of getting people to help | empowers women | queen of networking | punctual

FUN FACTS: an entrepreneur – owned several businesses; passionate about non-profits; more than 300 hours of annual volunteer work; graduate of Leadership Montgomery 2010; 2nd degree black belt in Tomiki Aikido; grew up in Montgomery County; graduated from Virginia Tech

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