Peak Events is an award winning event planning and production company in Northern Arizona that focuses on the planning, coordination, and production of premier events. Peak Events was started out of a passion, drive and enthusiasm for the events we create. Owned by mother/daughter team, Debbi and Jennifer Grogan, our goal is to offer each client an experience that is unforgettable, unique and flawless. We work hard, laugh often, and invest all energy into the creation of unforgettable events. We want our clients to enjoy the creation, implementation and execution of their event, so we approach every event consultation as an opportunity to make future friends – so get to know us, after all, you probably will never forget us, or the events we produce.
Debbi Grogan, a fifth generation Arizonan, started Peak Events in 2001 after spending most of her career in the nonprofit world. Realizing that life is too short not to have fun every day, Debbi transferred her extensive fundraising and event planning skills into Peak Events, finding the perfect outlet for her creative and outgoing personality. Debbi spent the first years of the business focusing on social events, and in 2008 expanded the business to include her love of festivals which has resulted in the Flagstaff Oktoberfest, Rock the House and the Flagstaff Blues and Brews. Debbi is always thinking of another festival to bring to Northern Arizona, so stay tuned. Debbi is active in the Flagstaff community as well as serving on the NAU Alumni Board, and when not working on events, can be found in her garden, on the golf course, or at Lake Powell which she fondly nicknamed her happy place. You can contact Debbi here or by phone at 928-606-5601.
Jennifer grew up in Flagstaff and has been involved with Peak Events since its inception. While attending NAU, Jennifer and her sorority sisters were hired for events and from day one, she knew this was something she wanted to do. After graduating from NAU in Public Relations and Advertising, Jennifer helped with the marketing of the business, while gaining experience as a marketing manager for both an online company and a local engineering firm. In 2009, Jennifer joined Peak Events as a partner and started producing Rock the House and the Flagstaff Oktoberfest. In 2010, Jennifer found an excellent fit to her organizational skills when Peak Events began producing conferences. Jennifer has a unique ability to keep committees and groups organized and on schedule which has proven invaluable when working on conferences. 2013 Peak Events began producing the successful Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival. In 2014 Jennifer helped produce the Mountain Country Music Festival. Jennifer is actively involved with the Flagstaff Community, as a board member of Goodwill of Northern Arizona and on the Parks and Recreation Commission.When Jennifer isn’t busy planning events, she enjoys snow skiing, spending time with her Boxer, Duke and also spending time at Lake Powell. You can contact Jennifer here or by phone at 928-606-7600.
Lindsey Wentzel graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Parks and Recreation Management Major with a dual emphasis in Tourism & Event Planning and Community & Commercial Services. Lindsey has participated in the Disney College Program at the Disneyland Resort her freshman year. Her main goal is to one day for the Disney Event Group. She hopes to gain more knowledge about what it takes to plan an event, beginning to end. Lindsey is passionate about swimming, Basset Hounds, Disney (obviously), her family and event planning.
Hello! My name is Melina Theriault, I am 21 years old, and I am currently a senior at Northern Arizona University and will be graduating this Spring semester of 2018. I will have obtained my BA in Hotel and Restaurant Management and will also have received a certificate in Event Planning Management. I am originally from Flagstaff Arizona which makes me want even more to step out of my small town bubble and work on as many events as possible in or out of state. My goal for my future career is to eventually move away from Flagstaff and work possibly in the music industry helping to organize concerts or festivals! My options remain quite open though as I am willing to try out anything new. Peak Events has been a great experience for me and I am learning from the company every day.
Hi! My name is Emalynn Johnson and I am a senior at Northern Arizona University. I am a Hotel and Restaurant Management major with an emphasis in Event Planning, and a minor in Business. After college, I hope to become an event planner, and I would like to specialize in concert planning, benefit planning, or weddings. Although, if the opportunity arose I would absolutely love to plan events with Disney, as I have worked for the company before (and adored it). I am so excited to have the opportunity to be working with all of the wonderful ladies here at Peak Events, and I can’t wait for the endless learning opportunities this internship will bring me.
Hi, my name is Shelby Vega! I am an International Hospitality Management major with a minor in Tourism and Leisure Planning and I am currently in my sophomore year at NAU. Two things that I’ve always felt most passionate about have been helping people and traveling, which led me to the hospitality industry. After realizing the importance of event planning and the ability it has, to bring people together, I knew it was the segment of the hospitality industry that I wanted to work in. I’m excited to learn everything I can about event planning, from Peak Events, and I can’t wait to get started!
Elizabeth "Libby" Litten
My name is Libby Litten, born and raised in Ventura, California! I am currently a freshman studying Hotel and Restaurant Management, with a certificate in Event Planning. Hoping to steer more into just even planning in the future. Starting at Peek Events seem like the best way to learn and find out what it really takes to put on a great event. I am beginning in January of 2018 and can’t wait to start and learn more!
Rebecca "Becca" Klein
Hi, my name is Rebecca Klein and I am excited to start my work with Peak Events. I am a sophomore at Northern Arizona University and I am currently studying Hotel and Restaurant Management. I plan on getting a Minor in Marketing and a Certificate in Event Planning in order to be able to pursue my dream of becoming an event planner. I started discovering my passion for event planning while working on events during my senior year of High School. I am so excited for what’s to come while being a part of this team and to absorb all I can about this industry!
My name is MacKenzie King and I was born in Henderson, Nevada, but raised in Mesa, Arizona! I am currently a senior studying Business Marketing with minors in Spanish and Anthropology. After graduating, I hope to make my way close to a beach in California. I joined Peak Events to learn about event planning and what it takes to successfully create a fun, entertaining event –I began in April, 2017 and I have already learned a tremendous amount and I’m excited to learn so much more. My interests include anything with sugar, my sweet French bulldog Piper, and the outdoors!
Hello! My name is Kira Tucker and I’m a freshman at NAU. I plan on getting my degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with an Event Management Certificate. I am also double majoring in French with a minor in Business. I have always wanted to be an event planner, and hopefully one day own my business. I am currently Special Events Chair for Alpha Delta Pi at NAU. I love singing, playing tennis, and writing stories for my blog.
Hi, my name is Jasmine Landavazo! I am a hotel and restaurant management major with a minor in business. I am 19 years old and a freshman at Northern Arizona University. I have experience in event planning and can’t wait to see what I learn from Peak Events. I love event planning, therefore I hope to receive a certificate in it. I love traveling, trying new food, and spending time with my adorable dog, Austin.