The VAWP board members are a diverse group of esteemed professionals who have a passion for our industry and years of experience. We look forward to serving the Vermont wedding community.

Jackie Watson


Jaclyn Watson Events

Jaclyn Watson Events is a premier planning experience for bespoke weddings and events. We are passionate about creating a luxurious event that is tailored to your personal style and vision. From getting to know you and your family, to introducing you to our vetted network of creative event professionals, our team will transform your wedding […]

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Mike Lubas

Vice President

Vermont Tent Company

Mike Lubas,  started working at Vermont Tent Company in 1991 after graduating from UVM. One of three current owners of Vermont Tent Company who bought the business from founder John Crabbe in April of 2015. 

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Lindsey Leichthammer

Past President

Lindsey Leichthammer Events

A Boston native, she moved to Burlington, Vermont to attend Champlain College from which she graduated, majoring in Business with minors in Marketing and Event Management. Lindsey has always been involved in the wedding and event community, with her first job being on the catering team at Atlantica Restaurant in Cohasset, MA. After college she […]

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Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer


NJOY Weddings & Events

Nancy Jeffries-Dwyer began staging backyard musical theatre events at the age of nine. Always living in her imagination, she immersed myself in writing the scripts, finding theme music, designing and sewing the costumes, building the sets, applying the makeup, and narrating the shows. She was hooked and knew she was born to be an event planner. […]

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Kim Donahue


The Inn at The Round Barn

Kim Donahue is the owner and general manager of the Inn at Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield. A strong believer that every wedding couple deserves their perfect day, she leads her team to value professionalism, kindness, respect, and compassion for couples and their vendor teams. Certain that Vermont is the most enchanting place to celebrate, […]

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Hillary Fay

Hillary is the owner and lead makeup artist for her luxury makeup & hair team located in Chittenden County, Vermont. Hillary began her wedding makeup career in early 2017 & has since grown to manage a small team who travel all over Vermont & Florida for weddings and events. In her free time, she enjoys […]

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Tricia Cunniff

Tricia Cunniff is the owner of Vermont Weddings, the leading editorial and directory helping couples plan a Vermont wedding or elopement. She is a born and raised New Englander, who came to Vermont for love and is happy to call the state home. Before Vermont Weddings, Tricia worked in marketing, helping both large corporations and […]

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Annmarie Alexander-Kramer

The Parsonne

Annmarie (Annie) Alexander-Kramer, The Parsonne…The Vermont Wedding Officiant was born on Long Island, New York, and spent many years summering and going to college in Vermont. Upon moving to Stowe, she began working in all phases of the hospitality industry from host to management. In addition, she developed a design company, Renaissance Interiors, which became […]

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Jayson Munn

Jayson Munn Design

Jayson Munn is a Burlington-based floral designer who specializes in creating inspired arrangements for weddings, corporate events, and photo styling throughout New England. He and his team have had the pleasure of working with the top professionals and venues in the industry. Whether you are looking for classic, modern, rustic-elegance, or something new all together, […]

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Lisa Gaujac

Old Lantern Barn

Lisa Gaujac owns The Old Lantern Inn and Barn in Charlotte since 2006 and is a venue owner in Vermont since 1995 alongside her husband, Chef Roland Gaujac. She offers her couples an all-inclusive authentic Vermont wedding experience. A savvy professional who makes sure every couple who passes through her doors has a unique journey […]

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Newton Wells

Peak Entertainment DJs

Newton Wells operates Peak Entertainment DJs, working with clients on itineraries, corresponding with DJs and maintaining gear. He’s a founding member of VAWP and a firm believer in the organization’s benefits to its members. When not DJing, he’s often at some fair or festival or in his garage, wrenching on an antique car.

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Tracy Stolese

Shelburne Gift Company

Tracy Stolese is the owner of Shelburne Gift Company, which designs, creates and delivers custom gifts and stationery for weddings, events and corporate clients. The business began as Arabesque, a luxury gift and home décor boutique, and merged with the neighboring stationery shop Ink Ink in 2011. In 2018, looking for more flexibility in her […]

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Elizabeth Seward

Liz oversees the sales team at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT, with a focus on all social events, predominately weddings.  She both sells and services all of her events, so she’s with her clients from start to finish. She moved to Vermont in 2009, thinking it’d be a quick stay after graduating college, but soon met […]

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Talena Shannon

Board Advocate

Talena is the owner of Premier Entertainment DJ & lighting Company.  Premier is experienced DJ’s who are dedicated to keeping you and your guests entertained and informed. Our Photo Booth’s are the perfect addition to any event guaranteed to bring more smiles and laughs all night long. Uplighting will transform your space giving it the […]

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