Get to know the Karen Brown New York Team!
Wedding & Event Planner, Owner
Blessed with a creative spirit and having a degree and professional experience in interior design, Karen has an eye for style and a thoughtful awareness for the finishing touches. She has years of experience in collaborating directly with diverse clients and vendors to achieve great results. Business-savvy while possessing good social graces, she is adept at negotiating contracts for the best price and can keep an event on track and on budget like nobody’s business. She is the calm in the eye of a storm, and I maintain a positive attitude throughout the entire process. I will always have your best interests at heart
When Karen is scheming up plans for the next client event, she enjoys hosting her own personal dinner parties, running monthly 5k's, taking Spanish lessons and honing her Salsa dancing skills!
Gustavo is a designer from Dallas, Texas who has lived in Staten Island for seven years. After graduating from college, Gustavo started out working in costume fabrication at a studio in Manhattan, then moved on to form part of the Visual Merchandising team at Macy’s Herald Square for three years. As he continued to develop his passion for event design, he began serving as a creative design consultant for the Staten Island Museum.
When not on the clock, Gustavo enjoys volunteering and exploring new things in and around the city.
Jordan is an Event Manager whose passion lies in creating seamless live experiences. Her background is heavy with pre/ post production as well as on-site management. She has facilitated production from start to completion of events, runway shows, presentations, private press shows, and photo shoots. Just a few clients in the fashion industry include Givenchy and Celine where she helped oversea the build out of studios at Milk, adding seats, shelves, tables, chairs and more.
Jordan has joined the Karen Brown New York team, bringing a unique eye and perspective from specializing in high-end fashion events. Jordan originally moved to New York City to study at The Fashion Institute of Technology. She graduated with honors in just three years and was fortunate enough to study abroad in both London and Italy.
On her time off, you can find her strolling the streets of Williamsburg, cooking new recipes, and enjoying the company of great friends.
Antonia is a true New Yorker. Raised on the Upper Westside, she brings an insider’s view of the city to her events. She has worked with Karen Brown New York on exciting corporate events around the country and believes that the fine details are what make events special. Her passion for planning and multi-tasking make her a top notch planner for any kind of event.
When Antonia isn’t in work mode, you can find her practicing Hot Yoga and meditating about her next tropical vacation.
Anna Kate Shepherd
Anna Kate is an intern from Atlanta eager to learn the ins and outs of event planning in New York City. She has experience in marketing, public relations, and hospitality and has worked many athletic events, including the PGA Tour Championship and the US Amateur Golf Championship. Although she has a heart for sports, the love she found for fashion and design throughout college has driven her to pursue her dream of moving to the Big Apple to explore a more creative industry, thus bringing her to Karen Brown New York.
Anna Kate loves to run and is looking forward to running through the streets of Manhattan, exploring all her new home has to offer. She rewards herself for almost every run with a large ice cream cone, so she is also determined to find the best ice cream spot the city has to offer!