Karla has been a part of the Occasions family since 2006, succeeding the original owner Jennie Hannah in 2012. Over the last 12 years, Karla has assisted with hundreds of events, and still continues to have a passion that helps produce excellent events for all our clients. Karla's background in Interior Design and Graphic Arts have made her a natural in the event industry, and a wonderful resource for our clients. Her favorite part of each event is seeing the joy on a clients face, whether it be a happy newlywed couple or another event planner, when it all comes together and knowing that she and Occasions got to help make their event amazing!
Her passion for rescue animals brought her three dogs (Alli, Tucker & Isabel) as well as her two ducks. Though she has a passion for traveling, she is also just as happy spending her days off in her backyard with her husband, kids, family, friends and all the animals.
Favorite Menu Item: Grilled Flank Steak with Chimmichurri Sauce & the Mashtini Bar
Howard married into the Occasions Family in 2010, when him and Karla said "I Do". When the opportunity to become owners of Occasions was presented he eagerly made the switch from the construction industry. Howard studied Business Law at the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), where he also played on the Men's Soccer Team. During his college years, he worked as a chef, and you will find him helping out in the Occasions Kitchen during the busy summer months. He enjoys creating not only our standard menus, but helping clients create custom menus (a testimate to his time as a custom home builder) to fulfill their overall event vision. Howard oversees the administrative aspects of the company, but also enjoys attending events as an on-site grill chef every now and then.
Howard is an avid sports fan, frequently donning orange and blue for his beloved Denver Broncos, or purple and gold for his UW Huskies. He is also a Seattle Sounders fan, and enjoys NHL Hockey.
Favorite Menu Items: Smoked Salmon Spread on Crostini & Chicken Dijion
Alex le Noble
Alex started with Occasions in September 2018. Her passion for events, previous freelance event coordinating and non-profit event planning experience made her the perfect fit as one of our event specialists. Alex is a graduate of Washington State University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Business Management. She also completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Event Coordinating at Edmonds Community College. Her favorite aspects of the industry is the fast paced work and being able to take some of the stress out of event planning for her clients, to help make their event successful. Whether is is a large non-profit gala, wedding reception or small board member meeting.
On the weekends, Alex loves to spend time with her Yorkshire Terrier, Dot. She also loves shopping, and attending Seattle Mariners games with her friends.
Favorite Menu Items: Northwest Smoked Salmon
Spread on Crostini & Baked Beef Wellington Bites!