Meet Our Team

Gold Leaf Event Design & Production was created by a team of young, fun, creative professionals, specializing in event design, coordination and destination management. The professionals at Gold Leaf are known for having a fresh and innovative approach to event coordination, while producing custom designs resulting in memorable events.  Our mission is to ensure every event is representative of each individual client, brand, host, or guest of honor.  We take the not-so-fun elements of event planning off our client’s plate and impress everyone with our talent for design, deadlines, spreadsheets, budgets, and organization, all while keeping guests calm, even when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.  GLE has executed over 100 weddings, social events and executive level corporate programs for Fortune 500 companies, including Ferrari North America.

Chelsea Dillon and Kate Ryan

Partners Chelsea Dillon (left) and Kate Ryan (right) are the dynamic duo behind every Gold Leaf Event; formulating design plans to showcase the vision they help each of their clients create. With Kate located in New York City, and Chelsea grounded in Aspen, the Gold Leaf Event team designs and coordinates weddings and events in both locations nationally, additionally providing services worldwide. Accruing inspiration from the beautiful mountain landscapes to the big city lights, there’s no event these two professionals can’t produce.


Claire de Carreté

Claire gets excited about the little things as much as the big in life. She genuinely loves people, has an eye for design and is thrilled to be working in a position and industry that celebrates innovation and creativity. She credits much of her influence to travels in Asia, South America and Europe, her favorite venues being ‘The Peninsula’ Hong Kong, and Villa d’Este on Lago di Como. Claire is based in Palm Beach, but you'll meet her in design meetings and find her on site at every Gold Leaf destination event.


Becca Polan

Becca, a Chicago native, moved to Aspen ten years ago. With its perfect blend of outdoor adventure and a vibrant cosmopolitan social life, she found the mountains were her perfect match. A veteran to the hospitality industry, Becca has spent the last ten years working to serve Aspen’s plethora of guests and building a rapport across all aspects of the hospitality industry. Her well rounded background and passion for life allow her to work with everyone on a personal level to create unforgettable experiences. In her free time she can be found enjoying all the mountain life has to offer!


Kaley Kendall Davidson

Kaley is an Illustration Major at Parsons, The New School in New York. She has a deep passion for design and loves to collaborate with others. Her artwork is influenced by Alice in Wonderland and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. She resides in New York City but spends her summers in Aspen, Colorado. Kaley loves to travel. Her parents currently live in Hong Kong and her boyfriend lives in Perth, Australia which gives her plenty of opportunities for travel and visit. She is extremely close with her family and friends. Kaley is an old soul with childlike attributes. She is very goal oriented and excited to learn different skills.

Gold Leaf Event Design & Production was created by a team of young, fun, creative professionals, specializing in event design, coordination and destination management. The professionals at Gold Leaf are known for having a fresh and innovative approach to event coordination, while producing custom designs resulting in memorable events.  Our mission is to ensure every event is representative of each individual client, brand, host, or guest of honor.  We take the not-so-fun elements of event planning off our client’s plate and impress everyone with our talent for design, deadlines, spreadsheets, budgets, and organization, all while keeping guests calm, even when Mother Nature decides not to cooperate.  GLE has executed over 100 weddings, social events and executive level corporate programs for Fortune 500 companies, including Ferrari North America.

Chelsea Dillon and Kate Ryan

Partners Kate Ryan and Chelsea Dillon are the dynamic duo behind each production; formulating design plans to showcase innovative and fresh ideas. Their office is located in Aspen but their team travels worldwide to keep the seasons of their work original, while allowing them to break into new markets. The ladies of Gold Leaf Event Design & Production are being recognized for their dedication, creativity and fun loving approach to every event.


Claire de Carreté

Claire gets excited about the little things as much as the big in life. She genuinely loves people, has an eye for design and is thrilled to be working in a position and industry that celebrates innovation and creativity. She credits much of her influence to travels in Asia, South America and Europe, her favorite venues being ‘The Peninsula’ Hong Kong, and Villa d’Este on Lago di Como. Claire and her husband split their time between Palm Beach and northern Michigan, their love for all the world has to offer, leads the two of them away from home as much as possible.. However, when back from their adventures a good book, sweet puppy kisses and good friends make home a fabulous place to be.


Becca Polan

Becca, a Chicago native, moved to Aspen ten years ago. With its perfect blend of outdoor adventure and a vibrant cosmopolitan social life, she found the mountains were her perfect match. A veteran to the hospitality industry, Becca has spent the last ten years working to serve Aspen’s plethora of guests and building a rapport across all aspects of the hospitality industry. Her well rounded background and passion for life allow her to work with everyone on a personal level to create unforgettable experiences. In her free time she can be found enjoying all the mountain life has to offer!


Kaley Kendall Davidson

Kaley is an Illustration Major at Parsons, The New School in New York. She has a deep passion for design and loves to collaborate with others. Her artwork is influenced by Alice in Wonderland and Van Gogh’s Starry Night. She resides in New York City but spends her summers in Aspen, Colorado. Kaley loves to travel. Her parents currently live in Hong Kong and her boyfriend lives in Perth, Australia which gives her plenty of opportunities for travel and visit. She is extremely close with her family and friends. Kaley is an old soul with childlike attributes. She is very goal oriented and excited to learn different skills.