Meet The Specialists 2017-12-14T22:12:12+00:00


Valerie Fluetsch is the founder and owner of Event Planning Specialists, LLC, a comprehensive event planning company serving businesses, nonprofit organizations, and private clientel since 1999. Valerie is a proud ‘Coug’, having earned her B.S and M.S. from Washington State University. Following 18 years in education and athletic administration, Valerie decided to ‘spread her wings’ in a new direction. Inspired by her ability to attend to tiny details, successfully multi-task, and to lead diverse folks in accomplishing common goals, Valerie started her event planning business. She takes great pleasure in helping clients accomplish their event goals, and specializes in giving events the ‘wow’ factor. In addition to her business, Valerie also enjoys swimming, hiking, photography and baking her world-renowned chocolate chip cookies.


Carli Cairone initially started as an intern with Event Planning Specialists, LLC, and has been with the company since 2015. Through being raised in the Grays Harbor area on the family ranch, Carli learned the ethics of hard work, independence, leadership, and organization. Carli enjoys planning events and is building a long-term career in the event industry. Carli likes to be busy! In addition to designing and coordinating events, Carli also has a passion for riding horses, hiking, water activities and loves snowboarding. Carli is continuing her education towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business.

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