Meet Our Team 

 
 
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Emily Priest - Lead Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator

There is nothing I love more then the joy of a wedding day!  As your coordinator, it is my goal to ensure that your wedding day is the most joyous of all!  I will work hard to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly and stress free.  With my high attention to detail, easy-going attitude, and positive spirit, I will work together with your vendors to help make all your wedding dreams come true!

I'm a Texas girl living in a Midwestern world.  My favorite pastimes include cuddling my two little pups, enjoying a good movie with my husband, or staking out a new taco place.  When I'm not working to make all your wedding dreams come true, I like to pretend I'm the next Joanna Gaines.  I love a great love story and I would be honored to help write the start of the next chapter in yours!

 


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Hannah Hobson - Lead Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator

I joined the Wild Hill team because I love the joy and beauty surrounding a wedding. I love to make sure every single detail is just right, and the day is seamless for family and friends. Getting to know my brides and helping them to make their dreams a reality is my favorite part of being a wedding coordinator. This is your day and I hope to make it everything you dreamed of and more. 

When not working with our wonderful brides and team members, I work full time in Human Resources (hello – problem solver!) and then spend my spare time volunteering at a local animal shelter. I enjoy spending time with my own pup either adventuring outside or cuddled up on the couch. I feel life is about balance and I find mine between the gym and ice cream. I love nothing more than the love of a pup and a Wild Hill wedding day, and I can’t wait to be a part of yours!


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Caryn Tate - Lead Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator

As a former bride, 3-time MOH and regular wedding guest, I know how important your wedding day is from the big picture to the smallest details. I joined the Wild Hill team to help your visions come to life and ensure the day is a successful reflection of you and your new spouse. 

In addition to party-planning, I enjoy home renovation projects with my husband (I mainly provide ideas; he provides the handiwork), running around the KC area (in the form of races), and cuddling our kitty, Truman (we love our alma mater, Mizzou). My full-time career in digital advertising means I have a knack for the details. I'll bring this and a passion for DIY to help make your Wild Hill wedding a dream come true!


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Sarah Valencia Photography

Katelyn Hunter - Lead Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator

After being a Wild Hill bride and falling in love with the planning process, I knew I wanted to join the team of coordinators. I love being able to connect with my brides and ensure that their dream day comes true. My main goal is that every bride, groom and family member enjoys the day and is able to relax and take it all in. Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life and I am there to ensure that the process run smooths from our initial meeting through the end of your big day!

Outside of my full time job in marketing and coordinating weddings with Wild Hill, you can most likely find me in the gym or curled up on the couch with a good book or movie. I am a wine loving, donut eating, lover of all things travel and proud dog momma of two, that thrives off of time spent with my family and relaxing in the backyard with my husband. 


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Ashley Watters - Assistant Coordinator

I joined the Wild Hill Team because I love helping people and I love watching two people happily in love, tie the knot. As an assistant wedding coordinator, it is my job to help ensure that your wedding day is as perfect as you have always dreamed it would be. 

When I am not coordinating weddings, you can find me rooting on the Kansas Jayhawks or the Chiefs, hanging with my fiancé - planning my own wedding, or enjoying Kansas City’s best restaurants. I love being surrounded by good food and good people. 


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Emily Foreman - Assistant Coordinator

I joined the Wild Hill team shortly after getting married and wanted to experience that day over and over again. There’s nothing like a wedding day where you get to see a bride experience pure happiness and joy while being surrounded by their closest friends and family. I love being able to help brides feel the way I felt on my wedding day and get the day they always dreamed of. I’ll make sure everything runs smoothly so you can spend your day soaking it all in!

I work full time as a Recruiter where I get to help people land their dream job. I love to spend my free time snuggling with my dachshund, working out, or walking to Starbucks with my husband. Most weekends you can find me at a local restaurant or coffee shop trying something new and writing a yelp review about it. I love to help others make their dreams a reality which is why I love helping brides on their wedding day!


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Jenny Frazee Photo

Hadley Ernst - Assistant Coordinator

After getting married last fall as a Wild Hill bride, I wanted to re-create that day over and over again! This is why I am super excited to join the coordination team so I can help make your day so special.  It’s very important that everything runs smoothly and I’m there every step of the way to help bring your dream to life.

I love to spend my free time in a coffee shop or cheering for the Chiefs!  My husband and I are obsessed with trying out new restaurants with great food!  I work in the claims department at Farmers Insurance so detail orientated is what I strive to be.  I’ll make sure your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of every step of the way!


Keasha True - Assistant Coordinator

What is there to not love about a wedding day? A beautiful bride, dashing groom, fresh flowers, and loved ones to share it with. When I sit down with a bride and groom for the first time I always ask, "how did the two of you meet"? Why do I ask this? Because I am a huge sucker for a great love story! I want all of the feels and I want your guests to feel the same way on your big day. If I had to choose my favorite part of the wedding day it would by far be the couples first dance. There is always a great story that goes along with why you chose that particular song or maybe its the one you both sing at the top of your lungs in the car. During the first dance you can usually find me singing along in the corner!

When I am not helping couples play out there love story I am living my own. My wonderful husband and I have been married for 3 years and it seems like yesterday that we said our "I do's". If I am not hanging with my husband you can find me drinking wine with friends, walking our dog, or working out! I currently reside at Saint Lukes Hosptial for my full time gig as an exercise physiologist. I love working with people and  getting to know everyone. I have been told I am a chatter box and will strike up a conversation with just about anybody. I cant wait to meet you and hear more about what makes your story unique to you!


Krista Gustafson- Assistant Coordinator

I joined the Wild Hill team because who doesn’t get that warm feeling inside when they are at a wedding. To see the faces of two people so in love and knowing that this day will be with them forever. Anything I can do to make this special day go as planned, I want to do for them. 
There have been months upon months of planning this day, and to see the joy two people experience watching their vision come to life is the most rewarding thing. As an assistant coordinator my job is to make your day perfect. 

When I’m not with the team, you can find me in the Crossroads. I work full-time as an Account Executive for a start-up tech company that works with customers all over the globe. I work with customers by hearing their needs and providing a solution. In my free time I enjoy working out at my local f45 gym and volunteering with different organizations. I have a passion for helping people and bringing happiness in the lives of others, which is why I love helping brides and grooms on their wedding day!