Meet the Staff
Style: Bold, Sophisticated, Classic with a statement necklace
Hometown: Hamburg, N.Y.
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Dog: Tibetan Terrier
Favorite Drink: Merlot
Favorite Quote: ‘It’s all about finding the calm in the chaos.’ (Donna Karan)
As Senior Event Coordinator with event experience of 41 years, Cherie works with brides as more than just their Wedding Coordinator. She becomes their personal guide through the entire process, giving superb customer service and even genuine counsel when panic sets in! She works hard to ensure that their memorable wedding has an element of fun! As a good listener you will often find her giving honeymoon advice as well as discussing her favorite restaurant. Having her Masters Degree in Personnel Administration laid the groundwork for leadership while her years of experience at La Galleria honed her skills in being detail oriented.
She prides herself in finding the hidden talents in her co workers and loves taking them all for lunch!Cherie enjoys supporting local business, spending time with her husband and two daughters. Did we mention she loves avocados?
Social Media Guru and Event Coordinator
Hometown: Hamburg Ny
Style: Passionate, Creative and Self Motivated
Fav. Color: Emerald Green
Fav. Drink: Mojito
Creative, friendly, and free-spirited with a passion to succeed in all endeavors she pursues. Gabriella wears many hats both at La Galleria and in her community. Most famous for her catchy and engaging social media posts and community outreach strategies – Gabriella shares the rustic- chic vision. Gabriella has helped coordinate photo shoots, paint nights and special events at La Galleria. Her passion for detail drives Gabriella to make sure that every couple gets a wedding that is uniquely theirs. Learning about a couple’s love story is her favorite part of getting to know each couple. With over 8 years of experience as an event coordinator at La Galleria she brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the wedding planning process.
On her free time Gabriella enjoys helping others. Currently she holds a volunteer position at The Center for Survivors of Torture through Jewish Family Service and is an organizer for TED X Buffalo. She also loves to travel most recently visiting Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Europe. This girl has a passion for life and doesn’t let any opportunity pass her by!
Hometown: Hamburg, N.Y.
Style: Hip, Artistic with a side of fun!
Favorite Color: gray
Favorite Drink: Captain and Diet
Jill has been at La Galleria for 13 years attending to bridal couples making sure every detail is fulfilled the day of the wedding. She gives energy to us all with her innovative ways to capture a couples love story on their special day. When you ask creative thinking people how they create, they never know. They just visualize, and that is Jill. In addition to being an enthusiastic Event Coordinator, Jill holds a BA in Fashion Design and is our go-to creative seamstress. Laughter is certainly the best medicine and Jill can diffuse any situation with just her humor. All our staff agrees that Jill could be a standup comic. Knowledgeable, empathetic, passionate……. And an outstanding team player!
Married with two fabulous children, you will often find Jill enjoying her favorite comedian or baking a specialty dessert for a co worker’s birthday. Did we mention her love for Reeses pieces….?
Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Style: Simple Elegance
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Drink: Chocolate Milk
Julianne joined the La Galleria team in 2005 and has enjoyed well over a decade of planning and coordinating special events. Her passion is weddings! She loves making sure all of the special details couples plan for their wedding day are executed perfectly. She truly enjoys getting to know La Galleria’s couples and works hard to make sure their day is everything they hoped for and more.
Julianne has a degree in Public Relations from Fredonia State University. In addition to her work at La Galleria she works as the Public Relations Director in a local school district.
Julianne is looking forward to her next big adventure as she and her husband will be welcoming a baby boy to their family this May!
PR & Marketing Coordinator
Hometown: Clarence, NY
Style: Cute but Comfy
Favorite Color: Ocean Blue
Favorite Drink: Margarita
Stephanie Kennedy is the Social Media/PR Coordinator here at La Galleria Events. She is a Buffalo native hailing from the Northtowns in Clarence, NY. New to the wedding industry, she is finding every bit of it magical and each day, something new. Whether it’s the decor of each couple getting married or the other parties we throw, there’s always something new to showcase. Stephanie also has her own business as a social media coordinator, is a Mary Kay Senior Consultant, is the President-Elect for the Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of New York State Women Inc, and a member of NAWBO Buffalo-Niagara. She is thrilled to be part of the team at La Galleria Events.