Five Grain Events, LLC

Joan Cinquegrani, Owner and Lead Consultant

Joan Cinquegrani grew up with “Type A” tendencies. She planned her family vacations starting from age 13, she color coordinated her closet (even with her mother’s eye rolls), and continues to be the one to organize get-togethers for friends and family.

Emily Rodecker, Senior Event Consultant / Client Experience Coordinator

Emily loves bringing people together to celebrate – for almost any reason. But weddings encompass many aspects of her favorite traits about herself – her ability to stay cool under pressure, foresee issues

Shannon Gonzalez, Senior Event Consultant

Just like theater, a wedding can be a major production. With a background in stage management, Shannon is no stranger to organizing events and is an expert problem solver who responds to all situations with calm and grace.

Jennifer Duczak, Event Coordinator

From the day she was tall enough to hang clothes in her closet, Jennifer began to showcase her organizational skills.  At the tender age of five she was already color-coordinating her entire wardrobe

Kelly DeMarino, Event Coordinator

The only thing Kelly loves more than a well organized spreadsheet or a completed to-do list, is a good party. After spending 8 years at a small accounting firm in Chicago, she developed an incredible attention to detail and knack for managing various projects at once

Ashley Reed, Event Coordinator

Ashley has a natural attention to detail and enjoys mingling among groups of new people. After being a part of over a dozen weddings of family and friends, event planning is a natural fit. Her high energy, yet easy-going nature is a great match to work through all the details of such a special day