Our Team

Lindsay Townsend, Owner / Lead Planner
After earning my degree from the University of Southern California, I spent several years working in the music business in Los Angeles, before moving to Lake Tahoe and transitioning into the wedding and event industry. Initially, I found myself working for a large corporation on the South Shore where I oversaw every wedding event over a period of five years. In that role, I gained an extensive amount of experience managing up to 100 events per year. In addition to the countless weddings I have planned over the last decade, I have also been involved in many other events including corporate functions, company retreats, family reunions, vow renewals, anniversaries and birthday parties.

In 2013, I founded Cloud Nine Event Company with the hope of focusing on quality rather than quantity, and with the desire to form genuine and long-lasting relationships with my clients. I strive to be the calming force on your wedding day and throughout the planning process, to handle the behind-the-scenes details with precision, to bring unique and creative ideas to your event, and to be your greatest advocate whenever possible.

Outside of work, I am a wife and a mother to our two adorable children and can often be found spending time with them in the outdoors and soaking in the beauty that Lake Tahoe has to offer. I am a world-traveler, a music fanatic, and a sucker for a good glass of wine. I am fortunate to do what I love and love what I do.

My dedication and passion for event planning, as well as my experiences and my relationships in Lake Tahoe, have given me the skills necessary to execute a beautiful event, no matter what size or style. And I can’t wait to start planning yours!

Lindsay Townsend

Emily Abernathy, Event Planner
A native of Northern California, Emily moved to the Lake Tahoe area in 2005 after earning her degree from Humboldt State University. Her career in the event industry began in 2007 while working at a local ski resort. Emily has worked in every aspect of event coordination from creating team building programs for Google to planning large scale food & wine festivals for the city of South Lake Tahoe. Her experience in the wedding industry began over 8 years ago at one of the largest corporations in the region, where she met and began working closely with Lindsay Townsend. There she gained the expertise needed to execute seamless weddings for clients from around the world. Her knowledge of the industry and her passion for the area make it easy for her to recommend only the best vendors and venues for your dream wedding. Emily is an animal lover to the core and enjoys skiing, volunteering, and traveling the world.

Emily Abernathy

Ashley Spangler, Event Planner
Ashley began her journey in the wedding industry in the Fall of 2014. As an intern, she worked for a coordination company based out of Phoenix, Arizona. She then moved to Tahoe in the Summer of 2015 to work for an event and wedding coordination company based out of Truckee, California. There she assisted with over 25 weddings in the Tahoe Basin. Ashley recently worked as a site host at Valhalla and believes that it is one of the most beautiful venues in Tahoe. In 2016, Ashley joined the Cloud Nine Event Company team and, since then, has deepened her passion for wedding and event planning. Ashley approaches every event with great enthusiasm, energy, and creativity and continues to go above and beyond for her clients. She is currently completing her business degree at Sierra Nevada College. A true California girl, you can find Ashley hiking, biking, and always daydreaming about the next perfect wedding.

Ashley Spangler

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