Jessi Means: Co-Founder
Hi, I’m Jessi. I live in Columbus with my husband, Gary, & one-year-old daughter, Sawyer. I spent about a decade of my life in corporate retail before starting Celebrated. I also spent the past decade of my life throwing bridal showers, baby showers, surprise parties, kid’s parties, holiday parties and hosting many backyard gatherings with my husband. In short – I love to host! However, shopping, cooking, cleaning & prepping for the parties was always a bit stressful especially with a busy career and being a mom. Parties, by nature, should be fun! I knew there could be an easier way – a way to create a “one-stop shop” – and that’s how Celebrated was born. I love being a mom & still hosting social gatherings so I wanted to find a way to get my time back & give time back to the women who are trying to “do it all” so they can enjoy making memories!
Lindsey Kauffman: Co-Founder
Hi, I’m Lindsey. I live in Columbus with my husband, Morgan, and our two boys, Houston & Hendrix. Prior to founding Celebrated, my entire professional background was in corporate retail… unless you count my first job at an ice cream shop! One of my favorite things in life is celebrating the ones I love. Birthday parties, showers, special dinners, you name it. I just love the energy you’re able to give and receive when you recognize all the special moments in life.
This is one of the reasons Celebrated was born. Parties are fun, but also stressful for the host. There is a lot of planning, prep, and last-minute craziness that inevitably leaves the host feeling a bit frazzled. There had to be an easier way! Our goal at Celebrated is to help our hosts be “in the moment” and enjoy each step in throwing the perfect party. We hope we can bring more joy to your life and the lives of those YOU love!
Danielle Jamison: Creative Director
Celebrated would not be what it is without Danielle! She is the magic in our brand identity. She sprinkled her creative genius through each party, was the mastermind behind our Celebrated box and now manages our social media & marketing campaigns. She’s truly a “Jill of all trades.”
Danielle honed her career at LBrands being pushed by the best in retail & branding. 7 years at Victoria’s Secret and 5 years as Creative Director at Bath & Body Works was a master class. And while she loved the pace of retail, she was looking for a refresh. In May of 2017, after 12 years of successful retail, she left for 2 great opportunities. First, she lived a #dreamsummer with her young daughter and second, she developed a business plan and opened the doors to her consulting business. In September 2017, she started working with Celebrated and made our vision a reality. You can learn more about Danielle here. We couldn’t be more excited to have her as a part of our Celebrated family!
Chelsie Casagrande: Photographer
Chelsie made our party dreams come true by working her photography magic! She has an amazing eye for product, life-styling and video. She started Big House Photography in 2008. She was originally a photographer and re-toucher in the retail industry but now focuses her business primarily on weddings and portraits, alongside, small business photography. You can see more of her work here.
Chelsie is passionate about traveling and experiencing/photographing new cultures. She hopes to travel to Italy on her next trip!