Lead Planner & Designer
Chelsea has a lifelong love of decor, design and beautiful large scale productions. She spent her childhood in the ballet studio, performing every iteration of the Nutcracker Suite imaginable. While attending Choate Rosemary Hall in her home state of Connecticut Chelsea was a member of professional preparatory academy New Haven Ballet, acquiring a level of dedication, persistence, and commitment that she has taken with her far beyond the ballet barre.
Chelsea holds a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University, where in addition to working as a coordinator in a leading cognitive development research lab she also continued to pursue her love of the arts. She performed in and planned over 10 large scale dance productions as an administrative committee member and dancer in Terpsichore Dance Core.
After moving to San Francisco, Chelsea went on to earn an MS in Counseling at California State University, East Bay. She served as a psychologist and special educator in large urban school districts throughout the Bay Area. She was known in the workplace for consistently meeting deadlines and leading teams in decision-making, as well as interacting with children and families with empathy and patience. Throughout her career as a psychologist she flexed her planning muscles by working on galas and auctions in support of her team.
In 2015, in a moment of divine timing, Chelsea was introduced to the team at Downey Street. After freelancing with the company on dozens of events at the most prestigious venues in the Bay Area Chelsea seized the opportunity to live her passions and transition into the events industry full time. Now with a full slate of her own clients as a lead planner, she adores planning beautiful parties and watching all of her hard work come to life!
Chelsea has lived in San Francisco for over a decade. She loves Sunday afternoons in Alamo Square Park and the cheeseburger at her neighborhood’s namesake restaurant, Nopa. You can find her road-tripping along the coast, sourcing inspiration at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, and constantly redecorating her home.