danielle gibson events

We are a boutique corporate event firm based in the beautiful Napa Valley with a refreshing approach to creating unique, all-encompassing experiences. We partner with the top-notch event planning business owners throughout the Bay Area, instead of seeing them as competitors. Our collaborative approach gives us the ability to take on complex events, with rock-solid teams, that clients loudly praise. It also says everything about how we work with you.

With over 25 years of experience in managing and motivating teams, DGE founder, Danielle Gibson, not only has return clients, but her support staff has been happy to work by her side in long-term partnerships.

Her standards are high, her personality is large and her passion for event planning is both inspiring and contagious. You can’t help feeling it when you work with her.

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Not one to sit back and watch the meticulous plan be executed, Danielle will step in to make sure your guests get everything they want and didn’t even know they wanted. She always has her fingers on the pulse of your event.


Since 2005, Danielle has honed her expertise in envisioning one-of-a-kind corporate events where people have a truly amazing experience.  A successful event is much more than an occasion. It’s an experience that touches people’s hearts.

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When it comes to the details, Danielle is a self-admitted madwoman. She and her team know what’s happening down to the minute. They design unique, all-encompassing experiences each time, expressed in every special delightful moment. Oohs and ahhs are frequently overheard around every corner.


Drawing from the finesse that only comes from years in management, customer service and flawless event execution, Danielle is the professional for professionals who sees eye to eye with executives and board levels. With more than 25 years of hands-on management experience, Danielle worked in retail management for 11 years, followed by another 10 years in the San Francisco event scene before starting her own event firm.


Before event planning, Danielle studied Fashion Merchandising and Buying in New York and then put it into practice for 11 years at Gap, Inc. As if that weren’t enough under her stylish belt, she is also the Owner and Creative Director of her fine paperie, Tallu-lah. You know, in her spare time.

The Team


Meet Traci Steuteville. Traci has had the opportunity to work with an array of clients from all over the globe. Her career started in interior design, which eventually led her to event design and planning, where she found her true passion. Her aesthetics and work ethic have earned her an incredible career crafting and executing beautiful events and celebrations for over the past 16+ years. Having the ability to listen to her clients’ needs, bringing their vision to life, and not missing a detail, has built her impeccable reputation in the events industry.

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Meet Shaina Braun. An event planner at DGE, Shaina is a dedicated and proven self-starter. When she commits to something, you can expect 110% from her. Shaina’s event experience ranges from small intimate gatherings to multi-day, thousand-person conferences. She also heads up our internal event program called Take Time to Toast: a women’s empowerment event series. Her attention to detail and positive attitude make her a super successful planner and life-time friend to her clients.

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Meet Caroline Wedel. An Event Coordinator who is the epitome of the “can-do attitude.” Whether she is in the office revising a budget or onsite managing vendors, you will see her with the same level of unwavering enthusiasm and determination. As an alum of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Experience Industry Management Department, Caroline takes every situation as an opportunity to learn in order to become the most well-rounded coordinator she can be. Her poise and innate ability to read a room ensures that she will always be the best advocate for her clients.