About
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HEATHER SPEAR

An entrepreneur from the start, Heather Spear started a business selling bunnies around her San Diego neighborhood as a 10-year old. And, as soon as she could drive, she worked as a banquet server. Summit Soiree’s founder and director now works to create extraordinary events for her clients, often beginning from just a few random ideas. Heather has 15 years of Lake Tahoe event planning experience—her career began in 2000 as the corporate event planner at the Resort at Squaw Creek. She’s passionate about customer service and creating unique events that reflect her clients’ personality and style. She moved to Tahoe in 1998 from Southern California and never looked back. Heather earned a BA in Environmental Studies with an outside concentration in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Additionally, she holds a teaching credential from Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada College and is a member of the National Society of Professional Women. A confirmed mountain girl—Heather loves to ski, hike, mountain bike, paddleboard, snowboard, travel and swim in the ocean every chance she gets—she lives in Truckee with her husband and three children, plus their dog, cat (and pet frog). She’s passionate about animals and conservation and does pro bono work for the Animal Ark in Sparks, Nev. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family enjoying the outdoors.

JAIMEE RABER

Jaimee was born and raised in the Tahoe area, who then ventured off to design school in Los Angeles. She attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising graduating with an Associate Degree in Interior Design. After missing the mountains for two years she moved back home to start her creative journey. It wasn’t until her friends stared getting married that she discovered her talent for wedding planning. Jaimee strives to turn everyone’s dream day into a reality and have it be completely stress free! In her off time you can find Jaimee spending time with family and enjoying the great outdoors with her dog Daisy.  Whether it be hiking, camping or snowmobiling she is always finding an excuse to be outside.

SAMANTHA ROBERTI

Simply put, Samantha is an over consumer of design. She believes in aesthetics and applies it to her work helping clients as a local realtor by day and event enthusiast by night. Truckee born and Arizona trained, her background in design provided the foundation for spotting well-dressed space or creating it out of limited resources. With a boundless imagination, intimate knowledge of the area, and determination to take on any task that comes her way, Samantha adores all aspects of wedding and event planning.  Quick tip she learned from her own wedding; be sure to carve out time during the reception for just you and your partner to step away and take in the moment alone, apart from the rest of the party goers.