Heather Spear
Founder and Director

Heather Spear is widely known for her talent and artistry in creating young, fresh, beautifully unique, and stylish events. Heather handles all levels of design and planning, specializing in multi-day celebrations that reflect the unique style of her clients and the location.  Planning and designing events since 2000, she has successfully celebrated over 500 events from 20 to over 350 guests.

Heather’s strong reputation grew through her ability to stay calm in any situation and the essential belief to respect, understand, and listen to her clients’ wants and needs. Emphasizing the importance of establishing a personal relationship with each client, Heather ensures that the full potential of the couple’s vision is realized. She creates the perfect fusion of function and style while incorporating her own insight and expertise. Her clients share an appreciation for her incomparable work ethic, honesty, and the ability to create and execute a flawless event.

Prior to the formation of Summit Soiree, Heather gained invaluable experience as an operations manager of a destination management company at the prestigious Resort at Squaw Creek.  Due to her time and experience dedicated to the industry, Heather is widely respected by the area’s leading service professionals and vendors, and has a vast knowledge of Lake Tahoe’s premiere event venues.

Heather graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BA in Environmental Studies and Psychology.  She resides in Truckee, California with her husband and three children.

Tory Wilson
Wedding Planner and Coordinator

Tory’s introduction into wedding and event planning began at the Resort at Squaw Creek where she held the Wedding Sales Manager position for three and a half years; selling, planning and executing special events. During this time Tory was introduced to Summit Soiree, and joined the company in the summer of 2010. She prides herself in making sure her clients get personalized attention and feel completely confident about their Big Day. She makes sure she understands their needs and expectations, and strives to exceed them, all the while making them feel relaxed and at ease on their wedding day. Tory enjoys starting with a blank canvas and contributing to all the little details that in turn create a beautiful and unique event.



Caitlin Murphy
Wedding Planner and Coordinator

Caitlin Murphy  has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of New Hampshire. She started her career as a  wedding planning intern and continued on to work as a day-of coordinator for weddings and events for Ocean Properties Hotel Group and Marriott Hotels  in New England. She also has experience in Meetings and Special Events from the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. Caitlin moved to Tahoe City and began working for Summit Soiree in the winter of 2012. She has a passion for events and loves to share her creativity, energy and attention to detail in creating beautiful and unique weddings around the Lake.



Bonnie Beardsley
Wedding Planner and Coordinator

Bonnie is thrilled to be planning and executing weddings and events in her home town, Lake Tahoe! After graduating from University of California Santa Barbara, she began her career in the hospitality industry working at Pebble Beach Resorts on the Monterey Peninsula. Five years later, she returned to her mountain home with her husband and feels fortunate to be raising her daughter in her favorite place.

bonnie  Over the past fifteen years, Bonnie’s hospitality career has continued to grow while working in special events and catering at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Moody’s Catering and, most recently, at the Ritz Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe. Weddings have been her specialty and she has had the opportunity to work at some of the most beautiful and memorable venues around the lake.

 Bonnie is extremely organized and has great attention to detail. Her ability to remain calm under pressure coupled with her vast wedding experience promise to be a great addition to the Summit Soiree team.