Kio Kreations Welcomes Tara & Monica to the Team!

Kio Kreations has just added 2 more members to the team! Amy and I want to welcome Tara Etrheim and Monica Simpson to the Kio Kreations team. Both have already proven to be huge assets to our growing company in the past few weeks.

As some of you know, my wonderfully talented associate, Amy Christian, has been busy expanding her wedding-industry career and is now doing more event photography and day-of coordination, so we needed some additional help on the Kio Kreations team. We lucked out and found 2 very talented women to join the team!

Our first new addition is Tara Etrheim, who has a degree in Interior Design and is working on a degree in Photography. Tara is creative, talented at photography, and quite hilarious! She has been very helpful already to us in the past few weeks. Tara lives in Aurora with her husband of just over a year. She is originally from Minnesota and has been in Illinois for about a year. Welcome Tara!

Our second new team member is Monica Simpson. Monica actually found me a couple months ago when she was looking to work for a florist in Naperville. She has recently moved to the Naperville area and formerly worked at a floral shop in Florida where she gained her knowledge and love of wedding floral design. While I am not a traditional “floral shop” I could certainly use the talents of a freelance floral designer, so Monica was a perfect fit. So, now when we have large and/or multiple weddings, Monica helps with the boutonnieres, corsages and simple centerpieces and I focus on the bouquets, altarpieces and complex centerpieces and decor. She’s already helped with a few weddings and it’s been wonderful having an experienced extra set of hands. Monica just moved back to Illinois from Florida in the past few months with her husband of three years. They currently live in Naperville but she is originally from Antioch, Illinois.

I am very happy to have Amy, Tara and Monica on the Kio Kreations team. Kio Kreations has been growing fast; largely in part to the efforts of our talented team members and the stellar reviews of our clients. So thank you to Amy, Tara and Monica and all of our fabulous past, present and future clients!


Amy Christian


Tara Etrheim


Monica Simpson

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One Comment

  1. Amelia
    Posted August 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Kristen, so excited to *meet* the new ladies! You are all going to be UNSTOPPABLE.