Meet our Board of Directors


Catherine Eichel

President  &  Owner of Catherine Eichel Photography, LLC

Catherine is local to Salida and Buena Vista and spends her days off hiking to help you find the most epic spots for weddings, engagements, and elopement sessions.

Catherine's climbed 33 of Colorado's majestic 14ers and bonds with her awesome couples over their mutual love of mountains and people.


Anna Toll

Secretary & Owner of Anna Sees Photography

Hailing from the Tar Heel state, Anna moved out to the Rocky Mountains for the summer in 2013 and never left. She currently lives in Buena Vista with her husband Devin, avalanche search and rescue pup, Grua, and daughter.

Her heart is on the river or in the backcountry, most times with a camera in hand. She is always humming the tune to her latest Broadway obsession (or forever favorite - Taylor Swift), and will never pass up a good glass of sweet tea. She considers herself so lucky to get to take photos of folks in this beautiful place we call home!


Desinee Lukianoff

Vice President  & Founder of Blue Vessel Florista

My spirit flower is a Marigold- but it's also hard to pick just one flower. Some days I just have a different mood. It symbolizes passion and creativity; life and happiness. My sun, moon, and rising are all in Cancer.  You can catch me hanging out with my fiancè, Michael, and our pup Yeti Bear when I'm not working.

Blue Vessel's aesthetic is eclectic, rebellious, and makes a statement. The color blue speaks to my soul and I love to add touches of blue when arranging flowers or designing an event. When selecting flowers I love contrasting colors that really make the arrangement pop! 

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Elsa Tharp

Treasurer & Party Priestess of FREIGHT

Elsa is FREIGHT’s Party Priestess loves to celebrate with a good fire, good food, and good company. She is drawn to folks who are passionate about justice and authenticity. Her art is currently large beaded hangings. She’s a mother of 2, partner of 1, an advocate of all, and living her best life in Leadville, Colorado. Her passions lie in all things beautiful, love-centered, and the Rocky Mountains.

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