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.

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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.


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! 



Position Open

Are you a local vendor who is interested in taking on a leadership role in one of the fastest growing associations in Colorado? Contact Catherine at and tell us why you'd like to join the team!

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