I have always been in the business of bringing people together.

I take pride in creating spaces where celebrations of life's most significant moments can unfold in unique and meaningful ways. Nothing lights me up more than creating beautiful, intentional events that are as unique as you while making sure you have the time of your life. I'm currently based in Asheville, North Carolina and have done weddings and events from coast to coast in the US and abroad.

I create intimate, high-end, creative events that are raved about for years to come.

I truly believe that coming together over delicious food with a drink in hand brings communities together and is the medicine we all need.

I’m a major foodie (an even bigger wine nerd!) and have spent most of my days in restaurants - either dining or working. Over the years, I also dabbled in advertising, communications and marketing, public relations, and, of course, event planning.

I enjoy geeking out over all things organization and systems to make everyone’s life stress-free but I love that I also get to put my creative hat on and design beautiful, memorable experiences for my clients to look back on warmly.

behind the Curtain

Pushed into starting Rare Bird Collective by colleagues who said she was too good. 

Andrea began her career as a creative project manager in advertising and spent over 12 years in restaurants working for some of the best hospitality groups in the country. She helped open several James Beard-awarded, helped run Michelin star restaurants, and worked for Relais & Châteaux properties. 

She has worked in every capacity of events from intimate birthday celebrations to large high-profile weddings, VIP and backstage parties for internationally touring musicians to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and everything in between.

The Primer

Recovering Project Manager & Restaurant Pro, Lover of Flawlessly Executed Service, Makes a Mean Last Word.

When Andrea isn't running the show or checking off an Asana list, she's cuddling her sweet rescue dog Lenny, sipping on natural wine, exploring the nearest national park, or whipping up an impressive eton mess - if you know, you know. 

Can't live without

A perfectly made London Fog or Matcha Lemonade. Traveling at any opportunity. All the chips and guac. Whip-smart humor. Wine...send more wine. Gatherwise skin care. A good pair of sneakers. Daily naps. 

Happy Places

Currently Asheville, North Carolina. Anywhere surrounded by nature with a view. Southwest France — ask about when she lived there. Minneapolis born and raised. Wine country literally anywhere. Wherever good times are.

Hidden talents

Assembling IKEA products. Naming that tune. All things systems + organization. Figuring out how to word things. Animal whisperer. Making the perfect Julia Child quiche. A well-packed suitcase.

(Not so) Guilty Pleasures

Falling asleep to the sweet sounds of David Attenborough. Cheese.  Sleeping in late. Drinking wine straight from the bottle — why dirty the glass? 


I mean, come on


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