Meet the Poised Events Team

Molly, Donnah & Alyssa

The Poised Events Team
Donnah Phipps / Owner

Hi, I’m Donnah, the owner and founder of Poised Events. Born and raised in Canada, I started my career in Toronto, with a degree in Fashion Marketing Management. I quickly realized that the Hospitality Industry is where I needed to be. With my love of fashion, food, design and always thinking outside the box, I started to make to moves to further my career. 

I moved to Denver 8 years ago for love… and yes, we’re still together!!  It was natural for me to continue my passion within the industry and now with over 15 years working in the catering and events world, I finally decided it was time to become “she boss”. It all sounds so serious, but as you get to know me, I am all about the laughter, the adventure and being in the moment. 

When I am not planning events or networking with the best, you can find me either in the gym training for a fitness competition, getting ready for a tough mudder or cruising the mountains on my Bonneville Triumph. I love to spend time with friends trying new restaurants, traveling to new places and taking the time to learn and be inspired.

Donnah’s Top 10 Loves:
  • My Husband & Son!!
  • Riding My Motorcycle in the Mountains
  • Brunch – little breakfast, little lunch = Sunday Funday!!
  • Prosecco – girl loves her bubble!
  • Football – watching and playing 
  • HH (Happy Hour) with the Ladies
  • Street Tacos – Tacos, Tequila & Whiskey
  • Traveling – going to new cities
  • Hiking four 14’ers in one day – Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln & Bross
  • Love me some surf & turf – Guard & Grace

Hello, my name is Alyssa and I’m from Denver, Colorado. I’m currently studying at Metropolitan State University of Denver, working towards my bachelors. I’m majoring in business management and minoring in hospitality management.

Alyssa / Poised Events

I have been working with Donnah for 3 years now, putting together weddings, bar-mitzvahs, corporate events, and networking events. While working with her, I have been lucky enough to find my passion in the event industry. Donnah has been a great mentor to me, and I’ve enjoyed working with her throughout the years, helping me learn all I can about this industry!

When I’m not working, I love to be outdoors, whether that’s going on a hike or driving through the mountains. I also love going to the gym to lift and practice yoga. It keeps me focused and helps me remember to have a positive mindset!

Molly Fitzpatrick has over 14 years of varied professional experience, from event planning and hospitality, to marketing, training and writing. Through the years, she has served in marketing and training roles in the restaurant industry, served as associate publisher and magazine editor, as well as planned hundreds of events in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, in addition to weddings and private events.

Before moving to Colorado, Molly was an event planner at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where she worked on a wide array of events, including celebrity and VIP visits, annual visits of corporate partners and large scale, multi-day seminars. Currently, Molly is a contractor at Google, working as an events and program coordinator planning domestic and international events. Molly also brings her vast event experience to Poised Events, assisting with weddings and special events, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

Molly Fitzpatrick - Poised Events

Molly moved from Memphis, TN to Colorado in 2017 with her fiancé Brian. They currently reside in Lakewood with their pup, Scooby.