For over the course of over two decades, GoBella by Emily Campbell has created celebrations in over 40 countries and on five continents, from Africa and Asia to Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean. Founded in 2002, GoBella offers exceptional attention to detail, boundless creativity, and infectious enthusiasm for destination weddings and celebrations to hosts and couples in Colorado and beyond.
Emily Campbell has been planning spectacular weddings and special events since 1997. Over the course of over two decades, she has created celebrations in over 40 countries and on five continents, from Africa and Asia to Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean. Emily founded GoBella Event Design and Planning in 2002 to offer her exceptional attention to detail, boundless creativity, and infectious enthusiasm for destination events in Colorado and beyond. It is her mission to create an environment where style is timeless and all love is cherished.
One of the most respected event producers in the country, Emily has collaborated with some of the best vendors in the business, and boasts a rolodex of industry connections that spans the globe. She is the past-president of the Colorado chapter of WIPA, serves on the advisory council for the Lindsey Vonn Foundation and is the Executive Director for the Engage! Foundation. Emily is a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and her destination weddings and incomparable designs have been featured by Martha Stewart, The Knot, BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Rocky Mountain Bride, Carats & Cake and more. Emily oversees all GoBella events and personally produces a select few celebrations and events a year.
Amanda joins the GoBella team as Emily’s business partner and Chief Strategist and Producer. With over a decade of industry experience, including founding wedding registry platform, NewlyWish (acquired by WeddingWire) and most recently serving as a Senior Director of Business Development at The Knot WorldWide, Amanda drives our GoBella company strategy, leads strategic partnerships and works hand-in-hand with our clients to bring their events to life.
Amanda earned her MBA in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, where she was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year.’ She’s highly experienced in business operations, digital marketplaces, relationship management, and leading and communicating across cross-functional teams.
Amanda resides in Westchester County, NY with her husband and two young boys, Leo and Schuyler (who are now sure to become pro skiers with the help of Emily’s teenagers, skiing the mountains of Breckenridge during visits to GoBella HQ!)
After studying fashion design and working for bridal dress designers in Los Angeles, Kelsi returned home to Colorado pursue her career on the other side of the bridal industry by working as the Event Manager at a private member's club and restaurant in Aspen. She furthered her career as the Sales & Catering Manager at Roaring Fork Club and then the Senior Events Manager at the historic Hotel Jerome in Aspen.
With an eye for design, Kelsi's passion to make each event truly special from the linens to the lighting with no detail left behind!
Kelsi currently resides in the Aspen area with her husband and two dogs.
Luke started his career in restaurants and bars at a young age and has always enjoyed the hospitality industry. After years of working with The Disney Cruise Line Company in his early twenties, Luke returned to his home town of Dallas, Texas and quickly turned his passion for hospitality, food, and drink into a restaurant/bar consulting business. Luke has worked with top tier restaurants, groups, and hotels as well as designed specialty cocktails for celebrities and events across the country. He has been an event planner and cocktail designer for high end companies and private clients alike.
Luke currently resides in Los Angeles and works with GoBella as an event producer and NEFT Vodka as their Head Mixologist and Cocktail Ambassador. Luke has been part of the GoBella team since 2015.
A graduate of MSU at The School of Hospitality, Shawna's tenure expands within the roles of Banquet Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Event Manager, Director of Events and Event Producer. Spending 17 years in Aspen, CO and 2 years in Southern California; Shawna now shares her time between the mountains of Colorado and the beaches of New Jersey.
With a passion for elevating the everyday experience and thriving from a good challenge she believes in the art of service and curating memories to last a lifetime.
Shawna enjoys cooking, baking (to an extent), skiing, hiking and saying "yes" to all of life's adventures!
The daughter of a restaurateur and caterer, Alyssa spent most of her childhood behind the scenes in her mothers kitchens, where she developed an early love for creating experiences centered around food. After College, Alyssa spent 10 years in Chicago in corporate sales and logistics planning. She also worked as a consultant for the Michelin rated restaurant group, Lettuce Entertain You, developing new food and beverage concepts and menu planning.
After leaving her corporate career, Alyssa spent several years living in Mexico & traveling to Southeast Asia, deepening her knowledge and skills of international cuisine and luxury hospitality.
Upon returning back to the states, Alyssa found herself in Aspen, Colorado, where she wanted to utilize her corporate skillset and knowledge of food & beverage and began working in luxury events and catering for the exclusive Caribou Club. Here she worked as an Event Planner & Manager alongside some of the worlds best chefs and event producers to create culinary experiences that leave lasting impressions.
She now resides in Aspen and specializes in Event Production, Management, Logistics and Planning.
A transplant from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Brian Worley has over 23 years of experience in the wedding and event planning industries. Brian has attained extensive event production, coordination and design, bringing an arsenal of high-profile event experience to Atlanta’s thriving event scene.
At a glance, Brian’s repertoire of signature events include the American Idol parties, red carpet and media tents for the Emmy’s, the Teen Choice Awards VIP tent and red carpet, the Days of Our Lives Anniversary parties and Grammy After Parties. However, the Hollywood elite aren’t the only ones who favor Worley’s work - he is also a favorite among royalty, having planned and produced the Foundation Polo Challenge in Santa Barbara for Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Consistently encouraging the idea of reduce, reuse and recycle, Worley stresses that even the most extravagant productions can be “green” through utilizing the 100 mile diet, organic and pesticide-free food, bio-diesel generators, rented furniture, recycled fabric, drapes and linens, and low watt and LED lighting to name a few. In the end, Worley hopes that promoting these concepts will not only help make events better for a sustainable environment.
Courtney has a diverse background in design, construction, and corporate finance. Starting in Atlanta, she carved a niche for herself as a planner-designer for brides seeking a high touch, custom experience. Her early success was a product of her high drive, eye for detail, and an education focused on Interior Design as an undergrad (University of Alabama), and later a Masters in Construction Management (Georgia Tech).
As she gained experience and established herself, Courtney migrated West to Santa Barbara, California, and today she serves clients on both coasts and everywhere in-between. With a decade of experience to lean on, she enjoys introducing new ideas to the markets she serves, keeping concepts and designs fresh.
In her off time she can be found exploring the coast of California or traveling abroad with her husband in tow.
A Dallas native, Josh moved to Colorado in 2002. Josh has spent twenty-years in event presentation and production. He has directed hundreds of events from world-class wine festivals, cultural extravaganzas, and curated regional art exhibitions to intimate chamber concerts, award-winning theater performances, and stunning outdoor weddings throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
Whether coordinating an intimate soiree or a large-scale event, he enjoys creating unique, memorable wedding experiences for all involved. Additionally, Josh is an award-winning administrator, educator, and artist, currently serving as Executive Director of the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, a professional performing arts organization in Summit County, Colorado.
An avid trail runner, he has completed 40 half marathons and marathons throughout the United States. Josh has proudly been a part of the GoBella team since 2004.
Lizzie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and minor in Business Studies. Although she focused her first decade of work mostly on communications/marketing - as a Communications Associate at a private independent school in Houston and as a Marketing Director for a nonprofit for people with disabilities in Denver - she dabbled in event planning and fundraising at both jobs. Originally from Houston, Lizzie moved to Denver in 2017. She has always been passionate about design, events, planning, and giving back to the community.
Lizzie met Emily in 2019 when it was time to start planning her 2020 wedding! She loved every aspect of working with Emily and the GoBella team (even amidst a pandemic and a lot of rescheduling!) and joined the team in 2023. Lizzie currently lives in Denver with her husband, two pups, and young son.
Originally trained as a dietitian in Australia, Bridget has spent the last several years living in the picturesque Aspen, Colorado. Her journey has taken her from nutrition to hospitality, a transition that began at the renowned Little Nell Hotel, where she discovered her interest in providing unparalleled service and elevated experiences.
Bridget joined the team in a part-time capacity in early 2023 and dove straight into assisting the production of the unforgettable events that Go Bella is known for. She enjoys every aspect of working alongside the GoBella team, who offer endless inspiration and share her passion and commitment to excellence.
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Past-President of the Colorado Chapter of WIPA
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Engage! Foundation
Member of The Knot's "Best of Weddings" Hall of Fame
Advisory Council for Vow for Girls
Wedding Pro Educator 2019 & 2020
GoBella named TOP PLANNER by BRIDES
- Reese (+Austin:) )
I can’t tell you how much I’ve LOVED working with you all this past year. You helped alleviate so much stress, especially in the wake of losing my mom - I never once felt like I was alone in making these decisions or creating this vision. It was so much fun dreaming up, defining, and executing the perfect party with such an amazing team. Forever grateful for the role you played in bringing everything to life."
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