Our Team | The Rental Company | Alpine Events



The Alpine Events team is made up of experienced professionals who are passionate about providing you with the best event possible. We work in events because we love the industry, and nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than helping you. Keep scrolling to meet our team members and learn why we’re your go-to event rental company!

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Carey Bisonet is the President and Owner of Alpine Events, which he acquired in 2016. After graduating from GVSU in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Carey spent the next eight years running business units and performing M&A transactions for a private firm with divisions throughout the US. In 2016, Carey returned to Grand Rapids full time and purchased Alpine Rent All & Sales. After three years of significant growth, the company was split into two separate entities; Alpine Events and Alpine Rent All. In late 2019, Alpine Events purchased The Rental Company in Holland, MI, making Alpine Events the largest Event Rental service in West Michigan.

Carey served on the board of directors for Safe Haven Ministries from 2009-2012, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the American Rental Association – Michigan Chapter.

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Director of Sales

Patrick grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and graduated from Lake Superior State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also obtained an associates degree in Hospitality Management from Sault College of Applied Arts in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. Patrick went into the hospitality industry after his first job working at The Ramada Inn & Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

After graduation, Patrick had a check list of businesses he wanted to manage. He started with Best Western Dockside in Mackinaw City, LaSenorita in Traverse City, Red Lobster in Holland, Grand Haven Golf Club in Grand Haven, Muskegon Yacht Club in Muskegon, MI, and Redi Rental of Muskegon/Grand Haven. After working eight years in the event rental business, he knew it was something he wanted to do long term. When the opportunity came up to work with Alpine Events, a growing company, he happily joined the team.

Now he’s doing what he does best, which is organizing. Patrick lives in Norton Shores with his partner and two dogs. He loves his family and friends, his clients, co-workers, and the event rental business. Patrick works hard to make every event successful and to ensure that his clients are happy.

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Brittany tranchon

Director of operations

Brittany joined Alpine Events in August of 2020 after serving as a Project Manger for Marquee Events in their Dallas and Chicago markets. During her time with Marquee, Brittany helped in the planning and production for many large events including LaLaPalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, The LPGA VOA Classic and The Honda Classic, among many others. 

Brittany grew up in Long Island, NY and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management from Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado. 

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Operations Manager 

Jordan has been with Alpine Events for over 8 years. He assists with our delivery and set up scheduling, coordinating the appointed staff on each delivery and fulfilling orders from the sales team.

Jordan is a key part of our on site services, especially in our busy season, overseeing large setups and ensuring we exceed our client’s vision for each event.

When he’s not in the office or in the field he enjoys disc golf, hiking and game nights with friends.

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Andrew MacAvoy

Warehouse Manager

Meet Andrew! Andrew has grown with The Rental Company since its inception over 15 years ago and now serves as the Field Operations Manager for our team at Alpine Events.⠀⠀

He works daily with our operations team fulfilling sales orders, assisting with inventory quality and ensuring our warehouse is well maintained.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and going up north to his cabin when he is away from work.

Andrew is most looking forward to utilizing all of our new warehouse space and putting our new equipment to use.⠀


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Jackie Harbison

Dish/Linen Supervisor

Meet Jackie, Aka “Boss Lady”! Jackie is the Linen and Dish Supervisor at Alpine Events, She has been on the team now for four years and took over the role as supervisor in 2018. Jackie is the master at fulfilling orders while keeping our linen and dish inventory organized and accounted for. She takes pride in making sure our inventory is immaculate for each and every event.

Outside of work she enjoys remodeling her house, gardening, and spending time with her four amazing children and two grandchildren.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Jackie is looking forward to seeing Alpine Events grow and streamlining processes at our new warehouse.


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Business development 

Corey has been a key member of Alpine’s team since 2016, when its humble offerings included mostly backyard canopy tents and folding chairs. Corey has worked in both the sales and operations divisions for Alpine Events and has a deep understanding of clients’ needs and how our team can best fulfill them.

He’s an avid hunter and spends much of his “off season” in the woods. When he’s not at work, Corey spends most all of his time with his son, Easton.

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Nathan Sprick

Staff AccountANT

Nate will be going on his 7th season with the company. At Alpine Events he works as the Finance Assistant and is also a an essential team member in the field, he is a lead on main event setups and works with the operations teams to fulfill client orders daily.

Outside of working at Alpine Events Nate enjoys staying active both mentally and physically, spending his time reading or running.

Nate is looking forward to seeing the growth of the company and his continued personal growth through his position.

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Emily Kruithof

Sales Associate

Emily Kruithof is the newest addition to our sales team. She joined in July of 2020 during the stir of the pandemic when Alpine Events was quickly growing and adjusting to what 2020 brought with it. Emily grew up in Holland, Michigan, enjoying summer activities out on the boat with her family and on the beach. She attended Grand Rapids Community College during her junior and senior year of high school, obtaining dual enrollment credits. Following graduation, she attended Cornerstone University, where she studied strategic communication, and finished her studies at Colorado Christian University in the fall of 2020 with her Associate of Arts in Communication.


With Emily’s attention to detail and love for weddings, she was eager to start her career in the event industry. At Alpine Events, Emily walks with her clients through the initial stages of the planning process up until the long awaited event, capturing each client’s vision along the way. Emily has enjoyed getting to know and work with the venues in the West Michigan area and is excited to continue exploring the many opportunities that the event industry has to offer.
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Field Supervisor

Diego has lived in Grand Rapids for 7 years and has been working for Alpine Events for 6 of those years. Diego’s love for helping everyone around him and being a natural leader makes him a great asset to Alpine Events. In his free time he enjoys disc golfing, live music, traveling and hiking with his dog.
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Nathan Sprick, Alpine's Financial advisor.

Catherine Kennedy

HR/Ops Manager

Catherine grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. Catherine worked as a Concession Events Manager for Coors Field until transitioning to a more administrative role with a new company. Catherine’s love for HR and experience in events and design makes her a valuable asset to Alpine Events.


Nathan Sprick, Alpine's Financial advisor.

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