TEAM

MEET OUR TEAM

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

President

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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EMILY RILEY

Director of Events

Emily Riley is the Events Director and Marketing lead at Alpine Events. She began an internship at Modern Day Collective in early 2016, prior to graduating in 2017 from Davenport University with her bachelor’s degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. Her internship quickly grew into a full-time position as an Event Coordinator and Office Administrator post-graduation.

Emily joined the team at The Loft at Luna, a venue downtown Grand Rapids, as Events Coordinator in Fall of 2018. She joined the Alpine Events team not long after that. Emily brings her experience in design, planning, execution, venue coordination, and catering and beverage.

At Alpine Events, Emily works closely with couples and corporate clients. She assists them with table scape design, custom CAD layouts, and the overall look and feel for their event.

Emily has also served as the high school ministry leader at Ada Bible church since 2018.

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Patrick

PATRICK ANDRESS

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.

Patrick

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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Alpine Events employee, Jordan.

JORDAN SMEENGE

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.

Alpine Events employee, Jordan.

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.⠀

 

Andrew, Field and Warehouse Manager.
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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.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Jackie is looking forward to seeing Alpine Events grow and streamlining processes at our new warehouse.

 

Jackie

COREY MERRITT

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.

Corey
Nathan Sprick, Alpine's Financial advisor.

Nathan Sprick

Finance assistant

Meet Nate!

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.

Nathan Sprick, Alpine's Financial advisor.

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