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Team

Our team of experienced professionals all share the same passion—helping you create the best event possible. We love our industry, and nothing beats the ear-to-ear smile we see on our clients’ faces when everything goes as planned. Scroll on down to meet the team that makes the magic possible!

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.

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.

Jeffrey Martin

Director of Operations

Jeff hails from Grand Rapids and recently relocated home after retiring from the United States Air Force after 20 years of dedicated service. Jeff served as a Logistics Manager for the Air Force and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.

As a side-gig musician over the years, Jeff has played many festivals, weddings and events and was always passionate about helping people celebrate. Because of this fascination with the event industry, he was beyond excited at the opportunity to join the Alpine Events team to help grow the business, groom company leaders, standardize processes and HAVE FUN—all in the pursuit of providing the absolute best client experience!

Jeff is a lover of music and the outdoors. In his free time he enjoys riding bikes, snowboarding, playing music with his friends, camping with his family and always searching for good people, nice experiences!

Andrew MacAvoy

ent Department Supervisor

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.

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.

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.

Eryn Gregory

Senior Sales Associate

Eryn joined Alpine Events in May 2021 and brings extensive knowledge of the wedding and events industry with her.

She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Meeting and Event Planning. After graduating from GVSU, Eryn worked for 5 years as the Event Coordinator at Spring Lake Country Club planning and coordinating hundreds of events including weddings, non-profit fundraisers, golf outings, member events, and so many more. Eryn prides herself on being extremely detail-oriented and driven to make client’s visions for their event a reality.

Eryn lives in Spring Lake and enjoys all that living on the lakeshore has to offer! When she’s not working, she enjoys boating, golfing, spending time with family + friends, and spoiling her beloved Chocolate Lab, Bogey.

Jim Hughey

Operations Manager