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About the Team

 
 

Treasa Leigh Brown,
Principal Planner & Creative Director

Treasa Leigh Brown is the Owner, Principal Planner and Creative Director of Leigh Events (LE) – a leading Toronto based full-service special events planning and design company. She has worked diligently in the corporate world with 15 years of experience and in 2006 she crossed over to the Event Planning industry. Treasa absolutely loves turning simple milestones into memorable and luxurious celebrations. Having orchestrated events for over a decade, her ability to add creativity and a uniquely memorable experience to an event is unparalleled. 

Throughout this time, she has executed over 300 events including but not limited to weddings, social and corporate events both nationally and internationally. Some of which include the 3rd Annual Sistertalk Celebration and an Intimate Session with Fashion Photographer Shamayim just to name a few. With a Bachelor of Commerce and a Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation Treasa and the Leigh Events team is strong in their delivery of providing excellent organizational and budget management skills. 

Her superior attention to detail and ability to multi-task has allowed Leigh Events to earn its multiple awards and outstanding reputation within the industry. With features in the Munaluchi, Weddingwire, Lavish Dulhan, Wedding Chicks, Elegant Weddings and other publications.  

Treasa continually approaches every event with her trademark calm demeanor and eye for detail. The passion she displays for the industry and innate creativity, allows her to design stunning and elegant events each and every time. She absolutely loves the uniqueness of various cultures and likes to incorporate different cultural elements into each event. She spends countless hours catering to the needs of each client… no detail is ever overlooked!

When she isn’t working Treasa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling when time permits, and experiencing new cuisines along the way. Some of her favorite family getaways include; Hawaii, Florida & New York City. She loves anything with diamonds or sparkle, but most of all she loves to design events every chance she gets. She works tirelessly to ensure that every facet of your event planning process runs smoothly and efficiently and that your wedding day is an absolute success!


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Kevin Brown, Operations Director

Kevin Brown is the Operations Director at Leigh Events. He serves an integral role within the company and is responsible in the successful kick off of the business. He is the husband to Principal Planner & Creative Director, Treasa Leigh Brown and has always been her number one supporter with the development of Leigh Events – (LE).

With 15 years of experience in Senior Management and Operations and a Bachelor in Business (BIB) there is no one better suited for his position. Kevin is the technical backbone of the team overseeing the operations and deliveries department of the company. His extensive experience and knowledge has allowed him to have a hand in every aspect of the business. Through his involvement in every designed, planned and coordinated event reflects his range and just how valuable he is to the team. 

Kevin is a strategic business professional who manages event logistics, daily operations and scheduling of the company. He ensures smooth operations with set-up, logistics, and equipment at various sites managing the critical details so that each event is executed seamlessly. His experience in overseeing productions, his limitless energy and friendly personality guarantees excellent client service.

When Kevin is not working he enjoys spending time with his loving family, travelling and expanding his love and passion for music. 


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Rutha Gebrekerestos,
Lead Planner & General Manager

Rutha is the Lead Planner & General Manager with Leigh Events. She is the newest edition to the team and is the right hand to the Principal Planner & Operations Director. Managing the planning and coordination of the company’s weddings, social and corporate events. 

From a young age she has always been passionate about planning and designing special occasions for her dear friends and family. She has over 5 years of experience in the event industry during her time at Centurion Conference and Event Centre in Ottawa, ON. She went on to pursue her career as an Event Planner when she moved to Toronto, ON where she attended college at Trebas Institute in the Event and Venue Management Program. 

Rutha Gebrekerestos graduated with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude in her program and has since worked with notable event décor and event planning companies. She is proud to be with Leigh Events and everything the company embodies. Rutha is a detail-oriented event professional with strong interpersonal skills. Not only does she pay close attention to detail but she is adamant on providing the best customer service experience while building and maintaining relationships. Rutha is a valuable team member and works hard to ensure wonderful and stress-free events.

Rutha loves spending time with her husband, being creative, reading and travelling.


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Michelle Williams, Event Manager

Michelle Williams is an Event Manager here at Leigh Events. She has been working with the Leigh Events team for the past few years coordinating weddings and special events. She is an event professional who always displays dedication and hard work in the work field. She is best known for her fun and charismatic personality in addition to her excellent nurturing skills. Client’s cannot help but rave about Michelle’s display of tremendous professionalism while ensuring our brides are keeping calm and relaxing as their wedding day unfolds.

Good at wearing multiple hats, Michelle is adept at responding quickly to changing circumstances, always maintaining an upbeat, can-do attitude. As an Event Manager, she specializes in customer service that nurtures positive, productive relationships with both clients and suppliers.  Michelle advances our clients expectations by providing creative solutions when it comes to problem solving on the field. She is the go to person to ensure tasks are completed while maintaining a positive atmosphere.

Michelle enjoys food and wine pairings as well as travelling when time allows. She is also very passionate when it comes music, dancing and attending church. 


Joyti Singh, Event Manager

In her recent role as an Event Manager with Leigh Events Joyti has proven to not only be a team player but takes initiative to successfully complete tasks during events.  Her meticulous attention to operational systems and incredible talent to oversee onsite execution of events provides a thorough and precise service to Leigh Events.

She decided to pursue Event Planning as it serves as a creative outlet. Joyti is passionate about creating experiences that people will remember and cherish for a lifetime. For her there is nothing more rewarding than seeing clients over the moon no matter what the special event may be.  

Joyti has a wealth of experience in Human Resource Management graduating from York University with Honors. This has allowed her to develop prioritization, contract negotiation and client service skills all of which are integral in Event Management. 

She is very passionate about giving back to the community by volunteering for different organizations. Whether it be helping someone with their company’s success or volunteering for a great cause. To date she has volunteered for: Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, TIFF, Resume/Interview Coach at Yonge Street Mission, just to name a few. 

When she’s not working on the field, Joyti enjoys spending time hiking, reading, attempting DIY projects, photography or pursing a renovation project. Some of her guilty pleasures include binge watching daytime TV talk shows like Ellen and The Social as well as anything “The Bachelor/Bachelorette” related.


We have an additional five Event Managers in addition to the above management team.