Who is PlumTree Events?
When I was growing up I was the one who was constantly organizing and planning various types of events in the neighborhood. Once a month I would put something together. My very first event was when I was 7 years old and decided the neighborhood should plan a luau. I got a few people to cook and rounded up the kids to make decorations. We turned my backyard into a tropical paradise (it was New Jersey!). The entire neighborhood attended and it was the start of something awesome. Ever since then all I’ve ever wanted to be was an Event Planner! Planning and organizing and seeing everyone socialize and having such a good time is the best thing ever!
Of course, life happens and by happenstance, it came to me again 20 years later. Since 1998 I’ve always had a position at an organization where I ended up being THE event and meeting planner. So in 2007, I started a business called “Merry We Meet.” After 18 years in Colorado, we moved to Montana and circumstances once again led me to the thing I love the most, planning events!
Events & Weddings
These days most people want to plan their own weddings and events. But, there is a point when you come to realize you need some help and you can’t do it all yourself. You deserve to be a guest at your own event…as do your family members and friends! If you are the bride or the mother of the bride, who is going to make sure everything goes as planned the day of the wedding? When you host an event you need to make sure that you are present for your guests. This is where many of my services come in.
I am a Certified Professional Event and Wedding Planner and a Bridal Consultant. I’ve planned and consulted for:
- Corporate Events
- Kick-Off Meetings
- Company Retreats
- Team Building
- Holiday Parties,
- Grand Openings,
- Movie Premieres,
- Gallery Showings,
- Memorial Services,
- and other general get-togethers.
As an expert in the field of Web Conferencing, I have worked with some of the top corporations in the world. I have also consulted and planned events for the Boy Scouts, various Sports teams, and other not for profit companies to plan fundraisers, travel logistics, and parties.
Why do I do this?
I have a true love and passion for what I do. I am always striving to make each event better than the last. I attend seminars, conventions, and workshops on a regular basis to keep up with an ever growing and fast-paced field. With this, I can better serve to be able to create fabulous events! I do not refer to those I plan and help as clients. When you decide you need some guidance on your event, we become family and friends!
Contact me today to check availability. And make sure you click over to my services page now to read more about what I offer.
I was also in the Air Force and was stationed in Italy. So if you have served or are serving let me know!!!
My grandparents lived on Plumtree Lane in a quaint town in New Jersey called Willingboro. This is actually where I was born. I spent many summers on Plumtree Lane. My grandmother always wanted me to be a broadcast journalist, so she would make me read and do research all summer. Yes I had to learn a new word every day and use it in a sentence. I spent a lot of time with Mark Twain. As it would turn out, I would move to Plumtree Lane when I was 12, under the very watchful eye of “grandmaire.” When I turned 16 I went to finishing school for a year in Philadelphia. This was all part of my “training” and the “ultimate plan.” My parents bought the house when my grandmother passed away and this would be where I would spend my days until I was 18. I have very fond memories of Plumtree Lane. It was a place of love, education, communication and family. I learned a lot in that house, on that street. And with that I take it with me through this journey.
Memberships & Certifications
U.S. Event Guide Certified Event Planner (2008)
U.S. Event Guide Certified Wedding Planner
John Robert Powers Finishing and Charm School Graduate
The Association of Bridal Consultants – Professional Wedding Planner, Certified Wedding Planner, Bridal Consultant
International Association of Professional Event Planners
Bitterroot Wedding Association
Ordained Minister – Universal Life Church & American Marriage Ministries
Missoula Businesswomen’s Network
Notary Public for the State of Montana
National Association of Professional Women
Missoula Chamber of Commerce
Missoula Downtown Association
AACEA Alcohol Server Certified
Code of Ethics
Our ABC members agree to:
- Represent each client fairly and honestly, providing all agreed-to services in a timely and cost-efficient manner
- Establish reasonable and proper fees for services and provide written estimates to each client
- Use honest, factual advertising
- Deal with employees and clients fairly, in an unbiased manner
- Disclose to clients any payments received from suppliers
- Operate an establishment that is a credit to the community
Erika Sherek has met all the requirements to graduate from the U.S. Event Guide Event Planner and Wedding Planner Certification Programs
U.S. Event Guide (USEG) is a National Organization that offers a six-month training course (per certification) study program for event/wedding planners/consultants. Their mission is to provide education in event coordination and business practices, and through real-world training. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the consultant providing professional advice to clients in planning and coordinating an event and wedding. U.S. Event Guide promotes a level of excellence that exceeds the standard in the industry for consultants, coordinators, and affiliated event/wedding professionals.
Selecting a U.S. Event Guide consultant assures clients professional, personalized attention from first meeting through perfectly orchestrated event/wedding day. Clients save time and money, avoid stress, and obtain peace of mind by hiring consultants who have completed our certification program.