Team

Meet our growing team of event experts – full of personality and creativity. We are hard working wearers of many hats dedicated to creating jaw dropping event experiences. Based in sunny San Diego, but always ready to travel.
Kristin Watkins
Owner and Lead Event Designer
Kristin Watkins is the joyful, energetic and detail-obsessed owner and lead event designer at Stephanie Rose Events. Her impeccable reputation for creating memorable guest experiences attracts local and destination event clients like you. Specializing in nontraditional venues, Kristin has transformed beaches, barns, museums, airplane hangars and private homes into one-of-a-kind luxury destinations. As a native San Diegan, she knows the city intimately and works with the absolute best vendors the city has to offer. Blessed with an incurable case of wanderlust, Kristin has traveled to 19 countries and all 50 US States. And as a mom to two teen aged boys and a cancer survivor, there isn’t much she can’t handle.
For over twenty years, Nicole Champagne has been involved in nonprofit work, with a focus on positively impacting her community and improving the lives of those around her. For the better part of the last 10 years Nicole took on the role of entrepreneur and launched her own company outside of fundraising and has provided hands-on capabilities in the sectors of trade, business development, brand advertising and digital marketing. Nicole delivers industry leading solutions that are tied to critical business objectives in order to produce ancillary growth with a positive Return on Investment (ROI).
Nicole Champagne
Event Sponsorship Strategist
For over twenty years, Nicole Champagne has been involved in nonprofit work, with a focus on positively impacting her community and improving the lives of those around her. For the better part of the last 10 years Nicole took on the role of entrepreneur and launched her own company outside of fundraising and has provided hands-on capabilities in the sectors of trade, business development, brand advertising and digital marketing. Nicole delivers industry leading solutions that are tied to critical business objectives in order to produce ancillary growth with a positive Return on Investment (ROI).
Ryan Watkins
Event Assistant
Jake Watkins
Event Assistant

About Stephanie & Rose

Stephanie Rose Events is named in honor of two very special women, the Founder Kristin Watkins’ grandmothers, Stephanie Garbaczewski and Rose Collins.

Stephanie played the piano, enjoyed Ukrainian folk dancing and was proud of family traditions. She was close to her mother and the two spent days cooking holiday feasts for their family.

Rose was a spirited woman who loved the color purple, big, sparkly jewelry and lots of perfume. She had an active social life and enjoyed traveling.

Very different women, both were born into strong families of modest means and raised in New York City. And even though they never met, together they built a family based on faith and love. And isn’t that what marriage is all about?

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