Nicole Gates is a native of Joliet, IL. She is the single mother of Yolanda, Savanna, and twins Brooklyn & Bheanna. Nicole is so very passionate about event planning that she took the extra steps to become a Certified Event & Meeting Planner and Theme Event Expert.
Nicole’s passion for planning events helped her launch Epiphany Marketing which hosts seminars for Small Business Owners in the areas of Branding, Marketing, The Art of being Cordial- Customer Service, Just Add Water Myth! Dare 2 Dream! Concepts and beliefs that she loves and has become her personal mantra!
Nicole finally found her life’s calling and passion in the form of Hospitality. She came to admire the creativity of David Tutera and Kathy Riva two well-known Event Planners. Their flair for creating cutting edge events inspired her to become an event planner and not only create cutting-edge events, but theme events! Tying the event all together gives her instant gratification, always able to see the end result in her mind. Her keen sense of coordinating the menu and keepsakes to the theme, the theme to the décor and invitations, has her clients excited and eagerly anticipating her next event.
Nicole believes that everyday she’s living her life’s dream! Being an event planner gives her unspeakable joy! In 2002 she started More Than A Memory Event Planners, where she began to create events for private and corporate clients. MTM Events has created signature events like the Retro Cocktail Party, Sunset Safari Party, Stress Less Fest, and The Essence Of Esther Day- a full-service Pamper Party and Paint The Town Red Girls Night Out for many elated clients.