Karen Nichols, the owner and president of Red Carpet Events & Design, is an accomplished event professional with the experience, connections, and resources to engineer successful events that thrill and inspire clients and their guests. She leads a talented team of artists, designers, event planners and coordinators who ensure every thoughtful detail is carefully crafted and beautifully executed.
A successful entrepreneur and industry leader for over 22 years, Karen started her career in hospitality at the Eldorado Resort. Under the mentorship of the Carano Family, she developed a philosophy of brilliant customer service and outstanding creativity. A decade later, Karen had the executive vision to combine a destination management company with a décor rental business, and Red Carpet Events & Design was born.
Karen’s goal is to create remarkable events that bring people together in meaningful, memorable ways. From corporate retreats, fundraising galas, to million-dollar weddings, Karen has organized spectacular events of all sizes and goals. Her extensive network of venues, vendors and trusted entertainment professionals throughout Northern California and Nevada makes each custom event a unique experience for every client.
Karen is a board member for the Reno Tahoe chapter of the Entrepeneur’s Organization. She is a founding member of the Reno Tahoe’s National Association for Catering and Events chapter and a Nevada Women’s Fund Honoree. Karen recently became the owner of Cherry Dog Orchards in Fallon, NV. She is an advocate for local agriculture, farmers markets and natural food co-ops. Growing, harvesting and cultivating her fruit trees is how Karen refreshes her creativity and counterbalances the fast pace of the events industry.