After growing up in Telluride, Colorado, Ashley Deppen decided to head towards the sunny southern coast of California, where she lived and then graduated with a degree in English from the University of California in Santa Barbara.  Ashley moved back to Telluride in 2003 where she met and married her husband Ryan.  Together they have two wonderful little boys, Henry and Leo.  Ashley is no stranger to the event planning business, as she has grown up in the Sheridan Opera House, helping her family plan special events, parties, weddings, New Year's Eve galas, and fundraisers.  Ashley brings the art of creativity and personalization to every event. She adds special attention to detail and is passionate about the perfect party!


Q: Three words to describe Telluride?

A: Home. Beautiful (common adjective, but so true). Unforgettable.

Q: What's the best part of your job?

A: Since I mainly focus on decorating, I think the best part of my job is that I constantly get to be creative.  There's nothing more satisfying than a perfectly decorated Christmas tree or a quirky homemade scarecrow.

Q: Favorite accounts you are following on Instagram?

A: @ericbuterbaugh @townandcountrymag and of course @polishedfun

Q: Best gift you have received?

A: A beachfront yoga retreat.

Q: What do you recommend to those visiting Telluride?

A: Go for a hike!  Don't just admire the gorgeous mountains, go and play in them!


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