Meet Karen Kaforey

Karen Kaforey Signature Events Nashville

People say if you love what you do for a living it’s not work. I’m a true testament to that statement! It was quite a journey in discovering what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I found my destiny (or maybe it found me).  Life can take you in many twist and turns while preparing you for what you were always meant to do, and my journey is no different.

I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and at a young age I fell in love with musical theater.  This love took me to Boston to study at the Boston Conservatory of Music, majoring in Musical Theater.  I was offered many opportunities including singing with the Boston Pops accompanied by Marvin Hamlisch, in addition to taking extra classes at Berklee College of Music.  I spent my summers working in the event industry where I realized that events and theater productions weren't all that different.  Upon graduating, I was offered a role in a musical and moved to New York City.  While in New York I was able to fulfill my love for both music and theater, and I decided it was time to take on a new challenge by pursuing my other passion: event planning.  I moved to Nashville where I build an amazing network, got married, and founded Signature Events Nashville. 

I have two amazing boys who are 6 and 12, as well as a 2 year old Goldendoodle named Rocky.  My parents still live in Asheville, and my brother lives with his beautiful family of all girls in Hilton Head, SC.  What I treasure most in my life is my family and their love and support for everything that I do.

My very active life both at home and at work fuels my creativity, allowing me to find inspiration everywhere I go and to see the big picture when creating signature events. .

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