About Your Story
Erin Chalstrom comes by event planning, honestly. It is part of who she is. As her family can attest, she makes everything she does, an event. Whether it’s a vacation to Hawaii, or her children’s birthday parties, her laptop contains spreadsheets for each—so highly organized that her two toddlers can find them. That’s how she approaches her work at Your Story—except she tailors events specifically to her clients needs and gives each one, a professional finish.
Erin’s career in event planning began in college at Washington State University. As a Career Placement Coordinator she worked with corporate recruiters to plan showcases for graduating seniors entering the work force. After earning her BBA in hotel and restaurant management, she developed her skills planning state conferences and corporate meetings—eventually applying her talents to Alaska-based non-profits. Erin’s accomplishments include:
- Holiday programs that promoted downtown Anchorage to residents and visitors.
- The first-ever Parade of Lights in downtown Anchorage.
- Fundraising Galas
- 5K Fun Runs
- Summer Concerts
- Stunning weddings and more . . .
After almost a decade of living in Anchorage, Erin moved to Fairbanks in 2009.
With the support of her husband, she started Your Story Wedding & Event Planning in 2010, to fulfill her dream of owning her own business and becoming the premier wedding and event planner for Interior Alaska.
Her goal is to bring her client’s vision to life by leveraging her coordination skills and dynamic experience to create memorable weddings, social occasions, parades, concerts and non-profit events, as well as corporate occasions.
In her spare time, Erin enjoys decorating, baking, going to the family cabin on the Chatanika River, spending time with her husband, her two young children, their extended family and a house full of animals.