Meet the Authors

Welcome to GigMasters’ Life of the Party Blog where we happily provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need to throw a great party. Visit often for event planning tips, entertainment news and much, much more. And while you are at it — why not meet a few of the party animals who help bring the blog to life?!


Marissa |View posts (33)

I’m a mom, aspiring pianist, and the VP of Marketing at GigMasters. I launched this blog back in 2009 with the vision of creating one place where people can turn for information about parties and entertainment. My hope is that this blog continues to provide creative inspiration and practical advice for party people everywhere. I’m over-the-top passionate about what we’re doing at GigMasters. And, when I’m not working, you can find me cooking, entertaining friends, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors with my husband and son.


Marta |View posts (125)

When I was eight, my great-aunt, the most elegant woman I know, told me I was an excellent hostess. I’ve been obsessed with parties and entertaining ever since. Over the past several years, I’ve written about weddings and the wedding business for a variety of blogs and magazines. I’m the Editorial Director of the wedding section and would love to hear your feedback and ideas at


Nicole |View posts ()

I join the GigMasters family with a marketing and event planning background in the hospitality industry. I have a deep passion for music, entertainment and party planning and love every minute I spend writing for the blog. I am extremely excited to be part of the GigMasters team and work with all of our wonderful clients and members. On the weekends I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my two spoiled Labrador Retrievers.


Peter |View posts (6)

Before the days of email and iTunes, I was a DJ in Colorado on terrestrial radio. After many late nights and early mornings, I found a career in the timeless world of Internet radio. Since 2000, I have worked for leading online media companies such as CBS,, and Rhapsody. When I’m not at work, you can find me watching Yo Gabba Gabba (with my kid) or on the disc golf course.

Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen |View posts (22)

I’m a writer with a flair for the eccentric. I studied at New York University, where I got my BS in Media, Culture, and Communication (I know, it’s a mouthful!) More often than not, you’ll find me feverishly jotting down notes on pretty much everything I observe. I like to think duct tape is to MacGyver as my notebook is to me. I never leave home without it! When I’m not writing for work or play, I enjoy alternating between fiction and non-fiction, and stand by David Sedaris being one of the funniest writers of our time. In fact, he once gave me a bottle of “lucky hair conditioner” that he assured would lead me to my dream job. And here I am!