About

Plan Ahead Events Boulder provides logistical support for organizations of all sizes, ranging from local arts organizations to national conservation networks.  Our core services include conference and meeting management, fundraising support, marketing and media relations, and special event coordination.  We offer full-service support, or we are happy to take on one or two specific components that you find to be the most stressful.  We are happy to help!

Merix Gustin, Director of Event Operations

Drawing on over a decade of experience managing event logistics and leading marketing communications, Merix Gustin is the principle operations director for Plan Ahead Events Boulder. In this role, she manages logistics for organizations focused on driving a positive impact on their community, ranging from the arts and culture arena to global conservation efforts. Her varied background in the hospitality industry, fundraising and development, and the corporate world provide a steadfast foundation for her work managing events for non-profit organizations.

Even with the rapid development of virtual solutions, she firmly believes that there will never be a substitute for face-to-face connection when it comes to education, innovation, collaboration or celebration. However, it takes a lot of work to bring a group together under one roof, no matter how small or large! Passionate about the potential impact of large scale events, Merix founded PAE Boulder in 2014 to provide services that help organizations streamline their strategic operations, with a focus on corporate event management and fundraising. Whether a client is producing a national conference for 1,000 or local gala auction, PAE Boulder is focused on providing professional resources that allow them to concentrate on the critical tasks related to their unique cause while Merix and her team manage the specific details. With the support of dedicated and organized project management, the powerful results of that human connection will always make it worth the investment.

When she’s not working, this Boulder native enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, singing with Sound Circle(a women’s a cappella ensemble), and enjoying life in Colorado with her partner Brian.  Merix has a BA from DePauw University, and holds an MBA focused on Marketing and Communications from Thunderbird School of Global Management.