Certified Event Planner
Alegria~Sita has over 20 years of event-planning experience and
became a Certified Wedding and Event Planner in January 2011. She has
been an Ordained Officiant/Celebrant since 2008, and is honored to write
and facilitate ceremonies for life's most meaningful occasions.
Alegria has lived behind the majestic redwood curtain in Humboldt County for over 19 years. She began her love of event planning at age 13 working on large-scale community events under the guidance of one of her middle-school teachers (a truly influential mentor), and continued event planning throughout her high school and college years.
from Humboldt State University with her BA in 2004. She has worked
within local Humboldt County schools, government, private, and
non-profit sectors organizing events such as
conferences, professional development trainings, retreats, multi-agency
community service days, parties and festivals.
began planning free-lance events and weddings as a hobby over 10 years
ago. In 2010 Alegria decided to start Gala Events & Weddings in
Arcata, CA. Though she already had years of event planning experience
professionally, she enrolled in Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute's
Event Planning Certification Course, to sharpen her skills in
weddings, and completed the course in January 2012 with honors. Alegria started her company Gala Beleza, and hit the ground
running, immediately ranking at the top of her profession with 5-Star
Reviews from her clients!
In March of 2013, Alegria attended Event Solution's Idea Factory in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the conference, she presented in the "Learn It, Teach It, Style It" Seminar alongside celebrity event planner Dina Manzo, and was awarded "Entreprenuer of the Year" from Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute. Alegria returns annually to serve on the production team for the Catersource/Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas. While there, she learns from and networks with the world's leading event planners in the industry!
In July of 2015, Alegria was elected a member of the Board of Directors for the Humboldt County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Alegria is an avid Humboldt County enthusiast, and can be found promoting local products, events, and activities as a staff member at the new Humboldt Bay Tourism Center in Old Town, Eureka. When Alegria is not planning events, she loves dancing, enjoys adventures in the outdoors and traveling the world.