This week we’re excited to introduce you to our friends Julie and Chris of Yonder. This dynamic and hardworking duo harnessed their talents and followed their dreams to form their own Custom Event Design company in 2012. Julie and Chris pour their creativity into each and every project they take on, and it just so happens they’re a couple in real life too! We felt it was only fitting for us to interview both of them together.
Name: Julie Forsberg and Chris Neubauer
Company: Yonder Design
Started Our Business in 2012
Located: San Francisco and Lake Tahoe
Q: Which industry related tool can you not live without?
A: Julie: Hands down, my exacto knife
Chris: Pantone Swatch Book for mixing ink colors
Q: When you’re not on site at an event, what can we find you doing?
A: Skiing is a passion we both share. Our company is actually named after my favorite ski run at Vail
When all of the snow has melted, you can find us paddle boarding around Lake Tahoe where we live for much of the year
Q: At which venue are you dying to work?
A: A few of the private estates on Tahoe’s West Shore
Photo Courtesy Tahoe’s Best
Q: My go to snack is ________.
A: Julie: Baguette and Cheese
Chris: Salt and Pepper Pop Chips
Photo Courtesy Pop Chips
Q: What is/are your guilty pleasure(s)?
A: Julie: Pistachio Gelato
Chris: Haribo Gummi Bears
Photo Courtesy xknowledge
Q: TV wise, what are you watching right now?
A: Julie: Downton Abbey
Photo Courtesy Boise Weekly
Q: I can’t stand ________.
A: Julie: Reality TV
Chris: being late
Q: What’s the last thing you purchased online?
A: Julie: An awesome pair of wood-shop goggles
Chris: Custom milled paper from Italy
Q: Music wise, I am currently listening to ______.
A: Julie: Haim
Q: Favorite thing I currently have hanging in my closet is ______.
A: Julie: Collection of silk scarves from around the world
Chris: Orange Quilted Hunting Style Vest from Ralph Lauren
Photo Courtesy Ralph Lauren
Q: What’s your favorite restaurant in the Bay Area?
A: Julie: We’ve been going to 1760 on Polk a lot recently for dinner
Chris: Plow in Potrero Hill is our go to breakfast spot. The potatoes are a must!
Photo Courtesy Food GPS
Q: What do you love most about working with the Stacy McCain Event Planning team?
A: Stacy and Allie are great to collaborate with. They have impeccable taste and are always open to new ideas.
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