Kirsten Juntunen | Owner & Creative Director
As a child of two artists, Kirsten was encouraged to use her creative mind from an early age. Fortunately for her, she grew up with all the artistic supplies a girl could ever want. It was at the ripe young age of 9 that Kirsten decided that her preferred medium for expression was floral design.
In the 40 years that her family has owned their property in Washington State, they have transformed it from a stump ridden hill to a perfectly manicured 6 acre garden with a plethora of flora and fauna. Instead of having a lemonade stand out front of her house, Kirsten had a flower stand where she would sell petite bouquets.
She continued floral design throughout University and realized that her dream was to create a business where she was able to continue to challenge herself creatively while crafting designs for those looking to be wed in Costa Rica.
Secret Weapon: Pearl-Headed Pins
Jonathan Cooley | Owner & Photographer
As a visual person, Jonathan has always been drawn to photography. In University, while pursuing his degree in Marketing, Jonathan learned how inner-connected powerful imagery was with business. It was at this time that he realized how coveted creative ideas and design were. In 2007, He and his wife Kirsten, crafted Four Winds Weddings & Events. The business was created with the goal of fulfilling their creative ambitions while also providing a top notch service for other couples.
Fast forward 5 years, and their boutique company has blossomed into a creative/planning resource for couples from around the world. Everyday is new and different. They are constantly evolving and adapting to the changing planning environment in Costa Rica. One thing that remains the same is their commitment to creating and executing quality events with style and finesse.
Secret Weapon: Gaffers Tape
Kristen Morin | Project Manager
Kristen is an industrious, spirited sweetheart from Boston, Mass. Her passion for serving others in tandem with her hopeless romanticism make her a loyal champion for our clients and, well, the human race. We count on her to manage daily planning, direct day-of operations, and cut a serious rug at any dance party. Her keen attention to detail, positive attitude, and capacity-building abilities keep our company running like a well-oiled machine.
Kristen has a soft spot for children and canines and a mild obsession with office supplies. She is an organizational ninja who can’t get enough of arts and crafts, and you can find her creative mark on many of our chalkboard signs and custom designs.
Secret Weapon: Post-It Notes
Ornella Frattolillo | Project Manager
An adventurous Argentinian native with a giant heart, Ornella is a professional planning machine. She enjoys investigating the online trenches of Urban Dictionary and has a knack for starting every morning with a smile. A born polyglot, she has a sharp ear for languages and can carry on a conversation with individuals from all walks of life in Italian, Portuguese, English and her native language, Spanish. Because of her resourceful and level-headed nature, Ornella can gracefully navigate any event challenge, problem-solving without furrowing a brow or ruffling a feather.
Secret Weapon: Her Trusty Smartphone