About Us

Making Your Dream Event a Reality

K Dream Effects offers our clients full-service event coordination, event design and day of production for weddings, social and corporate events. To make your dream event a reality, we have a dream team of dedicated and experienced event planners ready to assist your needs. Our team provides ongoing support needed throughout the planning process, and on the day of your event we work hard behind the scenes to make your event natural and seamless.





Krista D. Stepney

Krista D. Stepney

Owner & Senior Event Manager

"I enjoy listening to someone’s ideas and dreams of their perfect event, and then creating a masterpiece that they will never forget!"

In full transparency, I did not grow up with the dream of becoming an event planner. However, in all things, from school to friendships to civic involvement, I’ve always found myself at the center of creating memorable experiences for others! My love for a “good time” is often evident in my interactions with others. A native of Cary, NC and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it was during my time there that I developed and polished my passion for event planning and design.

In April 2012, K DREAM EFFECTS was created with the purpose of having a company committed to making others’ dream events become a reality! Starting this company has led to the opportunity to work with a group of dedicated and passionate team members who are determined to fulfill dream events for our clients.

I have had the pleasure of being apart of the planning and event execution of intimate and large-scale events including clients such as: The Big Fake Wedding, Honda Battle of the Bands,The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas. I have received specialized training, assisting two of the industry’s most respected and event planners each with more than 20 years of experience.

Now a resident of Atlanta, GA I have an opportunity to make this great city our home office! With a team that spans across North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, we are able to assist clients wherever their dream events may take us!





Princeston S. Crisp

Princeston S. Crisp

Chief Operating Officer

Hailing from Green Level, NC, I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I received my Bachelor’s degree from Kenan-Flagler School of Business. As the COO, I specialize in negotiating contracts with vendors and clients. I have exemplary client-relations skills that ensure we’re going above and beyond to provide an extraordinary experience for our customers.





Allegra Jerman

Allegra Jerman

Chief Marketing Officer

As the CMO, my sole purpose is to ensure current and potential clients are receiving the KDE experience across all social and marketing mediums. With a heavy background in marketing (BA in Advertising from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University), I thrive off of making client’s events a true production! From ensuring the event is branded with a cool hashtag to creating the glamorous experience onsite that embodies all and more of what the client dreamed of!





Amber Comstock

Amber Comstock

Event Manager, Tennessee

There is always a reason to plan and celebrate! Growing up in Florida, attending Auburn University in Alabama, and living in Georgia and Tennessee, I have come to appreciate the diversity and style that event planning has brought to my life. Planning events give me a sense of purpose, lets me use my organization and detail-oriented skills, while also giving our clients a chance to celebrate special pieces of their lives with their family and friends. When it is all said and done, I am most fulfilled when you know you have helped to create a memory that can last forever!





Shanaye Crisp

Shanaye Crisp

Director of Communications

Director of Communications  I serve as the Director of Communications for KDE, where I create and support marketing and advertising initiatives for each KDE event. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I received a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Creative writing and attention to detail are my specialties. Nothing feels me with more joy than seeing a client’s vision translated from thoughts to reality!





Deziree Martin

Deziree Martin

Event Manager

North Carolina A country girl from Newton, NC, I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill twice with my B.A. in Communications and a M.Ed. in Counseling. I love events and planning! It’s rewarding to see people come together and be happy in the same space. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan so I love being able to put forth my energy to make your wishes come true!





Nia Washington

Nia Washington

Director of Design

As a wife and mother of five, I understand the importance of juggling multiple priorities but still keeping everyone happy and feeling special! A proud graduate of Howard University, and a native from Ohio, my experiences have led to my creative imagination that exudes in all my work. I am an expert at the development and creation of all aspect of your event design vision. From designing printed materials, such as banners and signs, save-the-dates and invitations, menus and programs to creating a décor plan to transform any space into the event of your dreams. If you can dream it, I can create it!