Meet the Team Behind TPA

We Love What We Do!


Along with being a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) with over 20 years’ experience, Linda loves the theatre both on and off the stage. She enjoys the high drama of a good play or a tragic opera – maybe that’s why she can handle the day-to-day challenges of planning meetings! Challenges excite her and she’s never happier than when she’s learning something new. She’s also a dedicated Rotarian so “service above self” is paramount in her thinking! She loves all animals and has three rescue cats. (She would have more but her husband has put his foot down and said three is enough!)


We call her “eagle eyes” because she’s awesome at proof reading and correcting incorrect grammar.
She is the ultimate customer service professional and will go out of her way to help people – always with a smile on her face. In her spare time, she plays bell choir at her local Church and volunteers for organizations like March of Dimes and Habitat for Humanity.


The definition of being detail oriented– she will continue to ask questions until she’s satisfied that all the bases are covered.
She thrives on learning new procedures and software and is a quick learner!
In her spare time she likes to hike the trails in the “Land of the Waterfalls” and plan exciting adventures for her friends and family.

Meeting Services

Planning a meeting requires a lot of time and effort. If you can’t devote yourself to orchestrating a major event, call To Plan Ahead. Our experienced event planners will take on your next project!

The TPA Advantage

When you partner with To Plan Ahead, you’re guaranteed a well-organized meeting or event experience. Our team of event managers will design and oversee your event to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Meeting Notes Blog

Looking for some corporate meeting, corporate conference planning or event planning tips? To Plan Ahead’s blog is full of them. Click here to check out our latest entry.


If you’re interested in hiring To Plan Ahead for your next big meeting, conference or corporate meeting or event, call 828-315-8428. You can also click through to our contact page to send us an email.

Ensure a Positive Event Experience by Planning Ahead

Enlist the services of To Plan Ahead in Mills River, Asheville & Charlotte, NC area's!

Whether you’re in charge of planning a major corporate training event or you’re too busy to put together a small work event, you’ll find an effective event planning solution at To Plan Ahead, LLC. At To Plan Ahead, we mean business—your business, to be exact. Our event planners have more than two decades of experience and have helped local businesses of all types design and plan corporate events. We’ll handle all of the on site meeting management details and make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

From the conception to the execution, we’ve got your event planning needs covered. Discuss your event planning needs with To Plan Ahead by calling 828-318-8428.

We are a professional and creative team of individuals who loves to create order out of chaos! There are so many details involved with planning an event or meeting and we thrive on taking each one of those details and breaking it down into action plans, spreadsheets, and brainstorming exercises so that we can figure out how everything will run smoothly to the satisfaction of all concerned. Our job is to make our clients look good and for our attendees to walk away with having had their objectives met!

Contact To Plan Ahead Today for a No Obligation Quote!

"Linda has been my meeting planner for an annual conference of 150+ attendees and vendors for the last five years. She is diligent and efficient in preparing the schedule, budget, hotel negotiations, agenda preparation, vendor packages, and brochure publication." 
Dennis Hussey, Prinicpal Technical Leader

What keeps you awake at night?

What do you hate doing when it comes to planning a meeting or event?

Event planning can be stressful. To Plan Ahead can shoulder the burden by handling every aspect of your next event! Our event professionals have years of experience planning:

Our strategic planners will find the perfect venue for your needs and handle all contract negotiations for the location, including caterers and planned speakers. Our event managers also offer on site event and on site meeting management. Schedule an appointment with To Plan Ahead to learn more.

To Plan Ahead will handle all the details of your event

When you hire To Plan Ahead to plan an event in in the Asheville & Charlotte, NC area or anywhere in the US and Europe, you’re guaranteed a superior service experience. Our team thrives on creating order out of chaos and will orchestrate your event with grace. You can count on us to engineer every aspect of your event. From the lighting design to the catering, our team will plan it all.

We’ll create a series of emergency action plans to make sure that our team is prepared for any unexpected bumps in the road. It’s our job to make sure your event runs smoothly, so we will do everything possible to make you look good! Start the planning process by reaching out to To Plan Ahead.