Karen Waldron brings more than 20 years of experience in a diverse array of entertainment circles. She has led numerous high performance teams in fast growth companies and projects, producing live shows, concerts and theatre. With an extensive industry network, she is a true visionary with strategic sensibility.

A strong reputation for execution with excellence, delivering on time and on budget. Ampersand will develop and execute any production needs you may have.

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  • Winner of Malibu Surfside News Choice Awards 2017

  • "Favorite Event Planner in Malibu"

  • Heal the Bay Super Healer Award for environmental awareness.

  • Vice President of the Santa Monica Bay Aquarium through its transition period.

  • CAMIE award (Character And Morality In Entertainment Award) for her work as Co-Executive on “The Note” in 2009




  • WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association)

  • Women In Film

  • CWIMA (Christian Women in Media Association)


  • Board member of The LA Entertainment Committee for The Salvation Army

  • Previous Six year Board Member of Heal the Bay, a non-profit charity organization in Santa Monica dedicated to keeping California beaches safe and pollution-free.

Nikki Visser- Event Coordinator

Nikki  is a recent graduate of UCLA, where she received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies.  Nikki has recently joined the Ampersand team of independent professionals. She has a strong passion for the arts, with a special interest in dance, fashion, photography and music. Nikki comes from a background in retail and interior design. As operations manager for Malibu Beach House ( a home decor & lifestyle store in Malibu), she offers an innovative approach to every event detail. She's consistently working with the latest styles and trends. She's our tech savvy taste-maker with unlimited creativity! Welcome aboard Nikki!