Meet the Team

VA Team

Lotoya Vongrechin

President & Creative Director

Lotoya pic 1 I founded V Agency in 2008 with one objective: To partner with busy people in creating and managing strategic plans that transform their visions into fabulous, unforgettable events.

My career path was…well…circuitous! A mechanical engineer by trade, with a master’s degree in business administration, I spent a decade in technical and planning positions for various Fortune 500 companies. Finally, my strategic right brain hooked up with my creative and passionate left brain, and I was led to pursue a career as an event planner. I saw an overwhelming need from individuals who were running themselves ragged trying to plan and pull off milestone parties with minimal staff and tight budgets.

So, with over 15 years experience creating, coordinating and executing college student events, fund-raising campaigns and upscale galas—and with a wealth of uniquely appropriate skills in my tool belt—I created the one-stop shop V Agency. {Read more about Lotoya…}

Danean E. Sorensen CTP

Business Development Manager

Dee picDanean came to V Agency after enjoying more than 35 years of hospitality experience which includes, communication, sales, marketing, team building and public speaking. The prospect of the “New” fires Danean’s enthusiasm. Always keeping  her focus on the long term goal and staying true to strategic pillars even in challenging times.

Danean is a native of Colorado and has fallen in love with her Detroit experience, she is married to Roger and together have raised two daughters and an active grandaughter. Danean loves motivating groups of people to reach their full potential.

Among her personal insights, she loves a great meal, fine wine and time with friends. Off the beaten track, Danean enjoys thrifting and thimble collecting. Making Detroit GREAT again is Danean’s passion.

Erynn Edwards

Event Coordinator

Erynn pic 1Erynn has been an integral member of Team VAE since 2013. Before starting her career with V Agency, she attended Michigan State University where she was deeply rooted as a leader within the campus community and coordinated many student events on and off campus. After graduating, she began her career with V Agency part-time assisting the President and Creative Director with events within Metro Detroit.

Her experience with the day-of operations energized her to want to do more major events within the city and beyond. At the top of 2015, Erynn joined the team full-time as an event coordinator.

In the midst of expanding her expertise within the event industry she realizes her three favorite event elements are vision, strategy, and design. Her attention to details allows her to be meticulous. During event day, her optimistic and problem-solving  personality makes for the right ingredients for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. “My #1 priority is keeping our clients happy, everything else is secondary” said Erynn.

In her time away from events with V Agency, you can catch her performing in dance productions around Metro Detroit and on court as a NBA Detroit Pistons Dancer.