Hi, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m Karly Balogh, lead planner and the new owner of Tableau Events. I discovered the magic of Northern Michigan in 2016 and knew right away this was the place I wanted to call home. I studied Hospitality and Event management at Ferris State University while immersing myself in planning events for my favorite non-profit Love Your Melon while also working and gaining experience in the hospitality industry. It was there I realized my real passion was in the wedding industry and continued to expand my experience as an event coordinator for the Inn at Bay Harbor before joining the Tableau Events team in 2019 as lead planner. One of my favorite things about being a planner for Tableau Events is the opportunity to help couples showcase their love in a location that is near and dear to me– Northern Michigan. This company has allowed me to turn my dreams into reality and I can’t wait to help you do the same. When I’m not working on timelines and workflows for our clients, my favorite ways to spend my free time include making charcuterie boards, wine tastings, soaking in the lake breeze and curling up with a book by James Patterson.
Karly BaloghOwner | Lead Planner
Meet The Team
Robin BensonLighting + Decor Specialist
With 20 years of experience in the hospitality and event industry, nine of these with Tableau Events, Robin brings an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team and clients. Her range of expertise in the service and catering industry early on opened opportunities in the private club sector where she became an integral part of the venue management team at the prestigious Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan for 15 years. There Robin planned and managed everything from PGA professional golf outings, charity auctions, private member events and most importantly (and her favorite), weddings ranging from intimate family affairs to extravagant detail oriented 300 plus person multi-event weekends where her attention to detail and grace under fire was perfected.
As a Certified Marketing Professional and full time 2nd grade teacher, Robin brings a very calm and collected approach to the events at Tableau Events. Her day to day routine with managing a classroom brings a very level headed approach to our events that resonates well with our clients, on-site vendors and venues in what can sometimes be one of the most stressful industries to work in while allowing her to be creative in an industry she’s truly passionate about. Her inspiration for making an event truly exceptional comes from her love of family and her three adventurous and amazing children, knowing first hand the significance a monumental special occasion brings.
Madison BudnikAssociate Event Planner | Designer
Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Madison has called Petoskey home all her life. With an Associate of Arts degree from North Central Michigan College, Madison loves applying her skills in design to our clients creative needs at Tableau Events. This will be her second season working with our Tableau team and her third season working in the wedding industry. When Madison isn’t assisting Karly with preparing and executing 15 page timelines for our wedding clients, she loves spending time in Petoskey’s downtown district, enjoying the natural beauty of the area, and spending quality time with her family and friends around the water. Madison’s specific attention to detail, strong organizational skills and forecasting event needs on the day of are an asset for our team.