Planning a party or wedding should be fun. The worry of bringing everything together shouldn't overtake the festivities. Dreams on a Dime is a full service event and wedding coordination company. We are committed to helping your event run seamlessly so that you and your guests can focus on enjoying yourselves. Whether it is helping you research vendors, finding that perfect location for your special event, or handling the day’s timeline so everything runs smoothly, Dreams on a Dime can assist with every aspect of the planning process to ensure that your event is a success and one that you and your guests will continually look back on with fond memories.

JESSICA GOLDBLATT, Founder/Event Specialist

After nearly 20 years experience working on all types of events in her native San Francisco Bay Area, Jessica started Dreams on a Dime to use her skills and philosophies to benefit her clients. Whether it’s an intimate holiday dinner party, a fundraiser for a non-profit, or an elaborate wedding Jessica's goal is to work with clients to create an event that they can feel prideful of and delighted with. Her strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and problem solve allow clients to relax and enjoy their event. At the end of the day, there is a tremendous feeling of joy and accomplishment knowing that she has assisted in creating exactly what the client wants.

When she's not working, Jessica is a regular fixture at the local thrift stores and flea markets. She also enjoys live music, movies and taking long walks with her dog Emma.

CIERRA LOCKWOOD, Event Specialist

Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Cierra headed out to Southern California after high school to attend California Lutheran University. There she studied International Business with a minor in International Relations. While in high school she studied abroad in Italy and returned there for her junior year at university.

After graduation, Cierra got her feet wet in the event world as the private banquet manager for several restaurants and realized her passion for event planning. When she relocated to San Francisco, she continued on the events path as a Private Events Coordinator for San Francisco City Hall.

When she’s not working on events, she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the Bay Area with friends – “there always seems to be something new to see, experience, or taste around every corner” and is continually working on expanding and conquering the items on her bucket list.
ALEX BARRANCO, Event Specialist

Alex Barranco initially came to the Bay Area to study international business. The 'event bug', however, bit him while he was working for various catering companies in the area while in college. He gradually switched from larger, banquet-style functions to smaller, more intimate birthday and anniversary parties. Soon, he was managing the events. He discovered his passion for making events sparkle and run smoothly, however, after coordinating his first wedding. For Alex it's a great pleasure to make the event shine, so the hosts can forget they are entertaining and they can simply enjoy the company of their guests.

In his personal time Alex enjoys taking care of his rather extensive collection of succulent flowers and plants. He can also often be found urban hiking around The City with his dog, family and friends, searching for the random and hidden parks-- some of the treasures San Francisco has to offer.

JESSICA FRANKLIN, Event Specialist

Southern California born and raised, Jessica Franklin moved extensively before finding herself working as a wedding coordinator at a venue in the Smokey Mountains of Knoxville, Tennessee.  Three years later, she relocated to San Francisco and almost immediately began working as an assistant at Dreams on a Dime.  After two years of learning about the local venues & vendors, Jessica moved up as an Event Specialist and Day-of Coordinator.

In her off time, she loves spending time with her cat and is constantly exploring the eclectic offerings of San Francisco.

ASHLEY McKENZIE, Event Assistant

Bay Area native Ashley McKenzie spent her formative years in Fremont, CA. It was there that she discovered her love of throwing events while organizing her own high school graduation party. She then began interning at a local wedding and event planning company, soaking up all the knowledge she could about the wedding and events industry. Leaving Fremont with a degree in hand, she moved to San Francisco and focused all her attention on breaking into the San Francisco events industry.

On the occasions that Ashley doesn't have an event, you will find her at a fantastic restaurant, spending time with friends and family, or just having an amazing time. She enjoys cooking, reading, and curling up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a great movie. She loves to travel, and is constantly planning her next adventure! 

JILLIAN SINE, Event Assistant

Originally from Massachusetts, Jillian took the leap and moved out to San Francisco
in 2011.  While on the East Coast, she had worked on celebrity and charity events but discovered her love for weddings when she joined Dreams on a Dime Events & Weddings in 2012.

When Jillian is not assisting with weddings, she enjoys traveling, running, playing Australian Rules Football, hiking, writing, and photography.

ASHLEY RHODES, Event Assistant

After high school, Ashley, a Bay Area native, moved to Los Angeles to attend The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to pursue a degree in Visual Communications and start her path to becoming an event planner. While in LA, she took an interest in the field of set design and decorating and was able to volunteer with an established decorator working on a short film. Soon after she moved back home to the Bay Area and began her search for a position in the event industry. She interned as an assistant with a small vegan and eco-friendly event company and soon after joined up Dreams on a Dime Wedding & Events. 'Finding Dreams on a Dime was one of the greatest opportunities I could have had; they gave me a chance to get my foot in the door and get hands on experience'. In her free time she enjoys traveling, attending concerts, being with friends and family, and experiencing new and exciting things.


Ilene is a Bay Area native and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors' degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management.
Ilene's first experience with events was assisting event planners with fund-raising events for non-profit organizations. After helping friends and family plan their weddings, Ilene decided to join Dreams on a Dime to pursue her passion for event planning and weddings.

When not working, Ilene enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, going for motorcycle rides, photography, traveling and exploring the outdoors.

SARA DOBASHI, Event Assistant

Sara Dobashi was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  She moved to San Francisco to study Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University.  Upon earning her BFA, she returned home where she worked at a few companies non related to her degree. Unsatisfied with her career choices, she was faced with a decision, to venture into the Interior Design world or pursue event planning, a career that has always interested her.  

She decided to go with her gut and began working as an assistant wedding coordinator for a wedding company on Oahu.  Although Sara loved Hawaii, she left her heart in San Francisco.  The good news is, she's loving every minute of it and loving working with Dreams On A Dime.

TAYLOR JONES, Event Assistant

Taylor was born and raised in Chicago and relocated to San Francisco for new opportunities in the event and design industry. With a degree in Art & Design and Interior Architecture, Taylor works as an interior designer and assistant event coordinator.  After hosting several events and assisting event planners in Chicago, she discovered her passion for wedding and event planning. "I love the process of planning an event from start to finish. There's nothing like bringing a vision to life."

In her free time, Taylor loves to be active outdoors with her dog Nixon, travel and be surrounded by friends and family. She enjoys exploring the beautiful city of San Francisco and everything the city has to offer.

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