About Us

Meet Our Team

Therese Forton-Barnes

Therese, the “Tee” in Events to a Tee, puts her heart, soul and 27 plus years of experience into planning, managing, and producing special events of all shapes, sizes and varieties. The client list includes professional athletes, corporations, celebrities, charitable foundations as well as private individuals.

Once out of college, and a stint with a brokerage firm, Therese found her true love of work when hired at an events planning company in Buffalo. A few years later, she formed her own business, Events to a Tee. She has planned over 500 events in the Buffalo area. Some of the larger more notable clients/events are 24 years of events for Jim Kelly, including his wedding, retirement roast, Super Bowl parties, and his annual golf tournaments; the wedding of Ellen Rigas(daughter of the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres);ten years of planning Thursday at the Square(once known as Thursday in the Park); Friendship Festival, and Curtain Up. She also planned events for various corporations, such as Ingram Micro, Rich Products, HBO Sports, Hodgson Russ, AAA, The Buffalo Sabres, The Buffalo Bills, and Ryan Millers’ charity, The Steadfast Foundation (Catwalk for a Charity) to name a few and coordinated many large weddings.

Mark Glieco

Mark is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of multi-disciplined experience in the areas of special events, meeting and conference planning, sports promotion and sponsorship, project management, and business administration. Much of that time was spent with different divisions of the Rich Entertainment Group including the Buffalo Bisons.

Born and raised in the Buffalo area Mark has strong family ties in WNY. He graduated from Clarence High School and received his BA from SUNY Buffalo with a degree in communications and a background in marketing. He has been successfully operating Plan-It Event Planning since 2004.

Mark is a family man, an avid reader, a self proclaimed “Foodie” and a confessed science fiction fan.


From inspiration to implementation, your event will be unique and successful, with an added “WOW” factor to make it memorable!



a wealth of experience in all aspects of event planning including budgeting, permit & licensing procedures, logistics and more!



We have developed and maintained connections with vendors and suppliers, as well as entertainers, speakers and sports celebrities.


“I always try to plan an event by making certain that all ‘five senses’ are used by each attendee. Each event I produce is a puzzle. There are many pieces, and I must find ways for each one to fit. My sixth sense is organizing.”

– Therese Forton, Owner, Events to a Tee