Our Team

As a family-owned and operated business, we are passionate about your wedding vision and feel honored to be a part of one of the biggest days of your life. Our goal is to provide you an unforgettable wedding experience from your tour of the grounds to your wedding reception exit.

 

Welcome to the family!

The Owners

Tom and Diane McCormick

Tom and Diane had a dream of serving couples in their commitment to each other as husband and wife. Inspired by planning their daughter's wedding in May 2017, they began their search for the perfect space to welcome brides and grooms. Tom and Diane immediately fell in love with The Barns of Kanak and took ownership of the property in August 2018.

Diane leads The Barns by welcoming new couples and giving tours on the property. She also serves as a day-of coordinator and your point of contact for questions throughout the wedding planning process. Because of her sincere interest in each couple's love story, she will quickly make you feel like family. Born and raised in Arizona, Diane loves antiques, traveling, and the tiny details that make a wedding unique.

Tom serves The Barns by managing the grounds, overseeing operations, and organizing corporate events.He has a passion for serving others and will make your wedding a top priority. With years of experience in the customer service industry, he is a compassionate and client-focused member of The Barns of Kanak team. Also from Arizona, he loves spending time with his family, being outdoors, and planning trips around the world.

Client Experience Consultant

Kylie Hester

Kylie graduated from the University of Richmond with a dual degree in Business Administration and Dance in 2017. Before joining the family business, she worked in customer service for Vanguard in Charlotte, NC. At The Barns, she coordinates weddings, manages logistics, plans special events, oversees marketing, and fills in other areas where needed. Kylie's main role is ensuring that all of our couples and clients feel welcomed and loved during their experience here at The Barns and beyond.

Kylie loves building relationships and living vicariously through brides. Planning her May 2017 wedding was one of her favorite seasons of life, and she can't wait to get to know you and your wedding vision.

When she's not coordinating a wedding, you may find Kylie at a dance rehearsal or teaching her boxer-mix, Dallas, how to do funny tricks. She also loves ice cream, calligraphy, and volunteering with Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Event Coordinator

Delaney Young

Delaney graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a cognate in Strategic Marketing and Management from Liberty University Online Program in Spring 2020. She brings experience from her previous role as an Intern at The Battersea Foundation and Events Assistant at Richard Bland College. Delaney serves as the main Event Coordinator at The Barns and walks alongside couples as they plan their big day. When it comes to weddings, she loves the creativity and personality that can be seen in the tiniest, unique details.

 

Delaney and her husband, Ryan, had an intimate ceremony at The Barns of Kanak in June 2020 due to the closures of COVID-19. She had to be flexible with her vision but was still able to enjoy the beautiful day with her closest family. She loves welcoming new couples to The Barns family and helping bring their wedding visions to life, even in all of life's unexpected moments.

 

In her free time, she also enjoys going to the gym, watching movies with Ryan and their dog, Maggie, or riding her horse, Clue.

Assistant Coordinator

Katherine Caricofe

Graduating from Longwood College with a degree in Elementary Education and English, Katherine serves The Barns in a variety of ways. She works in education full-time, but you'll find Katherine coordinating or bartending at almost every event at The Barns. Katherine loves seeing each family fully embrace the joy of their special day because of the confidence they have in The Barns of Kanak's professionalism. Giving is Katherine's specialty, and you'll notice her giving a lot of joy, love, and laughter at The Barns. It won't take you long to become friends with Katherine!

Katherine's two daughters, Grace and Caroline, are her world. When she's not at The Barns, you may also spot her watching yet another episode of Grey's Anatomy.

Graphic Designer

Abigail Wells

Originally from Minnesota, Abby graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Communications — Public Relations & Advertising in 2014. She stays at home with her two-year-old son and is an artist and muralist, with some pieces available through Waterfolk Studio (an art and design company she owns with her sisters). In college, she interned at FOX Sports, handling events and social media, as well as Chan Luu in New York City. Before having her son, she also worked at a brand development firm, where she further strengthened her design and marketing skills. We are blessed, and truly spoiled to call Abby our in-house graphic designer and artist! When you visit The Barns, you may even notice her hand-painted wall art in our office and farmhouse.

 

A few of Abby’s favorite things include chai tea lattes, dancing, and brunch. Fun fact: she met her husband on Tinder while working at Student Activities at Liberty! Back in 2016, they went on a 40-day road trip through the country, stopping at various national parks.

Farm Dog

Dallas

Although Dallas only has 2 years of event experience under his belt, he sure does learn quickly. His diverse breed mix (Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier, Chihuahua, and Bull Dog) gives him a unique perspective on the team. When he's not frolicking on the grounds, he loves learning fun new tricks to show off to other pups and human friends.

Farm Dog

Mango

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Mango comes to The Barns with over 4 years of customer service experience. His specialty is making people smile with doggie kisses and booty-shaking tail wags. When he's not running around the grounds of The Barns, you can most definitely find him taking a snooze.

Photos by Burchett Photography and Remy Thompson Photography

5503 Ruffin Road

Prince George, VA 23875

804-586-1882

@thebarnsofkanak

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