Courtney Young + Sarah Miller
For 19 years, Courtney (Caplan) Young and Sarah Miller have combined their talents to deliver breathtakingly unique event experiences. They first met in 2000 while working at the historic Driskill Hotel — Courtney as Director of Catering and Sarah as Senior Catering Manager. Together, they transformed the Austin landmark into a place to see and be seen — especially for work or weddings. In 2006, Courtney launched the company, Caplan Miller Events.
Sarah and Courtney’s reputation for excellence and creativity is at the root of Caplan Miller’s success over the last 12 years. Courtney manages all aspects of event production and ensures the highest levels of service and execution. With the perfect combination of flexibility and precision — and a great sense of humor — she exceeds client expectations time and time again. Sarah takes the lead on event design. With a unique ability to spin ideas into full-fledged event environments, she knows the right mix of aesthetics to accomplish your goals.
Listening and understanding each personal inspiration, Courtney and Sarah build an authentic look and feel that is a true reflection of the client. Whether celebrating success at a company event or lasting love at an intimate wedding, your event will have the right combination of color, lighting, room setup, food and much more. And on the day of, logistics will stay behind the scenes where they belong as your perfect event experience unfolds.
Courtney and Sarah are both native Texans. Courtney grew up in Houston and is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em!). Sarah attended Texas State University and the Texas Culinary Academy. When not in the office or at an event, you’ll find Courtney indulging her TV addiction with her husband, John, daughter, Blake and their pups, Olive and Roux. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys a good barre workout or going for a run on Austin’s trails. She is also an active member of the Texas PTA for the school where her children Will and Ava attend.
Director of Events
Myra is the driving force behind every Caplan Miller event. An expert project manager, she sees the big picture and the steps to make it happen. She thrives on logistics, ensuring plans are set, deadlines are met, and clients are up to speed along the way. Whether planning your wedding, birthday party, or company celebration, Myra is there to eliminate stress and frustration so you can enjoy this special time. Her approach is informed by more than 20 years of experience in catering and events, and nothing takes her by surprise.
Born and raised in Houston, Myra came to Austin to attend The University of Texas and never left. With a degree in government, she planned on attending law school, but fell in love with events instead. Mothers and brides will tell you she’s incredibly diplomatic!
In her free time, Myra enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with her husband, Kenneth, two boys, Trace and Wilson, and charcoal lab, Pearl (like a Tahitian pearl).
Nicole makes it her mission to bring your vision to life — ensuring your personality shines through even the smallest of details. A logistics mastermind, she assists with guest list management and taps vendors for photo, video, hair and makeup. Additionally, she channels her creativity into curating welcome gifts, coordinating feature activities, executing unforgettable send-offs, conceptualizing stationery suites, and overseeing in-house print and web design. On your big day, she’ll be on the front lines making sure you never stop smiling.
Nicole grew up in Portland (small-town Texas, not Oregon) and attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed the Texas Creative Sequence and earned her degree in Advertising with a minor in Textiles and Apparel. During college, she served as the Art Director for the University Fashion Group. She also worked at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and interned with C3 Presents, supporting the merchandising team at Lollapalooza and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. After hours, you’ll find her trying new craft cocktails at Austin’s best bars or at the dog park with her goldendoodle, Stanley.
Jamie is a behind-the-scenes visionary with a creative eye. At Caplan Miller, she assists Sarah Miller with designing unforgettable experiences — developing design pitches, creating floor plans, managing invoices, and coordinating design meetings. To Jamie, nothing is more fulfilling than leaving you and your guests speechless in amazement.
She began her design career earlier than most — creating theater sets and stage managing plays beginning in middle school. Born and raised in Houston, she studied stage management at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She went on to the University of Arizona, where she earned her degree in communication and environmental studies.
In her spare time, Jamie loves getting outside and exploring Austin’s parks and hiking trails. She’s also a reality TV junkie — never missing an episode of the Bachelor or Bachelorette, if she can help it.
OFFICE MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR & EVENT ASSISTANT
With the perfect combination of organizational skills and creativity, Megan ensures the Caplan Miller office runs smoothly and showcases the team’s talent through beautiful photos, graphics and posts on social media. Give us a follow — you’ll see!
While earning her degree in marketing at Texas State University, Megan interned for Caplan Miller for two semesters. She joined us full time shortly after graduation and now manages our internship program, overseeing hiring and integrating interns into our culture and projects.
Megan is a true Austinite and a graduate of the McCallum Fine Arts Academy. Outside the office, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her adorable vizsla, Gunner, and trying new restaurants — especially if there’s a dog-friendly patio!