Tell us a little bit about yourself…
Who/ what inspired you to go into event planning?
Oprah! Yes, you heard that right. I used to work for OWN Network and when Harpo Studios was closing down in Chicago we were all trying to figure out next steps for our careers. I had already lived in Los Angeles for previous jobs and really wanted to stay in the Midwest so after a convo with Oprah and my other co-workers I realized I needed to use my detail oriented skills and love for logistics to transition into an event planner.
Tell us one thing we might not learn about you right away?
I can tweet like a bird!
What do you love the most about what you do?
I love the people I work with and being able to geek out on logistics each day all while working for a company who really stands by customer service and empathy.
Where did you grow up?
Madtown, WI AKA Madison, WI
What's your event gone wrong horror story?
I try not to dwell on the past!
What made you interested in participating in ILEA?
Currently the events I coordinate are global and I’ve wanted to get involved in an events association for a while now so when I found ILEA I felt it would be a perfect fit for what I’m currently doing and how I want to grow and learn within the events sector.
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