How would you describe what you do?
I’m an event planner extraordinaire.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mom that decorated houses on the side.
How did you get your start?
I actually got my start in stationary. I worked at a stationary store and then started a stationary company with my best friend. We designed all sorts of invitations. From there, I got into party planning.
What do you love most about your job?
Every event is different, so I get to be creative in a new way.
What do you dislike about your job?
It can be exhausting.
What was the best advice you ever received?
Be patient, work hard and good things will come.
What would you advise someone today?
Always keep your sense of humor.
How would you describe your personal style?
Timeless, with a touch of whimsy. An easy to wear but sophisticated black dress is my go-to. Something I can change into in a bathroom stall after doing event set-up all day!
Name 3 characteristics required to do your job well.
Patience, listening skills, and a sense of humor.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Despite all the high profile events I’ve done, my greatest achievement was planning my son’s wedding...and seeing how happy he was at the end. “Earthy elegance” was what we called it. The whole event was very true to them as a couple. It wasn’t overly formal, it took place in a book bindery (they love books), and we even set up a beer garden!
How do you define success?
Feeling good about your work at the end of each day.