I graduated with a dual degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and have a certificate in Professional Meeting and Event Planning (CMP) from the Events Industry Council. I have been working as a corporate and non-profit event planner for over 12 years, including a year and a half doing international work. I have been a wedding planner for over 15 years.
I have been organizing activities for as long as I can remember, so when more people started approaching me to ask for my assistance with planning events it soon grew into a business.
I have assistants that help me with larger events and a network of people to call on if we need more help!
Each event is different and requires creativity and a personal touch. Being flexible and enthusiastic about events allows the client to really enjoy their event while having fun at the same time. One of the things I enjoy most about working in this industry is the fast pace and the need for creative problem-solving. Event planners have to stay organized, be reliable, and ensure that last minute surprises are handled efficiently and calmly. These are all things that I love to provide for my clients.
When I’m not working on an event, I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, cooking, picnics, mentoring young people, and volunteering for various community organizations. My husband and I live in Chicago.