Throughout my life I've cultivated and refined a unique set of skills at organizing, planning, and being creative. After earning my degree in marketing I began my career producing marketing materials for a local manufacturing company. But it was when my children entered preschool that my passion for event planning truly began. Coordinating everything from clothing and toy sales to school wide picnics and major fundraisers I realized I had a knack for event planning that went beyond the ordinary. Later in my career I took on event coordination duties for a major non-profit organization in NW Ohio where I was responsible for generating millions of dollars organizing some of the largest participatory events in the region. When I'm not busy making dreams come true I enjoy spending time with my husband Mark and our kids, playing golf or tennis, gardening, working on my crafts and (of course) shopping! My favorites include the color blue, the number 19, The Ohio State Buckeyes, and Cheez-its!
When my daughter Sara got engaged In 2017 I embraced the opportunity to become her wedding planner. I helped guide her through the decision making process for every aspect of her wedding and even oversaw the day of event execution - (while still basking in the glow from being the mother of the bride!) When I was proposed to by the love of my life in December of 2017 I naturally started the planning process even though we set a date for September of 2019! These experiences as a bride and mother of a bride helped me to not only gain a truly unique perspective on the emotions and needs from inside the process but help me to refine event planning tools and systems to ensure every detail is covered.
With over 20 years of experience as an event planner for multiple non-profit organizations of all shapes and sizes I'm extremely proud of my track record of success. Here is a short list of my event planning achievements:
Along the way I've built a host of tools, systems, and an archive of best practices helping me to not only be more efficient but more effective ensuring your next event will go off without a hitch!