I have been fortunate enough to work within most segments of the event planning and hospitality industries. A varietal background in food and beverage management, meeting/event planning, association management, hotel operations, destination management and wedding planning has given me great perspective and a well-rounded sense of the industry at large!
During the 2020 pandemic, I created the largest socially safe event space in the heart of Chicago at the south lot of Soldier Field. I was recognized for my work by Event Marketer after the entire industry nearly collapsed. Working closely with the city of Chicago I curated a drive-in entertainment complex of live music, games, comedy and music in a safe and experiential environment! The first of its kind amongst the pandemic, we crafted a new avenue for live events to happen in an unknown, turbulent, economic state.
**Take a peak at the CHI-Together, Nissan Date Night: https://youtu.be/QRRSCGHr6XU
Nearly 10 years of entrepreneurship (wow, time flies!) + 20 years of hospitality and event experience, I'm still in love with the live events / hospitality / tourism industry!
Currently I split my time between leading the team at Wedicity, producing events with Fueled Events, consulting with small businesses and aspiring wedding planners, and presenting/speaking to the events and hospitality sectors at meetings and conferences! I'm one lucky gal!
When I'm not bustling around the city producing weddings and events, you can find me taking a run along the lakeshore path with my mutt-pup Lady. I'm lucky to call the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago my home and have truly fallen in love with this great city!
A lover of good food and beverage, you can find me dining out all over the city, mostly in the West Loop area near the Wedicity/Fueled Events office over a nice glass of wine or cold craft brew in the summer.
I've become a bit of a "coffee-snob" ... because nothing beats a perfect cup-of-joe in the morning! A bigger love for chocolate keeps me always saving room for dessert.... my favorite combo is chocolate, caramel and a scoop of ice cream!
I'm an avid book reader and what little time I spend watching TV it's usually catching something on HGTV... because, obviously! Who doesn't love a good Fixer Upper re-run?
So if you want to chat over a warm cup of coffee or discuss details over a perfect glass bubbly... I'm your gal!
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