Obsessed with: travel, event branding, and Orangetheory.
I've been planning events since 1992.
I DIDN'T ALWAYS HAVE THIS BUSINESS: THE CLIENTS, THE E-COURSE, THE APP, THE SUPER AWESOME EVENTS WE PLAN...
In fact, 17+ years ago, I was planning events for Corporate America. (I've really been doing it for 26 years.) After having my son, I decided it was time for a change and wanted to turn my dreams into a reality. First it was with Helms Briscoe, A Site Selection company and then ROAR events. The entrepreneur bug hit me hard.
My mom was an event planner (so it clearly runs in the family) and my dad owned a Mechanical Engineering company in Hawaii. The skyline of Waikiki hotels – he was part of that growth. Hotel openings were a common family outing for us. But back to my junior year – my headmaster at my high school had selected me to be the Junior Chair of our Annual Children’s Fair, one of the largest fundraisers of the year. Little did I know that just 6 years later, I would be an event planner too.
RIGHT NOW I’M EITHER HAVING A NESPRESSO OR A GLASS OF PINOT NOIR DREAMING OF WAYS THAT I CAN HELP COMPANIES DEVELOP THEIR EVENT PROGRAMS,
AND HOW WE CAN MAKE MORE TOOLS FOR THE EVENT INDUSTRY.