Where do you work/what is your position? State ofÂ Michigan, my title is Governorâ€™s Residence and Events Director
How long have you been in the business? In the event industry 10 years, with the Governor 1.5 years.
What do you love about it? The constant change in pace! I feel like my position is equal to an architects where you generate something on paper and then watch it come to life and can see what youâ€™ve actually created! Itâ€™s the best part of what we do!
How long have you been a NACE member? 5 years
How has NACE helped you along your journey? Itâ€™s been a dynamic educational experience for me. With my current job I often have to create a masterpiece out of nothing. NACE provides me with the trends and contacts to make that happen!
What are 10 things people might not know about you and/or your company?
1.) Iâ€™ve been in Athletic Events, Hotel Events and now Government Events.
2.) I work out of the Governorâ€™s Home and not downtown.
3.) I am both a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE)
4.) I have my Masters in Sports Management and Athletic Administration with an emphasis in Event Coordination.
5.) I love Football
6.) I love coloring books and love to color to distress.
7.) I go toÂ ArubaÂ every year. This was my 8th year going
8.) I love the quote, â€œLuck is where preparation meets opportunity”
9.) I speak yearly atÂ MichiganÂ Stateâ€™sÂ HospitalityÂ BusinessÂ School
10.) Iâ€™ve been asked to speak at the Michigan Meetings and Events Expo in September.