“My passion for connecting people led me here,”
but it’s the new experiences and opportunities that keep me driving forward, with the turn of every new year.
I have some fourteen years experience in the event planning & hospitality industry. On my way to work, I’m so eager to attack the day. I open my laptop and begin answering emails and scheduling meetings before I hit the ride’s first stoplight. I work as an executive events and experiential marketing producer at Google. I never take my dream job for granted, though I’m not surprised I made it here — after all, over a decade ago, I sat down and planned out my career trajectory after a meal of homemade pizza and salad fresh from my mom’s organic garden. I’ve been “creating my own serendipity” as my father and I like to quote, and this will never change.
I’ve always been a passionate writer. I even founded a neighborhood newspaper when I was a young adult, The Bachman Park Gazette, as a way to build community with my neighbors and as a creative outlet (as if I didn’t have enough extracurriculars!) My passion for sharing experiences and inspiring others was the impetus to write The Art of Event Planning. In my book, you will read about some of my favorite events, both social and corporate. If I could go back to any one day in life, it would be my wedding - I’ll never forget the magical feeling of experiencing the celebration to end all celebrations in Napa, an idyllic locale, my favorite people surrounding and celebrating my union with my soulmate. The live music, starry Napa sky, elements of surprise woven into the event and heartfelt toasts by our friends and family are eternally etched into my memory. Corporate events I’ve planned have generated similar feelings of elation and accomplishment when a labor of love delivers impact and inspires emotion in my attendees. I’ll never forget the inspiring conversations I had with young scientists who traveled around the world for the premiere of Moon Shot, a documentary film screening I produced that premiered at SXSW. At the end of the day, nothing compares to the feeling I have when I am happily ensconced with my husband, Garrett, and our toddler, Giacomo. These two are the loves of my life and deliver laughter, delight and surprises without fail every day.