About Me

I create exceptional experiences that drive positive change and connection. Whether that connection is to education, business growth, ​networking, or the like, I help organizations improve their bottom line through events.

My colleagues nicknamed me the "Wizard of Oz," making reference to how I am always working tirelessly behind the scenes, to pull together the pieces that make magic happen at events. I live for these pieces, and never lose sight of how the smallest piece, can make all the difference. 

I've worked with all types of organizations from big brands, to small agencies, to start-ups, who belong to industries like advertising, marketing, technology, and financial services.


The events I lead focus on what matters to the attendee, the customer, the stakeholder. They take into consideration how people learn, their motivations, their psychological and physiological needs. They are thoughtful, inclusive, and exceed expectations and goals. 


I'm passionate about uniting people to elicit growth and commonality of purpose. And I'm grateful to have found a career I genuinely love. 


Work Experience

Massachusetts Teachers Association (Contract via BANKW Staffing)

Conference Administrator
September 2020 - Present

  • Plan in-person and virtual logistics for conferences and events for membership base of 110k

  • Utilize Cvent and Mobilize software to create event pages, source venues, send email correspondence and manage registration

  • Lead research and selection of all virtual event technology staying abreast of industry trends and Covid-19 regulations

  • Lead technical direction and production of multi-day virtual annual meeting

D.Allard Consulting

Virtual Events Consultant
April 2020 - September 2020

  • Produced and marketed own virtual summit using the HeySummit platform

  • Created and developed virtual event series for client’s membership base using Zoom Meeting

  • Managed logistics and communications for virtual conference through QiqoChat

AI Foundry - Business Unit of Kodak Alaris

Conference & Trade Show Event Manager

 June 2018 - April 2020

  • Managed event calendar and sales team participation in national, regional and local fintech events

  • Coordinated event logistics & vendors including A/V, F&B, I&D, printing, giveaways, travel & registrations

  • Negotiated contracts for sponsorship, exhibiting and speaking opportunities with event producers

MITX (Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange)

Event Operations Manager

August 2015 - May 2018

  • Led operations for technology, innovation, digital media & advertising events (25-1500 attendees)

  • Coordinated gala, awards show, networking parties, educational conferences & leadership events

  • Cultivated relationships with member community to increase engagement, retention & attendance




University of Connecticut

Bachelors of Arts, English

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

Events Industry Council

Digital Event Strategist (DES)


Pandemic Compliance Advisor

Health Education Services


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