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.
Massachusetts Teachers Association (Contract via BANKW Staffing)
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
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