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THE LIFE OF AN EVENT PRODUCER

There are so many things I love about events. The paramount reason being that events bring people together in real life. There is nothing in this whole world that is more important to me than human to human connection.

I have the extreme pleasure and good fortune to help facilitate this connection on a daily basis. Of course, the nuance motives are different for each event. At my day job we strive to align with the client company's mission statement and coax out the marketing strategy so it plays intimately for each attendee. Not always an easy feat, but I enjoy the challenge. It wakes me up in the morning and keeps me motivated when I haven't slept much. However, human connection is also the foundation of social events. Every detail facilitates this purpose. It's found in the texture of a napkin and the flavor of a french fry. It is found in the smile of a bride when she looks at you and winks during her first dance secretly saying "we did it." It's found in a bear hug of a drunk friend as he is inhaling your homemade lasagna. This is my calling. Building these connections is truly an honor. 

For both corporate and personal events my center is always guest experience. If I am at this event how do I want to feel? What do I want to eat? Will I really ever use this giveaway again? Is it beautiful? It is my work to find ways that engage people with each other. It brings me so much joy to watch people growing relationships in a place / space that I created. I know that a guest may not notice every detail. However, I know as fact that they will feel it. That feeling of being taken care of, that is the gold. 

As a huge shout out, I have the most amazing job on the planet. I work for a company that truly fosters my career growth and also who I am as a person. The more I am me, the better I am at my job. They gave me that. It is a job that has changed my life in so many beneficial ways. We are a team, a family, and I never thought hard work could feel so good. Truly, I am the luckiest. 

And it can't go unsaid, my parents are the ultimate hosts. This was my destiny. My mother can throw a party together in a matter of an hour. She spends her life obsessing about glassware, learning new recipes and is always ideating brilliant new party themes. It's in my blood. Living close to to her has really allowed us to put our talents together. We have the best time working on these projects and they will forever be our shared happy place. Learning from her is such a pleasure. 

Being a host is my happy spot. It is the initiation point for so many other aspects of my life, like cooking. I think you will start to discover that here. Welcome.