Personal Statement
I am a creative, hard working, detail-oriented individual with the skills, experience, and enthusiasm to be a productive member of an event planning, coordination, marketing and production team. I am eager to make a contribution to a dynamic organization in the entertainment, hospitality and wedding industries, as well as non-profit organizations and private companies.

Event Planning Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Experience in non-profit organization event coordination and marketing
  • Experience with major event planning companies in New York and Los Angeles

– Demonstrated expertise in event management in entertainment, corporate, and wedding

– Proven experience in client relations, budget development, production, and layout

  • Extensive volunteer-based event management experience
  • Proficient in using the Internet and software: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, ImageNow, FileMaker Pro, iWork

Tourism Management-Event Planning Education

Texas A&M University | College Station, TX (August 2008 – December 2012)

  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Science                                                                                      
  • Texas A&M Event Management Certificate Program – Tourism and Event Management Concentration
  • Dean’s List (2011); Outstanding Junior Leadership Award Nominee (College-level award, 2011)
  • Selected Courses: Tourism Programming; Tourism Marketing; Finance & Marketing of Recreation; Special Events and Festivals I & II

Major Event Experience
Marketing & Event Coordinator (January 2015 – Present)         

  • Book live music talent, coordinator large parties on location
  • Catering Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator
  • Server as all around promoter for each location (Pier 247, 303 Grill, and 6th Street Uptown)

Freelance Event Director (June 2013 – Present)

  • Lead Event Director and Coordinator
  • Overall design and layout
  • Management of site visits and walk-throughs
  • Oversee load in and load out for events

Hemophilia Foundation Southern California (September 2013 – September 2014)

Special Events and Program Coordinator/ Volunteer Coordinator

  • Help coordinate production of large fund-raising events, such as the annual Hemophilia walk with an attendee rate numbering over 500
  • Support volunteer recruitment and coordination; Coordinate corporate and private sponsors of specific eventsHelp develop and carry-out Foundation conferences, retreats, and other planning activities
  • Manage budget and expense reports events, manage Pharmaceutical and Homecare provider donations/sponsorships
  • Represents the executive by attending meetings in the executive’s absence; speaking for the executive
  • Welcome guest, community and industry members by greeting them, in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries, organized and maintain files and records of the Foundation
  • Event examples include: National Hemophilia Foundation Annual Meeting, 2013 & 2014 5K Hemophilia Beach Walk, Camp Hess Kramer Family Retreat 2013 and 2014, 2013 Holiday Parties, Advocacy Forum, Family Information Day, Art in the Park & The Yellow Boat, 60th Anniversary Golf & Tennis Classic

BizBash IdeaFest 2013, Los Angeles,CA (June 2013)

  • Organized distribution of give-away bags; Managed check in table; Greeted attendees; vendors, and press; and Served as point of contact for visitors needing assistance

Night Vision Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA (May 2012 – July 2012)

Production Assistant/ Intern

  • Assisted in the design, planning, and production of special and entertainment events for a variety of Los Angeles and California-based clients
  • Assisted with preparation of formal bids for events such as movie premiers, new product announcements, and product promotions

Examples and specific duties include:

o Qualcomm Prequel/ Snapdragon–Load in and load out assistant; check-in management

o Qualcomm E3 – Helped with production of booth; Guinness World Record broken at booth

o STiKS Gaming E3 –Booth set-up and construction; inventory set up; client interaction

o Celebrity Birthday Party– Converted owners tennis court into event space; created different areas for the illusion of different rooms; overall site assistant

o TED Movie Premier Party– Lighting set-up; decal placement; furniture arrangement and layout design

o TED Premier After Party  – Site assistant; layout of overall event

o Wedding–Host for bridal party, groom’s party; overall wedding assistant-run of show

o LA Confidential Magazine and Dobel Tequila Launch – Gobo/lighting and step and repeat set up assistant

o IGN Conga Room Party – Check in management; floor assistant; overall event flow

o Wedding Book– Responsible for creating a wedding book: venues, florists, catering, staffing

o Simpsons Water Park Tour– Hotel arrangements; travel directions and arrangements; created final schedule

Shiraz Events, New York, NY (June 2011 – July 2011)

Special Events Intern

  • Assisted in designing, planning, and producing special events for a variety of New York and Miami-based clients
  • Assisted with preparation of formal bids for events such as new product announcements, product promotions, and non-profit organization gatherings
  • Resume evaluations for new Event Coordinator position applicants (more than 200 applicants)

Examples and specific duties include:

o   Prada Fragrance Launch – Flower selection and design; event setup

o   Hunter PR Carefree Product Launch – Event setup at Glass Houses; floral arrangements; furniture and product placement; worked directly with Johnson & Johnson marketing personnel in event production

o   Amazon Holiday Press Preview – Product display design; pre-event inventory; event setup and clean-up

o   Stonewall Vision Dinner – Event setup, Silent Auction management, general directions

o   Ideeli Fashion Week – Research for venue selection

o   Ralph Lauren Big Pony Club – Overall project support including venue research and selection, transportation coordination, New York City hotel coordination, gift bag design and item sourcing and selection; proposal revisions based on client input

o   CitiBank / Citi Group Multi-City Corporate Promotion – Responsible for research on Dallas venues, travel and lodging, weather considerations; research and sourcing for promotional gift items; and overall project support

o   American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Fundraising Event – Sourcing for event décor including specialty items such as printable weather balloons

o   Web MD – Overall project support including research on venues and logistics in both Puerto Rico and New York

Gen Art, New York, NY (June 2011)

Summer Film Festival 

  • Worked at the 7-night, 7 film premier event including greeting guests and answering questions; after-party setup and tear down; supported advertisers with product placement and display; assisted actors, directors, and producers during after parties

Additional Event Experience

  • The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley:  Let’s Have a Ball Fundraiser dinner, Texas Reds Festival
  • Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History: Boonville Days Living History Fair
  • Santa Paws event (Brazos Valley Animal Shelter: Santa Paws fundraising event         

Work Experience
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (August 2012 – July 2013)

Program Aide and Office Assistant, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

  • Provide general office assistance and administrative duties/ receptionist work
  • Department events staff, database entry and maintenance; management of confidential information
  • Scan student documents into individual files, help office convert to paperless

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (August 2010 – May 2012)

Student Office Assistant, Division of Research

  • General administrative and receptionist duties/office assistant and desk management
  • Facility use coordination for events, meetings, talks


Texas A&M University

2008-2012 B.S. in Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciense. Graduated with a Certificate in Event Production & Management