and detail-oriented event planner with over five years of experience in planning
and executing meetings and events. Expert in selecting and transforming venues
to accommodate clients' needs. Skilled at developing strong relationships with
quality vendors. Proven ability to manage schedules, meet tight deadlines, and
orchestrate consistently high-quality events.
Banquet Server05/2017 to CurrentLos Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic FarmAlbuquerque, NM
Historic property in the southwest, which combines 50 guest rooms, a working organic farm, and the ideal setting for meetings and special events.
Private event execution, bartending, set-up, service, and clean up for over 30 events to date.
Ensure dining tables, food, beverages, decorations, etc. are ready prior to event.
Greet individuals arriving to event courteously and assist with their needs.
Responsible for making the event space visually appealing and presenting the menu offering for the event.
Maintain knowledge of the property, products, and service available throughout the business.
Food Handler and Beverage service certified.
Event Coordinator11/2015 to CurrentUniversity of New Mexico, Center for Development and DisabilityAlbuquerque, NM
Negotiate contracts with venues and vendors averaging about 75 per year.
Guide 20 consultants towards determining event requirements, schedules, and timelines.
Coordinate event logistics for 150 events per year, which includes registration, venues, catering, AV equipment set up, material preparation, and overall presentation of event.
Maintain positive and working relationships with all vendors and consultants.
Initiate, coordinate and/or participate in all efforts to publicize event through use of Mailchimp, InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher.
Create, input and monitor online registration pages for events using online registration software called Learning Stream.
Created a database to improve inventory management and reporting accuracy; implemented an organizational system of storage room.
Managed budgets of up to $120,000, for events with up to 500 attendees.
Track expenses and Purchase Card reconciliation through Chrome River.
Service Call Coordinator05/2014 to 11/2015University of New Mexico, Center for Development and DisabilityAlbuquerque, NM
Scheduled Support Intensity Scale Assessments for individuals receiving services under the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver.
Managed schedules and calendars for multiple staff members at a time.
Arranged travel, lodging, ground transportation, and per diem coordination.
Processed travel reimbursements and direct pay invoices.
Assisted with the planning and execution of the Southwest Conference on Disability.
Student Project Assistant03/2013 to 05/2014University of New Mexico, Center for Development and DisabilityAlbuquerque, NM
Assisted with the planning and execution of the Southwest Conference on Disability (SWCD) which focuses on awareness, equality, and empowerment for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. This conference is in partnership with the American Association on Health and Disability and draws in over 1,000 people from the southwest region of the United States.
Processed payments and collected past due registration fees from participants of the SWCD.
Performed daily administrative tasks within the division to include expert proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Access.
Cashier01/2013 to 05/2014City of Albuquerque Parks and RecreationAlbuquerque, NM
Collection, accountability, and security of admittance fees.
Processed payment and medical documentation for swim course registrants.
Answered patrons' questions about the facility and offered programs.
Assistant Store Manager02/2012 to 11/2012Forever 21Albuquerque, NM
Advanced into the position of Assistant Store Manager after 3 years as a head cashier and sales associate.
Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking and reconciling cash receipts.
Maintained daily record of all transactions.
Trained staff to deliver outstanding customer service.
Addressed customer inquiries and resolved complaints.
Completed weekly schedules according to payroll policies.
Maintained visually appealing and effective displays for the entire store.
Sales Associate/Head Cashier11/2009 to 02/2012Forever 21Albuquerque, NM
Lifeguard05/2005 to 08/2011City of Albuquerque Parks and RecreationAlbuquerque, NM
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology2014University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, New Mexico
2018Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) - Expected June 2018Albuquerque, New Mexico
International Live Events Association member; Denver Chapter (2018)
Subscriber to Special Events Magazine (2018)
Subscriber to BizBash: Event Planning News, Ideas, and Resources Newsletter (2018)
Operation Smile Club (2006-2012)
Operation Smile International Leadership Conference in Beijing, China (2011)