Reliable and competent event planner, leading teams in producing creative and successful events.
Execute design implementation from conceptual to complete implementation with contractors, sub-contractors, architects, and various other vendors.
Advise clients on color, materials, style and budget. This also includes home-staging. Landscape design involved design, plant choices and implementation of planting with various crews and also hardscape
Managed team of 49 volunteers to implement and produce awards show/event and luncheon for 400 guests.Budgeted, planned and designed theme, meal, art work for invitations, a/v, video, photography, mother/daughter award show, video presentation, staging. Event was said to be best one ever (in 50 years)
Managed team of 60 volunteers for largest fundraiser, raising $320,000 - the largest amount raised to date. This involved production of a show, entertainment, procuring venues, invitations, art work, decorations, table favors. Overseeing fundraising was major part of event.
Managed various entities of Parent Association including Homecoming event, Post Prom event, and numerous faculty and staff events. Above also included budgeting, working with vendors, contractors, physical plant.
Produced non-profit fundraiser for homeless organization at private home, developed theme, budget and Procured all vendors, which included catering, a/v, rentals, valet and table decor. Event was for 75 and profit was $75,000. I was personally responsible for implementing floral arrangements, and sewing vintage tablecloths. Worked directly with Imagine LA president. This event was done solo by me
Jewelry design and sales. Trade show events for marketing, booth design and design of jewelry and completing orders. Private Jewelry parties and boutique sales. Advertising and marketing were major part of business. Surpassed projected sales for eight consecutive quarters.
Managed office, and three secretaries. Implemented systems, ordered supplies, direct client contact regarding business management, worked closely with partners/owners, controlled expenses, trained new employees
Assistant to President/Owner of Boutique Hotels in LA including L'Ermitage Hotel. Responsibilities were to assist president in day to day events, calendar, travel, customer relations, correspondence. Managed various staff/intern positions. Also responsible for event planning at hotels for sales.
Coursework in Fashion Design
Academic Achievement Award in Home Economics, Scholarship in Home Economics, Graduated with Honors, top 10% of Class, Who's Who in American High Schools, 1975
Imagine LA, Board of Advisors, 2010-present
Bel-Air Presbyterian Deacon, installation 1/2013
National Charity League, 2006 - present
Les Dames, Chaminade College Preparatory
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