1. What's Your ILEA Story?
I attended many different meetings prior to deciding which organization I'd choose to join 6 years ago. ILEA was the most welcoming group of individuals I had ever met and the President and board at the time took me under their wing and made sure I was introduced. They took the time to get to know me personally and referred me and my venue, the ROI of joining was immediate for my company. The leadership and the friendships that came from the monthly Board Meetings, the out-of-town Leadership Conferences, the Board Retreats, the local and international networking, has been invaluable to me and has truly helped develop me into the leader and person I am today. I'm forever grateful.
2. Describe your Leadership style in 3 Words.
Empowering. Passionate. Dynamic.
3. What were you like in High School?
Band/Theater nerd, all-state musician who played up to 4 different instruments. I was also a Dancer and dreamed of opening a theater company with my older sister someday, which we ended up doing 4 years later. She being the overall musical director, me the choreographer/cast member!
4. If you could choose 1 song to play every time you walk into the office, what would it be?
Toto- "Africa" or A-Ha "Take on Me"
5. What's your biggest piece of advice for those considering joining ILEA?
Take care of your investment by getting involved. The more you attend monthly meetings and member's only events, the more you'll get out of your membership. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your voice heard by sitting on a committee and make your way towards sitting on the board so you can further represent yourself and your fellow special event professionals.