I have a passion for meaningful work...and a pretty unique background.
When I was 15, I began an after-school job at the flower and gift shop in town.
That job taught me customer service at its finest. I learned to listen to and interpret the needs of a very sophisticated clientele, and at a young age learned what quality meant in every way. I also was an apprentice and learned floral design. In fact, I can't remember a time that I didn't design...I guess that's because I was so young when I started, somewhere between 15 and 16. I worked there for many years - through college and even after I started my professional career. The team there was family and we did incredible work together.
My passion for flowers, cooking, and event planning led me to get an associates degree in hotel/restaurant management at College of DuPage. After working in the hotel industry, I decided to further my degree with a BS in Computer Science from DePaul University, where I launched DePaul online and email in 1998.
Upon graduating, I spent 5 years consulting in the technology field where I built interactive training programs and websites for prestigious clients such as US Robotics and Kraft Foods until I was ready to settle into a permanent job with a great company. At Walgreens, I was hand-chosen for strategic positions, and was able to drive significant change during both steady and turbulent times.I designed grassroots programs that made a difference in people’s careers and the company’s success. Passionate about the meaningful work I was able to do, I moved through the organization in multiple strategic programs. As a manager, I developed and supported my team to move on and up to bigger and better roles. We changed the face of the merchant, marketing and advertising business practices by driving results using dynamic interaction to enhance the accumulated knowledge and skills of the organization. I take pride in my coaching and mentoring relationships, as well as the many coaches, mentors, and teachers who contributed to my successful career.
For 15 years, I enjoyed a diverse and successful career at Fortune 500’s No.35 retailer. But my last couple of years there, I longed for something more creative. So, I left the corporate world and started my own company in 2015. Being an entrepreneur is both the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done. I love it.
Why hire me?
Because I am the best. I have the ability to make your experience a pleasant one, whether you are throwing a gala or a backyard wedding. My skill set is unparalleled in the industry. Combining project management with my creative vision, expert floral design skills, and experience collaborating with vendors of all kinds gives you the perfect partner in turning your vision into a reality. Channeling my previous experiences into your specific needs, I offer a creative approach from an objective position and can take on the task at hand like no one else.Your search for the perfect planner is over.