How did you discover your passion for what you do, and what opportunities have helped shape your career?

I fell into meeting planning as so many others do. It was about a year in that I realized this was what I was meant to do. I love helping people, and I truly love being organized, and this profession allows me to do both. I took a course through ASAE called the Business of Meetings and, during one of the sessions, there was a panel that talked about how important it was to volunteer. After that, I started volunteering in both ASAE and PCMA, two organizations that I was a member of. I feel like my contributions to these organizations are helping to move the organizations forward and providing future meeting planners the opportunity to learn and grow as I have.


What advice do you have for working in a virtual/socially distant society?

Even in the virtual atmosphere, there can still be human connectivity. There are so many ways to connect, and it is up to us to take advantage of these. Although we can’t hug, or travel or go out like we might want to, that doesn’t mean we can’t have great conversations, lasting friendships and new adventures.