An Event-ful Conversation: Liz
Every event professional at Red Velvet Events is an invaluable part of a dynamic team. In our “An Event-Ful Conversation” blog series, you’ll get to know these amazing people a little better. Learn how they got into this fast-paced industry, how they manage mega-level multitasking and what special skills they bring to the table to help RVE Outplan. Outplay. Outparty!
Q) Everyone has that “Aha!” moment in their life when they figure out what they really wanted to do as a career. What was the first sign that you were meant for the events and meeting industry?
A) After working a few festivals around town, I was graciously given the opportunity to assist with the grand opening of a venue here in Austin. It took months and months of work and the new venue presented a few challenges as construction was still incomplete. Seeing everything come together in the end was one of the most rewarding moments of my life. I will never forget that feeling of accomplishment. Many vendors, planners and staff members helped pull everything together for a non-profit many had worked endless hours to build. It fueled my love for events and turned my hobby into a career.
Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) After I figured out I wanted to work for the events industry I did a quick Google search to see what kind of companies resided in Austin. RVE was the first company to pop up on the results page! I was so impressed by the energy the website gave and I knew I had to discover more about the company. Once I started to manage venues, I invited the team and other local DMC’s for an onsite meeting. The rest is history.
Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) The one thing I absolutely love about the city is that there is always something to do. There is never a dull moment. If you live in the city, you are always a hop, skip and a jump away from having a good time.
Q) Nothing’s perfect — not even our beloved city. If money and time were no object, what’s the one thing you would change about Austin?
A) I would bring all tortilla makers from San Antonio to Austin. I grew up in San Antonio and the tortillas are something else! I know Austin is known for its tacos, and I have never had a bad taco here, but I think if you put a San Antonio tortilla in the mix, everyone would move here just for the tacos.
Q) Everyone says they’re detailed-oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details?
A) I have this huge obsession for makeup and my collection is quite extensive. I have a whole drawer that is separated by sections of the face, seasons, and colors. Everything has its own place and its own bag to go in.