An Event-Ful Conversation: Virginia

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) I was working as the Events Coordinator for a nonprofit organization. My events varied from galas, luncheons, to golf tournaments. I loved planning different types of events, seeing how they came together from start to finish and the attendees really enjoying the event and/or experience. I realized I could make this my career; do what I love and love what I do!

Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) My friend Hannah Gabel worked with Red Velvet Events on RECA’s Knock Out Night and absolutely raved about the company and the RVE team. This immediately peeked my interest and knew this was a company I would love to be a part of. The stars aligned and here I am!

Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) My favorite things about Austin is how diverse it is and the food/restaurant scene! There is always a new restaurant, food truck, shop, or bar to explore. The list could go on. I was born and raised in Austin and I am still discovering all the new and old things to do and see.

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 think everyone can agree with me when I say the traffic. It is out of control and what I would give for a subway, gondola system, you name it! Everywhere in Austin takes about 15-20 minutes to get to without Traffic. I imagine a day where I don’t have to check for traffic and plan my trip accordingly every time I plan to drive somewhere. A girl can dream…

Q) Everyone says they’re detailed-oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details?
A) I constantly make to-do and check lists in my personal and work life and cross the task off my list once it is complete. My closet is organized by color. Another example that my roommates say is more OCD than detail oriented, but in my opinion is efficient, is I unload and reload the dishwasher or rearrange items so that I can fit as much as possible and not have to run it as often. I look at it like a game of Tetris.