An Event-Ful Conversation: Sheena

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) When I planned, crafted, catered, and executed my own wedding- from the save the dates thru the reception. Where most would feel daunted by the challenge, I found it to be exhilarating and a fun way to share my planning skills to my closest friends and family.

Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) Through the many wonderful events the RVE has held at the hotels I have worked at in the past including the JW Marriott, and Omni Barton Creek Resort.

Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) With my background as a Concierge, this one is so hard, as there are so many! I would have to say though, if I could create a category of things that make me love Austin it would be the “hidden gems”- the secret bars that actually stay secret, the ma and pa shops that stand their ground and stay local, and the eastside and southside spectacles where Austinites can still be Austinites…..and hula hoop, with kittens….

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 install a subway or light rail train system. Our city is growing so large, that we have outgrown our “small city” infrastructure. I’m from a city where a subway system is very well-established and almost a million people rely on it daily. I think that’s the direction our city is going, and while not as large, it should still have the bones and amenities of the city it can become.

Q) Everyone says they’re detailed-oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details?
A) I use a self- implemented “rule of 3” in everything that I do. 3 is a lucky number, so when you think of a task in 3 parts: Brainstorm the plan, outline the plan, and execute the plan; you’ve dedicated to working on every task 3 times as hard.