An Event-Ful Conversation: Amanda

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’ve always naturally played the “planner” role for my friends and family, but when I was in college I was put in charge of planning the events for an on-campus organization, and I think that is what really sparked my interest in the idea of being an event planner for my career. I fell in love with the process, and watching the event come to life!

Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) I found Red Velvet Events while researching event companies in Austin on LinkedIn – it was the number one post! I messaged Cindy and Sarah to inquire about the company, and they were both so kind and responsive, and I knew then that RVE was the company I wanted to work for!

Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) The people! When I moved to Austin I immediately felt welcomed by not just the RVE team, but the city as a whole. Every single person I’ve met has been incredibly kind and friendly. I think that’s a big part of what makes Austin the amazing city it is!

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 know everyone says this, but the traffic! I grew up in a city with a lot of traffic, and when I moved here I was so surprised that our highways only have 3 lanes in many places, so if I could magically add lanes to all of the highways and finish all construction, that is where I’d start…..I’d also add more parking spaces downtown while I was at it. 🙂

Q) Everyone says they’re detailed-oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details?
A) As basic as this may be, I have to write everything down on paper (or my computer). I make to-do lists for each of my events and then prioritize those tasks into a larger, more general to-do list at the beginning of each day. This helps me to accurately plan out my time and ensure no detail is forgotten for any of my events.