An Event-Ful Conversation: Katie

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) While in college in working in Athletic Communications Department, I had the opportunity to work on many NCAA & Conference Championship Tournaments where I shadowed traveling tournament directors. I discovered that I enjoyed managing the logistics of the tournament over media relations. This gave me that a-ha moment that ‘someone has to plan these things’ and I started researching the events industry, stumbling upon openings for student labor at the on-campus Alumni Event Center. I fell in love with the industry and never looked back.

Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events?
A) Truly from a short google search of ‘top events companies in Austin’. RVE came up first and happen to be growing, so it all worked out.

Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin?
A) I love that the culture of Austin is very similar to Minneapolis, making the transition a smooth one. Everyone I have met is so nice, welcoming and open to advancement. But specifically, I have fell in love Easy Tiger.

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) Expansion of the Convention Center ☺ To truly be a competitive market in the events industry, we need to support larger capacity venues.

Q) Everyone says they’re detailed-oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details?
A) Bullet Journaling & Weekly Schedule Planning. Taking time on Sundays to sit down and review my week. What meetings do I have, what can I prep for in advance, what can I condense to be efficient. This inevitably keeps work on track and knowing when I can drop everything to jump into a program.