An Event-Ful Convo: Kaitlyn

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) In college, I had six different majors ranging from Journalism to Dietetics to Accounting. The problem was not that I disliked any of my majors, it was that I enjoyed way too many things. I specifically remember one day sitting in the kitchen and listening to one of my sorority sisters talk about her summer internship as an event planner, and thinking wow that makes sense. It was then that I realized that it probably was not normal to plan a full at home summer camp for your cousins, every summer… or be in every club and organization your high school offers, just so you can plan the field trips. That passion was there all along, but it took a lot of trial and error before that aha! moment came, and made me realize that passion could be a career.

Q) How did you learn about Red Velvet Events? 
A) I first discovered RVE’s online presence when I was researching cities to move to after graduation. Then, I had the opportunity to work with many of the team members onsite at their events at the JW Marriott.

Q) RVE’s love for Austin is well known. What’s your very favorite thing about Austin? 
A) I moved here from Chicago, and I hate the cold, so my favorite thing has to be the weather! I love that everyone here is always excited to be active and outside all of the 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 think that it would be so beneficial to expand the public transportation system of the city. If I could design it, I would expand the Metra to be an above ground rail with multiple lines, and I would make sure that there was one stop at the airport, for all of our travelers.

Q) Everyone says they’re detail oriented. But what secret trait about you really demonstrates your commitment to order and details? (for example, do you separate cold and non-cold items before you check out at the grocery store, or do you color code your socks?)
A) I color code my closet and alphabetize everything in my house (Books, spices, grocery lists, etc).