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Work experience

Apr 2005Present

Event Coordinator / CEO

First Comes Love
  • Conceptualized, created and executed large scope events and projects to include weddings, fundraisers, and corporate meetings.
  • Responsible for all vendor negotiations and contracts such as travel arrangements, catering, venue, transportation and printing.
  • Instructed and certified new event coordinators following and in-depth curriculum covering time management, vendor negotiations, network marketing and business developement.
  • Implemented successful marketing strategies via trade shows, unique customer incentives, and constant social networking.
Jun 2003Jul 2005

Program Coordinator

Americorps Vista Volunteer
  • Implemented a sustainable volunteer training and recruitment program
  • Matched families with programs available at NEIS
  • Created and organized a donor database
  • Designed and coordinated quarterly fundraisers
  • Designed a strategic marketing plan through a targeted network as well as community outreach
  • Served as an advocate for families of children with special needs.
  • Responsible for all aspects of public relations utilizing several media outlets and PSA's

*Prior to moving back to Reno in 2003, I worked as a Wellness Consultant at Vital Imaging of La Jolla (2000 - 2002)where I utilized my skills as a Exercise Physiologist to conduct Fitness assessments for our clients. Other duties included scheduling appointments, handling inbound sales calls and Spanish translation services.

Prior work experience includes:

Physical Therapy Assistant (1994 - 1998) - Del Mar Physical Therapy

Food Server (1996 - 1998) - Poseidon Del Mar 


Jan 1994Jun 1998


San Diego State University

The most important lessons I have learned have come from valuable experiences outside of the classroom.  I have come to learn, love and respect the differences and commonalities we all share as intillectual beings.  My greatest source in understanding how to accomodate any client, has come from serving my commuinty and my country as an Americorps Vista Volunteer, waiting tables at a restaurant, and owning a business..  In addition to these wonderful life experiences, I also hold a BS in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.


Event Planner Certification
Knowlegable and proficient in all aspects of event planning.
Bi-lingual - Spanish
I am bi-lingual in Spanish with a seamless transition between translations.



Favorite Quote:

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

~Eleanor Roosevelt


I have worked as an event coordinator for over 8 years with First Comes Love in Reno, Nevada. During that time, I was responsible for successfully executing events for various clients from weddings and fundraisers to corporate events. I have excellent knowledge of budget analysis and vendor selection including vendor procurement and contract negotiations.  In addition to my experience as an event coordiantor, I proudly served two terms as an Americorps Vista Volunteer where I gained invalualble experience as a program coordinator, serving families of children with special needs.


Family Satus: Happy. One husband, an eleven year old, a 7 month old and one crazy Labrador retriever.

My Ideal Day: Coastal, sunny and plenty of food and friends.

Hobbies and Interests: Football games with the family, hiking, rock climbing, and a mild obsession with HGTV.