Owner & Event Director
I’m not one of those girls that dreamed of being a wedding planner since I was a little girl. I’m a classic Type-A personality with crazy organizational skills and a passion for perfection. These qualities led to a career in advertising, which then ignited a creative part of my brain I never knew existed before! Though I worked in account management (think budgets, timelines, and client/vendor relationships), I fell in love with becoming involved in the more artistic aspect of my job and relished collaborating with designers on our projects.
I left the corporate world in 2002 – for a good reason. My daughter was born and I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with her (and my son who followed in 2004), hitting the “Mommy & Me” circuit full steam ahead.
While I absolutely loved spending time with my kids, I knew I needed more. I started planning non-profit events for our school, temple, park district, and more. This fed the logistical and creative sides of my brain (and allowed me to interact with people that didn’t call me “Zoe’s mom”).
In 2009, I received an email from a woman who was planning her wedding at a venue at which I had recently produced a fundraising event. She asked me to help with her wedding plans, regardless of my not having done one aside from my own in 1999, and trusted me implicitly. The rest, as they say, is history.
I officially launched SQN Events in July 2009 and am humbled by (and incredibly proud of) its success and growth. I love, love, love my job because it allows me to be creative and practical at the same time, form relationships with incredible people, and collaborate to bring dreams to life.
When I’m not working, you can usually find me at Starbucks, SoulCycle, browsing boutiques, or screaming my head off at my son’s hockey game.