Owner & Event Producer, Special Projects, Event & Meeting Manager
A top performing special projects Manager with over 20 years in customer service, special events, coordinating educational programs, and events for diverse multicultural audiences, children, families, and elite clientele in both the private and non-profit sector. Emily has been successful in managing all aspects of large-scale (80k+) and small-scale (≤ 25) special events, including Back to School and Health Fairs, El Día de Los Niño’s, festivals, conferences, expos, summits, town halls, film screenings, meeting, workshops, training, and fundraisers.
Emily’s expertise lies in successfully developing and implementing event logistics plans, establishing solid relationships with vendors and customers and facilitating marketing and promotional efforts to maximize participation. She excels at problem-solving, building, training, and managing event teams, including staff and volunteers, securing venues and soliciting vendors and entertainment. Additionally, Emily has established success in driving key vendor negotiations and preparing event budgets and areas of excellence include: event production & oversight, strategic planning, partnership/sponsorship development, vendor/client relations, volunteer recruitment, team building & leadership, event logistics, budget management, resource management, public & media Relations,marketing strategic, venue/site selection, contract negotiations, stakeholder engagement.
Emily has a Bachelor of Public Administration from Northern Arizona University and currently volunteers as the Event Planner for the Chavez Youth and Community Foundation a 501 (c) (3) that provides a safe place and programming for Arizona at-risk youth. Emily also volunteers for the Unity of Phoenix as a community liaison, and at the Tao Healing Center as a yoga instructor. She developed Mindfulness in the “Real” World, a 4-week course that guides the students the tools and practice of becoming more present to reach their full potential.
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico she is bilingual with fluency in English and Spanish. Emily currently divides her time between two states Phoenix, Arizona and Bradenton, Florida. On her time off she loves to explore and travel the world with her two amazing children Marco and Mia. Her hobbies include reading, teaching yoga and meditation guide.