I’ve been an event planner since the day I could walk. I always knew it inside, but for many years I fought it. I lived the Corporate life and after spending 6 and 1/2 years as global brand manager for Westin Hotels & Resorts, I knew my career wasn’t at Starwood - it was in events. I went on to become Founder and Senior Managing Partner of East of Ellie, a Stamford, Connecticut based events agency. We celebrate our 7 year anniversary this December. My agency, East of Ellie, thrives on executing legendary events for Fortune 500 companies, Celebrities, Royalty and Corporations. In just the past five years, I have planned events for major clients including Beauté Prestige International, Bvlgari Parfums, Nestle Waters North America and His Royal Highness, Prince Harry – to name a few. I have received two 40 Under 40 Awards, and has been published in BizBash, YFS Magazine, Business Rockstars, the Savvy Event Planner Podcast and more. Now that you’ve learned about me, you should learn all about East of Ellie.Learn More
I started event planning right out of business school. I thought I needed to do something more with my marketing career - so I took a fancy corporate job. Over a decade later I am still planning events. Being an event planner is a lifestyle, not a job description.
Becoming an event planner was my dream, becoming a small business owner is what made it all a reality. Read my blog to hear all about my professional history. Check out my story on how East of Ellie became a reality.
After spending more than 6 years as global brand manager for Westin Hotels & Resorts, I understand the dynamics of advancing a global brand and have the experience to develop programming rooted at the core of any brand strategy. Photo property of Westin Hotels and Resorts Worldwide