Current Job Title: Experience coordinator
Current Job Description: She coordinates all staff events and parties for Austin site & manage staff amenities. Essentially she brings the party everyday!
Vanessa has been with Atlassian for a year now. Her previous experience came from working with Brazos Hall and Primizie Catering.
FACTS ABOUT VANESSA:
What’s your favorite thing about the event industry? Producing events that are unique and fun!
Why did you join ISES? I’ve met a lot of great people through ISES in the past and wanted to stay connected in the Austin events industry.
Favorite thing to do when you are not working? Yoga, cycling, hiking, enjoying Austin
Most Recent Vacation Spot? Australia
Favorite Austin Experience? SXSW, FFF and ACL!
Favorite Austin Restaurant/Hang out spot? Favorite food? I love to check out the new spaces that pop up in Austin! I’m loving WuChow right now.
Any mentors or people who inspire you, you look up to – industry or non-industry? Mike Walker with C3Presents is a great mentor to me. I have a few that work at Atlassian as well.
NOW FOR THE FUN QUESTIONS:
What is the neatest place you have ever visited? Australia. Their zoo is filled with many different marsupials that you can pet!
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy? A house on the East side.
Who / What is your dream client or event? Anything with an unlimited budget!
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Thailand
What is the weirdest place / person you have ever done an event or request for? When I worked at Brazos Hall we hosted bands like 2chains, Marley Bros, Blondie, and Depeche Mode. We also hosted Vice President Joe Biden!