Current Job Title: Owner
Current Job Description: Ninja Photography Expert
How long have you been at your current job? 5 years
Previous Experience- that helped you prepare for a career in the events industry? I was in the military for six years, which helped me deal with ridiculous people.
What’s your favorite thing about the event industry? My favorite thing about the event industry is watching the creative minds of multiple people come together into something beautiful!
Why did you join ILEA? I was looking for a kickass group to put my time and energy into! ILEA Austin people were so welcoming that I fell in love with the community!
What have you enjoyed the most about ILEA? How helpful and friendly people have been! My business has taken off in Austin, partly because of ILEA!
Best advice you have for others or have been given? You can do anything for a year. Even barely sleeping and working too hard.
Favorite thing to do when you are not working? Travel!!! I’m a travel freak! I’ve been to 25 countries and counting!
Most Recent Vacation Spot? Ecuador, which was spectacular. I spent two weeks going through the Amazon and doings some unreal adventures like white water rafting and rock climbing, for super cheap!
Favorite Austin Experience? I’m actually enjoying how NICE everyone is. I’ve been all over and there aren’t nicer people anywhere, except maybe Ireland.
Favorite Austin Restaurant/Hang out spot? Favorite food? My favorite food is TACOS. I am currently hopping from one spot to the next, in search of the best meal, but I just went to Truluck’s for seafood and almost died from the deliciousness.
Any mentors or people who inspire you, you look up to – industry or non-industry? Montana Dennis, who is a photographer based out of California. He’s incredible.
NOW FOR THE FUN QUESTIONS –
What is the neatest place you have ever visited? Prague, hands down. Gosh, that whole city blew me away and changed my life.
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy? A ’round the world ticket. Or a horse. Or my brother’s college tuition.
Who / What is your dream client or event? Someone who is quirky, relaxed, adventurous and ideally in the middle of some foreign country.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Bora Bora is my dream bucket-list spot. That or diving with Orcas in Norway.
What is a unique fact about you? I’m pursuing my masters in fiction writing and plan to publish an autobiography in the next year.
What is the weirdest place / person you have ever done an event or request for? I can’t answer that appropriately.