The Sparks Agency
Current Job Title: Event Coordinator & Texpert
Current Job Description: The Sparks Agency specializes in corporate team building and audience management. Audience management is the skill that allows your audience and party-goers to focus on the occasion and not the minute details that distract from a good time. As a Texpert I produce authentic and exciting Texas themed entertainment all over the state of Texas and bring western themed entertainment across the United States.
How long have you been at your current job? 10 years
Please list some previous experience you feel has helped you prepare for a career in the events industry? I have worked as the primary event representative of the Sparks Agency for hundreds of events. From large team building events to small catered ground breakings. I have experienced the gambit of event scenarios.
What’s your favorite thing about the event industry? Meeting and talking to people from all over the world.
Why did you join ILEA? To build business relationships in Austin and have some FUN!
What have you enjoyed the most about ILEA? That event professionals are blast to hang around.
Favorite thing to do when you are not working? Pickup Basketball
Most Recent Vacation Spot? Manila and Palawan Philippines
Favorite Austin Experience? The Greenbelt and Blues on the Green
Favorite Austin Restaurant/Hang out spot? Favorite food? The Butterfly Bar and Patrizi’s Pasta
Any mentors or people who inspire you, you look up to – industry or non-industry? Carl Sagan, Alan Watts and My father (Sparky Sparks!)
NOW FOR THE FUN QUESTIONS –
What is the neatest place you have ever visited? Coba Mayan Pyramids
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy? Retire my parents!
Who / What is your dream client or event? Any work that lets me travel
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Tokyo
What is a unique fact about you? I am a gun spinner and trick roper.
What is the weirdest place / person you have ever done an event or request for? Armadillo Racing with Nascar Champion Matt Kenseth.