Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!
My name is Monica, and I'm an event planning enthusiast! I believe that there is no event too big or small to create a memorable experience for all attending. I have been in the events industry for 7+ years and have managed a large portfolio of events, meetings, and conferences. My specialties include: project management, contract negotiation, event marketing, on-site management, and event themes / design.
I am a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and am very involved in the Career Development Committee. I enjoy giving back to the events community by teaching CMP candidates how to prepare for the CMP exam through study courses and CMP Boot Camps.
I earned my Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2006 and my Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2012. I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia. Being a Virginia Tech Hokie I love orange and maroon and especially enjoy seeing the trees change colors in the Fall.
When I'm not planning events I enjoy all things fitness, food, entertaining, travel, science fiction, volunteering, home DIY projects and spending quality time with family and friends.