How did you get into the events industry?
I discovered that I loved events in college, while working in the development and special events office. After college, I worked for another non-profit, where a big part of my job was planning fundraisers and education conferences. So when I moved back to Richmond, I decided to make events my full time job and MOSAIC was the perfect place for me!
Do you have a favorite menu item from Mosaic?
That’s a hard question! MOSAIC has such a fantastic culinary team as well as a twenty-one year history of recipes that have stood the test of time. Our signature Shrimp & Grits are so good and I can never resist them.
What is your favorite part of working a wedding?
I love the moment when I hear clapping after a ceremony. For a caterer, it means “Showtime!” and it’s our turn to wow the bride & groom and their guests.
So your bio says your a former Jeopardy champion?! Tell us the story behind that!
Jeopardy has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watched it with my grandfather all the time and every night during dinner. So one day my mom decided to sign me up to take the test. After passing the test and auditioning for some judges, they picked me and I taped my episode later that summer. Even sixteen years later, visiting California and getting to spend time in a Hollywood studio remains one of the coolest experiences of my life. Plus, I’m always up for a round of trivia!
What do you like to do in your free time when you aren’t working?
Reading, Traveling, Trying new restaurants to stay up on food trends
Favorite place you’ve ever traveled?
Cuba. It’s the most culturally immersive trip I’ve ever taken. I’m so grateful that I got to experience the wonderful people, delicious food and unique culture.
As a wedding professional, what is your opinion on first looks?
They create some of my favorite photos/videos from weddings. It’s a moment of raw, authentic emotion, especially for grooms and fathers of the bride.