A little bit more about Erika...
Having produced, planned and coordinated events for 2 decades, I spent the majority of my 20+ years experience working in corporate events, meetings, and parties. I’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business to intimate celebrations with friends. I’m a Certified Wedding and Event Planner in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, certified 2018.
I’m a little Crazy Aunt and a little Fairy Godmother. I love all things that sparkle and yes, I have a tiara collection; because you just never know when you need to feel a little EXTRA! I’ve been the bride, the mother of the groom, and the crazy aunt, so I get it!
In the corporate world, I started out as the Assistant to the Executive VP of an international travel company where I was put in charge of all company events. Over the years I planned hundreds of meetings, parties, retreats, kick-off meetings, movie premieres and trade shows. After a few years I took everything to the next level and became an Event Producer for Virtual Events and Webinars on an international stage. I then moved into a consulting role for fortune 500 companies and was in charge of events on a global level.
WAY back in the day, I spent a year in finishing school at John Robert Powers in Philadelphia. At the time it was something that I was made to do by my grandmother, and I am grateful for that experience. I’ve kept up on all the new rules, because, yes, there are some changes! I’m kind of on a mission to get people interested in the “proper” way to do certain things. I’m a stickler for a table setting!
I’m a lover of all animals. Except for snakes. I’m not a big fan of snakes. So if your wedding or event is out in the pasture and a snake is spotted, I will scream. I have a dog Cleopatra Queen of Egypt; we call her Cleo, and I have a cat: Princess named Kitty Mui Mui we call Kitty or The Princess. And the newest addition to our family is a puppy, Daisy
I work hard and I like to have fun doing it!