Falling into Event Planning

About Me

What makes a successful event planner?

I am highly organized with the ability to handle multiple details at once and I enjoy communicating with people and bringing ideas to life. I am a detail oriented multi-tasker with the ability to coordinate events that appeal to a variety of audiences. My 7 years of experience in event planning have proven that I can handle every detail needed to ensure my events go off without a hitch.  In my spare time I am room parent for both of my kids classes in the Colorado public school system; so even in my free time, I chose to be planning their class parties and helping where I can.

Road trips were a summer event in my family growing up and this is how I discovered Colorado.  I have always been an outdoorsy person and I dreamed of the day I would be able to call Colorado home.  I moved here in 2001 to attend The University of Colorado, Boulder.  I graduated three years later with a degree in Political Science.  I have worked in local campaigns, personal banking, the financial industry, and event planning.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and joined the Denver Celiac Sprue Association that same year.   I joined the board in 2009 in charge of programs; planning the chapter meetings and other events.  I loved the idea of event planning and this was a great way to get my feet wet.

In 2011 I took over the planning responsibilities for the Incredible, Edible Gluten Free Food Fair and in 2014 the Gluten Free Gallop 5k; both remain successful annual events to this day.  I have been blessed to have the flexibility with this job to stay at home with my 2 amazing boys.  Now that my boys are in school, I look forward to adding other events to my schedule.

I love the outdoors and in my free time you will find me running, hiking, biking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, or playing with my kids outside.

Want More Information?

Please send me an email at katie@denverhappenings.com with your information and I will be sure to follow up with you.