Event Logistics

Vendor Selection
* Responsible for bidding, selecting, and supervising various vendors
* Responsible for executing contracts
* Responsible for arranging vendor deposits and payments
* Responsible for purchasing the correct event insurance policies
* Supervise the activities of vendors on event day, to ensure successful execution
* Developed and executed follow-up with vendors after event

Professional Experience
* Chair, Adams Morgan Community Festival, Council of Latino Agencies
* Chair, CHERRY Weekend, The Cherry Fund
* Chair, Youth Pride Day, Youth Pride Alliance
* Co-Chair, Annual Brunch, SMYAL
* Festival Director, Asian Pacific American Film Festival
* Asst Festival Director, Reel Affirmations

Vendors Contracted
* Catering / RSVP, W. Millar, Whole Foods
* Host Hotels / Georgetown Inn, Hotel Helix, Marriott, Mayflower
* Staging and Event Rentals / Allied Rental, Select Events
* Sound and Lighting Companies and Technicians / Baltimore Stage Lighting, Nomad

Venue Selection
* Select and contract various local and regional venues
* Experience working with small and large venues
* Experience working with established and “build from the bottom up” venues
* Schedule venue walk through with all parties involved (Vendors, volunteers, etc.)
* Work with venue staff to ensure greater event success

Professional Experiences
* Multiple Event Sites, Chair, Smaller Branded PR Events, The Cherry Fund
* Multiple Event Sites, Co-Chair, White Attire Affair, Al Sura
* Multiple Event Sites, Co-Chair, DC Black Pride, BGLPD
* Multiple Event Sites, Event Chair, DC Independent Film Festival
* Multiple Event Sites, Development Chair, Sullivan County Habitat for Humanity

Examples of Venues Utilized
* Art Galleries / Longview Gallery, Pilgrim’s Gallery
* Concert venues / 930 Club
* Hotels / DoubleTree, Kimpton Hotels, Marriott, Mayflower
* Large Scale Venues / City Museum, Mellon Auditorium, Old Post Office Pavilion
* Parks / Dupont Circle, Rock Creek Park
* Restaurants / Lupe Catina, Rosemary Thyme, Scion
* Retail Outlets / Fresh of Georgetown, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Total Party
* Theaters / Carnegie Institute, DC Jewish Community Center, Navy Memorial


VIP Staffing and Handling

* Staffed Politicians, Government Officials, and Political Candidates as needed
* Work with Foreign Dignitaries and Cultural Attaches on programming and events
* Work with a wide range of Artists, Speakers, Filmmakers, DJs, and Entertainers


* Coordinated travel and lodging for invited filmmakers, entertainers, etc.
* Coordinated foreign travel and lodging for governmental officials

Welcome Centers

* Set up and broken down welcome centers and hospitality rooms
* Ensure welcome centers/hospitality rooms were properly staffed

Professional VIP Handling Experiences
* Director of Development, GALA Hispanic Theater
* Director of Operations, DC Shorts Film Festival
* Intern, 22nd New York State Congressional Office
* Intern, Sullivan County Legislature
* District Liaison, 98th New York State Assembly Office
* Administrative Assistant, United States Department of Agriculture

Professional Welcome Center Experiences
* Chair, CHERRY, The Cherry Fund
* Volunteer Coordinator, National Dinner, Outserve

* Apply and secure event bar permits as needed
* Prepare and serve alcoholic beverages at low and high volume events
* Stage bar areas including purchasing / tracking liquor inventories and bar supplies
* Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
* Ensure there are enough bartenders for the number of event patrons
* Ensure Bartenders are certified as needed or required
* Train and supervise volunteer bartenders
* Check customers’ identification and confirm it meets legal drinking age
* Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks
* Ensuring the safety of patrons and the community by cutting off inebriated patrons
* Comply with all food and beverage regulations
* Experience working with liquor distributions in securing alcohol sponsors

Professional Experience

Bartend (Full Bar)
* New Year’s Eve Performance, Actor’s Theater of Washington
* VIP Receptions, CHERRY, Cherry Fund
* Inseries, Jubilee Housing, GALA Theatre
* VIP Receptions, Georgetown Independent Film Festival

* Allies Reception, Youth Pride Alliance

Bartend (Rail Bar)
* Nightly VIP Parties, Georgetown Independent Film FestivalGIFF
* Nightly VIP Parties, Reel Affirmations Film Festival, One in Ten
* Beverage Garden, Tulsa Pride, Oklahomans for Equality
* Enterprising Women’s Award Reception, Tagg Magazine

Bartend (Wine/Beer Bars)
* Fund Raising Reception, DC Social Innovation Project
* Fund Raising Reception, Immigration Equality
* Fund Raising Beer Bar, Washington Renegades Rugby Team
* Taste of Wheaton, GiraMondo Wine

Bartend (Craft Beer/Cider Festivals)
* Capital Brewfest, Burnham Events
* SummerFest DC, Burnham Events
* Brewfest, Drink the District
* Rock the Core Cider Festival, Drink the District
* DC Craft Beer Festival, Hand Crafted Tasting Co.
* NYC Craft Beer Festival, Hand Crafted Tasting Co.
* ABV Festival, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Bartend (Carding)
* CHERRY Weekend, Cherry Fund
* Closing Night Party, Fotoweek
* Tulsa Pride, Oklahomans for Equality
* OktoberFest, Reston Chamber of Commerce

Certifications and Education
* Alcohol Handler’s License, State of Oklahoma
* Background Checks, ABC Board, Washington, DC

Beverage Sponsors (Samples of Brands Worked With and Secured)
* Absolute, Barefoot Wine, Captain Morgan, Heineken, Honest Tea, Jim Beam Brands, Ketel One, Laguintas Beer, Pink Vodka, Red Bull, Sapporo Beer, Snow Queen Vodka, Stella Beer, Tito’s Vodka

Volunteer Bartender Management Examples
Volunteer Bar Agreement

Menu Selection
* Review and select event menus while maintaining costs and staying within budget
* Ensure vegetarian and other menu options were available
* Ensure that the menu fits in with event theme and/or event purpose
* Ensure food is available during cocktail receptions
* Research, hire, and work with caterers on menu selections and presentations
* Ensure that caterers have the necessary certifications and insurance
* Unload and organize food donations
* Prepare food for distribution
* Prepare plates for meal service
* Serve guests meals
* Clean up after service

Professional Experience
* Host and Sponsor Receptions (Chair, Cherry Fund)
* Tasting Event, Taste of Dupont (Promotions Chair, HDCMS)
* Opening / Closing Night Parties, Receptions (Events Manager, DCIFF)
* Social and VIP Receptions (Director of Operations, DC Shorts Film Festival)
* Soup Kitchen Meal Preparation (Volunteer, Federation for the Homeless)
* Meal Preparation (For Distribution, etc.), (Volunteer, Food and Friends)
* Professional Mixers (Mixer Manager, Nat’l Hispanic Real Estate Professionals – DC)
* Opening/Closing Parties, Filmmaker Brunch (Events Manager, Reel Affirmations)
* Annual Fall Brunch, (Co-Chair, Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League)