Hello, I’m MJ — a planner by nature & a romantic at heart! A wifey, Jesus lover, succulent grower, chic & modern inspired!
I have been coordinating all kinds of events ever since I was a young girl. I remember vividly coordinating a holiday party in my neighborhood when I was only 8-years old. Aside from the basic party logistics, I wanted to make sure it was memorable for our parents and neighbors. I decided to add a dance show as entertainment, which I remember also choreographing and teaching to my friends. I don’t know what I was thinking doing all that work at that age. Although I was young and it was a lot of work, I learned that the real joy of success is when you truly work hard at what you do. Hard work equals the reward at the end of the day, otherwise, that great feeling doesn’t exist.
Before joining the hotel and wedding industry, I used to coordinate special events for one of the four major amusements parks in the Bay Area, and had the opportunity to coordinate events with attendance up to 2,000 people. I also worked with a non-profit group, organizing annual fundraising events including showcases, workshops, dinners, and travel arrangements for acts traveling from all over the world.
Currently, I’m in the hotel industry and work as a Sales & Event Manager, where I get to work with small to large scale corporate and social events. In 2010, I developed a love for weddings and decided to follow my heart. Shortly you may learn that I operate a weddings/events business to extend my passion in helping others plan successful events.
I am a very organized individual with a “go-getter” attitude, have a well-rounded personality and a sophisticated style! I do my best to keep a healthy lifestyle and stay active as much as I can because I am a lover of all things food (especially chocolate- anything truffles!) and I am always looking for something new and different. From time to time, I enjoy picking up a good book, especially inspirational reads. One author I really enjoy learning from is Marcus Buckingham. His writings and beliefs inspire me to learn and find not only my greatest strengths but also others. On a different note, I believe that we live to learn and God created us with an awesome purpose in life –we live to discover His plan for us, far greater than we can imagine. Bad days will come but know that tomorrow always brings a better future, therefore, always do everything with all of your heart in service to our purpose.