Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you that I never wanted to miss a party. From childhood through present day, I was normally the first one to arrive and the last to leave. Excited about all the elements from the décor to the food there was never an excuse to miss an event or a reason not to throw one myself.
My basic love for parties stemmed from the way they brought people together and made them happy and excited. Having your family or all your best friends together in celebration was and still is one of the best feelings I can remember and now hold dear. I have a passion for all things beautiful, along with food and music, but that's a different biography although both play an intricate role in what we do. I have always been a perfectionist, one who dives into the finite details making lists, lining items up in an organized manner and making them flow effortlessly. So it was no surprise that I leaned towards event planning and marketing when it came time for a career.
After studying at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, I began my career with an international PR firm and was privileged to work with some of the best minds in the industry and have my first real taste of corporate event planning. I have the honor to work with such clients as Johnson & Johnson, AVIS Rent-a-Car, The New York City Marathon and DEKA to name a few. Following this era, I incorporated my own Marketing and PR company, R.A. Associates, and was given the opportunity to represent such clients as Florida Atlantic University, Roger Clemens, Tony Fossas, University of Central Florida Ice Hockey, Vero Beach Hotel & Club, Melbourne Greyhound Track, Woodland International and more.
Throughout development of all of the marketing campaigns many events were facilitated over the years to promote my clients and in turn the demand for sole event planning came to fruition. Social Graces was officially incorporated to handle all of the event needs within the community and around the country. We have executed many weddings, showers, themed parties, festivals, corporate conferences, sports related functions and the list continues.
I truly love watching someone's vision unfold into action and being witness to the joy it brings our clients. Our team always strives to surpass one's expectations and we do this, because our passion is genuine.