Today we’re introducing you to Kristen, an Event Coordinator with Moore & Co.! We’re so lucky to have her on our team.
Let’s hear from Kristen:
Kristen Growing Up
I grew up in Harford County, Maryland. In the 5th grade, my family moved to the North Harford area of the county, which at the time I called “the middle of nowhere” since the mall was so far away (in reality it was only 15 minutes, but to a 10-year-old, that was far). Moving to a place where nature was everything, I learned how much you could do with your surroundings. This helped spark my creativity. From tea parties in the woods, to collecting flowers to make headbands and arrangements, my imagination began to flourish.
My dad was a business man, who traveled many places, and my mom and I would travel with him. If we were not traveling for business, we would be on our boat crossing the Chesapeake Bay for weekends and week-long vacations. Throughout all of this travel, I was able to see beautiful locations and attend large and small events. It was here that I learned how special and unique each place could become.
Post-Bachelor’s degree, I joined the workforce and continued my education by completing my Master’s degree. My first event planning opportunity came through the American Cancer Society, where I worked with groups of volunteers to coordinate Relay for Life events. Following that, I began working for The Honor College at Towson University planning their student events.
Finding My Passion
Through my travel as a child, teenager, and adult, I found a passion for investigating spaces, decorating, and organization. If someone was not organized, I noticed it! Shortly after college, my friends started to get married, and I couldn’t help but enjoy every part of their planning process.
Then, when I became a bride in 2010, I got to complete every part of the process and really fell in love with it. Not surprisingly, the location I chose for my reception was one that I had visited years before on a business event with my parents. Through this I also learned the importance of having someone you trust helping you on your big day. While I took the time to plan every aspect of my wedding, the day-of was mine to enjoy. I let a trusted professional take over. That is what I hope I can provide to the couples that come to us.
As I took a few years out of the work force to stay home and raise my two young children, I thought long and hard about what I would want to do when I went back to work. I knew I didn’t want to go “back to work.” I want to do something I love, I don’t want a “job.” I want to enjoy ever second of what I am doing.
So here I am now, in 2020. When the opportunity to join Moore & Co. Event Stylists was presented, I knew I had to jump at the chance. The details, preparation, multiple moving parts, and people you meet while planning a wedding are fascinating. I knew this was the perfect opportunity.
Everyone has their own unique story and way they want to tell it. Some choose to scream it from a mountaintop, others whisper it under a bridge. However a couple chooses to celebrate, I am here for it all.
On a personal level, my next adventure will be learning how to homeschool my children during a pandemic. To say I am slightly terrified is an understatement. But I’m excited to get to be a part of this unique opportunity in my children’s educational experience.