Meet the Team – Sandy
1.Why is what you do at MM important to the company? How does your job add value?
My role with the Managing Matters team is an Event Coordinator. This position requires organizational skills, ability to think outside the box and a unique sense of humour.
We are a team of 9 within our Events department and work together closely to ensure we provide our clients with excellent customer service and the “WOW” factor that makes an amazing event. I have learned a lot from my colleagues on the Events team and am always impressed by everyone’s professionalism and ability to juggle multiple events at once. My role with our company is important because as an Event Coordinator, we are the part of the puzzle that when linked together creates the picture.
2.What’s your favorite part about your job, specifically at MM or as an event planner/account coordinator/accountant/designer in general?
My favorite part of my job is two-fold. Firstly and primarily, the people that I work with are an incredible diverse group of thinkers and creatives. The personalities of everyone make for an incredible melting pot of experiences and opinions.
Managing Matters has created a company on the premise of how important it is to treat your employees as valuable and appreciated members of the team. We have bi-weekly wine parties as a means to unWINEd on a Friday afternoon and connect with each other on a level outside of work. We also have Company outings and after hours events designed to do the same thing.
Secondly, I would say the ability to do what you love in an environment that is encouraging and interactive. The opportunity to work with associations both nationally and internationally is wonderful and travelling to conferences while being able to explore new cities and countries is a welcomed bonus.
3. Fun fact about yourself – anything you’d like, related to work or otherwise!
A fun fact about me is that I used to be a freelance Makeup Artist which sparked my love for creativity and my love of Halloween. For me, Halloween is a huge event which includes redecorating a pretty significant portion of my home, Handing out candy and seeing the amazing and super cute costumes kids wear. I enjoy sourcing my costume every year from thrift stores rather than a costume store which allows me to be more adventurous and make it my own. Makeup on Halloween is the most fun that I have and allows me to take the character to the limits.
Aside from Halloween (which is a two month process in my world) I also love travelling and hope to see as much of the world as I can and check off a bunch of places on my bucket list before I kick the bucket.
4. Life tip to share – examples: What do you do to stay active? How do you unwind after a long day? What hobby do you do that works your brain? How do you find time to escape the city?
When I’m not working or I have some free time, I want to be travelling, watching movies or spending time with friends. My life tip to share would be: “Make life what you want it to be” It’s not always easy but having a goal without a plan is just a wish!
5. Work tip to share-examples: How do you start your work day? How do you stay organized? OR Your backstory – how did you get started in your career? How did you get where you are today?
I tend to start my work day by following up on emails, this helps me organize my priorities for the day. I stay organized with calendar reminders, and lots and lots and lots of post it notes.