Meet the Team – Samantha Chow
Hi everyone! I’m Sam, and I’m an Event Coordinator here at Managing Matters!
I found my passion for event coordination and management in a bit of an unusual way. I majored in History at Queen’s University with every intention of going to Law school, until one summer between third and fourth year when I stumbled upon a great job in fundraising for World Vision Canada. Upon returning to university, I decided to join the Queen’s World Vision Chapter, where I landed the role of Event Coordinator.
Unfortunately in the realm of charity and not for profit, accessibility and understanding can often be a problem. I challenged myself to reach out to my school and organized a really fun event with Britt Nilsson, a former contestant on the Bachelor, and I fell in love with creating fun events that encouraged people to view associations in a new way.
One grad school program and many events later, that is more important to me now than ever.
At Managing Matters, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional events that foster and strengthen our clients’ relationships with their members, and I’m so happy to be a part of that culture.
My favourite part of designing events is the moment when you finally see it all come together. There are a ton of details and moving pieces leading up to it, so it is super exciting when you can see them all work together as one.
I’m still just as passionate about World Vision today as I was back then, and in addition to sponsoring my own child, we have recently sponsored a little girl from the Dominican Republic here at MM! I’m also a huge advocate for mental health support and awareness. In a busy industry like events, it’s so important to take time for your own mental health and I like to meditate, journal or even colour after a long day.
When I’m not designing events, you can find me in the kitchen trying out new vegetarian recipes, running around in Sephora and experimenting with makeup, and checking out dog accounts on Instagram.