Andrea Young is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) who has been in the Meeting & Event Planning industry for over 18 years. Her early days in Sports Marketing introduced her to the fast paced, dynamic world of meeting and events. Since then she has enjoyed a successful career working for several third party planning companies, several start-up/dot.com ventures as well as producing events for organizations such as The North Face, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Centex Homes and several non-profit organizations. Her vision and passion is producing memorable, top-notch events and Special Interest Travel programs that surpass the clients’ expectations while keeping budgets in check. Andrea has produced hundreds of events domestically as well as internationally, and over the past several years has developed an affinity, as well as deep-rooted appreciation, for Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
For the last eight years Andrea has owned and managed Innovative Events which she founded in 2004. Andrea graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis and earned her CMP designation in July 2006. She regularly attends industry seminars and continuing education courses to stay on top of the latest changes, innovations and legal matters that impact business, her clients and their events. Currently, Andrea resides in Folsom, CA with her son, Jordan and Koa, their Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog.
Carolyn Oliveira comes to us with an extensive background in HR and Sales and has been successfully managing her own full service event planning company since 2007. She coordinates and performs with a Corporate/Wedding Band in the Northern California Region (The Mixx), and manages to work all of that around the schedule of an almost 4 year old daughter. Can you say busy?
As you can imagine, managing that schedule takes a lot of strategy and organization! That’s exactly what Carolyn brings to your event: a mind for strategy and planning, and a flair for making your event unique, fun, and exciting. With that combination, why would you hire anyone else to plan your event?