I started RSVP Event Planning by Kathy because I've always believed EVERYONE should be able to have a professional help them plan their special events.
I know that some just don't have the time, experience, knowledge or creative flair to make your event what you want it to be, but a limited budget shouldn't limit your vision.
I began planning parties 22 years ago with my own 3 children's birthdays. I quickly realized I had an innate talent for organizing, planning and executing events. Once my children started school I took on PTA Head Homeroom Parent responsibilities for their school holiday parties.
As they grew older and joined Girl and Boy Scouts, I volunteered as Troop Leader and began planning weekly meeting activities, talent shows, and banquets. I simultaneously continued serving on the PTA in various positions including Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair and Vice President keeping busy organizing and planning various events with PTA and Girl Scouts.
I served in the Americorps VISTA program with the American Red Cross in Disaster Services in 2004 for 2½ years and developed an all-day workshop, part of a program called Together We Prepare, specifically for the Girl Scouts. I planned and organized the event 4 times reaching over 500 Scouts. It was considered a huge success by Americorps, American Red Cross and by the girls, leaders and parents.
In mid-2006, I planned and executed training workshops for volunteers while on staff at Girl Scouts for 1½ years. I also organized recruitment rallies for girls and adults.
In 2009 it was a natural progression to serve as "Wedding Planner" when my oldest daughter married, and that led me to pursue making my dream a reality by taking the Penn Foster Career course. I became a Professional Bridal Consultant™ through the Association of Bridal Consultants upon graduation and receipt of my diploma in 2010.
To be able to love what you do and do what you love
is true success.
Power 96.5 Morning Buzz Radio Interview
with Fotsch & McClain:
A local Springfield radio station DJ has had me join the show before and after his wedding in 2010 to share information with their listeners... it's always interesting! I appreciate the opportunity they've given me.