For the last quarter of the year, I’d like to give the honors to Angela Kim, for being selected as Devoted to Your Event’s Staff of the Quarter. Originally from South Korea, Angela grew up in Montgomery County, MD. She is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Towson University, where she is double majoring in Psychology and Mass Communications – Public Relations and Advertising tracks. After she graduates in December 2016, she plans to enroll in an accredited university for social work, while continuing to serve as a staff member with Team Devoted to Your Event.
Angela first became interested in event planning in high school when she helped her mother plan for different social functions and events at their church. She was fascinated by the fact that someone could turn a boring, generic venue into an alluring, magical place where guests can feel as if they are in a dream. While she has always enjoyed aiding her mother, it wasn’t until she saw the ad for an event assistant on internship.com that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in event planning.
Since accepting a position with DTYEvent, she’s been eager to help Ms. Pope and the team at variety of events from weddings, community events, bridal expos and even a marriage retreat. While some aspects are more physically and mentally demanding than others, she has never doubted her passion and devotion to creating a remarkable experience for clients and their guests.
A couple of Angela’s favorite things about DTYEvent includes: working with the fabulous, one and only Ms. Tracy Pope and the rest of the team; it’s the end results of our collective effort that places smiles on the clients’ faces and that of their guests.
“I have been part of the team for a little over a year now, and I couldn’t be more grateful to Ms. Tracy for offering me a chance to learn a little about her expertise in event planning and event décor. I can only hope that I have performed competently and that she chooses to keep me around longer!” states Angela.
Besides gaining experience in the event planning industry, Angela aspires to become a social worker later in her career. “Some people think it’s weird that I am interested in completely different career paths. However, everyone should at least try to pursue his or her passion in life. I don’t want to wake up one day and utterly regret not venturing outside of my comfort zone.”
I am truly thankful for the young ladies I have been able to develop, mentor and grow my business with. These ladies possess a positive can-do attitude, a desire to work hard and willingness to provide selfless service. I call my assistants “Rock Stars” because to me, they are truly on the level of celebrities. Angela is the epitome of a dedicated hard worker,. She willingly does what has to be done regardless of the work involved to assist me, the team and the clients we serve. I couldn’t be more happy than to have Angela on my team, how fortunate am I?
CEO, Devoted to Your Event, LLC