About Alex

Experience Designer, Innovative Thinker, Expert List Maker, and Hospitality Professional

I am passionate about transforming the intangible ideas and concepts of others into exceptional events and experiences. I strongly believe in the positive power of diversified portfolios and diversified thought to create change and motion. I am fulfilled by the chance to help others surpass their own expectations of themselves. I value creativity, hard work, and presentation.

My ultimate goal as a professional is to create experiences that people cherish and keep as positive memories; that provide people with stories that bring communities together; that bring an added-value to the lives of all involved; and are just fun to be a part of. 

Events & Hospitality

Technical Skills:

  • Event & Experience Design

  • Event Production

  • Event Planning & Logistics

  • Weddings & Special Event Coordination

  • Non-Profit Event Management

  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

  • Volunteer Organization

  • Microsoft Office Proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Google Suite Proficiency

  • Research & Data Analysis

  • Theatrical & Performing Arts Leadership

  • Stage Management

Soft Skills:

  • Creative Designer & Problem Solver

  • Innovative & Critical Thinker

  • Practiced Written & Verbal Communicator

  • Exceptional Guest, Client, and Customer Service

  • Works well under pressure and in fast-paced environments

  • Team Leadership

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Effective Multitasker

  • Organized

  • Storytelling

Skills

Work Experience

2017 - 2020

Event Specialist,

Visit Bucks County is the official tourism promotion agency for the County of Bucks, Pa.

Responsible for all planning and logistical execution of events ranging from 15-person meetings to 1,200-person B2B showcases.  Facilitate events and programming for all travel, tourism, and hospitality partners that provide them with tools to improve visitor experience and opportunities to create cross-County partnerships.

Committee Work:

  • Partnership Committee Chair, Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership

  • Committee Member, Quakertown Alive Nature-Based Placemaking

2019 - 2020

Board of Directors, 

Brick Door Productions is a non-profit theatrical group that serves the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Executive Board Member for the 2019-2020 Season with focus on strategic planning and development.  Additionally, since 2015, functions as the House Choreographer.

2019

Stage Manager & Assistant Director, 

The Ghostlight Players is a non-profit theatrical group that serves the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Production: Into The Woods (Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine)

Support the production in the areas of communication, administration, theatrical direction, and people management for a cast and crew of 30 people.  Responsible for calling over 300 deck, light, and sound cues for the performances.

2015 - 2017

Maître d’, Event Captain, Sales & Marketing Support,

Celebrations is a premiere wedding and special event venue​ located in Bucks County, PA.

Coordinated in-house catering and event logistics or weddings and special events with anywhere from 50 to 600 Guests.  Supervised an on-site service team of 10 to 25 employees for all events.  Assisted in the sales office, executing operational and administrative duties.

From 2012 - 2015

Other Experiences:

  • Assistant Director, Hatboro-Horsham Summer Theater

  • Loss Prevention Officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

  • Events Administration Intern, Trilogy Event Design

  • Full-Service Food & Beverage Host, The Walt Disney Company

  • Neighborhood Expert, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar (The Rose Group)

Education

2012 - 2017

Tourism & Hospitality Management, B.S.

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • University Honors Program

  • General Business Studies Minor

  • Inducted member of Eta Sigma Delta (International Hospitality Management Society)

- School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management

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