I officially started Vining Events in 2015 because I knew I had gained enough experience to branch out on my own. With degrees in both Business and Tourism & Event Management along with extensive experience in catering sales, venue event management, registration coordination, and numerous hospitality positions, it seemed like the natural progression for an entrepreneur like me. (Check out Hawley’s Resume Here).
Every coordinator needs to have organizational skills, the ability to multi task, and the capacity to think on their feet to handle stressful situations. I think what might set me apart though is my love of people. I can relate to any age, profession, or personality type. If someone is stressed or upset, it doesn’t unnerve me. I love collaborating with people and working as a team. At the end of the day, it is the people I serve that bring me the most joy.
Oh… and the organized chaos of events gets my blood pumping, my energy flowing, and puts an extra skip in my step. When I’m coordinating an event, you will witness a sparkle in my eyes, excitement in my voice, and even after 18 hours on my feet, a genuine smile on my face!
Now, a little about my precious family. I have three boys and a WONDERFUL husband, Clinton. We love the outdoors! We stay busy skiing, playing basketball and kickball, taking road trips, and camping under the stars. We also love nerdy board games. I cherish my Jeep Wrangler! I attend the Berthoud United Methodist Church. I root for the Packers (I believe God is okay with that). I would love a chance to hear your story!
Hi everyone! My name is Heidi! I am an original Pacific Northwestern gal who left the rain & gloom for 360 glorious days of Colorado sunshine! Prior to my wedding industry introduction, I spent a lot of time traveling the U.S and Canada! I graduated with a degree in Public Relations & Marketing from Utah State University and spent my first few years post-graduation split between the beautiful state of Alaska and the tropical paradise Hawaii! When I lived in Hawaii, I got an awesome job working for a 5-star catering company. This company would handle all sorts of high-end events and to this day my favorite is still the 50th Pearl Harbor Remembrance event! This endeavor was so powerful and impactful that it drove my passion for event planning.
After years of traveling and exploring, I decided to move to Colorado and plant some roots. I began working at an all-inclusive wedding venue here in town for three years and absolutely loved it. I love all things wedding. From the love of the couple to their family members supporting them to the tiniest details such as menu and place cards.
I joined Vining Events in 2020 to further my growth in the wedding industry and to continue sharing in the couple's wedding day celebration! I promise to bring you extreme attention to detail, positive feedback and suggestions, time-sensitive responses, and lots of laughs & Starbucks coffee!! I have loved working alongside Hawley and can assure you she's one of the best in the business!