Meet the Team: Claudia

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

There’s nothing a man can do, that I can’t do better and in heels. – Ginger Rogers

Meet Claudia. Our quick-witted, OCD, organized, no bull-taking Account Manager who elevates events with her keen eye and exquisite taste. If Claudia were an Olympic Athlete she’d compete in ‘Speed-walking.’ She explains, “The rule is that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times as you race forward… it appears to be a bunch of people sashaying in sassy unison.” Google it. Seriously.

Claudia’s personality bubbles up in everything she does. “The biggest surprise with getting to know Claudia over the last 6 months is her sassy (and sometimes raunchy) wit and general silliness; it’s just a funny juxtaposition to her impeccable style, grace and beauty!” – Courtney Church, Partner at Corinthian Events

Claudia was born in Milan, Italy and grew up watching the production of fashion shows. No doubt this inspires her. “Claudia has amazing sense of style and taste.  Not only in her daily work attire but in designing events.  She thinks of every detail and is a perfectionist, making sure everything we customize is delivered in the most pristine way.”  -Jamie Hellesen, Sr. Account Manager

When Claudia isn’t typing away on emails, proposals and contracts in the office, she is busy creating memories with her husband, Seth.

In the summer she spends her weekends fishing – check out that massive striped bass! During the colder months she LOVES baking, especially with Nutella, her all time favorite food.

She is kinda obsessed with Nutella… If she could invite anyone famous, dead or alive, to dinner – her invite list would include Michele Ferrero – the genius behind Nutella, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and Kinder eggs. No doubt that dinner party would be phenomenal – Claudia is a great cook and loves to host her friends and family for dinner parties!

Claudia’s family and friends are very dear to her heart.

Although her family lives hundreds of miles away, they speak every day in one of the many languages they’re fluent in – Italian, Spanish, French and English – yes, Claudia is quadrilingual!

“(Claudia) brings such joy to the office.  Her passionate demeanor is contagious and in a constantly chaotic environment she knows how to lighten the mood and bring laughter.” – Jamie Hellesen, Sr. Account Manager

We are lucky to have Claudia as part of our team.

Megan Woonton, a Sr. Account Manager at Corinthian Events, agrees adding, “Claudia has a great sense of humor and always finds a way to make us laugh! She’s been a great addition to the team and her sense of humor is a bonus!”

Fun, smart, witty and fashionable – a badass combination!

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Meet the Team: Matt

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Matt is our resident rockstar in the office and beyond.

His band, Wonder City had the honor of playing at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on City Hall Plaza in Boston.

The conference brought together over 5,000 young minds from all over the world to share, discuss and get inspired by talks on topics including technology, design, impact (non-profit), finance and more. Performing on the main stage… It’s pretty spectacular.

On seeing Matt’s reaction to play at the Summit, Courtney shared, “Matt is a pretty mellow, even keeled guy but to see his utter joy and excitement that his band was going to be introduced by Mayor Walsh (at Forbes) was priceless!”

As our Event & Production Coordinator, Matt maintains and manages our inventory system. This is no small feat, on a busy week he is – organizing, packing and transporting all décor, supplies and other needs to events all over the city!  To do so effectively, he is meticulous – all items have a home and are kept in their spot. A tidy storage area is paramount – it allows our creative team to leverage our time organizing our ideas and spend less time organizing candles!

“Matt is AMAZING!” Dawn shared, “He is always willing to help you out, and has so much patience. I have no idea how he does it, and how he keeps everything organized! I know that I couldn’t do what he does … and not kill everyone!”

Going above and beyond is just part of a typical day for Matt. Our team relies on him to handle the logistics of moving all necessary items from point A to B (and then C or back to A) but that is only a portion of what he does!

Corinthian Events also manages the Castle at Park Plaza. Our Castle Venue Manager Maureen reflects, “Matt has been an absolute amazing back-up for me at the Castle, he is always ready to jump in even when he is running in 10 different directions preparing for an event.

Maureen goes on to share, “He is also so enthusiastic and excited about becoming more involved in the Castle and becoming my second in command.  His passion and commitment are making my life so much easier!”

We are lucky to have Matt on our team. He allows us to be more productive – focusing our time on clients and creativity instead of stresses about finding pillows and packing décor. As he continues to grow with Corinthian Events we enjoy the benefit of a multi-talented team member, quick to jump in to lend a hand.

And if his band gets a big break? We’ll be first in line to cheer him on and wish him the best!

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Meet the Team: Micha

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Caring. Dedicated. Upbeat.

Micha spends most of her time at Corinthian Events eloquently communicating with clients. As a Senior Account Manager and Certified Meeting Professional, she has mastered the art of discussing event dreams vs. real world budgets and timelines tactfully – creating solutions to even the biggest of challenges.

So much so actually, that many in the office use her as a sounding board for help with ‘out of the box’ problem solving. Case in Point:

“I was onsite at an event when my client said the VIP needed a Kosher Meal and wanted it within 30-minutes.  I panicked, called Micha and from her couch she ordered a Kosher meal, called a cab company and convinced them to go pick it up and deliver to me at the restaurant – she was a life saver!  Micha the Meeting MacGyver!” – Jamie

Micha values her family (including her pups – Bella and Lucy!) and friends most in life – and also her ancestry.

“My Scottish-Malaysian heritage (is something I relish). I love having such different cultures on both sides of my family.” She loves cooking for her family when they are together, which is never enough; as they are ALL big eaters, she shares.

Outside of the office, Micha enjoys spending her time puttering around the house with her husband Ryan, meandering around Fresh Market, and occasionally on Sundays she rallies for local charities through running 5K’s.

At the office – Jill, partner at Corinthian Events, shares, “(Micha) gets to know people and has an amazing memory for the personal side as well as the business side.”

Elizabeth expands on the idea adding, “Micha is caring, genuine and incredibly personable.  She is fantastic with clients and represents Corinthian Events extremely well.”

We are so lucky to have Micha on our team – not only are “her client relations and sales skills exceptional” said Courtney (partner at Corinthian Events), but “she is tough (when needed) and doesn’t tolerate BS!”

During her lifetime, she’d like to do something that has been deemed impossible… “I (just) haven’t quite figured out what that is yet!” If anyone can solve the unsolvable it’s Micha!

Oh, and don’t call her Micah!

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Meet the Team: Erin

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

If you think adventure is dangerous – try routine – its lethal. (Paulo Coelho)

Always an adventurer, if Erin was invisible for a day she would sneak backstage at concerts. Also, if she was mayor, she would forgive all parking tickets… Erin clearly has her priorities straight!

Travel is important to Erin, one of her favorite trips involved going to Ireland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Another memorable trip she went bungee jumping in S. Africa! She recalls the jump as one of the hardest things she has ever done.

Interested in going again?

“(I) would never do it again…. It was absolutely the most terrifying experience of my life.”

So is that a maybe? Just kidding!

As one of our newest account managers, Erin helps out on proposals, sharing her creative ideas and sharp wit to inspire the best concepts for our clients.

Team members describe her as a strong addition to the team – she brings intuition, humor and a can-do attitude. Her thorough attention to detail is a welcome asset and her bubbly personality makes her a joy to work with!

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