Katie Decker

Marketing Graduate. Entrepreneur. Creative. Event Coordinator. Passionate about creating spectacular environments out of ordinary spaces that bring together like-minded people for the purpose of a worthy cause. Five plus years of assorted event coordinating and marketing experience: Professional and free-lance event production for social parties, large-scale conferences, weddings, and music tours; social media design and content; project branding.​

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Work Experience
  • Event Coordinator

    Every Home for Christ
    Oct. 2014 to Jul. 2016 (1 year and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Event coordinator for non-profit local events. Included marketing, branding, creation, planning, and booking of all events

    Awards:
    Promoted from intern to full-time staff within four months
  • Event Coordinator

    The 709 Agency
    May. 2013 to Oct. 2014 (1 year and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Project coordinator for the agency's events. Work included booking venues, hotels, and flights, working with travel agents and venue hosts, creating and managing event schedules, handling and negotiating contracts and invoices, relationship building and communication with clientele, calendar management, building trip itineraries, event documentation, project research, screening phone calls and meeting requests, coordinating site visits, marketing and signage, transportation, registration, and catering.

  • Backwaiter

    P.F. Chang'sColorado Springs, CO, US
    Aug. 2012 to Jun. 2014 (1 year and 10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Running expo line, bussing, food running, stocking and cleaning, training new employees

    Awards:
    Promoted to trainer 6 months after hired
  • Internship

    RSVP Weddings
    Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2013 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Took six month wedding planning certification course then interned for the summer wedding season

  • Food Runner

    BJ's Restaurant & BrewhouseColorado Springs, CO, US
    Aug. 2010 to Aug. 2011 (12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Assisted in restaurant opening, food running, take out, bussing, marketing, sales

    Awards:
    Chosen for the city-wide marketing team
  • Barista

    StarbucksColorado Springs, CO, US
    May. 2009 to Aug. 2010 (1 year and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    POS systems, Drive-through, bar, cash handling, customer service, employee training, store closing

    Awards:
    Earned raise at 6-month performance assesment
Education
Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Expediting

Food Safety Knowledge

Gluten Free

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Coffee Knowledge

Classic Food / Wine Service

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Floral Arrangement

Food Safety Knowledge

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Budgeting

Business Management

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance

Writing

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • LWPI Wedding Planning Certification
    Wedding Planning Institute
    Jan. 2013 to May. 2013
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Home Team

    New Life Church
    Volunteer • Sep. 2010 to May. 2014

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    Summary
    High School youth group leader and event volunteer
  • Wyldlife Leader

    Volunteer • Sep. 2007 to May. 2008

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    Summary
    Middle School youth group leader
Interests
Event Planning, Baking, Floral Arranging, Branding, Music, Language Learning
Languages
Spanish Basic
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