Category Archives: Event Planner Interviews

The Event Technique/A Chat with Sewing for Angels-Today’s Rosie The Riveters



Often times, an organization is born out of an immediate need. Such was the case with Sewing for Angels-Today’s Rosie The Riveters. Founders Becky Auer and Mary Beth Kratsas tell us the story of the creation of a network of volunteers that have taken the sewing of masks during Covid-19, to an entirely  new level. As of June of 2020, they have created nearly 18,000 masks for distribution to organizations and individuals that request them. Talk about inspiration…


The Event Technique/A Chat with Ashley Moss-Kurkiewicz



Ashley Moss-Kurkiewicz, owner of Hello Productions, LLC,  works in multiple cities across the United States, while calling Raleigh, North Carolina home. Like many event people, she works across a wide variety of organizations and events. While Nonprofits are her favorites, weddings and corporate events are close to her heart. We felt lucky to catch up with this busy mom as she is non stop motion and an absolutely delightful person.


The Event Technique/A Chat with Ginny Fujino



Ginny Fujino, Owner of Blacktie-SouthFlorida, is one of the most dynamic people we have ever spoken to. Her background of planning top notch events for the NFL (National Football League), the USTA (United States Tennis Association) in particular the Lipton Open in South Florida, make her someone to know. Event planning led her to create Blacktie-SouthFlorida, a comprehensive event management system geared towards Nonprofit organizations. Listen along as we explore some of the many creative events she has participated in.


The Event Technique/A Chat with Paulette Zanotti



Paulette Zanotti shares her experiences in both the For Profit event planning business and the Non profit event business. Although somewhat different, each entity requires a certain set of skills that are called into use at the drop of a hat. We chat about larger events, 2000+ people, smaller, more intimate events and even weddings! Talk about a wide variety of stresses. Please join us as we welcome this most talented of Event Planners.


The Event Technique/A Chat with Adriane Diethorn of Wish, Hope, Dreams



Adriane has been on the cutting edge of Event Management for more than 20 years. Her company, Wish, Hope, Dreams handles Non-profit events, weddings, grant writing and so much more across the United States. We sat down to chat about how she has guided her company, what she has told her clients and what’s next for this dynamic event planner. Please enjoy!


The Event Technique/A Chat with Tonya Edinger



Tonya Edinger’s foray into the event planning business is interesting, to say the least. She could easily be called “The Reluctant Event Planner.” Fast forward 20 years and that woman who was sure she would be eating cat food has advanced to become one of the premier event planners in Western Pennsylvania. Hear her remarkable story, her wildest events and so much more in this very special interview.