Stephanie Wooding, Owner / Lead Planner
Hi! It’s seriously #AllTheFeels that you’re reading this — I’m honored, I’m excited, I’m tickled, I’m humbled that you want to learn more about me!
Of course, you can always check out my LinkedIn page for the official resume and job history — but when it comes to planning your event, it’s really about how that person (or team) embraces and uses that job experience in a resourceful and creative way, on your behalf. …at least that’s how I see it.
About me… well… I’m a practical, organized, creative, resourceful and resilient, “jeans and t-shirt” type chick. Well, the San Diego part of me is anyway. The LA in me is a driven, problem-solving, A-type, “take no guff” lady boss, that gets the job done – on time, and within a realistic budget.
Over the last 15 years, I’ve been blessed to have worked at nearly every major hotel, venue, and theme park in San Diego (Hilton Mission Bay, Westin San Diego, Hyatt Mission Bay, The Bradford Ranch, Seaworld, San Diego Zoo, just to name a few) in one capacity or another – I’m a behind-the-scenes ninja. I’ve worked in the film industry as a 1st, 2nd AD, grip, and PA (of course!); the hotel industry as an Assistant Director of Audio Visual Services and as a Catering Sales Manager; the live event and theatre industry as a lighting tech / stagehand / stage manager; and the special event industry as a wedding and event planner.
I also have entire conversations through GIFS (read the blog post!), make grocery lists with emojis (my husband HATES it, 😆), hang out with my boys (all 5 not-so-little-anymore of ‘em, and the 1 giant one), and to say I have a passion for food is a super injustice. I LOVE food – growing it, reading about it, cooking it, thinking about it, eating it, watching #NetflixDocumentaries about it… One of the BEST parts of my job — catering tastings. Yes, please!
I’m a firm believer in building a team that you jive well together. Even though our paths may only cross for a moment, let’s make this OUR moment in time and make YOUR event one that you can call your #BestDayEver!