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Valerie Gilliss

My career as an event planner began in high school. A perfectionist at heart, I was a member of my high school ASB and the president of international club. Using my inventive and organized mind, I planned events, dances, dramatic productions, fundraisers, and school rallies.

While a student at UC Santa Barbara I became involved in ballroom dancing and worked with fellow students and professors to plan many activities for the on-campus club. I also worked at a law firm and gained experience planning events for clients and coworkers.

After graduating from UCSB with a B.S. in Zoology I took a job at a structural engineering company. Here I turned the standard office get-together into an event no one wanted to miss!

In 2007 I returned to my hometown in SLO county and teamed up with my mom, Pamela, to create my own dream wedding. After the wedding in Summer 2008, we received so many compliments from family , friends, and vendors about the beautiful results, that we decided to pursue event planning together.

In November 2008, I became a professionally trained member of the ACPWC. My experiences with social, professional, and wedding events have shown me the key elements to creating spectacular events. My personal goal is to use my intuition and experience to create events that exceed expectations, and remain a treasured memory for all.

Profile Summary:
Wedding planner Atascadero, CA
Ballroom Dance Atascadero, CA
More About Me
SCUBA diving, sailing, ballroom dancing, hiking, camping, wedding planning, photography
Work Experience:
2005-2007 Legal Assistant
2007-current Collections Assistant
2009-current Wedding Coordinator
2007 B.S. Zoology, UC Santa Barbara
Organizations / Affilations:
Valerie Gilliss is located in Atascadero, CA and has the following skills: Wedding planner, Ballroom Dance
Dance , Event / Party Planning
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My Skills

Wedding planner

Category: Event / Party Planning
At "Lavender Blue Events" we are the dynamic duo of weddings! We design and plan weddings and events of all styles, themes and budgets. We love to create a unique event customized to your personality. From day-of coordination to full wedding design, we will dazzle you with our attention to perfection and boundless creativity.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Professionally trained by the ACPWC
Years Experience: 1

Ballroom Dance

Category: Dance
I have been involved with ballroom dance since 2004. I have taught and assisted with classes for many different styles. I enjoy social dancing as well as competitions.
Relevant Education / Credentials
3 years under Ken Ota 2 years under Linda Drake
Years Experience: 1