Focused. Successful. Confident.
Julie Wong, CMP
Meeting and Event Planner
Focused: For as long as she can remember, Julie has always been fascinated with event planning and the hospitality industry. An Arizona native, she attended Northern Arizona University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in hospitality. While at NAU, she was accepted into its prestigious Hospitality Exchange Program which sent her abroad to study in Switzerland. Upon return to the United States, she participated in a work-study internship with the PGA at various golf tournaments including the Phoenix Open and the AT&T National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Successful: With a proven track record working with resorts, private golf clubs, corporations and catering companies, Julie gained the business savvy and the expertise she needed to provide premier event planning and consultation services. Through her personal and professional experiences with numerous events, involvement in the community, passion for planning, and entrepreneurial spirit, Julie opened The Event Concierge, a minority and woman-owned business, in April 2006. In 2010, Julie was accepted into Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange and traveled to Australia to network and educate/learn from other professionals in hospitality in their country. Confident: From coordinating the colors of the flowers on the tables to making travel arrangements for a group of five hundred, Julie enjoys all the aspects of planning. Her attention to detail is the back bone behind the company’s success. Nothing makes her happier than to see the final event come together, and knowing she’s had a hand in the personal or professional successes of her clients.
Michael St. Peters
Event Operations Manager
Leader: With over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, Michael knows the definition of a leader. Originally from Massachusetts, he has worked throughout the U.S. in various positions within food and beverage. Having the experience and knowledge to back his success, he is a leader and teacher for those that wish to follow in the industry. Michael knows what it takes to be successful in planning and managing events and can alleviate the stress for those that have concerns. His organization, coordination and operational skills are key attributes that are the perfect fit when planning events. Objective: Michael has learned to be objective over his career having been involved in all sorts of events. From his first serving position on Cape Cod working traditional “New England Clam Bakes” to managing catering staff at The Capitol in Washington, D.C.; the details are different however the objectives of successful events are the same. Considering all the components involved with events, Michael understands the end result and what is expected. He knows what needs to be done and makes it happen. Efficient: Having worked for his fathers’ electrical business during college, Michael learned time is money and being efficient is what matters. He has held on to these work ethics and has maintained this approach throughout his career. Having worked for numerous companies in the hospitality industry; boutique hotels, large resorts, catering companies, restaurants, country clubs, and venues, Michael has seen what works and what does not work. Along the way he has picked up a few pointers as well as initiated his own strategies for being efficient. Michael now ensures any and all events operate efficiently and effectively.