My name is Patti Studley, I live in Seattle Washington, and currently work in sales at a stone distributor. I hope to use my design background and now a certified event planner, to work in the event planning field for destination weddings.
I chose to go through the LWPI course to better my education in event planning. I recently got married in Belize, and planned my wedding from my home in Seattle. I came to find out that it was difficult to do. We had our own venue at a friends house, but unless you got married at a resort with a wedding planner, vendors were hard to find. This is one reason for wanting to go through this course.
For my Grand Opening I chose a wine tasting room in Belize. It was really fun to use my experience from my visit to Belize to incorporate in my project. I learned a lot from working on this, not only from the course, but also about the country and it's people, it was good research.
I really enjoyed what I learned, and a few of the projects were a little challenging, but a great opportunity for me. Dawnet Davis was a pleasure to have teach this class. She is very knowledgeable, nice and made the class fun!
Thank you to all who put this together, and I would recommend this course to anyone.