q: What do you do?
a: I assist three sales managers at Visit Jacksonville, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Northeast Florida. Some of my responsibilities include sending out leads, collecting hotel proposals and forwarding information to clients. When groups confirm their meeting for the Jacksonville area, I handle all of their service requests.
a: There is a new challenge every day. I focus a lot on the sports market so am constantly sourcing fields, parks and courts.
q: Do you stay in touch with any other UCF hospitality alums?a: Since being recently promoted, my biggest challenge is knowing where all the parks and fields are located and what would work best for specific groups.
a: I mainly stay in contact with Jen Sandler Rosenthal ’06. We have actually known each other since high school.
a: At the beach or the mall.
a: Pursuing my MBA online with Saint Leo University. I am halfway through the program.
a: UCF helped me out a lot. While working with groups that are bringing conventions to the city, I utilize a lot of the information I learned from my event classes as far as set-ups and square footage requirements. It was also a shock to my bosses when they hired me that I already understood the workings of a CVB.
a: Definitely Quality Brewing & Fine Beer. By learning so much about beer, I came to love and appreciate it even more.
a: It always seemed to be a challenge for me and my friends to figure out where to go during lunch breaks for school, considering the many options along I-Drive. I also remember visiting the parks before, after, and sometimes during class breaks.
a: The beef empanadas from Café Tu Tu Tango are my absolute favorite!
a: I know it’s cliché, but I really do have everything on my iPod, from 80s to Rap to Pop to Country. If it’s a good song, it’s on my iPod.
a: It shocks people how much I love, know about, and follow sports...especially football.