Meet Your Dedicated Team - Event Specialist, Shanna Paris
When you choose Dubsdread Catering, our people become dedicated members of your event team and bring professional skills and excellent hospitality to your special day. We thought we’d share some details about Shanna and what makes her so special to us.
Five Questions With Event Specialist, Shanna Paris:
- How many years have you been with Dubsdread Catering?
I have been a Dubsdread Catering team member for more than two and a half years. A wise person I know well encouraged me to apply when the opening came along, and I’m so glad I did!
- What is your college and/or life experience that prepared you for this position?
After graduating High School my best friend and I moved from Maryland to Orlando. My goal from the beginning was to become a Wedding Planner, so I worked towards that goal while earning a bachelor’s degree at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Now that I get to work in this field day-in and day-out, it just reinforces that this is the right position for me! I love nothing more than working with couples, event planners, corporate planners, and vendors to pull together a wide range of events and people. I love staying current on all the vendors, spaces, and events in Orlando as well. There is so much that Orlando has to offer and uncovering it all to share with my clients the new ideas and experiences available is one of the best parts of my career.
- What are your plans for your future career/personal growth?
We are always paying close attention to what couples are looking for, changes in taste, new ideas, and new vendors to suggest. Because of our team’s attention to clients at the beginning and our service during the event, our company continues to grow. I want to continue in my role and be part of the growth that brings more team members in and therefore more strengths. My personal growth comes from networking. I enjoy conversations and discussions with talented people and it’s something I’m hoping to do more of.
- What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love just being home with my husband and my 5-year-old son Liam listening to good music or a good podcast to unwind. When we have down time, we often drive over to the beach so Liam can practice on riding his first boogie board!
- What do you enjoy most about your position?
The simplicity of finding common ground in my client’s needs and then connecting them with ideas and vendors to inspire their wedding or event is real enjoyment for me. I’m always glad when people recognize the quality of our venues and catering services. I am really proud of our team and the product we deliver.
When we say “...served with Southern Charm,” we mean it. Our team members offer service and hospitality you won’t find anywhere else. Find out for yourself!