Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Meet Ashley- A Lead Coordinator with MG Events

Ashley MG Events Hello hello! First things first, my name is Ashley Clements. I am the Lead Coordinator for MG Events and I have absolutely loved every minute (including the stressful ones!) of working for this amazing company. Morgan is extremely talented and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher or boss.

I was born and raised in Savannah, GA. Ok, ‘technically’ I was born in Jacksonville, FL but I moved to Savannah when I was just a few months old so same difference, right? The only time I actually admit to being born anywhere other than Savannah is when my parents start whining about how on earth I became a FLORIDA GATOR fan (yes, you heard me!). Then of course, I blame them for having me in Florida. :)

I am outgoing, adventurous and active. I am converting myself to a ‘runner’ and just completed my first half-marathon (without passing out even!). I love meeting new people and being exposed to new things. I love the natural beauty of the outdoors and will take any opportunity I get to enjoy it. I like to think I do my part to keep the earth green!
I attended college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA where I obtained a B.B.A. in Finance, with an emphasis in marketing. I crunched numbers during the day and planned (and attended, of course!) any and every event I could find in my free time. I enjoyed non-profit work through my sorority, on-campus organizations such as the St. Jude’s Children’s Miracle Network Board and par-tay planning at the restaurant I worked at! I love the feeling I get when I see the final product come together and know that I had everything to do with it. I probably should have realized then that my passion was event planning and not number crunching at all! My absolute favorite part of event planning is the smile it puts on people’s faces. Whether it is a bride, the community leader of a nonprofit or just an attendee of an event, a smile says a million words and it’s the only thing I need to want to continue doing this forever.

In the summer of 2007, I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and I’m pretty positive nothing has been the same since. I always loved traveling but Europe held the key to my wandering soul. :) I WANT TO SEE THE WORLD. I am in awe by people who can speak many languages and are well cultured on international affairs. I think I am decently cultured but I have so much more to see and learn. Yet another reason why I love what I do is the fact that I get to meet incredible people from all over with different world views, values and passions. I love that no two people ever have the same life story to tell, even when their lives are seemingly parallel. I do not believe in knowing strangers, nor do I ever want to.

Last but certainly not least, I am a dog lover—any and every breed! My black pug, Kenzie, is my baby girl. She is very spoiled and snores louder than any human I have ever personally witnessed and I wouldn’t have her any other way!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little about me! I look forward to sharing in your wedding soon!

You can follow me on Twitter {MGEventsAshley}


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