With a background including floral design, catering and event management, Whitney has a keen understanding for event production. Add that to her love of pushing the fashion boundaries, and an imaginative spirit, she is a powerful leader that has the makings of the perfect President. When she's not amazing us with her talent, she enjoys her begal cat Zoe and is actively involved with various charitable organizations.
Let's find out more about our Madame la Présidente with this week's questionnaire and make sure to see last's post featuring our Creative Queen...
What is the first thing you do as President?
Start my day with a Triple Venti Skinny Vanilla No Foam Latte…and always think 5 steps ahead!
How does your process unfold?
It’s more of a rolling effect than a folding effect. Like a snowball, you just keep adding on more and by the time you hit the target, the excess fluff has been removed. I think great events are created out of a process of dreaming and editing, dreaming and editing.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Absolutely everything! I’m very visual, so just being in a state of awareness helps me draw inspiration from nature and my surroundings. I’m a picture junkie; pictures always resonate with my creative side. My husband thinks I’m crazy when I look at Instagram because I can process photos as fast as my fingers can scroll!
What is your favorite aspect of creating?
I love using the logical side of my brain along with the creative side. Building projects are always fun because they use both parts!
How would you describe your perfect event?
If you could pick one word to describe one of your events, what would it be?
Magical…seriously, when you have that moment you step back and say “wow, is this real!”
What are your strengths:
According to my team, I can “Divide and Conquer” like no one else…or at least I can use that phrase like no one else!
What are you weaknesses:
Champagne, Award Show Red Carpets & Shopping.
It kills me when my crew uses too many backdrop clips! (Probably can be summed up that my pet peeve is wasting time!)
I’m such a beach-babe, without a doubt it would be to SCUBA in the Great Barrier Reef!
I have different favs for different areas of my life, and they are constantly changing! For events right now I’m digging an all-white look (so chic!)…for my house, I’m obsessed with shades of blue almost to a teal…for my wardrobe, it’s always black (that never changes!).
“If it is to be, it is up to me!” -William H. Johnsen
What is one habit you have:
I bite my cheeks when I’m thinking. Don’t ask me why.