Kerri began her career in restaurants at a young age and fell in love with the energy and demanding pace of the food and beverage industry. She knew then that this was the direction she needed to follow and graduated with her degree in Hospitality Management from Appalachian State University.
After college she started focusing more on event planning and began her career as a Special Event Coordinator. After planning weddings and events for a few years, she wanted to moved on to the corporate side of events.
She continued her career with a few different event planning positions with Hyatt Hotels, beginning as Banquet Director. After operations she was promoted to a Catering Manager role and really focused on client relationships, which became her favorite thing to date about event planning. “You meet so many people and learn so much from them. To know that I am able to take peoples ideas, dreams and goals and turn it into memorable events is the most rewarding thing to me”.
After working in all facets of corporate event planning, She decided that her passion was creating and making those memories, and wanted to get back into Weddings and Special Events. “Weddings and Special Events allow me the flexibility and creativity to really plan amazing events and think outside the box for a client”. As Kerri was making her move to get back into Weddings and Special Events she became engaged. It was through her wedding planning process that she met Brittany Adams. It was then that they decided they had had the same education, goals, ambitions, experiences and really wanted to take their events to the next level and decided to combine forces. “Not only have I had the opportunity to work with Brittany at BAO Events, I was also lucky enough to be a client”.
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