Features

The Meeting Professional, December 2017
Plan Your Meetings, Winter 2016

Wicked Good
The Meeting Professional, October 2016

There are Events, and Then There's SXSW
The Meeting Professional, June 2016
The Meeting Professional, April 2016



SEAT, Spring 2016

Facility Manager, Spring 2016


The Meeting Professional, March 2016

MEETING, January/February 2016

The Meeting Professional, January 2016

Los Angeles Clippers build first-of-its-kind, pop-up club
SEAT, Winter 2016

The Meeting Professional, December 2015

SEAT, Fall 2015

The Meeting Professional, November 2015

The Meeting Professional, September/October 2015

The Meeting Professional, August 2015

The Meeting Professional, April 2015

Facility Manager, February 2015

The Meeting Professional, December 2014

The Meeting Professional, December 2014


Facility Manager, November 2014


The Meeting Professional, September 2014
Event Planner Spain, August 2014 (Spanish)


Shindig! No. 40, June 2014


Facility Manager, April/May 2014

The Meeting Professional, September 2013
Chinese Conferences & Exhibition No. 20 (Chinese)


Shindig! No. 33, June 2013

One+, January 2011

One+, November 2010

One+, October 2010
Event Planner Spain, November 2010 (Spanish)

One+, April 2010

One+, August 2010

One+, November 2009

One+, January 2009 
Between the time writer Joseph Dobrian turned in his draft of this feature and when we were to complete design, valuable sources emerged. But with the print deadline so close, I needed to jump right in, leverage a new-found source (an event planner in Mumbai facing uprooted events due to the terrorist attacks) and expand the still-developing story.

The Meeting Professional, May 2008 
Via Abbi Whitaker, I was able to produce the first media coverage of an innovative social team-building activity. My heart doesn't melt too easily, but the program behind this story touched me.

The Meeting Professional, November 2007
Dealing with the occasional ne'er-do-well is part and parcel of the event planning game. People will sneak in without paying, crash invite-only affairs or, in the case of the hacker conference DEFCON, lie to gain access and attempt to record attendees admitting to breaking the law. I interviewed Jeff Moss, founder of DEFCON, to discuss when a Dateline NBC undercover journalist was exposed at the event.

The Meeting Professional, June 2007
The site visit is an important element of the meeting and event planning process. For this feature, I gathered best practices from industry planners and suppliers. As this was the cover story, the art on its opening spread was replicated on the cover of the magazine. (I loved the cover so much, the editor in chief gave me a framed copy. I'd later learn that the publisher absolutely hated this cover!)



The Meeting ProfessionalMay 2007 
My first huge, non-destination-specific feature for MPI, I sought to understand the differing thoughts on the buzz-tastic "wow factor" at events.


The Meeting Professional, October 2004 
When seeking truly unique meeting venues, don't forget to check out spaces already occupied--with spirits of the dead!