Maureen draws on her experience, as well as her ongoing dedication to professional excellence through education and training, to ensure successful – and very special – events. She diligently meets the objectives of her clients through astute strategic planning, exceptional attention to detail, as well as industry connections and behind-the-scenes know-how that assure on-time, on-budget delivery.
Maureen’s expertise in event planning has well-established roots. For over 15 years she held a position as general manager of a multimillion-dollar service organization where she led a team of up to 55 staff.
Her keen business sense and entrepreneurial spirit led her to play a key role in the establishment of a company that managed events at one of BC’s largest tourist destinations – Science World. These functions covered a wide gamut – from celebrations convened by high-profile personalities, to large corporate conferences, to major public gatherings of up to 2000 people.
After completing her programs at BCIT Maureen joined the MS Society of Canada, BC & Yukon and used her attention to detail and passion for planning events in her role , in 2016 she was the provincial lead for all 18 Scotiabank MS Walks.
In addition to being a Red Seal Certified Chef, Maureen is also a graduate of BCIT with an Associate Certificate in Event Marketing with distinction and a certificate in Fundraising Management from BCIT. Maureen continues to work towards personal and professional growth by attending conferences such as Wedding MBA in Vegas annually and Go West in Edmonton.
A busy mom of three grown boys, Ana Brand has worked with Emerald Events for three years and has learned hands-on the art of planning and executing events. Prior to working with us, Ana has been a PAC leader for fifteen years organizing committees and many special events. Most recently Ana has been honored with a Shakti Award of Excellence for her Public Service. Her experience includes helping people with Celebration of Life events for three years; Ana is well-suited for this role as she has a great eye for detail and a heart of gold.
Our Team at work
Maureen, Ana, Ashley and Carol