Kathleen started working at the City of Glendale in 2008 as stadium staff for rugby games. In October of 2012 she was hired full time as Administrative Assistant for the Infinity Park Event Center team. Recently promoted to Senior Sales Consultant, Kathleen loves the challenges presented with each new event. Kathleen continuously works to expand her knowledge and skills in the event industry, making each customers experience special.
Director of Business Development & Sales
Why do you like working in the event industry?
All the great people I’ve met and the opportunities to network with new people in all areas of the event industry.
What is your favorite thing about Infinity Park Event Center?
The team at IPEC always works together to help a client have the best event possible.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday is Christmas for so many reasons from the smell of Christmas cookies baking in the oven and the sound of Christmas music on the radio to seeing all the Christmas lights and décor. I love bringing joy to others when I find the perfect gift or when they bite into the first Christmas cookie.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Western Europe is by far my favorite place to visit. I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled abroad numerous times since I was a child. And every couple of years I get the itch to go back. The history, landscape, culture across Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany and Greece—to name a few of the places I’ve been—are incredible.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my career development at IPEC. I was hired as an Administrative Assistant and with training and support of the Director of Sales I had the opportunity to learn sales in the event industry. That experience was rewarded with a promotion to Sales Consultant where I continue to grow.
“RK decided to host Base Camp, our annual all-employee meeting, at IPEC for the second year in a row due to our great experience with the venue. We had sophisticated audio/visual needs and IPEC’s staff was very helpful and responsive in ensuring that our visual and audio content worked without a hitch. The venue set-up and tear-down went smoothly and the entire production was a success. We’ll be back again!”Heather GallienDirector of Marketing and Communications
“It’s hard to believe that already a week has passed since our first RISE TOGETHER Women’s Conference… Thank you so much for your incredible professionalism and expertise which helped make this event a huge success! The feedback we’ve received from attendees is overwhelmingly positive with regards to the space and flow of the event, and we have you to thank for so much of it. We can’t wait for next year’s event and are already looking at dates :)”Rachel LubchanskyREL Impact with Rachel
“Just a quick little note to say THANK YOU for helping us pull off a successful event on Saturday night. The client overachieved on his goals, both in terms of capacity and $$$! Infinity Park was the perfect choice for the Dining in the Dark Gala and helped to make those goals a reality… Thank you all for the partnership and collaboration. I know we had some last-minute changes, but you handled them with grace and professionalism…”Lizzy KarloffBizzy Bee Communications
It’s been wonderful to work with production team. Every step of set up. [They are] great at setting expectations and making sure there are no surprises. For events, that’s extremely important. There is a wow factor when you walk into the room, and you see the event space coming together.Robin BurnsHabitat for Humanity
“We decided to do a fight night event. To make a long story short, we exceeded all of our expectations. Our attendees were blown away by the ambiance. Thank heavens for the staff, because there’s no way I could make [it] happen. It was turnkey. Our president wanted to know everything that was going on. The one thing I didn’t let him see until that night was the surround video screen. This man is never speechless, and he was speechless.”Kathie BarstnarPresident, NAIOP
“They chose the venue because they’re a technically savvy company. Infinity Park has the 360 video wall, it was a match made in heaven. The way the audience can feel that emotion, that content, and it is surrounding you at all times, we wanted to audience to feel the magnitude of what the venue can bring to an event.”Chris StarkeyPartner, AXS Group