While this is her events motto, we think it captures her best. A native Jersey girl (more Springsteen than Bon Jovi) who has lived in Florence, Italy, and Santa Cruz, CA, Katie packs a real punch. Her Special Event and Nonprofit experience is extensive, thanks to stints at Susan Ulin Associates, Publicolor and Alliance Member Services, where she mastered the art of managing complex boards, leadership committees, and large-scale events. Her personality is as strong as the Americanos, lemon bars, and gin martinis she favors while running about NYC, getting it done for our clients. A really creative gourmet, she is very thorough and thoughtful when it comes to planning a meal — creating the menus, making a day of the shopping, the preparation (12 hours in the kitchen is no big deal), even the timing of the meal. Could it be the year in Italy, Sunday dinners at Grandma’s or just a real zest for living? See for yourself.