Meet Tarah McMaster, Program Manager! She has been with Elastic since August 2018 and loving every minute. We asked Tarah to share 5 fun facts to get to know her…
What has been your favourite venue to plan an event?
Any Gaylord Hotel, they are so fun! My first Gaylord experience was with Elastic and I was in awe with level of detail under the roof. Taking the boat through the Gaylord Opry Land was one of the coolest experiences I have had in a hotel.
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
Easy- Pizza! I could eat it everyday, anyway. The best pizza I have ever had was surprisingly at the San Diego baseball stadium where they have a super cute artisan market in the middle of the seating levels.
Favourite part of your job?
The people! I love meeting new people throughout our event planning journey. Everything from getting to know the clients to meeting people on site that I have exchanged emails with all year while planning the event. I love the stories and building some lifelong connections.
How would you spend your perfect Sunday?
Perfect Sunday would be one in the summer where the sun is shining. I love being outdoors at a cottage (or anywhere near water). I would get up early in the morning and go for a hike. Lately, I have been listening to podcasts during my walks. Then I would come back to the cottage and spend the rest of the day kayaking or swimming followed by a BBQ. A good book would be great as well, right now I am reading Glennon Doyle, Untamed.
What is one Event Planning tip you still live by?
“We are just planning an event, we aren’t saving lives.” Sometimes anything that can go wrong, will go wrong! Our clients are looking to us to be the ones to hold it together in those moments, and like airplanes always say you have to put on your oxygen mask first before you can help anyone else. So I remind myself I’m not a heart surgeon with someone’s life in my hands and take a few deep inhales. Once I’m calm and collected what to do next usually comes to me.