The TME Team

As we say goodbye to 2015 and welcome in the New Year, we love to take this time to acknowledge and appreciate everything we have in our lives. The sentiment of giving thanks is very important to us, and it’s something that we’ve made a cornerstone of TaylorMade Experience. In fact, we do a bunch of things to express gratitude throughout the year, including: We bring treats to meetings to surprise our clients with something sweet! We always send handwritten thank-you notes and a thank-you gift following a big project...

Do you experience frustration with terrible service when you shop, eat out, check in to a hotel, attend an event, or travel? At every turn, I seem to notice a lack of customer service—and I’m sad to say, top-notch service has become a dying art. This is a topic that I hold very near and dear to my heart. When I started in business, I worked for Marriott International, a company that prides itself on “above and beyond service.” Providing excellent service is something that was ingrained in me at the...

When I was young, I knew that one day I wanted to have my own business, be my own boss, make my mark on the world. I had absolutely no idea that I would build a company that my clients love and appreciate and my employees enjoy working for. Here’s how I did it - and how we continue to do it: Do work you love My entire career has been spent in the event industry, and I could not imagine doing any other work. I am a people-person, and I thrive in...

Hello Everyone! My name is Mary Iafelice (pronounced “Eye-Fell-Eese” in English, “Ya-Fell-E-Chay” in Italian), and I am pleased to introduce myself to you as a TaylorMade Experience Event Coordinator! Better late than never, right? (Enjoying some Cava in Barcelona, Spain) How is it that a philosophy major with her roots in New England ended up in Events Management in the D.C. area? Well, I will admit that back in college I was dead-set on staying in academia for my whole career. But life, as it is known to do, threw me a curveball...

Hi everyone! I’m Jessica Wessinger, and I’m excited to join the TaylorMade Experience team again as an Event Coordinator.  I say again, because I interned with TME in 2011 and found my way back 3 years later after graduation from Virginia Tech and positions with the Washington Capitals and American University. It’s been impressive to watch TME’s growth from afar over the last few years, and I’m excited at what the future has in store for us. Growing up, I never considered a career in events. I was always interested in business...

Hey Y’all! I’m Kelly Schricker, and I’m proud to announce that I am the new Event Manager at TaylorMade Experience! For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to plan events. Though, until I tried, I didn’t realize that event management was a viable career option. Determined to follow my dream, I relocated to a market I thought would be full of event opportunities, Honolulu, Hawaii (I swear the beach had nothing to do with this choice). Shortly thereafter, I landed myself a great job and joined several non-profit groups that happened...

Hello again! I am now three-quarters of the way done with my MBA at American University’s Kogod School of Business, and happily the newest full-time employee at TaylorMade Experience. Something that has been stressed to me over and over again at school is the importance of culture at work. Different cultures work well for different organizations, and some cultures don’t really work at all. Over the last six months, I have observed first-hand how the values embedded in the TME culture are what make the company one that is excellent both internally and...

Experience is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the process of doing and seeing things and of having things happen to you.” Who doesn’t want to have a fun and exciting experience? And we know that you want to create a unique, exceptional and flawless event to engage your guests and keep them coming back. In order to ensure such quality at our events, TME has the following "Company Rules:" I don’t know is not an answer! Instead of saying we can’t do something, we find a way to make it happen. And when...

Hi there! My name is Stephanie Janeiro, and I am the newest member of the TaylorMade Experience team. I started at TME in May of 2013 as an intern during the summer between my first and second years of earning my MBA. Any MBA student will tell you that internships are a key aspect of professional development. A career in event management was never in my sights growing up, but I am most definitely glad that it is what I have decided on. As many of you can probably relate to, my...

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