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Our founder, Christine Taylor DeMao, has been planning social and corporate events for more than 22 years. In Your Element Events was borne out of Christine's creative nature, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for our environment. Christine spent nearly 20 years working in the field of investment management before realizing her dream of launching in Your Element Events. During that time, she had the opportunity to produce large and small-scale events and also acquired valuable business management, financial budgeting, marketing, writing, contract negotiation, and relationship management skills that continue to benefit her and her clients today.

In early 2011, Christine earned the Convention Industry Council's Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, demonstrating expertise in planning and executing professional events. Christine has studied organizational development and behavior at Duquesne University and at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She is also a graduate of San Francisco State University's Meeting and Event Planning Program. Christine is an active member of the International Special Events Society, the Green Meeting Industry Council, Meeting Professionals International, and the Professional Convention Management Association.

Christine's work at In Your Element Events is a labor of love. She enjoys the creative exercise of helping people and organizations celebrate their most meaningful moments while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line and our planet's resources. Christine believes that every event, meeting, and social celebration has the potential to be more than people simply gathering together at the same place and time. These events provide us with a powerful opportunity to connect meaningfully with each other and leave behind a legacy of benevolence.

In her spare time, Christine enjoys spending time with her adopted dog, reading, traveling, and teaching cake decorating classes. She also serves as the Western Regional Director for Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that coordinates the donation of celebration cakes to critically ill children and their siblings.

Please explore our site to discover how In Your Element Events can assist with your next celebration, or contact us now to discuss your specific needs.