The Sequel: Summer 2014

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Rosary High School

Summer 2014

Flashy rings and shiny things Katie Webb ’03 has managed to incorporate her volunteer life as a director of Camp ReCreation into

her busy schedule as owner of the popular event planning firm Intertwined, Inc. She attributes much of her success and her commitment to “give back” to her development at Rosary High School.

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When did you become interested in event planning? I’ve always had a passion for being a part of events. From being on the Rosary Day committee Junior year, to a Red & Gold captain, my passion started at Rosary and continued to grow while at San Diego State University in my sorority, Pi Beta Phi. After finding out there was a degree in event planning through the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department, I immediately signed up and began studying the behind the scenes of event planning. I was lucky enough to get two amazing internships my junior and senior year in college which solidified my love for planning. After I graduated, I got a job working with American Express planning events for Fortune 500 companies such as Allergan, Intel, and Motorola. It wasn’t until a few of my friends started getting married that I realized my true love for events was in the wedding industry. What inspired you to start your own business? My dad always told me growing up that you have the most control of your future when you worked for yourself. After meeting my current business partner, Meghan, I knew I had found someone with the same passion and motivation that I had to build my dream career and future. After working in corporate America for three years, I knew I wasn’t someone who could follow all the processes and procedures and be forced to think inside the box. Meghan and I started Intertwined Events, our special event planning company, in 2009 and never looked back. Together, we’ve been able to accomplish so much; we consistently push each other to be better and I know our success has been in our teamwork.

How many Rosary weddings and event have you overseen? Is there a special connection? To date, we have planned 17 Rosary girls’ weddings from the classes of 2000 to 2009. There’s a special connection with a past Rosary grad and the instant connection we have once we start reminiscing about our days on Acacia! This past month we had the opportunity to plan a wedding with a Rosary grad, Sarah Toner ’96, as the florist. It’s amazing the connections we make and the opportunity to not only plan someone’s day, but work with other Rosary alumnae as vendors and teammates on event days!

Krissi (Kirschner) ’02 and Clark Fritchle