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Get to know our talented team behind our exceptional experiences!  Rebecca Ventura is our newest member of CSI, pictured here near the beach where she grew up…

What is your most memorable event to date?

My most memorable event was a fundraiser gala that raised $1.5 million for wounded veterans. The event was for PenFed Night of Heroes Gala. It was inspiring to hear the honorees speak about their survival and how  grateful they were for just living another day. It was a sweet moment when towards the end of one of the performances, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

I love the relationships I get to build with my clients and my vendor partners in the city. I also love the feeling of working really hard and seeing the results of your hard work pay off with a successful event and happy team!

Any advice you would give to someone starting out in the special events industry?

Be patient, flexible, learn from your mistakes (it’s okay to make a mistake!!) and do everything with passion!

Favorite event venue in Washington, DC?

That’s tough with all the beautiful venues, houses and museums in the city. I would have to pick the National Cathedral, you can see its beauty from many parts of the city and once inside, you’re instantly in awe of its architecture and detail.

Best event entertainment you’ve ever seen?

It was pretty incredible to see a duet performance of an electric violinist battle it out with an opera singer while the performers (dressed as waiters) danced in sync to serve the main course.

If you didn’t work in the Special Events Industry, what would you do?

In my dream bubble, I would love to be a musician. In my real bubble, I would want to manage the community outreach and charity work for the Boston Red Sox.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Honduras, moved to the US when I was two, and grew up in Florida.

What’s your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be to travel the world however, I’d love to start with a trip to Ireland!

How do you spend your time outside of work?

Eating and drinking my way through any city, concerts, sports, enjoying time in the sun, giving back and exploring everything DC has to offer!

Think you know Rebecca?  Head over to our social media pages and play along with our Two Truths & a Lie, and post your answer… The answer will appear at the next CSI INSIDER edition next month! 

Thanks for playing along with Heidi Baker last month!  Did you guess her lie?  She would love to live somewhere on a lake, and being the lucky girl she is, Heidi has worked with Carrie Underwood on 10 music videos!  But she is NOT currently training to run her first marathon…

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