Owner, A2D Events LLC
Established the business in 2011
Moved to Columbia, Mo. from Columbia, Md. in January 2007 (imagine the confusion for USPS!)
What should anyone moving to Columbia know about our great community?
I have found there to be a great sense of community here, especially in the neighborhood that we live in. There are a lot of transplants here non-native to Columbia, and we look out for each other like family.
What is your favorite event during the year?
Since I have three small girls, I have to say we really enjoy the Magic Tree lighting!
What do you think makes Columbia such a giving community?
I believe it may have something to do with the small town feel of it. It reminds me of back in the day when the neighbors all knew each other and looked out for one another.
What is your favorite fact about Columbia that you would like to share?
I have met several residents with stories similar to mine, moved to CoMo not expecting to stay for long and end up here for several years. It really seems to grow on you.
What is the best part about doing business in Columbia?
Doing business in Columbia has been fun. Word of mouth is big around these parts. When I do an event for someone and they tell others about it, they are sure to call me when they need something done. I have also really noticed a jump in business since moving from my home office to The District. The business community downtown has been great and very welcoming and willing to help me fit in. Just being in The District makes me feel right at home.
Why do you choose to live here?
When we moved here, we thought we would only be here for two to three years, then we would move on. We had two more daughters here and have found it to be a nice place to raise our children. We love our home and our neighborhood and the friends that we have met. We have family in St. Louis, and CoMo puts us close enough to visit anytime, but not so close that people are dropping by unexpectedly. It’s truly a win-win.