Meet Colleen Patten.
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Colleen is the Private Event Manager at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. Colleen has always loved wine and attending events in Wine Country!
After an internship with Gloria Ferrer in her senior year, Colleen completed a degree at San Francisco State University. She continued with Gloria Ferrer because she loved the atmosphere and definitely for the wine. Colleen started as a Hospitality Coordinator, putting together in-house ticketed events and became the Private Event Manager about four years ago.
“I think my creativity in this position has been my greatest asset in success. I don’t like to say no to any client before really thinking about why not.”
As to her great accomplishments at Gloria Ferrer, Colleen created a team building menu for corporate clients that she is pretty excited about. Colleen says, “It’s really fun to come up with various ways teams can connect, making it fun and approachable for all that come onsite.” She has also seen each of her fiscal years end with nice increases, which also feels good. “I think my creativity in this position has been my greatest asset in success. I don’t like to say no to any client before really thinking about why not.”
She advises that prospective members jump in and try to meet everyone you can. “Everyone is very approachable in the group and willing to help connect you to the next potential partner. Referrals are such an important part of the this business that as long as your open about what you are looking for, someone can help you get there.”
Having that face-to-face connection with all the great people in this industry is also important.
As is the goal for most businesses, Colleen is always looking to increase my social and corporate business. She attends ILEA meetings to see the current trends (keeping up with what I offer), new ideas, education seminars to see what areas need improvement. Having that face-to-face connection with all the great people in this industry is also important to her.
In her spare time, Colleen loves to read! She loves totally “nerdy” novels in the Science Fiction & Fantasy world and can’t resist the Young Adult category.
Her favorite hidden gem is a Jhanthong Banbua offering delicious Thai food. Looks can be deceiving – the place looks a little worn down but it is so yummy there!
You can contact Colleen by email Colleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 707-933-1931.