In her role as Creative Assistant, Katie Ireland works closely with our five full-time staff members, as well as the extended Hurricane Productions and Media Cutlet teams. Her day-to-day work includes different administrative responsibilities, such as connecting with potential clients via social media, conducting online recorded events, and adding new ideas and perspectives to our various client projects.
Katie was introduced to the event industry as a teenager, when she worked for her aunt's catering business. In high school, she found a love for video production, which has followed her in different ways throughout her life’s career thus far.
"After traveling the country, living briefly in five different states the past five years, working a myriad of jobs, and meeting some amazing people, I feel like I have embodied so many valuable skill sets that have helped me and continue to help me tremendously with this job and with my life every day," Katie shared.
Katie initially applied for our Wedding Consultant position, but with her background and passion for video production, we saw an opportunity to create a new position that we never had before — and it turned out to be an even more perfect fit!
"After learning about Hurricane Productions when I saw their job posting, I knew immediately that they were a top-level company that believed in quality work," said Katie. "I trusted that they would be a great company to be a part of, that they would mentor me properly, and that I would be genuinely happy and honored to work for them. I am so thankful for this special unique opportunity and what is to come with it."
Although she's only been with us since January, Katie has already become an important part of the Hurricane Productions and MediaCutlet family. As her career progresses with this team, she sees new and exciting opportunities ahead that will allow her to take on different roles that she's always wanted to do professionally, such as MCing, editing, and more.
"Everyone at Hurricane Productions is extremely kind and fun to work with," Katie said. "It is absolutely the best thing about my job — and the fact I get to do what I love while learning more and more every day is just absolutely wonderful. I have learned so much, and am in love with this job."
Outside of work, Katie is an avid speed roller skater and has a deep love and passion for nature and conservation, specifically the beach, the ocean, and palm trees. She also loves Halloween and horror movies, game shows, and snorkeling, and is a proud cat mom to Benny the Blind Bandit.