I am a very creative and energetic professional with experience in a variety of roles, most recently in Human Resources. With an MBA from Seattle University, I have acquired organizational skills over time to handle staff, customers, contractors, budgeting and financial aspects of managing events. I bring my HR experience and people knowledge to draw out client’s desires and needs. My aim is to create stress-free and fun event experiences for clients. My attention to detail, analytical and communication skills lead to a well-planned and flawless event operation.
When I am not planning events, I love to entertain in our family’s home. Large groups of friends and family with lots of good food, laughter and conversations is my idea of a great evening! I also love to travel with my family and learn about local culture. My favorite travel destinations so far have been Bali and the south of Spain. In my leisure time, I enjoy classical music, spending time with my family and curling up with a good book!
Are you wondering about my name? This is how you say it, ah-r-ch-ana, the offering of flowers to God in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language.
What I love is, people! Connecting with them, interacting with them, knowing them. I translate this into creating experiences for them. Experiences which are lifelong memories. I started my event management journey at the age of 18 in my home country of India. Equipped with a Master’s degree in HR, I have been a recruiting professional with doing event management as a hobby. Somewhere along the line, this hobby turned into passion and The Whole Gamut was born. Now, with years of experience managing events in social, corporate and non-profit areas, I am here to help you plan, style and personalize your event, making it truly memorable for you and your guests. I follow industry trends, read event blogs, and pride myself in having rich cultural knowledge (and always keen to learn other cultures).
I have been a long time Seattle resident. I live in Bellevue with my darling husband and kids, Zoya (13) and Zahaan (11). Apart of doing events, I love to spend time with family and friends, watch movies in all genres, go on food trails, travel, meet interesting people and build memories, experiences for myself and my family.