We’re excited to introduce this week’s Event 360 Teammate Spotlight. Enjoy a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Alana Swanson!
Position: Travel Associate Manager
Start Year: 2017
What job did you hold right before you came to work at Event 360?
I was a Billing/Fraud Team Lead at Trunk Club, a shopping and styling service.
Was there anything in particular that brought you to Event 360?
The job sounded like a perfect fit for my skills and experience, and the company seemed like a great place to work! I also loved how everyone talked about the culture, the people, and the amazing work they do – rave reviews!
If you weren’t working at Event 360 what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working at Event 360 I would hopefully be working in something else involving travel (or traveling the world myself).
Favorite part of your job?
I’m excited to be supporting the participants of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, and right now I’m enjoying learning a lot about Event 360, the 3-Day walks, and all the other awesome events!
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy trying new restaurants all over the city as well as baking in my kitchen. I love yoga and try to practice a few times a week. I also like to mix it up with different workouts, and I recently started swimming. I balance out my activity with a healthy dose of Netflix binging. I love to travel and explore the world. My most recent trip was to Cuba in January.
Most memorable event experience?
I haven’t been to any events yet, but I can’t wait for my first one!
You’re showing off your hometown to a friend who has never been to visit before. What’s on your must see/do/eat list?
My hometown is Evanston, IL, just north of Chicago. I love the lakefront area, there are lots of nice park areas, a lagoon, and beaches. SPACE Evanston is a cool small concert venue, and an awesome place to experience a more intimate show. Evanston also has a lot of great festivals and art fairs in the summer. My favorite restaurant there is called Lulu’s, an Asian fusion place that recently reopened after closing a few years ago. I love The Lucky Platter for brunch. Great scrambles, omelets, benedicts, pastries, and more. The best coffeeshop in town is The Brothers K, with wonderful coffees, teas, and baked goods. Can you tell I love food?
On event, what three things are we guaranteed to find in your bag?
I like to be super prepared with everything I could need, but my top 3 are sunscreen (I have a lot of sunburn experience), Mophie charger for my phone, and a Kind bar for a just-in-case snack.
One word to describe Event 360?