--RISE Award for Best Educational Programming (Hybrid Events), Meeting Professionals International, June 2016
--Hall of Fame inductee, Minnesota Meetings & Events, 2016
--Best Technical Production award, 2014 ISES Star Awards
--2013 ISES Star Awards, Best Corporate Event
--2013 ISES Star Awards, Best Technical Production
--Named 2012 Top 20 Changemaker, CMI, June 2012
--Best Technical Production award, 2012 ISES Star Awards
--2012 Event of the Year, MPI, MN Chapter
--2012 Outstanding Planner Member of the Year, MPI, MN Chapter
--MN's Hospitality Journal's 2012 Vision Award for Innovation


--Meeting Professionals International, Minnesota Chapter President, July 2016- June 2017
--Meeting Professionals International, Vice President/Director of Communications, Board of Directors, July 2008 - June 2010
--Meeting Professionals International, Active Member, February 2002- present
--Professional Conference Managers Association, active member

--Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC), March 2016
--Digital Event Strategist designation (DES), August 2013
--Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM), February 2011
--Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation, January 2004

--MBA, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
--B.A. Communications/Business Minor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN