The San Francisco-born, Kimberly Quinlan Bakker grew up in Ross, Marin County. After graduating with honors from Santa Catalina High School, she enrolled for a business course in the University of Southern California in LA. While at the university, Kimberly worked as a volunteer teacher, besides serving in the Panhellenic Board as the women’s advocate.
Before establishing Kimberly Bakker Events – an events management company, she worked for major high-tech organizations in event production. Three years later, Kimberly Bakker events was contracted to work on the most notable sailing regatta, in San Francisco, The Moet Cup. Kimberly boasts of more than 15 years of experience in event planning, fundraising and public relations. Her other achievements include being a founding partner of Le Colonial restaurant. She delivered a successful launch of the well-known restaurant which resulted in the collection of over $5 million in revenue during the first year.
In an interview with Ideamensch, Kimberly Quinlan Bakker reveals a few things about herself. She developed her passion of event planning at a tender age. Kimberly has always loved celebrating the achievements, milestones and accolades of others. As a child, she would organize parties for honored guests including his brothers and animals. With the experience and skills she gathered working with several companies and organizations, alongside her passion, she gathered the confidence to begin her entrepreneurial journey.
Kimberly Bakker is not the kind that is scared of challenges. Instead, she sees them as source of motivation. She listens to her clients’ ideas and expectations, works on them and offers something they couldn’t think of even in their wildest imagination. Bakker believes in dreaming big, ensuring resourcefulness at all times and most importantly, she believes that everything is impossible.
The one trend that excites her is the discussions surrounding the legalization of cannabis and the influx of related products on the market. In some of her events, Kimberly Bakker incorporates cannabis bars where knowledgeable individuals enlighten the guests about the wide array of the cannabis products available and the associated benefits.
Kimberly insists on the importance of organization for every entrepreneur – and more so in event planning. For her, an organization means extensive lists because she cannot afford to miss any detail. Besides her calendar, she utilizes her phone’s organizational tool (mostly checklist in nature). When asked about the one strategy that has helped grow her business, Kimberly talks about offering the best customer service and going the extra mile for clients. Find Related Information Here.
For new mothers looking for inspiration and motherhood tips, Kimberly Bakker recommends a book titled ‘Mitten Strings for God’. She says that the book has come in handy in shaping her style of motherhood.
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