Maggie Couture - private event manager
Maggie grew up in Western Massachusetts and learned the foundations of customer service and connecting with guests while working through high school and college as a restaurant server. After graduating from St. Anselm College with a degree in business she moved to Boston and began a career in finance and accounting.
With a minor in French, Maggie was always drawn to the allure of France and traveled there frequently. She left Boston and moved to France for a year to teach English. Upon returning to the US, Maggie found herself in NYC, once again working in finance. Realizing this was not her calling, she packed up and moved back to France two years later. After a few months, Maggie returned to Western Mass and enrolled in a Meeting and Event Planning program at UMass Amherst.
With her newly gained knowledge of the events industry and motivation for more hands-on experience, Maggie connected with the owner of the event venue where she was working as a server and ended up in the sales office assisting with bookings and marketing and even planning a large corporate event. At the same time, she was the event coordinator for Twist, a semi-annual artisan craft fair in Northampton, Mass, planning and executing all aspects of the show with its founders.
An opportunity in the travel industry brought Maggie back to Boston. Her role at American Express Travel taught her the value of a great relationship with clients and she has brought that with her to Catalyst. Maggie enjoys working with both corporate and social clients to help make their events successful. As a member of NACE (the National Association of Catering and Events) she attends meetings and events to continue learning about what is new and exciting in the industry and uses that knowledge to make events at Catalyst memorable and unique.
Outside of work, Maggie enjoys the New York Times crossword puzzle, traveling, and playing roller derby.