Arin got her start at an early age, quickly learning that she excelled in customer service, while understanding that it was the basis for any career she would ultimately choose.
It wasn’t until she transferred to the acclaimed Conrad N. Hilton College for Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston in 2009 that she realized her true passion — events. The love affair was instantaneous and she dove right in, learning everything she possibly could.
From shadowing coordinators, to event internships and even becoming a Design Consultant for a linen and decor company, Arin mastered the art of sales, marketing and vendor relations within the industry while continuously fine- tuning her eye for design. She snagged an internship at Walt Disney World junior year, helping her to see the need to up her game even more when it came to servicing clients and what better teacher than the Mouse himself?
After exploring a couple of successful roles in Houston,
Arin moved to Dallas to try her hand in a new market, where she was responsible for the outreach and marketing of one of the city’s most reputable catering companies, along with the multiple venues that they owned.
While networking for this company, Arin was offered a new opportunity to grow the presence of an established Dallas-based DMC down in Houston. Knowing the task at hand and though hesitant at first, she eventually took the role as Houston Event Manager and moved back home. Arin single-handedly nearly tripled the total market revenue in the first year, securing the only preferred partnership with Houston’s newest 1000 room convention hotel. Through planning, designing and executing corporate events and programs, ranging from 50 to 2000+ people, Arin has worked with some of the top name brands nationally. She is most proud of her work designing Pepsi’s Super Bowl Halftime Rehearsal event in Houston, Minneapolis and Atlanta, prior to her departure.
Winning NACE Houston’s 2017 Event Design and Decor of the Year, along with Synergy Team of the Year and being nominated for several national awards, Arin very quickly made a name for herself within her role, making the company the most sought-after DMC in the city.
Arin has taken everything she’s learned throughout her journey – good and bad – fueling the idea behind Event Sociétal. Blending her love for the event industry with her passion for helping others, she has helped create a platform for other accomplished creative individuals to live out their dreams and take back control of their lives!