Natalie realized she had a passion for large scale event planning while attending Arizona State University. While pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Natalie was on the Programming and Activities Board as the University Wide Homecoming Director and Devilpalooza Operations Assistant.
After graduating from ASU, Natalie moved back to the Midwest and earned her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). While earning her Master’s degree, she worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Department of Campus Involvement advising students and producing events for the university. There, she also interned as an Event Manager for SCSU Sports Facilities and Recreation Department.
Two of Natalie’s favorite event experiences come from working on the 2015 New Year’s Eve Block Party in Tempe, Arizona where she assisted with event logistics and operations, and the Earth Day Run ½ Marathon in St. Cloud, Minnesota where she was the Health and Fitness Expo Coordinator, worked with race day volunteers, and assisted in developing risk management procedures.
Prior to joining the USA Games Staff, Natalie worked as an Event Coordinator at MetraPark, an arena and fairgrounds in Billings, Montana.