The Passions Behind the People 2020

Meredith Shepard, Administrative Manager, DMC Network

 

The time of day...

Mornings. I love the idea that each day is a new start and anything can happen.  Mornings are insane at my house as I get my three girls (Abigail – 13, Claire – 10, and Gracie – 7) out the door.  You can find me with a cup of coffee in one hand, a hair brush in the other, and Taylor Swift providing the soundtrack to our mornings. I have always thrived on chaos and craziness and it is during those times that I am most productive...

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Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director of the DMC Network

 

The memory...

The birth of our two sons…Jacob and Brayden.  While they are now both young men (24 and 21), it seems like just yesterday we were bringing them home from the hospital…how time flies!

 

The time of day...

In the morning when the sun has just risen and it’s quiet and still and just the chirp of the birds are noticed.

 

The activity...

I love being outdoors…hiking, biking, skiing, or on the tennis court or golf course, it’s a true joy and make me feel alive!

 

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Gabriela Burria, Business and Planning Manager with Signature DMC, a DMC Network Affiliate

 

Gabriela has taken a slightly different twist on our traditional passions piece; she is sharing all of the detail on her most favorite of all memories – her wedding day!

 

The memory...

20th September 2019, the day I got married with the love of my life, a handsome Italian man by the name of Giacomo!  We have been together for more than 14 years and have traveled all around the world...

 

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Lauren Manuel, DeSilva Meeting Consultants, a DMC Network Company in Hawai’i.

 

The memory...

A full moon, sitting at the Mauna Lani Resort at an event called, “Twilight at Kalahuipua’a” when my friend asked me to get up and dance a hula for the Hawaiian style “talk story” event for 200+ people.  I got up, danced a hula and when it ended, my boyfriend got up on stage and asked me to marry him.  My friends sang our first song and we danced with 100 other couples under the moonlight, ocean front at the very spot we were married...

 

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Rebecca Dixon, Director Of Sales & Marketing, Custom Ireland, our DMC Partner in Ireland

 

The memory...

I’m like an elephant, I remember everything. Not in a photogenic memory of facts kind of way, just in a living-life kind of way.  My sister says she’d have no childhood if it I were not here to help her remember it.

 

The time of day...

Visually, you can’t beat twilight. Mentally, you can’t beat waking in the early morning and soaking in the calm of the day while the rest of the world is still sleeping.

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Corinne Youngholm, General Sales Manager, Arrangements Unlimited, our DMC partner in San Diego

 

The pet...

No pets right now, we did have a black bunny named Shadow – actually she was my daughter’s and Shadow we were lucky we had her through middle school and all of high school and she got sick and we had to let her go. She and I became close after all those late nights after events and I would sit on the carpet with her,  pet her as long as she would let me, and unwind while I sipped on a glass of wine! She was my therapy bunny!...

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Robert Sullivan, Director of Business Development, Destination South Meetings + Events | Coastal

 

The memory...

3:00AM thunderstorms over the Atlantic from our beach house. Watching, listening, and feeling their power… majesty… intensity… and otherworldliness is insane.

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Bethany Budd, Administrative Manager on the DMC Network’s HQ Team.

 

The time of day...

For me, the best time of day is in those few quiet moments right before I fall asleep. When I turn out the lights and remind myself that today was a good day!...

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