Spotlight On: Jessica Hendricks
Jessica Hendricks joined the AZA team in July 2015. She is an Arizona native and a University of Arizona alum. After college, Jessica ventured to Los Angeles to start a career in high profile, social event planning, designing extravagant shin-digs for some of Hollywood's elite. Her repertoire includes $1 Million budget weddings and four day birthday celebrations for A-list stars. After three years in Los Angeles, Jessica knew it was time to come home to her roots, family and friends. She was ready for a change into the corporate world and has brought a tasteful creativity and eye for design to the AZA Team!
Q: What do you enjoy most about working Destination Management + Events?
A: Not many people get to say that their job is to help make people happy, and that’s what I feel we do here. We are given the opportunity to take an experience and make it all the more memorable. There is no feeling like the feeling you get when you see a guest truly enjoying an experience you made possible
Q: When you aren’t in the office or at an Event, where can we find you?
A: Hiking with our dog Olson, who is named after University of Arizona's former Basketball Coach Lute Olson… if we aren't hiking, we are probably glued to a TV watching U of A Sports!
Q: What do you love about AZA’s destinations (Arizona + San Diego)?
A: Being a second generation Arizona native, I love everything about Arizona! I love warm weather, the mountains and Cacti… who doesn't love a cactus. And then there is San Diego: Growing up, San Diego is the place where us "Zonies" vacationed. And now we get to work here! You can't beat 72° and sunny beach weather all year long!
Q: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of time, what would it be and why?
A: Popcorn. White Cheddar Popcorn from Whole Foods, if I could be specific.