Board Members

The Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC currently comprise of the following Board Member positions:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Site Chair, Program Chair, Membership Chair, and Past President.  Current vacant position is: Program Chair.  Please contact a Board Member below to express your interest.

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President, Nicole Fingers Woodward

Nicole Fingers Woodward, owner and head stationery designer for FINGERS IN INK fine invitations and stationery. Her stationery boutique, located in Arlington, Virginia, is celebrating eighteen years in creating custom and trendsetting event invitations. Nicole’s enthusiasm and experience in the wedding industry brings a wealth of innovative ideas to the AWP organization. She has been … Continue reading President, Nicole Fingers Woodward

Vice President, Sharia Barksdale

Sharia Barksdale, MTA, CMP is the CEO & Resident Rock Star of Eclectic Fete, an off-beat event planning company servicing non-traditional clients!! She has been in the social event space for the past four years creating innovative event experiences for weddings and social events. She is also the DC Regional Director of the Say I … Continue reading Vice President, Sharia Barksdale

Treasurer, Jeff Maszal

Rev. Jeff Maszal has been officiating weddings for 25 + years. A specilialist in multi-culural and interfaith weddings, Jeff founded Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff after 13 several years working with fortune 50 and top 100 companies in the US and Europe as a management consultant. A former Parish Minister and Director of Crisis Intervention Programs, … Continue reading Treasurer, Jeff Maszal

Secretary, Samia Jrab

Hello, my name is Samia and I am the owner of Samia’s Photography Studio, a wedding photographer based out of Northern Virginia. My favorite thing about my business is getting to know my couples. My couples are not people who just need a photographer for the day, but later have their homes filled with photos … Continue reading Secretary, Samia Jrab

Site Chair, Virginia Perry

Virginia Perry has over 17 years of hospitality experience, including hotel/convention sales, restaurant management, bar-tending/menu design, music editing and DJ services. Throughout her career as Catering Sales Manager for various hotels, including Hilton hotels, Virginia planned and oversaw over 500 events, including galas, fundraisers, trade shows, corporate conferences and over 300 weddings! Virginia Perry has … Continue reading Site Chair, Virginia Perry

Past President, Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith, Owner and Bridal Consultant for White Pumpkin. She has 10 years of experience in the event industry. White Pumpkin’s focus is on weddings and intimate occasions. Amanda’s background is in design. After studying at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Amanda worked as a Graphic Designer and Production Manager. Amanda’s experience also includes four years … Continue reading Past President, Amanda Smith