The Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC currently comprise of the following Board Member positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Site Chair, Programs Chair, Membership Chair, and Past President. Current vacant position is: Treasurer. Please contact a Board Member below to express your interest.
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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
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 Vice President, Jeff Maszal
Eric Smith, professional photographer and co-owner of DESI Studios, has been photographing weddings and celebrations in the Washington DC Metro area for over 10 years. His photographic journey started in high school and continued as a hobby throughout college, a stint in the U.S. Army and a career in Information Technology. In 2011 he opened … Continue reading Secretary, Eric Smith
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
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 Membership Chair, Sharia Barksdale
Michelle Pulliam has over 25 years of experience in the catering industry. Michelle found her passion for food and entertaining at a young age. At the age of 19, while attending Northern Virginia Community College, she started her catering career with Company Kitchen. After seven years with Company Kitchen, Michelle pursued another opportunity with Occasions Caterers, one … Continue reading Program Chair, Michelle Pulliam
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