DOUGLAS DERRICK, NEGRONI SOCIAL
I founded the Negroni Social, and just wrapped the 6th year. For 2015 and 2016, Natalia has been My Girl Friday for the event. It's been great working with her because it means things get done. They get done well and thorough. Each year, as I gear-up for the ever-growing charity gala, I am also working behind a bar 55 hours a week, and being tide to the fast-paced life of running a restaurant prevents me from being readily available for lots of things in life. I cannot reply to emails very quickly or function during a normal 9-to-5 hours of the day, but I am 100% able to rely on Nat to take my guidance and no doubt follow-through (and follow-through a lot!). She is efficient yet still detailed. She is sweet yet swift. She is well connected yet never pretentious. I call her Queen Nat.
JACKLEEN DE LA HARPE, PARTNERS FOR A HUNGER-FREE OREGON
Natalia worked with us to coordinate our first-ever event—which got rave reviews. She brought energy to our ideas, boosted our confidence as a team, and advised us on best practices as we crafted our food-focused celebration. She is unflappable.
As a result, our event, Oregon’s Community Table, sparkled with energy and fun. Natalia had a strong hand in making it lively and connecting us to her wide network in the food, wine and distillery worlds. She delivered an aesthetic that only a polished professional can engineer.