A Bit About Redbird | Vibiana Director of Event Sales & Operations Kathryn Gillan
Meet Kathryn Gillan, the Redbird | Vibiana Director of Event Sales.
Some questions were posed. Here are her answers…
Where are you from? How did you end up in LA?
I began my career in New York City, working for David Monn, an event design & production company. During that time, I fell in love with the food and beverage aspects of events and shifted my focus to restaurants. I then made my way to California in 2017 to open The NoMad and was fortunate enough to meet Amy in 2019.
Who inspired you to be in the events world?
My mom! I grew up helping her entertain friends and family. Sometimes we had formal dinners with family china and other nights we had a revolving door of neighborhood kids enjoying burgers from the grill. My mom taught me about hospitality by being an amazing host and making people feel loved and comfortable.
What is one tool at work you cannot function without?
Tripleseat, our event management software.
Where can we find you on your day off?
Spending time with my sweet pup, venturing to the westside to see my two best friends from college, bopping around Silver Lake (my favorite neighborhood and where I live) and drinking and eating something tasty!
What is your favorite cocktail on the Redbird menu right now?
The Turf Club…it’s a perfect cocktail.
Any tips and tricks for planning a party at home that you have learned through this job and would like to share?
I think it’s always important to remember that happy guests make a great event. Choose foods that will interest your guests, but also seem familiar and comforting. The little details make a big difference.
What is your hobby outside of work?
Antiquing. Also something I have done with my mom since I was little…
What attracted you this role at Redbird and Vibiana?
Amy and Neal are so thoughtful and intentional. They have created such a special place for all of us to work, with a clear vision and path for growth as professionals. There is tremendous collaboration and excitement for the future here.
What do you love most about the job?
I love getting to work with so many different people, throughout the various departments. There is never a dull moment and I am constantly being challenged to make the pieces fit.
How do you want Redbird and Vibiana clients to feel?