York Event Planner, Abby Roche: Shaken, not Stirred
The second in our series “Meet the Event Planners” Abby Roche is our own personal Bond Girl. No, not a plaything for James Bond, but the York, PA event planner for our industrial chic venue called The Bond. Abby has been described as upbeat, unflappable and calm – exactly who you want in your corner if you have a big event to pull off.
Q If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
A I would love to be able to teleport! I travel a decent amount since most of my family lives in Scranton, and I have a lot of college friends in Philly. I get so sick of driving all the time! If I were able to teleport it would make life so much easier.
Q If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
A I’d be Beyoncé. She’s basically my alter-ego, and I would love to see what a day in the life of Beyoncé is like!
Q What did you want to be when you were little?
A A Marine Biologist. I was obsessed with dolphins and whales when I was little! I remember my parents reading me books about the ocean as opposed to your typical children’s books because it’s all I wanted to hear about. The ocean still fascinates me. I think it’s so cool to think about this whole other world under the sea that we really know nothing about.
Q Name one thing on your bucket list.
A To stay in one of those over-the-water bungalows in the Maldives or somewhere in French Polynesia. I think it would be so cool, like you’re in your own little world out in the ocean. If you can’t disconnect there, I don’t know where you can.
Q If you could go back in time, where and when would you travel to?
A To my sophomore year in college. Seven of my friends and I moved into a house together that year and I had the time of my life living there for my sophomore & junior year at Temple. We did everything together, and I got used to having so many people around me that it was a really hard change to get used to life after college. I didn’t realize it then, but those were some of the best years of my life.
Q What is one of your favorite quotes?
A “Everyone you know is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.”
So there you have it. If you are looking for a Beyoncé-loving, ocean-obsessed, teleport-wishing event planner – Abby is your girl. Your calm, cool and collected Bond Girl. Check out The Bond to see if it is the venue for you. To talk to Abby about an upcoming event, just give her a call at 717-585-0071.