Ann Nelson (Event Consultant) began as a client of Fladeboe Auctions, and was delighted when she was invited to join the company’s team in the fall of 2009. She has over 25 years of fundraising and event planning experience, and her passion is helping organizations create successful events which not only meet goals and expectations – but exceed them.
In addition to the consulting she does with Fladeboe clients, Ann is the owner of Ann Plans LLC (www.annplans.com), an event planning business focused on fundraising events, awards ceremonies, community celebrations, and corporate events. Her background includes staff positions with a number of organizations including the International Special Olympics, Lutheran Social Service, and Children’s Home Society and Family Services. Ann is a graduate of Drake University (BA Speech Communications) and St. Paul College (Culinary Arts). She earned her Certificate of Festival and Event Management (CFM) through the University of Minnesota’s Tourism Center in 2008.
Ann lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul with her husband Steve, three cats (Cosmo, Rose and Sonoma), and periodic foreign exchange students. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, biking, reading, camping, and baseball.