Meet Marjorie Scarff, an Event Manager who joined the team back in this past year. She joined the team with five years of experience in the Boston events industry and nearly 10 years of experience in production and design.
Marjorie's passion for events developed from her love of theater, logistics, and spreadsheets. Art and design have been a part of her life since she was a little girl. The daughter of two photographers, she grew up with a camera in her hand and a darkroom in her basement. After developing her first photograph when she was five, she was hooked!
Marjorie has always been energetic and outgoing, and found a love of the stage as a kid, singing and dancing like her favorite power couple, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It wasn't long until Marjorie found her way backstage and fell in love with Stage Management and theater design. In college, Marjorie pursued both passions, earning degrees in business, fine arts, and theatrical management and design.
After school, Marjorie pursued her passion in the arts, working as a stage manager at regional theaters throughout New England for 5 years. From there, she stumbled into the hospitality and event life and hasn't looked back!
Outside of work, Marjorie enjoys adventures outdoors and experiencing new places! One of her favorite places she's been is New Zealand, where she lived for a time in her early twenties. When not in the office, you'll probably find Marjorie enjoying a craft brew on the backroads of Vermont, soaking up some sun and salty air around Cape Cod, or discovering a new favorite secret spot in Boston.
One of our favorite events of the winter season is the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay's "Big Night." This is one of the organizations major annual fundraisers and we are very proud to have been a part of the excitement again in 2019!
The organization rolled out a brand-new logo and look in the months leading up to the event, and we were excited to partners with them and use that as inspiration for this year's event theme. Their new tagline "Defenders of Potential" translated perfectly into a superheroes-and-villains theme but we preferred a sophisticated and cool twist to the classic. We transformed this year's venue, the House of Blues, into a modern "Big City" and let the guests dress up as their favorite heroes to be the star of the show. Our urban cityscape put the colors of the new brand front and center, giving the space a futuristic feel.
Guests entered the space through a "city back alley" where a custom graffiti wall paid homage to a classic comic book feel through coloring and fonts.
We love to have interactive photo opportunities and this year's "Vault" photo booth offered guests a chance to have some fun and pose for photos as if they were villains stealing gold bars and giant diamonds.
The food stations in the room were themed after classic city cornerstones. There was a news stand with all the magazines and snacks you could need, and we even incorporated a nod to our own home city with a "T" themed subway food station! Additional food stations upstairs were framed like a taxi stand and a 50's-style diner, a nod to traditional comic book settings. Lighting work by Port Lighting Systems filled the room and with color and helped us transform the space.
The guests enjoyed lively programming and impressive musical acts throughout the evening. The dance floor was packed all night, a true sign of a successful fundraiser! We were happy to be a part of Big Brothers & Big Sisters' most successful Big Night yet, with a creative and innovative design that was not only fun but intentional and brand-related.