DOG LOVER *CREATIVE *ENTREPRENEUR*DRIVEN*
Infuse your life with action. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, we make it happen.
We are a team that loves what we do and that plays host to forwarding thinking leaders and people driven by their strong vision and business mission.
Karen L. May a native of Arizona who discovered as a teenager an enthusiastic interest in events. My first love are my 6 rescues then any blank slate I can make into a killer event venue.
It has been an amazing experience working with some well-established events, but I knew I wanted to work somewhere I could have more creative control. I introduced Scottsdale Private Event Venues and Scottsdale Hangar Parties in 2017 after becoming bored stiff working in Ballrooms. I am incredibly proud of my dream to be able to offer a blank canvas or the full package as many of our clients alter the space to meet their needs.
It starts with the customer understanding them, their goals, personality, humor, vibe, background, and then from there, it is about the end result. Admittedly 75% of my clients are unsure of what they want. So I get to be very creative, which is one of my favorite things about what we do – I am very involved in the design, decor, and overall look of the events that I organize. During the season it’s non stop, and never a dull moment! It’s also the time when you get to see all of your hard work come to life, and my client’s dreams come to reality, which is always the most incredible feeling. Every day is completely different which is why this job is so much fun.
We are the perfect fit for 100 -2000 depending on setup. SPEV was created to be a premier event venue provider that only operates in its own unique private event venues. We can be a One-Stop-Shop a Clean Canvas or Dry Rental. We are based in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer access to privately owned airplane hangars, Jet Hangars, Helicopter Hangars, and 1 very luxury high-end car vault and a multi-million-dollar man-cave.
Having killer venues can be the savior of any event so once the venue is selected the hard work starts. So I say Don’t be fearful to push your inspired boundaries, it’s electrifying to experiment.
You see a big huge blank slate we see possibilities
We play host to a variety of guests, with the goal of astounding all those that come through the door. To ensure we provide the best experience we only work with the best in the business. Our team has the ability to take a blank slate ( a HANGAR) and make it something amazing, unique and memorable. We are seeing more events take giant steps into progressive locations, and it is working like a charm to engage and amuse guests.
We know not being in a ballroom inspires people, we know when the meeting is over you can connect laugh share and collaborate. Hard to do when you are sitting at a schoolie table 50’ deep looking at 25’ screen. We pride ourselves in our commitment to helping our clients achieve their vision. Don’t get fearful of this “inspired control” because that’s what our team will help you with! Create a space that reveals your distinctive style and taste by collaborating with a staff that will direct you along the way to bring your concept to life.
To get her creative juices flowing, Karen enjoys spending time with her 6 rescue dogs, friends and family. With her two loyal sidekicks, Android and caffeine, no deadline feel hopeless. Karen currently owns Scottsdale Private Event Venues & Scottsdale Hangar Parties connecting unique event spaces with professional event planning designing powerful and awe-inspiring event experiences that mesmerize the audience with measurable results.
I’m inspired by…Creative Thinkers and My work inspiration has no division from my own inspiration, those who will not take no in making any kind of positive impact on people’s lives.
Most insane thing that happened at an event I produced…We had to drain a 5 star resort pool to find a lost Diamond Ring!
Coolest thing that happend at an event…I was able to attend the laying of the wreath at Arlington National Cemetery with my client The Security Traders Association. Life changing moment.
The one person who motivates me is…was always my father he has been gone 20 years, but we talk every day!
If I could change anything in the world, it would be…Dare I say “World Peace” I love Sandra Bullock
The perfect day would be…a day on a beach with a iced cold margarita in my hand and no phone.
I believe I believe anything can be achieved through hard work and dedication. I believe in creating my own path. I believe my life is an incredible gift. I believe in always trusting your gut. It is the best guide and wisest advisor. I believe our flag is more than a cloth. That which has not killed me has made me stronger. People may not agree with me, and that is fine. But I have a right to my own opinion and feelings. And I have a right to express them when and where I want to. I used to think it was important to conform to what other people thought about me. The day I realized it wasn’t was the day I became free.
Always…Say what you mean, mean what you say, and do what you said you would do!
Never…Be that person
“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you do, take off. But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”
— Amelia Earhart