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QUESTIONNAIRE FOR WOMEN OF DISTINCTION


Basic Questions:
1) Specify your full name as you would like it to appear in print.
KALONI C. JENSEN I.E.W.P.
2) What is your job title and name of your organization?
INTERNATIONAL EVENT AND WEDDING PROFESSIONAL FOR CHERRY
CREEK EVENTS
3) Specify your industry with a general and specific answer (i.e., Healthcare, ER Nursing;
Education, High School English, etc)
WEDDING AND EVENT SERVICES, WEDDING PLANNING; EVENT PLANNING
4) Where is your organization located (Full Street Address with City, State, Country)
Office: In Home Office located in Emmett, Idaho, USA. Clients are welcome to contact
me via email or directly through my site before I give them my home address. I usually
do my initial consultation over the phone or meet at a coffee house or restaurant.
5) Specify your contact information that is okay for publication (ie: business and personal
email address(s), phone numbers with area codes, website address(s)).
Email(s): cherrycreekevents@gmail.com kalonijenseniewp@outlook.com
Website Addresses: http://www.cherrycreekevents.com/
https://www.qccareerschool.com/event/viewprofile.php?id=32086
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kaloni-jensen/77/4b1/22a/
Specific Questions: Please answer the following questions as best you can. Those questions
with a * require a minimum of two to five full sentence answers.
1) *How did you get started in your career and in what year?
MY INTEREST IN THE EVENT BUSINESS WORLD STARTED WHEN I WAS
YOUNG AT MY AUNTS RESTAURANT AND BANQUET HALL. I ATTENDED MY
FIRST WEDDING SHOW IN BOISE, IDAHO MY JUNIOR YEAR OF HIGH
SCHOOL WHERE I MET LESLIE CHARLES OF LESLEY CHARLES EVENTS IN
BOISE. FROM THERE PERSONAL STUDY LED THE WAY UNTIL I FOUND QC

EVENT SCHOOL. I GRADUATED AS AN OFFICALLY CERTIFIED


INTERNATIONAL EVENT AND WEDDING PROFESSIONAL IN DECEMBER OF
2013 AND STARTED WORKING AS A SOLE PROPRIOTERSHIP. I LAUNCHED A
D.B.A. NAME CHANGE TO CHERRY CREEK EVENTS IN OCTOBER OF 2014.
2) *What has kept you in your career for so long?
I HAVE NETWORKED AND BUILT MY NAME IN THE INDUSTRY WHILE AT A
YOUNG AGE. I TRAINED AND BUILT EXPERIENCE WHILE WORKING FOR
OTHER EVENT AND WEDDING BUISNESSES IN ORDER TO LEARN FROM MY
MENTORS WHAT SKILLS, QUALITIES, AND CHARACTERISTICS WILL FOSTER
SUCCESS. I HAVE A NATURAL TALENT FOR ORGANIZATION, CUTTING
DEALS, AND AN EYE FOR CREATIVITY.
3) *What is your role within the company? What specific tasks do you do that helps the
organization function at its highest capacity?
I OWN AND OPERATE CHERRY CREEK EVENTS AS AN INTERNATIONAL
EVENT AND WEDDING PROFESSIONAL. I PLAN EVENTS AND WEDDINGS,
OFFERING VARIOUS PACKAGES TO SELECT FROM, AND I DECORATE FOR
EVENTS AND WEDDDINGS. I NETWORK WITH OTHERS IN MY INDUSTRY IN
ORDER TO BRING THE BEST QUALITY FOR THE BEST PRICE TO MY CLIENTS.
4) *Who or what has been your greatest professional inspiration?
MY PARENTS ARE MY GREATEST STRENGTH PROFESSIONALLY. THEY
ALWAYS INPIRED ME TO REACH FOR THE STARS AND THAT NONE OF MY
DREAMS WERE TOO FAR TO REACH. THEIR EXAMPLES, LOVE, AND
ENCOURAGEMENT ARE MUCH OF THE REASON I AM WHERE I AM, AND
THAT I AM WHO I AM TODAY.
MY AUNT BRENDA IS THE ONE WHO ORIGINALLY INSPIRED ME AND I HAVE
OFTEN SAUGHT HER COUNCIL AND ADVICE AS I HAVE BEEN GROWING IN
THE INDUSTRY. SHE IS MY HERO AND I AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE SUCH A
GRAND MENTOR AND ROLE MODEL.
OTHER OF MY GREATEST PROFESSIONAL INSPIRIATIONS HAVE BEEN:
EULEZA HYMAS FROM BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHOS STUDENT
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. SISTER HYMAS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED ME TO FIND
OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW DURING MY YEARS AS STUDENT LEADERSHIP
FOR MY UNIVERSITY. SHE INSPIRED ME TO GIVE OTHERS THE BENEFIT OF
THE DOUBT AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES. SHE
TAUGHT ME THAT WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE, WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.
MISSY POCOCK OF THE ATRIUM OF HEMMING VILLAGE WHO WHEN I WAS
WORKING FOR HER LET ME HAVE THE REIGNS AND ENCOURAGED ME TO
BE CREATIVE AND JUST GO WITH IT. I BLOSSOMED IN EXPRESSION WHILE
WORKING FOR HER.
AND ANNA SMITH OF SIGNATURE PARTY AND EVENT. I BECAME MORE
FAMILIAR WITH VARIOUS DECORATION STYLES, ITEMS, AND MORE FABRIC
COLORS AND TEXTURES FOR LINENS THAN I HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN
EXPOSED TO. THE MORE I LEARNED, THE MORE I LOVED THIS INDUSTRY. I

AM GRATEFUL TO HAVE HAD SO MANY GREAT EXAMPLES AND MENTORS


TO HELP ME ALONG THE WAY.
5) *What advice would you offer to someone starting out in your industry?
START SMALL SO THAT YOU CAN KEEP STRONG POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS
WITH CLIENTS AND CONTACTS. GROW SLOW AND ALLOW SUCCESSFUL
PROFESSIONALS ALREADY IN THE INDUSTRY TO GUIDE YOU. VALUE THEIR
ADVICE AND HEAD THEIR WARNINGS, BUT DONT BE AFRAID TO TAKE A
RISK FOR YOUR BUSINESS.
6) *What professional challenges have you faced that have contributed to your overall
success?
I WANTED TO GO TOO BIG TOO FAST, BUT MY VISON AND AMBITION
CAUGHT SOME ATTENTION. EVENTHOUGH IT WAS A STRUGGLE, I AM GLAD
THAT I AM SMALLER BECAUSE IT HAS ALLOWED ME TO MAINTAIN
STRENGTH. I THINK ALL SMALL BUISNESS OWNERS CAN ATTRIBUTE
FINANCIAL STRUGGLE TO STARTING OUT AS A CHALLENGE, YET AS A
CONTRABUTION TO SUCCESS. I SAY THIS BECAUSE THERE ARE LESSONS
LEARNED IN THOSE FIRST YEARS STARTING OUT THAT REALLY DO
PREPARE YOU FOR TACKLING BIGGER STRUGGLES AHEAD.
7) *What is the biggest lesson you have you learned that you feel is good advice for others?
REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING! YOU COULD DO A HUNDRED GOOD DEEDS,
BUT ONE MIS-STEP AND THAT IS WHAT IS REMEMBERED. ALWAYS
REMEMBER THAT OTHERS ARE WATCHING YOU. MY ADVICE IS TO MAKE A
HIGH STANDARD FOR YOURSELF AND ALWAYS STRIVE TO MAINTAIN IT.
YOUR PERSONAL LIFE WILL INFLUENCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE AS
WELL. KEEP YOUR VALUES AND STANDARDS ALIGNED. OTHER
PROFEESSIONALS, POTENTIAL AND PAST CLIENTS, AS WELL AS OTHER 3 RD
PARTY PERSONS WILL NOTICE WHAT YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT.
8) Please briefly include a work history with job titles, organization names or any other
career history background information that you think may be helpful.
The Atrium at Hemming Village
January 2015- August 2015
I am the Assistant Event Coordinator and my job description is that I am the owners
assistant and work with clients as a wedding and event planner. I set up for, manage
during, and take down events. I run my own crew when Missy is unavailable.
Signature Party & Event
May 2015- August 2015
I am an event specialist for Signature and assist in organizing how an event should be
decorated. Clients rent decoration materials from us, so we help assist them in seeing the
vision of their wants and helping to fit it into their budget.
Cherry Creek Events
October 2014- Present
Owned and operated by Kaloni C. Jensen, a certified International Event and Wedding
Professional. Cherry Creek Events is a wedding and event planning business.
Kaloni Jensen I.E.W.P
January 2014- October 2014
International Event and Wedding Professional. Business expansion to Cherry Creek
Events.
Farm hand
J. Brent Jensen, Emmett, Id

January 2002 - 2013

Drive tractor, irrigate, top corn, pick beans and peas, pick corn, load hay, stack hay and
straw, etc....
Office Assistant
Purchasing and Travel Office BYU-Idaho

April 2012- December 2012

My responsibilities were to focus on customer service with direct contact in the


office as well as answering the phone, making copies, updating documents, and
other secretarial duties.
Clogging teacher
Leah Coffman, Emmett, Id
Teach class and prepare for activities.

September 2005 - June 2011

Office Secretary
August 2004 - June 2006
Gem Cloggers, Emmett, Idaho
I make phone calls and answered incoming calls. Mailed out invoices and filed
paperwork. I updated documents, ran the printers and fax machines. I organized storage
units and coordinated with package drop offs, special tasks, and booking calendar events
for the studio directors. I made orders for required purchases as well as other secretarial
duties.
9) Are there any specific contributions that you have made in your field that contribute to
your success? (i.e., inventions/patents, books authored or co-authored, etc.)
I AM VERY YOUNG AND STILL REALLY YOUNG IN MY INDUSTRY EVEN
THOUGH I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT IN MY YEARS. I CURRENTLY HAVE
NO BOOKS, NO INVENTIONS, BUT I WILL SOMEDAY. I DO HAVE MY
PERSONAL BLOG: BUILDING FOREVER (http://buildingforever.weebly.com/) IN
WHICH I HAVE CREATED MISSION STATEMENT TEMPLATES TO HELP GUIDE
OTHERS THROUGH LIFE AND SETTING GOALS. I HOPE TO ONE DAY SOON
WRITE A BOOK THAT WILL HELP TO INSPIRE THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
10) Are you involved in any organizations, societies or local community events that support
your industry? If so, what are they and what is your role?
I AM PART OF THE QC FAMILY AND WILL FOREVER BE A PART OF THAT
GREAT ORGANIZATION. I AM ALSO FOREVER AN ALUMNI OF BYU-IDAHO.
THANKS TO WONDERFUL INDIVDUALS POINTING THE WAY, I AM NOW
FOREVER A PART OF THE WOMEN OF DISTINCTION FAMILY OF WHICH I AM
HONORED. I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
IDAHO RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND WAS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS
WELL AS A COMMITTEE HEAD FOR ROBIN HOOD ROAD AND THE KIDS
KINGDOM. THIS WAS A COMMUNITY GATHERING EVENT THAT WAS ALWAYS
RATHER POPULAR IN MY AREA. I AM INVOLVED WITH BIG OCEAN WOMEN,
A MATERNAL FEMINISM GROUP THAT IS INVOLVED WITH POLITICAL
ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY UNIT IN SOCIETY. FOR BIG OCEAN
WOMEN I AM AN EVENT SPECIALIST FOR OUR ORGANIZATION WIDE
EVENTS AND AM ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF BIG OCEAN EMMETT, WHICH IS
THE BIG OCEAN WOMEN BRANCH FOR MY HOMETOWN. (FORMER
PRESIDENT OF BIG OCEAN REXBURG UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2015)
11) What do you do in your free time? (i.e., volunteer work, hobbies, etc.)
WHAT IS FREE TIME? NO TIME IS FREE. I ATTRIBUTE ALL HOURS OF THE
DAY TO ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING. I VOLUNTEER OFTEN, AND MOST

RECENTLY MY SPARE TIME IS SPENT ADVOCATING FOR THE FAMILY AS A


FUNDAMENTAL UNIT OF SOCIETY THROUGH MY ASSOCIATION WITH BIG
OCEAN WOMEN. I BLOG IN MY FREE TIME AND LOVE CONNECTING WITH
MY READERS.
MY HOBBIES: ANYTHING WITH MY FAMILY! I LIKE TO SING WITH MY
LOCAL COMMUNITY WOMENS CHOIR, HUNTING, FISHING, CAMPING,
HIKING, ANYTHING OUTDOORS. I LOVE TO READ! I LIKE LEARNING NEW
THINGS. I LOVE TO DANCE! MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE PAST TIME IS MIXING
UP COOKIE DOUGH IN THE KITCHEN WITH MY SISTERS.
12) *What would you like readers to know about you and why?
I HAVE A MISSION STATEMENT THAT I USE TO DIRECT MY LIFE. I WOULD
HIGHLY SUGEST MAKING ONE, IT IS LIKE HAVING A BIG DIPPER& POLARIS
TO FOLLOW AS YOU ARE LOST IN THE STARS. My favorite quote of all time is from
BBC Robin Hood when he quotes the Koran For every man there is a purpose for which
he sets up in his life; let yours be the doing of all good deeds. THIS QUOTE HAS
HELPED TO IMPACT MY MISSION AND TO DIRECT MY LIFE.

13) *What kind of legacy would you like to leave the world?
THE LEGACY I WANT TO LEAVE THE WORLD WHEN SOMEDAY I LEAVE IT IS
I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT ABOUT
POSITIVE CHANGE, HOPE FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE PERSONALLY AND
PROFESSIONALLY, AND INSPIRED OTHERS TO REACH THEIR DREAMS. I
WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS SOMEONE WHO STARTED OUT AS A YOUNG
GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS AND LEFT THIS
WORLD SAYING I DID IT! I WANT TO BRING ABOUT A POSITIVE THOUGHT
IN THE LIFE OF SOMEONE ELSE. I WANT TO BE SOMEONES MIRACLE.
ESPECIALLY IN THE EVENT AND WEDDING INDUSTRY WHERE I WORK, I
WANT TO LEAVE THE LEGACY THAT IT IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE EVENT
ITSELF, BUT WHAT TRULY MATTERS IS WHO THE EVENT TIME IS SPENT
WITH; THE AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE. MY EVENTS WILL CREATE MEMORIES
THAT WILL LAST FOREVER. I WANT MY CLIENTS TO KNOW THAT SPECIAL
ATTTENTION AND DETAIL GOES INTO MAKING WHAT MATTERS MOST TOP
PRIORITY.
14) List your degrees and/or certifications (please include degree title(s), school name(s) and
graduation year(s) for each)
Brigham Young University- Idaho
January 2014- July 2015
Bachelors of Science in Marriage and Family Relations emphasis in Home and Family
QC Career School
International Event and Wedding Professional Certification
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Associates of Applied Sciences in General Studies

September 2013- December 10, 2013


September 8, 2011- April 2013

Emmett High School, Emmett, Id


August 2008 - May 2011
Related Courses: Advanced History 10 and 11. Advanced English 9, 10, and 11. Varsity Choir.
Activities:
National Honor Society, Treasure Valley Honor Meet
Idaho Virtual Academy, Meridian, Idaho

January 2010 - June 2010

15) Include family history. (i.e., if you are married, have children and/or grandchildren, what
they do for a living, where they live, etc). You can be as specific or nonspecific as you
wish.
I am 22 years old and single. I hope one day to find and marry a man who I can love, honor, and
respect for time and all eternity.
Im child 5 of 7 to Brent and Marcy Jensen with 2 bothers and 4 sisters. I was raised working on
the family farm. My grandparents (Dads parents) were my neighbors and my Aunt Brenda lived
just down the road less than a mile so I often got to play with my cousins. I am very family
focused and love mine dearly. They are my world.
I am a college graduate, business woman, and an advocate for family relations as well as
a blogger. I have always pushed myself to do well and hard work has paid off to be my measure
of personal success. Growing up our family motto was: We Work Hard; We Play Hard, but we
do it all together.
College Life:
I am a 2013 graduate of BYU-Idaho with my Associate in General Studies. I was
involved with BYU-Is Student Social Activities program during my freshman and sophomore
years where I served as both a team member and co-event manager.
After getting my Associates Degree from BYU-Idaho in April of 2013, I took the rest of
the year off from university and in September enrolled in vocational school. Many doors of
opportunity were opened to me at this time and in October 2013, I was blessed to attend my first
professional business luncheon. I graduated as an official International Event and Wedding
Professional from QC Event School in December 2013.
After graduating from QC Event School, I returned to Brigham Young University-Idaho
for my bachelors degree. I was involved in volunteer leadership with Student Social Activities
every semester through the rest of my schooling. As a junior in college, I was the manager for the
Valentines Masquerade Ball Valentines 2014, as well as co-manager for Weekly Country
Dancing Winter Semester 2014. I was also involved with the planning and carrying out (a
committee head and team leader of group 6) of the Spring Floral and Bridal show in March of
2014 on campus. Spring Semester 2014 (still as a junior in college) I was Director of Student
Social Activities. My second to last semester I volunteered through Life Skills teaching family
life education workshops for my senior practicum. For my internship, I worked at Magic Saddles
for the Innovative Therapeutic Riding Program doing equine therapy for children and adults with
disabilities; it was a rewarding experience. I graduated in July of 2015 with my Bachelors in
Marriage and Family Relations emphasis in Home and Family.
Business & Life:
I was born and raised a small town farm girl and now I am a certified International Event
and Wedding Professional for Cherry Creek Events, the business I own. I worked at the Atrium
of Hemming Village as assistant event coordinator and Signature Party and Event as Rexburg
event specialist while I was building my portfolio before placing all my focus on my business.
I volunteered two years with a non-profit organization called the Idaho Renaissance
Faire where I was nominated in late August of 2014 to the Board of Directors.
My favorite quote of all time is from BBC Robin Hood when he quotes the Koran For
everyman there is a purpose for which he sets up in his life; let yours be the doing of all good
deeds.
During my final semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho I had the privilege of
taking the Child and Family Advocacy course. What I learned in this course opened my eyes to

the wide variety of opportunities to do good in the world. I attended meetings and conferences
with important political persons and became very much interested in pursuing a political stance. I
took my professors challenge to be more active on social media for a cause and through a simple
liking of a picture on Facebook became involved talking with women from all over the globe
with various religious affiliations. This simple step led me to be introduced to the Non-Profit
Organization and political advocacy group Big Ocean Women of which I am now affiliated. I am
the current founder and President of Big Ocean Emmett, a local wave of Big Ocean Women.
Blogging:
I started blogging as a hobby and stress relief in the fall of 2014. My blog is
buildingforever.weebly.com and is a free site. I received a comment a couple months ago from a
young women who was facing hard times that said, I felt that no one knew what I was facing
and feeling. Reading your words helped me to see that I am not alone After receiving this
message, I started to take my blogging a bit more serious and tried to be there for my readers. I
hope that my words touch places within peoples hearts that sometimes other things cannot
touch.