A letter of recommendation from Ms. Pam Haley, the Seattle Hempfest Stage Coordinator I worked for producing the Hemp Couture Fashion Show this year. Here’s my favorite part of the letter:
“From my experience working with volunteers at Seattle Hempfest for 13 years, Susan Squibb is in the top ten workers of the hundreds we encounter every year. I highly recommend her professionalism, follow-through, responsibility, organization, ideas and charms.”
The whole letter from Ms.Haley is below. It feels great to be recognized for something I enjoy doing. Event production is exciting. I love the thrill of preparing and executing an event plan.
To Whom it May Concern,
As a coordinator of the Hemposium at Seattle Hempfest one of several projects I created was a fashion show featuring local designers using at least 75% hemp in their garments. One of the Hemposium stages emcees; Don Wirtshafter is an internationally acclaimed hemp ambassador. He introduced me to the textile importers of good repute to work on this all volunteer project.
Understanding I had created a project that needed help Don introduced me to Susan. He knew she had the experience that would be a perfect fit to help make the project successful. Through emails we coordinated our roles and responsibilities so that when we arrived in Seattle the magic took off.
Susan made contacts with four companies negotiating sponsorships for their garments to be displayed in the fashion show. The companies sent the perfect number of outfits and accessories to fill in with the local designers. One company, Hemp HoodLamb has a local following that was ecstatic to see the warm furry coats arrive to Seattle. Another company, Conscious Creations makes beautiful hemp/charmeuse silk wedding, steam punk gowns that fit our lucky model like a second glamorous hempy skin.
Susan took the fashion show director role and managed the stage hands, models and designers fluidly with charms. Together we developed the Emcee’s descriptions of the garments, flow of designers and their models. Keeping all those people organized and having extreme fun takes a very special person. She orchestrated a fun fashion show for all involved. I encourage viewing of the photos to see the beauty of the weekend captured.
From my experience working with volunteers at Seattle Hempfest for 13 years, Susan Squibb is in the top ten workers of the hundreds we encounter every year. I highly recommend her professionalism, follow-through, responsibility, organization, ideas and charms.
Hemposium Coordinator, Speakers Crew,
Hemp Couture Fashion Show Producer