© 2017 by Of Joy Signature Events

Fun fact: DiGioia is Italian for 'of joy'
Allie DiGioia, CEM
OWNER & LEAD EVENT PLANNER

Born and raised right outside of Frederick, MD, she graduated from Middletown High School, in 2008. During her senior year, Allie held a local event planning internship, planning educational programs, summer camps, and special events.

Allie then attended Shippensburg University, in the rural town of Shippensburg, PA. After holding various leadership positions  within her sorority, she interned for a local non-profit organization. She assisted with the marketing and public relations efforts, including the planning and execution of fundraisers and community engagement events. In 2012, she graduated with a Bachelors' degree in Human Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology. 

After graduating college, Allie moved to the Baltimore, MD  area and graduated with her Event Management Certification, in 2015. Within the past six years, she maintained several positions within the 'charm city' event industry; including weddings, special events, higher education & corporate event services, and event rental sales. She currently resides in Frederick, MD and also works for an event mobile technology company.

 

Always a planner at heart, Allie offers a vibrant and fresh approach, showcasing her passion, drive and keen eye for events and design.

Kierston Dudley
ASSOCIATE EVENT PLANNER

Buffalo wing enthusiast. To-do list advocate. Fitness fanatic.

 

Kierston was born and raised in Washington County, Maryland where she graduated from Clear Spring High School in 2014. During all four years of high school Kierston held numerous leadership positions, was a 3 sport varsity athlete, and a member of the show choir and drama club.  

 

After high school, Kierston got her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Hagerstown Community College. During her two years there she was a member of the college’s cross country and track team, participated in Kepler Theaters production of Jesus Christ Superstar, officer of the business club, and a member of the honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. Kierston then transferred to Shepherd University. During her time at Shepherd, Kierston was the event chair of her sorority. She held an internship with a local political candidate, planning their fundraising and community events.  Kierston also interned at Velvet Lounge Boutique in Frederick, Maryland under their events and marketing manager. During which she assisted in the planning of community engagement events, and social media marketing. She then graduated with honors in 2019, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Hospitality Management.

 

After graduation Kierston was offered a position at Velvet Lounge where she continues to work part time. She was also the first employee hired by their events and marketing manager, to assist with her personal public relations business. When Kierston isn’t working, she loves spending time with her incredible family and friends, pampering herself with homemade facemasks, or partaking in the occasional retail therapy session.

 

Kierston is fun-loving, energetic, and spirited; and she lives for design, lists, and detail. There is no event too big or too small for her style and personality. She loves helping each of her clients enjoy reaching the finish line!