Tilisa has more than five years of experience in event planning, sales and marketing. Her passion for loving to talk and work with people led her to pursue her a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in communications, with a special emphasis in interpersonal and public studies. During her time there, she fell in love with event planning through a marketing and event internship with the UMKC athletic department. Upon graduation, she jumped right into the industry with management roles in catering, and event planning. She found her home in hospitality and entertainment, which led her to join the Main Event team. Due to extensive growth, her career with Main Event has led her to assist other centers in the Kansas City area (including Independence and Olathe!). She now has made the Kansas City North location her home. Tilisa believes cultivating strong relationships and having great communication is the key to success. Her favorite part of the planning process is seeing it all come together, and bringing the event to life!
Fun Facts About Tilisa Rayford
Tilisa’s tip for success: cultivate strong relationships and great communication skills
Through the years, she has worked on everything from small intimate events to huge celebrations with 300+ people
Tilisa credits a marketing internship with helping her discover her love for event planning