As events planner, Hayley Burgin supports internal and external events, including meetings, events, retreats, convenings, and conferences. She also ensures the foundation lives its values by contracting with businesses, contractors, and consultants who reflect Washington’s many communities.
Hayley holds extensive event planning experience, having previously worked in catering and sales for luxury hotel brands in the Seattle area and as a corporate meeting planner for one of the world’s leading meetings procurement companies. Hayley also founded her own event design company called HAYLO, where she’s planned hundreds of weddings and specials events from start to finish. Before joining the foundation, Hayley was a paraeducator for Spokane Public Schools while earning her master’s degree in Education.
Born in Seattle and raised in Spokane, Hayley studied political science at Seattle University. She is currently completing a master’s degree from Whitworth University. In addition to her passion for learning and building community through events, Hayley loves spending time with close friends she’s made over the years and reading a good book, preferably with a lakeside view and her children nearby.