Getting to know
The Dapper As *** Team

Our 5th annual Dapper As *** is just around the corner and we thought it would be the perfect time for you to get to know the party planning team! Meet the YPOS team:  Ahmad Corner, Allison Campbell, Taylor Shimizu, Jamie Shindler and Michael Morrow.  And our partners the “Seattle Gents”: Avi Soor and Antonio Smith.

Using each one of our expertise, we have put together a party that is equal parts badass and dapper! Between the several bars, DJ, digital swag bag, strategic partnerships and so much more, we can guarantee you will have a fantastic time! 

So let’s get to know the fabulous team putting this together just for you!

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Ahmad Corner, President, Founder

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

Seattle rarely dresses up (almost never during the summer). Looking forward to seeing people engaging/partying in their summer best. 

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

A house party at a friends house in high school – his parents weren’t home.

What is your favorite item of clothing?

White (or grey) vee neck tee shirt.

What is your favorite quote?

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find

it.” -André Gide

 

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Allison Campbell, Director of Member Relations | YP Elite

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

The fashion- I love to see all of the amazing outfits you rarely see around our causal city! 

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

On my 6th birthday, my parents let me plan my own birthday party.  I decided on a tea party theme.  We made small crust-less sandwiches (this was the only time in my childhood years where I didn’t have to eat the crust!), deviled eggs, and desserts.  We used cloth linen, bought vintage cups, saucers, and a tea pot…I’m pretty sure we just filled the teapots with water or juice!

What is your favorite item of clothing?

A great fitting maxi dress.  They are perfect for travel, brunch, and wandering around the city! 

What is your favorite quote?

“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Taylor Shimizu, Communications Director

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

Seeing friends, catching up, making memories, and taking photos!

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

 In high school I planned prom at the EMP which was pretty fun! Wow, now thinking about it I’ve planned a lot of parties!

What is your favorite item of clothing?

 I have a love for sun dresses or shoes. I could fill a whole closet with the two.

What is your favorite quote?

 “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” –Oscar Wilde

 

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Jamie Shindler, VP Marketing

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

  Seeing everyone having a fantastic time! 

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

 It would have to be the first-anniversary party for YPOS, it ended up being one of my favorite YPOS parties!

What is your favorite item of clothing?

 A good fitting pair of pants.  You match it with pretty much anything and you will look like a rockstar!

What is your favorite quote?

 “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

 

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Michael Morrow, Director of Community Operations

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

 Trying to avoid spilling Kigo Kitchen curry all over my suit.

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

 One of the first, and still occurring to this day, is “Wine Night”, a party I host for my friends and their family where we all get together, bring wine and get absolutely belligerent.

What is your favorite item of clothing?

 My black Eddie Bauer polo.  It’s timeless, matches everything and fits perfectly. 

What is your favorite quote?

 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like” -Lao Tzu

 

 Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Avi Soor, Co-Founder of Seattle Gents

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

Being at a place in Seattle where there are well-dressed people!

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

My 18th bday 🙂

What is your favorite item of clothing?

Dress shoes.

What is your favorite quote?

“Nobody knows anybody that’s successful at all that hasnt put in serious amounts of work”  -Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

Photo cred: Benjamin Murphy

Antonio Smith, Co-Founder of Seattle Gents

What are you most looking forward to with dapper?

I’m really looking forward to the people. Dapper always brings out a mixture of people who are interested in looking good and having a good time. 

What was one of your first parties you planned (weather YPOS or not)?

Use to plan benefits for a non profits. A group called Socializing For Social Change

What is your favorite item of clothing?

Oooh…That’s a hard one! Probably my pink blazer. It makes a statement. 

What is your favorite quote?

“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.”- Deion Sanders

 

 

Want to see the fruits of our labor? Check out more information on Dapper As *** here!

 

**Quick shout out to Benjamin Murphy, who took these very dapper photos of the entire team! **

Jamie Shindler

Jamie Shindler

VP of Marketing and Communications at Young Professionals of Seattle
Jamie Shindler is owner of Blue Crane Works, a local consulting firm specializing in marketing, account management, and creative services for startup and emerging companies (www.bluecraneworks.com).
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