Inspired events Team
Founder and CEO
Jenna Carlsson founded Inspired Events to help non-profits and foundations produce inspiring events that advance their missions without all the stress.
Jenna has worked in non-profits for 13 years and founded Inspired Events in 2015 to help non-profits plan amazing events. Since then, she has spent thousands of hours planning and producing events of all kinds for non-profit organizations: convenings, awards ceremonies, policy summits, legislative visits, receptions, conferences and retreats.
Jenna brings a deep understanding of non-profit organizational dynamics, event management and social justice issues to the work. Her collaborative project management skills, strong analytical skills, and social work background allow her to build consensus among diverse groups and move projects forward to create amazing events. Jenna is an extremely organized, detail-oriented, and positive problem solver.
Jenna has a Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley, and has produced events for The San Francisco Foundation, The Latino Community Foundation, East Bay Agency for Children, and many more.
Eloisa Zuniga has worked as an Inspired Events Coordinator since 2017.
Eloisa is a graduate of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America's Baking and Pastry Program, and is a student in Business Administration and Hospitality Management. Eloisa’s genius zones include food and beverage, managing numerous vendors, and sharing honest feedback. Eloisa bakes and decorates cakes for weddings and events and is preparing to open her own culinary and events business.
Since joining Inspired Events in 2017, Eloisa has been integral in the planning and on-site coordination of events including Third Plateau and the Breakthrough Institute’s Power of Progress conference, the Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, and UCSF’s HEAL Initiative Global Health Training. Eloisa is a driven, accountable, flexible, honest, and communicative Event Coordinator who fell in love with event planning and handles any challenge with grace and grit.