Michael La Charite
VP of Operations & Finance
Connecting with Others
What is your favorite thing about your work at Nuila Events?
I love being a trusted resource for my clients. I love providing input and building partnerships with and for my clients that impact the overall success of the event and their companies in general.
What app do you use on your phone most?
Facebook, for sure. Second is probably the camera – I always said I wasn’t going to be the guy that took 5,000 pictures a day of my kids… until I had a kid.
What’s the one “piece of junk” that you can’t seem to throw away?
My wife probably could have answered this question for me much faster. I have several old iPhones sitting around that I just can’t toss. Not that I’d ever go back to an iPhone 4 or anything… but why get rid of them?
What song, whenever it comes on, puts you in a good mood?
September – Earth, Wind & Fire. And Sweet Redeemer – Steve Angrisano.
Who would you love to play you in the movie of your life?
Jim Carey? That’s a hard question… ;-p.
What would be the top 3 words that describe you?
Loyal, giving, funny
What makes you happy?
Amazing food, playing music, family vacations
What led you to pursue a career in the hospitality industry?
I started by planning events for a nonprofit, and I loved seeing how a successful event could greatly impact both the organization and the event attendees.
How would you describe your approach to client satisfaction?
I would say being a servant, going above and beyond to make sure everything is taken care of. I want my clients to feel a personal bond with me, not think of me as just another vendor.
Best career advice you’ve ever been given?
Do what you love; if you don’t love it, move on. That’s the only thing that gets you through the hard days.
What has been your most memorable experience thus far at Nuila Events?
SO many. The awkward family photo style Christmas picture on the stairs; many awesome sites and tours with our supplier partners around the country; Sachiko’s response to do you have a sec… One of my TOP would definitely be working setup for an event at a famous moving studio, and running into Mel Brooks (remember, Blazing Saddles is my favorite movie)… that was an awesome day.
What is your signature dish?
Christmas Day Chicken and BBQ Ribs
In the Nuila Events family, I’d be voted Most Likely to………………?
Give everything away so we go bankrupt? Or find a joke in any conversation.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Doctor. So I live vicariously through my doctor-wife.
What’s your all time favorite movie?
What does the following statement mean to you: “We look forward to serving you”?
Our purpose is to make sure you’re successful; we will do whatever it takes to help you reach your goals.
In general, who / what inspires you?
Definitely people who put God first and make prayer / discernment a normal part of their daily decision making. Also people who give up their own comfort, wealth, security, etc. to minister to those who need help.