Melissa O’Brien


What is the department of focus?
Whim Services – Rentals & Tents

Who and/or what do you manage?
I manage new rental inquiries and assist clients in designing their perfect events. I also assist with marketing and social needs, providing photography and videography at events and within our showrooms.

Most challenging part of your job?
I really struggle with not eating all the snacks we have available for our guests in the showroom! We just have so many tasty choices.

What is the most exciting and fulfilling part of your job?
I love knowing I am helping people plan important events like weddings where lifelong memories will be made.

What initially attracted you to the job you’re doing and why?
My passion is hospitality! I was introduced to Whim when my older sister got married at Camp Lucy. When we were attending her consultations I always thought it would be such a fun place and company to work for.

What’s your favorite thing about Whim Hospitality?
I admire the collaborative spirit of Whim. We are all on the same team and willing to help out wherever hands are needed.

What is one fun fact about you?
I worked as a professional pastry chef for 8 years before the pandemic. I went to culinary school and have been working in hospitality ever since! I now have a small business where I make custom cakes and pastries. My favorite pastry to make and eat is pain au chocolat.