Bethany Smith is an event planner and freelance copywriter born and raised in New York City. Bethany got her start in event planning through a year of community service with AmeriCorps in 2009. It was during this time that she discovered the true power of storytelling for building an engaged community around a brand. In the 6 years since then, Bethany has gone on to plan several successful events, and campaigns for non-profits and small business owners. Bethany currently acts as copyeditor for Joshua "Aurelius" Galloway of Aurelius Creates and Maya Elious, CEO of the creative branding agency BRNDWCH. She also runs two blogs: The Planner’s Process, which helps to empower and educate aspiring event planners and Aspiration Station which serves as a platform for her freelance services.