Profile: Elaina Spring Eden ’97
Event plannerElaina Spring Eden took her communications skills and ten years of corporate event planning experience to new heights, pursuing a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity with the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In 2006, she relocated to Vancouver, B.C. to serve on VANOC’s brand and creative services team.
From a high-rise office between East Vancouver and Burnaby, her 30-person team represented graphic artists and marketing professionals from all over the world, and were part of close to 1,000 full-time staff on the organizing committee. They launched the graphic identity that helped define “the look” of the city at Games time. She was also involved in developing the Vancouver 2010 motto “With Glowing Hearts/Des Plus Brillants Exploits,” ticketing, and Cultural Olympiad events, among others.
"Working at VANOC was a dream come true!" Spring Eden says. "It was so fantastic to work with the best of the best on this project."
Since the Olympics concluded, Spring Eden has continued her work as a corporate event planner, based in Vancouver. She holds a professional certificate in event management from the University of Oregon as well as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. She and her husband, Darrin Eden, were married in Canada, and have one daughter.