Sandra's Background + Story
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Chapman University, and she also went through the University of San Diego Event Management Certification Program. Her focus in wedding planning business development and background in event and catering design allows her to present her clients with up to date wedding trends, excellent customer service, and sophisticated dining and event design that will simply take your breath away. Sandra’s multicultural background and her trilingual ability (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) make her the ideal event planner in today’s global market. Sandra’s designs have been featured on the STYLE Network, Hawaii’s OC 16, Pacific Weddings, Hawaii Bride and Groom, Your Wedding Day, Destination I Do, Style Me Pretty and Modern Weddings Hawaii.
In 2008, Finishing Touch was invited to be listed amongst the elite group of wedding professionals on the Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Platinum List.
As the founder and principal planner, Sandra works directly with our clients in creating a vision for their wedding and helping them achieve their goal through her guidance in the smallest details. She also has the responsibility of designing the overall decor and ambiance of each event and creating the best experience for each wedding guest. Sandra is also in charge of developing, mentoring and supervising our pre-event planning and production team and our day of event staff.
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Sandra strongly believes in community and giving back. She is one of the founding members and currently serves as a board member of Love Gives Hawaii, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that consists of a community of event professionals inspired to give hope and support to the people of Hawaii. She is also heavily involved in her children’s school PTA. Sandra is a volunteer mentor with SCORE Hawaii, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to helping Hawaii small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and professional business mentorship. Sandra is a member of the Pacific Business News Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Oahu and Neighbor Islands. As an invited member, Sandra contributes articles to Pacific Business News and participates alongside fellow members in Expert Panels.
When Sandra is not designing an event or working on a new community project, she enjoys trying new ethnic cuisines, tasting wines, working on home improvement projects and spending time with her husband Marvin and their sons Nyle and Levi.