Every moment in life calls for celebrating the greatness of people. At Red Letter Days Events, we believe that joy and support should be ever present when celebrating occasions of personal significance. It’s our honor to proudly create events that authentically mark history in the lives of our clients.
Our background in arts administration, entertainment production, and fundraising is exemplified in detailed planning, effective communication, and tasteful, flawless execution for a variety of special occasions. But perhaps even more importantly, our background illustrates the deep commitment to community that we share with the people, families, and businesses we have the pleasure of working with.
Founded and run by expert coordinators, Rebecca Gaffney and Mia Saling, Red Letter Days Events is one of San Diego’s premier event planning companies, specializing in translating client visions into events that are uniquely their own.
As a native Californian, Mia has always pursued an active lifestyle. Mia, a Pisces, is naturally addicted to water. She's a certified PADI Divemaster and worked as a purser for Windjammer Barefoot Cruises on the S-V Legacy and M-V Amazing Grace. Mia attended Montana State University, Billings, where she majored in pre-med and worked for ten years on the administrative side of medicine. She later attended University of Phoenix, San Marcos, where she majored in Business Management. Mia has competed in karate tournaments nationally including the Internationals held in Long Beach, CA. Mia was working as an accounting manager at a music production company where she later became Director of Operations when she met Rebecca.
Favorite Food: Fresh crab
Favorite Flower: Gloriosa Lily
Fill in the blanks: Habaneros are hot; Knife skills are hotter.
When I’m not planning an event, you’ll probably find me: Trying out a new recipe
Hailing from the East Coast, Rebecca grew up in Buffalo, NY. As a Cancer with natural artistic abilities, Rebecca was a professional classical and contemporary ballet dancer for many years. She received a B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, in philosophy/theology/history of math and science. With a motivated spirit and an addiction to coffee, Rebecca earned her M.A. from the American University in Washington D.C. in Arts Administration. Rebecca worked as a professional fundraiser and grants manager for such prestigious organizations as The Washington Ballet, and traveled with the company in 2000 to Havana, Cuba. Rebecca was working as a sales and event coordinator and manager of the in-house dance troop at a music production company when she met Mia.
Favorite Food: Popcorn
Fill in the blanks: Jimmy Choo is sexy; Barefoot is sexier.
Favorite Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
First CD I ever bought: The Beatles White Album
Buzzwords: Absolutely Fabulous