In this edition of Meet the Staff, we introduce you to Divinity Buggs, our Venue Director. Divinity leads our special events and rentals team, which helps individuals, businesses, and nonprofits host hundreds of meetings, parties and celebrations, weddings, and events of all kinds annually at Hill Center.
What excites you about coming to work each day?
I love the staff – they are literally like family to me. My Monday routine is to catch up with facilities team members on all the exciting stories and updates from the weekend.
Favorite memory or story of Hill Center?
I was less than two months into the job and Hill Center was nominated to participate in the ice bucket challenge. It was great to see the team, Executive Director included, dump buckets of ice over their head. Needless to say, it felt amazing being a part of such a fun team!
Favorite part of the building and why?
I love the E St. Portico especially when the wisteria is in bloom. A lot of weddings have started a tradition of gathering all of their guests on the stairs to take group shots.
If you could only tell people one thing about Hill Center, what would it be?
We are a nice hidden gem in the city. Stop by, grab a coffee, look at the art or just sit in our gardens!
Venue Director Divinity Buggs has years of experience the hospitality industry, specifically event planning. She is a Certified Wedding Planner through the Association of Bridal Consultants and has planned and executed weddings and events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia for over 10 years.
In 2014, she started her own consulting company called LoveBuggs Wedding & Events that has been featured on popular blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Burnett’s Board, 100 Layer Cake, and more.
Prior to these ventures, she worked for a well-known catering company, adding a great wealth of food and beverage, equipment rentals, and event design to her resume.