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About Yvonne Pedersen

ABIDING BY HER OWN QUOTE: “If people are attending your event, your event is all about entertainment!”, Yvonne's success lies in her ability to truly tap into what entertains people of all ages. Looking for something inventive, perhaps completely "outside-the-box"?  Or maybe you just need someone you can count on to help you execute a professional event that folks will talk about for years to come?  Yvonne can do it all based on her treasure-chest of vast experience: 

  • Entertainer/Performer since the age of 5 – National Baton Twirling champion.  Former Dos Pueblos High School and Cal Poly State University “Golden Girl” feature twirler. Performed on TV shows, movies, commercials, cruise ships, and much more… even at a maximum security prison!

  • Business Owner, Production Choreographer, and Event Specialist since the age of 14 -Has instructed and influenced thousands of youth for most all of her life (which included managing twice the number of parents!).  Designed large productions for professional & college basketball, football, and hockey games, amusement parks, large parades, and countless stage presentations, competitions, ceremonies, camps, and parties/gatherings of all sizes.  

  • Youth Activities Director for Celebrity Cruises – Director/Manager of the Children’s program of 300-400 youth at a time.  Yvonne’s organization, creativity, energy, speaking skills, ability to adapt quickly, professionalism, choreography, and tremendous ability to connect with people of all ages made her a huge hit on-board!

  • Event Specialist – Included in Yvonne’s large treasure chest of event experience are a few unconventional projects that she directed, created, and/or supported. This includes her role as visionary and Program Director for 911 Project Harmony (see below), social hostess and photographer for a Veterans Fishing Charter (click here), and creator of a brilliantly innovative "Cruise Ship Fun-tacular" fundraiser - an on-line fundraiser production featuring a complete and hilarious cruise ship experience during the Covid pandemic.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Cal Poly State University – Skilled with computers, Yvonne incorporates her technical talents into her events and productions, including creative montages that can be utilized at your event for a very personal touch, or created afterwards as a momento of your experience.

  • Many years of involvement with Service organizations- Yvonne has supported a multitude of service organizations and community events, including parties, gatherings, and fundraisers, and can be instrumental in giving an uplift/"makeover" to club events/meetings  that are in need of a boost.  Her personal membership includes Rotary International, Santa Barbara American Legion Auxiliary,  Santa Barbara Elks, Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister Cities Committee. 

  • Strong Supporter of Veterans - Proud to be an American and grateful to those who sacrifice for our freedom, Yvonne can often be seen serving veterans in any way she can, whether it be serving them food at the Santa Barbara Veteran's Memorial Building, or running activities at the beach for younger vets who are now attending UCSB or SBCC.

  •  Innovator and Program Director of 911 Project Harmony,program of healing that partners professional songwriters with first responders dealing with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) to create songs that share the hearts and stories of those who serve our communities.

  • Sincere animal lover and supporter - momma of 4 rescue dogs.

Complementing her vast skillset, Yvonne has a magical knack for designing events that encourage people of all ages to participate and engage with activities of the event. The heart and joy that she brings to every event is invaluable to its success. Her fun sense of humor, delightful and dynamic disposition, responsiveness, and tremendous professionalism makes her enjoyable to work with behind the scenes, as well as a great asset on the stage. When you bring Yvonne to your team, you can rest easy that your event will be a great hit!

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Creating Smiles through Heart & Hygge

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