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Before starting her event planning business in 2016, she worked in the IT industry as a senior technical product manager / business analyst, in executive leadership roles such as corporate event coordinator, senior technical product manager, web project manager and global marketing and communications manager.
Glory Barbaris is the founder of Wildflower Hill Co. (formerly Always Creating Studio weddings & Events). A blogger for over 12 years, Glory is also the founder and editor of the popular fashion, lifestyle and travel blog, Always Creating Blog and is a Social Media Influencer with more than with 72,000 followers on Instagram. Ms. Barbaris is also the founder of Always Creating DIGITAL, a social media management and consultancy firm that provides social media, branding and digital content marketing for businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and brands. Always Creating Blog and Always Creating Digital, and Always Creating Studio Weddings and Events are merged as part of Wildflower Hill Co.
As a Social Media Influencer and product stylist, she works with brands to create targeted social media content for targeted audiences. She has worked with brands such as Live Casino, Refinery 29, CB2, Kellogg’s, Neutrogena, Target, CROCS, L’Oréal, Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods, Amazon, Dove, Evian, Hello Fresh, Apothic Wines, and more.
Prior to starting her creative business, Glory worked as a Senior Technical Product Manager / Business Analyst as a government contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She has worked in IT for 18 years and has worked in the telecom industry as global marketing manager. She also worked as a Senior Project Coordinator on Capitol Hill leading a $3M website development project commissioned by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the senior project coordinator, she was responsible for implementing the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Plus Health initiative, The Weatherization Plus Health initiative is a national effort to comprehensively and strategically coordinate resources to improve the energy efficiency, health, and safety of low-income homes. Weatherization Plus Health ensures energy efficient and healthy indoor environments by facilitating the establishment of strong, effective partnerships between DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and healthy homes providers.
She has been featured on the Washingtonian, Munaluchi Bride, Two Bright Lights, Zola, David’s Bridal blog and social media, The Knot, Virginia Bride & Groom Magazine, and more. She was recently awarded Couples Choice Award 2021 by Wedding Wire, and awarded Editor’s Choice by Aisle Planner Editors. The 2020 honorees reflect the TOP 1% that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their clients… their authentic, stunning imagery and services have been seen & published by many of the industry’s most respected and notable print and digital publications.
She graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and also earned her computer science degree at the age of 19 from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Mequon, Wisconsin. She grew up in Brown Deer, a small town just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A Midwest girl at heart, she is a Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, and NY Giants fan.