Meet Our Team

Perfectly Planned by Shari is a full service luxury wedding and event production company. Shari and her team will design a custom event personalized for you. In addition, we provide you with a detailed, organized and enjoyable planning experience. Every client receives the attention they deserve and the event they have dreamed of. We specialize in bringing your event vision to life.

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headshot-shari-zatmanShari Zatman

Owner, Event Producer, Event Designer

Professional Event Producer and Event Designer Shari Zatman, is the owner of Perfectly Planned by Shari and It’s Your Day. Shari began her professional career in Interior Design and has a true passion and eye for event design. She applies that experience to all her events through her aesthetic for custom event design and decor. She has more than 18 years of experience in the event industry in corporate, non-profit and social events as well as having worked in the industry as an event vendor.
Shari is an award winning event planner, blogger, speaker, and event industry consultant. She also is a member of the International Special Events Society and served on the board of the ISES Pittsburgh Chapter.

 

Linda Chang

Event Director

Linda graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. Throughout her college years, Linda was involved in event planning through many of her organizations. It was after graduation that she took an interest in event planning as a career. She interned with Perfectly Planned by Shari.

Linda then moved to New York City and worked for an event company called The Wedding Salon in midtown Manhattan.  She worked with celebrity wedding planner, Titiana Byron and vendors such as David Tutera and Silvia Weinstock.

Following that position she moved back to Pittsburgh and accepted a position with Perfectly Planned by Shari as an Event Assistant. She later rose to become Senior Event Assistant where she became owner Shari Zatman’s “right hand” at events. Linda is very detail oriented, calm and great under pressure. She has a true love of weddings and special events.

 

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Brittany Peglow

Event Assistant

Brittany is a graduate of Seton Hill University. Having always had an interest in the event industry, Brittany took on planning her own wedding and children’s parties with excitement and enthusiasm. It was while planning these events that Brittany decided she wanted to pursue a career in event coordination and management.

Brittany works as an Event Assistant at Perfectly Planned. She is an important member of the team and really enjoys being a part of the events we plan.

 

 

Ashleigh Mitchell

Event Assistant

Ashleigh is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC who relocated to Pittsburgh to pursue a Masters Degree in Business at Duquesne University. Ashleigh had always taken an interest in event planning, and after attaining her MBA, began interning with Perfectly Planned by Shari. Ashleigh has always loved planning events and has a true dedication for working with brides and for wedding coordination. Ashleigh has an immense passion for people and service, so being a part of the Perfectly Planned by Shari team has been fulfilling and has also been an asset to her post graduate career. With over a decade of experience in customer service and hospitality, Ashleigh focuses on building lasting relationships with clients and continues her efforts in assisting with weddings, mitzvahs and social occasions. She enjoys working out, spending time at the lake, reading, blogging and looking for the best food in town.

 

Amy Swartz

Event Assistant

Amy graduated from Slippery Rock University with a double major in Business Management and Marketing. Throughout college, Amy planned events for several student organizations and started her Events internship with Perfectly Planned by Shari in 2013. After graduation, Amy began her Events career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where she aided in planning corporate and social events. Most recently, Amy has taken on a new position at BNY Mellon as the Pittsburgh Events Coordinator, planning corporate events and executive visits. Amy has worked on the Perfectly Planned by Shari team for over 4 years and has taken on the position with the company as an Event Assistant. She has a true passion for event planning and an eye for detail. 

 

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Event Assistant

India graduated from Penn State University with a major in Communications and minor in Sociology. India has always enjoyed planning important events for her friends and family and in her last year of college she participated in THON where she helped coordinate her committee’s canning trips, helping contribute to the total raised for pediatric cancer that year. After graduation, India started working for a Pharmaceutical Market Research company in Yardley, PA but when she moved to Pittsburgh to be closer to her boyfriend, she decided it was a great time to look into the planning world and reached out to Perfectly Planned by Shari. After a 6 month internship, Shari hired India. She works as an Event Assistant as well as the Social Media Manager. India loves to work with our clients to make sure they are getting the most out of their day. She hopes to continue to learn from Shari and grow her career in event planning, bringing her unique touch to all events.

 

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