EBE Spotlight: Tara Buchanan Glick Skip to main content

EBE is made up of a myriad of people and personalities. Throughout this series of EBE Spotlights, we’re looking past the job title and learning more about what makes our team tick. We were able to sit down with Tara Buchanan Glick this week, EBE’s Director of Production & Events.

Tara has been in the event industry for 17 years, and has been with EBE for 13 of them. Throughout those 13 years, she has been an integral part of the growth that EBE has experienced. Tara is one of the two EBE Event Planners on staff, and, most importantly, is the Director of Production & Events. She has coordinated the lighting, sound, and production for over 1,000 events, and specializes in custom lighting designs.

Tara, or “T” as we lovingly call her, has a contagious laugh that keeps us all going. She is most often found reciting the details of every venue from memory, finalizing the perfect shade of blue lighting, and running between meetings and walk-throughs, all while managing to remember everyone’s birthday. Tara truly is the heart of EBE.

Photo by Colin Coleman Photography

I asked T a series of serious & silly questions to get to know her better. Check it out below!

What instruments do you play? I play upon the nerves of my staff 🙂

What is your go-to at karaoke? Jolene

Who is your hero? My Husband

What is your favorite movie? Big Fish

What is your zodiac sign? Virgo

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? 1969ish….I’ve always felt like I belong in that era and I’d love to explore it.

What motivates you to work hard? My Daughter

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Turkey Tacos

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? The power to heal….for humans and for malfunctioning technology

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love? Giving birth was pretty crazy!

What was the best event you ever worked? My favorite event is a fundraiser for a non-profit Food Share program that we have done several years in a row. We get to take their actual distribution warehouse and have hundreds of pallets moved to another location for a few days while we turn the space into a hip indoor garden and raise a ton of money to stop hunger. So we get to feed our souls while they help feed Philadelphia.

What is your favorite thing about your career? I love that we can take a boring or sometimes truly dilapidated space and transform it into something spectacular with the magic of lighting and production.
On the social side with weddings and mitzvahs, I love helping a client plan an event that, in many cases, they’ve dreamed about their entire lives and then getting to watch everything come to fruition on the big day with all of the genuine emotions. I am a very sappy and sentimental person so it is the ultimate reward to me. These are the moments that life is all about!
I love non-profit fundraisers because they remind us how vital one event can be since many organizations rely heavily on those proceeds to sustain. The closest to to my heart are our annual repeat non-profit clients because we had the opportunity to help them raise money for an amazing cause once and now we get to help them again every year while seeing how their organizations have grown and are making the Philadelphia/South Jersey area a truly better place!

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