After working in production for ABC Sports in New York City and as Public Affairs Coordinator for the Olympic Authority, in 2003 Mim Frantz found her niche in event planning and started Juniper Events & Design in Lake Placid, NY. Over the last decade-plus, she has coordinated events including: the premiere of The Wild Center, Tupper Lake NY (20,000 in attendance) the Opening Ceremonies of the Empire State Games, University Galas — as well as over 200 weddings, conferences and family celebrations of all types and sizes.
Related Experience: Member of the US Figure Skating team in the Nancy Kerrigan/ Tonya Harding days and a principal performer in the Ice Capades. Certified Yoga Teacher.
I’m Mim, which is a nickname for my given name, Mimi –pronounced “Mimmie”-not “Me-Me” (like what people tell me they call their grandma or their cat). My dad calls me MimBob, friends have called me Mimster, Mimosa, Mimila and my husband calls me P, for “pretty girl” aww–but that’s another story. Now that we have that laid out (which us usually my first discussion with people), I can tell you that I truly love what I do!
I am honored and blessed to be included in these most intimate and celebratory days. My husband also nicknamed me “Get-er done” because of my work ethic and my willingness to stop at nothing to get the job done. More importantly, I am sensitive to your needs. I will not run around with a clipboard waving my arms and giving out orders–who wants that? What I will do is get to know you, your needs, and your desires and do everything in my power to make your event as seamless and joyful as possible. Since I am selling myself here, I may go as far to say that I believe I have not screwed one up yet—as you will see in the praise tab, people seem to be pretty happy with their decision to hire me.
A literal “right-hand” man, Connor has been an integral part of the Juniper Event & Design team for two years. Connor is smart, strong, handy and always a gentleman with a “can do” attitude to accomplish any task at hand: set up, break down, build-out, repair, catering service, transportation coordination, and more.