A seasoned event planner with more than a decade of experience, Antonia Opitz Hinge has mastered skills in site selection, contract negotiation, and creating memorable events. Antonia works with clients to plan everything from company parties and fundraising galas, to corporate seminars and trade shows. Antonia's results-driven work helps her clients find the perfect hotels and event sites based on budget, location, and expectations in order to produce the best events. Antonia is known for her highly organized, no-bureaucracy approach for both corporate and non-profit events across the United States.

“find the perfect hotels and event sites based on budget, location, and expectations”

Antonia grew up in central Maine and moved to Vermont in 1996 to attend UVM, graduating with a BA in Sociology. After working in finance and traveling the United States, she found her calling in events. The first event that she ever helped organize was the South End Art Hop; a local, community event that today attracts thousands of people and unites local artists with local businesses. Prior to founding Standing O, Antonia worked in the hotel industry as an event planner and catering director for various resorts and conference facilities, and as the Director of Events for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, where she managed and organized trade shows and other industry seminars and networking events.

Antonia resides with her husband in Burlington, Vermont where she pursues her passions for running, hiking, and enjoying Vermont's culinary scene. She works alongside her furry friends; her cat, Tucker and dog, Lucy.