Operations | Logistics | Creative Solutions

Relationships and logistics leader helping l stakeholders produce on-time, on-budget, and efficient projects.





Event Strategy | Team Leadership | Scalability | Logistics | On Site Coordination | KPIs | Troubleshooting | Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) | Policies / Procedures | Safety | Risk Mitigation | Continuous Improvements | Efficiency | Resource Management | Client Relations | Business Development | Resource Management | Strategic Priorities | Fiscal Planning | Governance | Compliance | Reporting | Event Roadmaps | Post-Event Recaps | Event Resources | Event Technology | CVENT


Speaker, “Boosting Event Engagement and Efficiency,” Cvent Annual Conference (2023)
Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Events Industry Council (exp. 2026)

Academy of Venue Safety and Security Certificate, International Association of Venue Managers (2022)

Top Employee Recognition Award Recipient, University of Portland (2020)

Co-Presenter, “Meeting Well How to Plan Healthy and Sustainable Events,” Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Direction International Conference (2018)

Very Important Employee Award, Portland Timbers (01/2014)


Proficient in Cvent, EMS, Social Tables, AllSeated, Cascade web design software, MailChimp, CMS, and MS Office Suite 


University of Portland – Portland, OR

Director of Summer Programs and Conferences | 02/2023 – current

Associate Director of University Events | 07/2015 – 02/2023

Assistant Director of University Events | 07/20214 – 07/2015


Referred into initial role by industry contact to work in fast-paced department handling 14,500 events per year that range in size from 5-6,000 attendees and $600,000 in annual spend. Proposed then was accepted into new role handling development of summer programming and conferences. Supervise 13 part-time employees, direct $500,000 budget, and manage 20-client portfolio including 75 events / summer. Set up dedicated revenue pipeline that fills facility space vacancies during summer break. Currently plan, manage, implement, and execute events for clients including intern housing program, on-campus lectures, dining, rooming, classes, graduation, pre-college program, and reunions. Provide direction to teams including championing event operations best practices, efficiency, and customer service while also managing / overseeing all vendor operations / contracts.

Portland Timbers and Thorns – Portland, OR

Timbers2 Event Manager | 12/2014 – 06/2018

Special Events Assistant | 01/2014 – 12/2014

Special Events Intern | 10/2013 – 12/2013


Converted internship into permanent role then progressively promoted. Coordinated 15 game-day events with up to 1,500 attendees, and worked with staff teams of up to 20 employees. Acted as liaison between Portland Timbers and University of Portland, handling game management, operations, concessions, housekeeping, guest services, team operations, sponsorship, and security to ensure successful game operations. Enforced venue and industry standards including severe-weather procedures, fire code, capacity, safety and security measures. Acted as event lead through communicating event day changes, supervising guest service attendants, and enforcing stadium policies and procedures. Coordinated with internal and external vendors/departments including catering, operations, finance, sponsorship, housekeeping and other services.



Previous employment as seasonal Business Director at Boy Scouts of America Camp Whitsett (Kern, CA); managed camp’s financial affairs and operating budget totaling $500,000+ while supervising 7 staff (06/2013 – 08/2013).


University of Portland – Portland, OR

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Organizational Communication


Professional Development:

Cvent Connect, Cvent – Las Vegas, NV (2023 & 2019)

Live Conference, EMS by Accruent – Atlanta, GA (2017), Phoenix, AZ (2016), Orlando, FL (2015), and Denver, CO (2014)

International Conference, Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Direction – Minneapolis, MN (2018), Orlando, FL (2017), and Portland, OR (2016)


Member, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Oregon Chapter (2019 – current)

Member, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) (2014 – current)

Member, Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International (2017 – current)

Planning Committee, GuestX Conference – Frisco, TX (2017)