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Founder and CEO

Altitude Essentials
  • Created a business consulting firm to offer marketing services to corporate nonprofit and government
  • Attained customer base for agent and broker services,brand design and communication strategies
  • Producer of meetings events tradeshows and worksessions for public, private, corporate clients

Program Coordinator

University of Oregon Meeting & Event Management
  • Administered Certificate of Completion program for 2500 registrant stakeholders, 22 industry partners
  • Revitalized existing curriculum with 300% increase in monthly programming (seminars and webinars)
  • Devised and staged off-site industry sessions on economic development and event sponsorship

Executive Vice President

Events Northwest
  • Overhauled new business development systems and operations for full service public relations agency
  • Systematized project work while directing staff of 13 in event marketing, sales, media, advertising
  • Executed sponsorship procurement plan for 5 major clients and directed client fulfillment and activation

Director of Sales

Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Active role overseeing strategic sales solicitation by 7 sales managers for suburb hotel complex
  • Managed $1.1m department budget and supervised staff to achieve $3.5m annual revenue target
  • Moderated needs analysis and requisite survey work for expansion of hotel meeting and banquet space

Convention Sales Manager

Portland Oregon Visitors Association
  • Conducted sales activity with major domestic trade organizations (medical/health care, corporate, civic)
  • Represented 1100 member companies as second tier convention destination (12,000 room inventory)
  • Staff leader 9 years running for sales production ($2.8m in delegate spending, 875,000 room nights)

Director of Sales

Spokane Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Managed $0.75m department budget and supervised staff of 6 to consistently achieve revenue targets
  • Represented 500 member organization as third tier convention destination (5,000 room inventory)
  • Mobilized community support to eventually secure state legislative funding for Spokane Ag-Trade Center


Aug 1984

Bachelor of Science

University of Oregon


Dec 2001Dec 2011

Certified Meeting Professional

Convention Liasion Council