Our Valuable Team Members

Aaron Elliott
Aaron ElliottSustainability Consulting
Portland, OR
502-252-5458

Aaron has been involved in the environmental industry for a decade. He has worked in policy as an environmental lobbyist in Washington, D.C. and as an Environmental Scientist before joining MeetGreen as a project manager for conference and event sustainability.
Aaron’s Bio
Alan Kleinfeld
Alan KleinfeldEvent Safety, Health, and Security Expert
East Coast
502-252-5458

Alan combines over 20 years of meeting planning with over 15 years of public safety experience to guide the industry on planning safer and more secure meetings. He is a member of Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) Security & Risk Management Task Force and trained in Event Security by the Department of Homeland Security.
Alan’s Bio
Britta Ehnebuske
Britta EhnebuskeEvent Production
New Orleans, LA
502-252-5458

Located in vibrant New Orleans, LA, Britta has over a decade of diverse experience in the meetings and event industry. From her roots in volunteer coordination at South by Southwest and later, the American Cancer Society, to years of working with MeetGreen’s varied clients to manage detailed registration systems, special events, timelines, speakers, sponsors, attendee communications, and event websites—her expertise and dedication to handling complex logistics is unmistakable.
Britta’s Bio
Conrad Burmester
Conrad BurmesterEvent Production
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

Conrad began working in corporate live events in 1989 as a freelance production assistant putting together sessions for corporate sales meetings. He has been a freelance production manager and stage manager since then, spending the last 10 years with Acme Scenic & Display as their Live Events Account Manager.
Conrad’s Bio
David Spitzer
David SpitzerVirtual Event Engineer
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

David provides unsurpassed support to our digital event clients enabling them to provide the best virtual experience possible to their stakeholders. He takes pride in using best-in-class engineering on a variety of platforms to ensure that speakers, sponsors, and participants have stable and worry-free technology experiences.
David’s Bio
Della Green
Della Green Director of Business Development
Las Vegas, NV
503-252-5458

With over 20 years of sales experience, Della brings noted skills at connecting with clients and exceeding their expectations. Before joining MeetGreen, Della was part of the sales leadership team at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. During this time, she was instrumental in attracting & providing assistance to many socially responsible groups. She was the driving force behind “Green Monsters”, the Bureau’s green team, and led the effort to enhance environmental awareness in the organization.
Della’s Bio
Denise Barker
Denise BarkerEvent Production
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

Denise has been in the events industry for over 15 years, since leaving the teaching world. She loves the detailed work of planning events. Denise’s experience ranges across many industries from tech and healthcare to the non-profit world. She has experience in all areas of event planning, specializing in trade show management.
Denise’s Bio
Eric Wallinger
Eric WallingerDirector of Sustainability
Davis, CA
503-252-5458

Eric is the Director of Sustainability whose focus on resources and the environment is complemented by 15+ years experience in event & conference planning and delivery. His areas of expertise include sustainability initiatives, process improvement strategies, stakeholder communications, and data management.
Eric’s Bio
Jennifer Byrn
Jennifer ByrnDirector of Operations & Sustainable Events
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

For nearly two decades, Jennifer has been passionate about events and hospitality, making it the focus of her career. Prior to joining the MeetGreen team, Jennifer’s background included event planning for private clubs, resorts and destination management companies.
Jennifer’s Bio
Justine Pretorious
Justine PretoriousDigital Marketing Manager
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

As the Digital Marketing Manager Justine brings 20 years of experience of digital communications focused on building an online presence that provides useful information to our community through our website and social media channels. Her areas of expertise include WordPress, social media, content management, and marketing.
Justine’s Bio
Kate Wilson
Kate WilsonEvent Production
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

Responsible for supporting the Conference Management Team including logistical planning, venue research, registration assistance, pre-event production, and onsite coordination. Kate loves the fast-paced world of events and thinking ahead to the next task.
Kate’s Bio
Nancy J. Zavada, CMP
Nancy J. Zavada, CMPFounder & President
Portland, OR
503-252-5458

Nancy is a leader and entrepreneur in the events industry focusing on sustainable business practices. She founded MeetGreen in 1994 after beginning her career as a corporate health care planner in 1978. Nancy’s extensive work with scientific and academic organizations earned her an impeccable reputation for using state-of-the-art technology to produce successful meetings throughout the world.
Nancy’s Bio
Sophie Richardson
Sophie RichardsonEvent Production
Portland, OR
502-252-5458

Passionate about events and sustainability, Sophie brings years of experience in the events and meetings industry. A skilled venue manager, she has managed events with anywhere from 10 to 21,000 attendees.
Sophie’s Bio
Tamara Muldoon
Tamara MuldoonEvent Production
Portland, OR
502-252-5458

Over the span of her 20+ year career in the hospitality and tourism industry, Tamara has worked for hotels, a tour operator, a cruise line, and a botanical garden attraction. Just before joining MeetGreen, she was employed for 10 years as Registration Manager for a conference management company.
Tamara’s Bio
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