Team

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Joanie Pop Founder and President

Since founding Event Dynamics, Inc. in 1993, Joanie has built a practice serving a variety of organizations, businesses and government agencies. Joanie has developed the firm's reputation as the one to call upon when "hands-on" and "personal touch" event management is crucial to the specifications of the job. With a degree in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois, Joanie is noted for her approachable attitude and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. Her strong hotel and restaurant background helps in diplomatically communicating the needs of any event with clarity and precision to all parties. With event budgets of over $600,000, Joanie is known for her honest and comprehensive style. Each contract, big or small, receives the same attention and importance.

David Smelcer Financial Executive

David is the key budget and financial executive, providing comprehensive financial management support to EDI and its service projects. He is experienced in budget management, accounting, internal auditing and tax preparation. His certification includes a degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois. He contributes excellent organization and budgetary management skills. David is an integral part of the projects where revenue and expenditure management is involved in EDI's scope of services.

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Ginger Gray, CISEP Facility, Design and Decor Manager

Ginger Gray is a special events designer/planner specializing in the full range of event management. She assists EDI in a wide range of services that include venue selection and contract negotiation, menu development, volunteer coordination, on-site operations management, and is a designer and producer of custom linens and centerpieces. Ginger is a Certified International Special Events Planner, and has a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and Food Design from The Art Institute of Las Vegas.

Whitney Bowerman photograph Whitney Bowerman Registration and Logistical Coordination

Whitney Bowerman provides organizational and logistical support for EDI events. She develops and implements processes and procedures to make sure that event participants have a seamless experience from their initial registration to the day-of-conference arrival and check-in. Whitney also provides technical support and assistance for EDI's online registration systems, copy-editing, financial reporting and scholarship coordination. Whitney has dual bachelors degrees and a masters degree from the Evergreen State College.

Emily Olson photograph Emily Houg, CMP Registration, Facility and Speaker Coordination

Emily Houg has been coordinating conferences and special events for over eleven years. Emily’s areas of expertise include logistic coordination, speaker coordination, on-site management, as well as vendor coordination, site selection and registration management. Emily has been a Board Member for PCMA – Pacific Northwest Chapter for several years and graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Business Management.

Ryan Dosa Audio Visual Expert

Ryan Dosa and his company, Chase Productions, are dedicated to ensuring presentation success. With over 15 years of technical expertise, Ryan and his team have the knowledge, state of the art equipment and personalities to work with all levels of presenter experience. He has worked extensively throughout the United States, in 400+ cities a year. Ryan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Arizona State University.

Luke Bowerman Web Developer

Luke Bowerman has been developing web sites and interactive web applications for over ten years. He is the principal at Wild Cow Studios, a web development and technology consulting firm. He has extensive experience in requirements gathering and product selection processes for complex technology products and has worked with a variety of different types of organizations from educational and non-profit groups to small and medium sized businesses. He builds and maintains conference websites and assists EDI in deploying online conference registration service, online management tools and maintaining the Event Dynamics web site.