We hire passionate, customer-focused professionals. Together we create a team capable of executing extraordinary experiences for our customers. Once hired, we join your company and become equally responsible for your event objectives, results, and success. We are in this together!
— Marka Waechter, President and CEO

SHW MANAGEMENT

 
Marka Waechter     Chief Executive Officer   Marka came to SHW with unique experience combining travel and technology. Her vision is to build a stellar team that shares her passion for providing exceptional customer service and amazing creativity.    More about Marka >

Marka Waechter
Chief Executive Officer

Marka came to SHW with unique experience combining travel and technology. Her vision is to build a stellar team that shares her passion for providing exceptional customer service and amazing creativity. More about Marka >

Brett Robertson   President SVP of Sales   Brett oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, with a driving focus on exceeding client expectations. His sense of teamwork and fun comes from his years on a competitive racing squad. Brett also leads the sales team from the perspective of an accountant, ensuring SHW’s clients are getting the best value for their dollar.    More about Brett >

Brett Robertson
President
SVP of Sales

Brett oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, with a driving focus on exceeding client expectations. His sense of teamwork and fun comes from his years on a competitive racing squad. Brett also leads the sales team from the perspective of an accountant, ensuring SHW’s clients are getting the best value for their dollar. More about Brett >

John Ellard   Chief Operations Officer SVP of Creative & Production   As Chief Operating Office and SVP of Creative & Production, John provides strategic insight for the SHW team, ensuring that we deliver compelling creative, innovative technology, and holistic production solutions for our clients.    More about John >

John Ellard
Chief Operations Officer
SVP of Creative & Production

As Chief Operating Office and SVP of Creative & Production, John provides strategic insight for the SHW team, ensuring that we deliver compelling creative, innovative technology, and holistic production solutions for our clients. More about John >

Alesa Cullens   Vice President of Finance   Alesa’s enthusiasm for finance keeps SHW rolling. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding of the business, so each team member can execute their jobs most effectively on behalf of clients.

Alesa Cullens
Vice President of Finance

Alesa’s enthusiasm for finance keeps SHW rolling. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding of the business, so each team member can execute their jobs most effectively on behalf of clients.

 
 
Julie Keaton   Vice President of Employee Engagement   With over 15 years at SHW, Julie has watched the company morph from a destination management company into the full-service event agency. Her compassion and deep understanding of the company serves her well in welcoming new employees, and creating a vibrant learning program.

Julie Keaton
Vice President of Employee Engagement

With over 15 years at SHW, Julie has watched the company morph from a destination management company into the full-service event agency. Her compassion and deep understanding of the company serves her well in welcoming new employees, and creating a vibrant learning program.

Lorie Thomas   Senior Director of Client Programs   For more than 20 years, Lorie has designed and operated corporate events, large and small, from Seattle to Seoul. For her, each program is a delightful puzzle to be solved.    More about Lorie>

Lorie Thomas
Senior Director of Client Programs

For more than 20 years, Lorie has designed and operated corporate events, large and small, from Seattle to Seoul. For her, each program is a delightful puzzle to be solved. More about Lorie>

Korrin Bizek   Senior Director of  Event Operations   Korrin hasn’t met an event she can’t manage. Her experience, kindness, grit, and a sense of humor makes Korrin a keeper for any project. A great leader for the SHW event management team, Korrin is a certified transportation genius.

Korrin Bizek
Senior Director of
Event Operations

Korrin hasn’t met an event she can’t manage. Her experience, kindness, grit, and a sense of humor makes Korrin a keeper for any project. A great leader for the SHW event management team, Korrin is a certified transportation genius.

Cheryl Barnet   Director of Site Sourcing, Housing & Registration   After years in hotel sales, Cheryl joined SHW to lead the hotel sourcing team. She now oversees the teams who deal with vastly detailed complexities around meetings and events: hotel contract negotiations, creative registration solutions, and conference housing management.

Cheryl Barnet
Director of Site Sourcing, Housing & Registration

After years in hotel sales, Cheryl joined SHW to lead the hotel sourcing team. She now oversees the teams who deal with vastly detailed complexities around meetings and events: hotel contract negotiations, creative registration solutions, and conference housing management.

 
 
Kim Stewart   Director of Client Services   Kim’s entire career has focused on corporate PR and marketing, beginning at Nordstrom. Her love of events – which calls on her poise and creativity – eventually brought her to SHW, where she oversees a team with a primary focus on large, high-profile events for Microsoft.

Kim Stewart
Director of Client Services

Kim’s entire career has focused on corporate PR and marketing, beginning at Nordstrom. Her love of events – which calls on her poise and creativity – eventually brought her to SHW, where she oversees a team with a primary focus on large, high-profile events for Microsoft.

Rita Mills   Director of Customer Engagement   Rita’s position at SHW combines the elements she loves most from a varied career: telling a great story, trying new things, and making connections. Rita works with a creative team who produce proposals and communications on behalf of SHW.

Rita Mills
Director of Customer Engagement

Rita’s position at SHW combines the elements she loves most from a varied career: telling a great story, trying new things, and making connections. Rita works with a creative team who produce proposals and communications on behalf of SHW.

Rebecca Lambert   Senior Program Development Manager

Rebecca Lambert
Senior Program Development Manager

Nolan Frame   Business Operations Manager   Nolan combines creativity with a natural aptitude for technology to keep our business systems aligned with our vision. Nolan is involved with every aspect of the business, as he helps identify and launch best-in-class technology solutions for both internal departments and clients.

Nolan Frame
Business Operations Manager

Nolan combines creativity with a natural aptitude for technology to keep our business systems aligned with our vision. Nolan is involved with every aspect of the business, as he helps identify and launch best-in-class technology solutions for both internal departments and clients.