ABOUT OUR TEAM

Our nimble, first-class team of professional event planners, service providers, marketers and day-of-event staff can be anywhere in the world you need us to be. We are based in Seattle, but our network is broad and our connections reach across the US and internationally.

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Jackie Wood

Chief Experience Officer

Connecting people is what fuels me. In my social and professional life, I have always been the one who puts together the parties, the dinners, the vacations, the meetings. Even when it isn’t my job, it’s just what I do. So I decided to make it my career. I took everything I learned in marketing for big companies and put it into the world of event planning.

The world is changing. Many of us work remotely or live far from our families, or interact with friends, family and colleagues on social media. So when we make time for in-person connections, that time needs to be well structured, meaningful and fun! This is what builds true connections. This is my intention for SparkWood.

I love what I do. Every day I am presented with a new set of challenges, perhaps something really vague or very specific. This means every day I am given the chance to dig deep into my networks to create something unforgettable.

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Pam Perry

Director of Marketing

I am that person in the room that connects the ideas with resources and makes a plan. Early in life I was consistently chosen by my peers to be in charge when action was needed. In college, my positive, can-do attitude merged with my planner self and I discovered that not only can I bring people together, but I can tackle details and have fun managing the process. An ‘intelligent optimist’ I naturally ask questions and seek answers. My background in event production, public relations and adventure travel has helped me creatively approach every situation with fresh eyes and a curious spirit.

I’ve led women’s trips to Mount Everest and Costa Rica, planned events to raise funds to protect endangered sea turtles and worked with prestigious clients to revive and promote their brands. I’ve helped to grow a business ten-fold and started another from scratch, which means I take personal ownership over each client’s success. I get it. This is your business, and your reputation too.

Some see the glass as half full or half empty, but I see a glass with potential to transform.

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Maya White

Director of Events

I thrive on bringing our client’s big, creative ideas down to earth and seeing them through to smooth implementation. Put me in any situation where there are moving parts, and I will come out juggling them all with a smile on my face. I am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), which means that not only am I good at doing what I do, but I make it look easy. Clients and vendors alike appreciate my professional approach to problem solving, but I just like a good challenge and getting things done.

In the past I have held many roles, everything from event operations in large hotels, restaurant management, and conference services, all of which have made me better at my job of planning events from elaborate, large conferences to dynamic, intimate company parties.

If I were a superhero, you might call me the Smooth Operator.

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