Testimonials

Testimonials

Feedback from some of our clients

Jackie is a phenomenal meeting and event planner. She brings a unique combination of strategic thinking and detailed execution to her work. She listens to her client carefully to understand the objective of the event, the budget and the success criteria (raise funds, raise awareness, entertain, celebrate, etc.). She is very creative and innovative and has a great network to tap into for various event related services. She identifies options that meet the client’s needs and guides them through an informed decision-making process. Throughout the process, she keeps her clients informed and when new information is presented, she works with you to incorporate, revise and adjust as needed. She has planned multiple events for me and my team and we are extremely happy with the results. We have had large business meetings in interesting locations with creative additions to keep folks engaged and interested (and well fed) while attending to the business objectives at hand. She has also planned multiple social outings and celebrations that have delighted a diverse group of employees, ensuring all had a great experience. We look forward to working with Jackie on our next event.

Geeta McCormack

Managing Director

Forum Solutions

Jackie and the Sparkwood Events team bring to bear a wealth of conference planning creativity and experience. Their support of all phases of planning and execution of our inaugural national COSM Technology Summit was invaluable. We could not have done it without them and are delighted to team them again for COSM 2020.

Erik Nutley

Senior Program Manager

Discovery Institute

Jackie is an outstanding resource for event planning, corporate marketing merchandise and travel. We use her exclusively and find her to be a wealth of knowledge, full of creative ideas, and well connected with resources around the Seattle area. Furthermore, she is a great value and always goes above and beyond. I highly recommend her!

Jon Fleming

CEO

Raining Virtue Solutions

Working with SparkWood Events was an absolute delight! From start to finish, they displayed exceptional professionalism and attention to detail. Their team effortlessly brought my vision to life, creating a memorable event that exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend SparkWood Events to anyone seeking a stress-free and truly remarkable event experience.

Erin McClure

Facilities & Workplace Experience Supervisor

Remitly

I have worked with Jackie for several years. She is one of the most professional meeting planners in the Seattle area. Jackie is very detail oriented and creative and it is obvious that she loves what she does. I have recommended her company to several of my clients.

Linda Broderick

Senior Director Global Accounts

HelmsBriscoe Site Search and Hotel Contract Negotiation


Jackie and the Sparkwood team did a terrific job helping us plan for and execute a major customer event. She thought of all details big and small and executed on the plan we agreed to with precision.

Dan Haas

Chief Commercial Officer

Knowde



Jackie and her team have planned and executed dozens of events for us over the years. They took the time to learn about our company culture and apply that in our events. When I engage Jackie, I assume that it is done and done right!

Bob Morgan

CEO & Founding Partner

Guidacent,Inc.


No event goes without bumps along the way. With a good event team, you won't even notice the bumps. SparkWood Events provided a smooth overall experience, from consultation to execution, the team went above and beyond to create a memorable experience for all of our guests. And we exceeded our fundraising goal! .

Glenn McCray

Executive Director

Sports in Schools


Sparkwood Events was critical to the success of a school fundraiser in Fall 2020 when COVID-19 still firmly had its grip on the world. Jackie brings tremendous experience to all types of events while being technologically savvy and committed to providing the best experience possible for all participants.

Barrie Hilman

Dean of Faculty & Academics

Spring Street International School

Feedback from some of our clients

It was a pleasure to work with Sparkwood Events on our recent virtual ACE event, which provided recognition to MCAWW instructors and students. Our planning window was very tight, but Jackie and her team produced a timeline and were well prepared for execution. Our planning committee appreciated being able to meet weekly with the Sparkwood team.

The event involved a pre-function concert, social time in breakout/game rooms for approximately 100 families, as well as an awards presentation. Our members greatly appreciated being able to connect during the social time and loved the games. Jackie has excellent resources and the event production was perfect. Additionally, the event kits were a huge hit and really made everyone feel included and excited for the event.

I highly recommend Sparkwood Events; we could not have pulled off our event without them, much less made it the huge success that it was.

Robin Cowper

Associate Director

Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington

Jackie is a phenomenal meeting and event planner. She brings a unique combination of strategic thinking and detailed execution to her work. She listens to her client carefully to understand the objective of the event, the budget and the success criteria (raise funds, raise awareness, entertain, celebrate, etc.). She is very creative and innovative and has a great network to tap into for various event related services. She identifies options that meet the client’s needs and guides them through an informed decision-making process. Throughout the process, she keeps her clients informed and when new information is presented, she works with you to incorporate, revise and adjust as needed. She has planned multiple events for me and my team and we are extremely happy with the results. We have had large business meetings in interesting locations with creative additions to keep folks engaged and interested (and well fed) while attending to the business objectives at hand. She has also planned multiple social outings and celebrations that have delighted a diverse group of employees, ensuring all had a great experience. We look forward to working with Jackie on our next event.

Geeta McCormack

Managing Director

Forum Solutions

Jackie and the Sparkwood Events team bring to bear a wealth of conference planning creativity and experience. Their support of all phases of planning and execution of our inaugural national COSM Technology Summit was invaluable. We could not have done it without them and are delighted to team them again for COSM 2020.

Erik Nutley

Senior Program Manager

Discovery Institute

Jackie is an outstanding resource for event planning, corporate marketing merchandise and travel. We use her exclusively and find her to be a wealth of knowledge, full of creative ideas, and well connected with resources around the Seattle area. Furthermore, she is a great value and always goes above and beyond. I highly recommend her!

Jon Fleming

CEO

Raining Virtue Solutions

I have worked with Jackie on a number of different projects, and she always does a spectacular job. I have witnessed her expertly managing relationships, expectations, and details, while always delivering results that were above and beyond. Not only is her work excellent, but she approaches difficult and stressful situations with a sense of humor and a can-do attitude that make her a pleasure to work with.

Steve Killian

Senior Associate

Point B

I have worked with Jackie for several years. She is one of the most professional meeting planners in the Seattle area. Jackie is very detail oriented and creative and it is obvious that she loves what she does. I have recommended her company to several of my clients.

Linda Broderick

Senior Director Global Accounts

HelmsBriscoe Site Search and Hotel Contract Negotiation

Meet SparkWood Events Chief Experience Officer

Jackie Baker

Corbin Ball Industry Leader of the Year Winner 2018-2019

2022 Sparkwood Connect

Meet SparkWood Events Chief Experience Officer

Jackie Baker

Corbin Ball Industry Leader of the Year Winner 2018-2019

Copyright 2023 - Sparkwood Connect