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Our people make the difference.  RealTime Productions’ experience, service, and dedication set us apart.

Experience = The best staff in the business brings fresh ideas, new perspectives, best practices, and a world of experience backed by a seasoned management team.  We’re not learning on your project.  We’re bringing more than 200 combined years of experience from around the globe to you.

Service = We’re YOUR team.  When and where you need us, we have a diverse and talented team able to jump in and work on a wide spectrum of projects.  Timely, enjoyable, and responsive, our clients consistently rate our customer service at the highest satisfaction level — right  before they offer our staff a desk in their office.   

Dedication = We love what we do and it shows — in the way that we work, in the client’s experience, in the results.  We’re a dedicated partner and member of your team — a preferred vendor in many of our client organizations.

Management and Administration

JeanneBerry 150Jeanne Berry
Founder and Principal

With more than twenty years' experience in the management of high-profile corporate and private events, Jeanne has established RealTime Productions as the Pacific Northwest's premier event and project Management Company. She characteristically combines her expertise and creative talents to deliver highly memorable experiences - transforming warehouses into magical portals to adventure, ships into floating galas, and standard convention floor booths into compelling multi-media theatrical events. Throughout her career, Jeanne has served a wide variety of corporate and private clients including Microsoft Corporation, Vulcan Inc., Intel Corporation, T-Mobile, Alaska Airlines, Deborah Minor, and Paul Allen. She holds a degree in business from Brooks College in Long Beach, CA.

Personally... "In 1997, I started RealTime Productions because I believed in offering a creative approach to event production while providing the highest possible level of customer service to my clients. This level of dedication came from my mother, as she did everything in her power to provide me with the tools I needed to be successful growing up. Today, she is my hero, best friend and biggest supporter. When I'm not working I love to travel, visit with friends, and raise money and awareness for the Washington State Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. And I never leave home without my American Express card - a girl's gotta shop, right?"

KarinWeltman 150Karin Weltman
Director, Project Management

Karin has an extensive background in managing conferences, trade shows and events that bring strong value to RealTime Productions. Her calm demeanor has kept her successful through many challenging events, such as Microsoft's annual company-wide meetings, multiple Professional Developer Conferences for 8,000+, the MIX Web conference for designers and developers since its inauguration, and tenting the Las Vegas Convention Center parking lot during the largest tradeshow in America. She has worked on multiple city road shows, shareholders meetings, and product launches. Prior to RTP, she managed exhibitor sales, marketing, and communications for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, the San Francisco Garden Show, and the Seattle Interior Show. Karin also served as director of the Seattle Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, moving a tent city of thousands each day. She currently works out of Portland, OR.

Personally... "I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and came out to Seattle to work for the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. I've been living in the Great Northwest ever since. When I'm not working, I'm usually hanging out with my daughter, friends and family, hiking, cooking, or traveling. My favorite places to visit are Italy, Ireland and Oregon's wine country and coast. I can watch the Food Network and HGTV all day long."

Ceili -headshot 2014Ceili Rian
Office Manager

With over 15 years' experience in office management, Ceili brings strong organizational, budget management and communication skills to the team. A natural problemsolver, she routinely seeks to increase the efficiency, accuracy and cost-effectiveness of our processes and systems. Her dedication to customer service and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure things are correct has earned her high praise from her event leads and clients alike. Her recent jump into graphics and presentation software demonstrates her innovative nature and increasing command of technology.

Personally... "I am decidedly a PNW girl! Raised on the West Coast, I call Washington my home. Although I traveled the world (including a year studying architecture in London) I returned to where I was born. When I'm not working I'm usually seen in a coffeehouse working on a novel. I'm a secret fan of Starbucks mugs (I even have one my nephew brought back from Kuwait)"

NancyMarshall 150Nancy Marshall
Finance Manager

Nancy has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for thirteen years. After working for both CPA firms and a publicly traded company, she decided that what she really enjoys are the challenges that managing the finances of a small business entails. Nancy has had an interesting career path, which included working both as a horse trainer and scuba diving instructor. She currently lives on five acres in the Snoqualmie Valley, with her husband, three cats, eight hens and a large organic vegetable garden.

 

KatUzzelle 150Kat Uzzelle
Director of Business Development

Kat has collected a wide range of industry knowledge having worked in hospitality, travel, and event management for more than 20 years. Her experience ranges from destination travel services in Aspen, CO to event planning, vendor resourcing and supplier contract negotiations for Microsoft morale events with Les Concierges to many years with Teatro ZinZanni, where she led the event sales and logistics team to orchestrate employee, customer and partner events.  Regardless of the role, Kat is known for her commitment in delivering exceptional customer service and her drive in providing her clients with an exceptional event. Kat is a graduate of the University of Virginia with BA in Fine Arts.

Personally..."I enjoy exercising my creative juices in some capacity: photography, designing a new look for my living room or creating a menu for a patio party. Over the last few years, I have made my yoga practice a priority for both the physical and mental release. It helps me to stay flexible enough to touch my toes and mentally flexible to stay on my toes throughout a busy event season! I like to laugh and make everyone laugh with me, so am always looking for the opportunity to integrate a bit of humor into the day. Laugh lines -- I have a growing collection of them!"

 

Event Design, Production and Project Management

LisaPerrone 150Lisa Perrone
Senior Project Manager

Lisa has more than thirteen years of experience in the entertainment and special events industry. She has staged worldwide events for high-end clients ranging from small, intimate parties to multi-day bashes that spanned several countries. She's produced numerous events for Microsoft, including the company-wide Product Fair, exhibit halls with 250 partners, product launches, road-shows, and various aspects of conferences including PDC, CES, TechEd, HIMSS and more. She's produced a private function at Universal Studios Hollywood for more than 6,000 guests, countless parties in LA nightclubs and built an excursion package for an overseas private celebration for 300 high-profile guests. Prior to RealTime Productions, Perrone served as an event coordinator for Merv Griffin Productions, working on projects for major movie studio premieres, entertainment galas, fashion shows, charity fundraisers, and award ceremonies. Perrone is a graduate of University of Southern California with a degree in Cinema-Television.

Personally..."I was born in Indiana with Midwestern values, but raised in California with a love for the sunshine, ocean and mountains all minutes away. I started out as the first remote employee at RealTime Productions thinking my job was temporary and too good to be true. Fast forward 10 years later...I am still lucky enough to be managing the Southern California territory and loving every moment of my ever changing projects. I'm a Pisces and prefer to be near water any chance I get. My favorite things include laughing with my two amazing kids, running, dancing, traveling, dabbling in photography, reading cooking magazines and dreaming of the day I can make gourmet meals again. Mac and cheese is the household favorite for now."

KimPratt 150Kim Pratt
Senior Project Manager

Kim has returned to RealTime Productions, the company she co-founded with Jeanne Berry, after raising a family in peaceful Buckley, WA. With former events experience on such major projects as the openings of Qwest Stadium and the Experience Music Project, she is diving right into work with both major corporate clients and individual private clients on projects large and small. As co-founder of RealTime, Kim was integral to all aspects of the company in addition to the logistics involved in large, corporate event management, such as the inaugural partnership on Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference. Prior to co-founding RealTime, Kim honed her sharp organizational tools and highly-dependable work style at Prestige Events and as an independent contractor before ultimately starting RealTime Productions.

Personally..."I am on committee with Young Life, a Christian-based organization that supports the wide array of youth who may not have a strong support network to guide them through their developing years. I grew up in Enumclaw and after living in Seattle for 14 years have moved back out to the country so my kids can be raised in a small town. The kids love living in the country where they see elk, deer, wild rabbits, owls, squirrels and of course a breathtaking view of Mt Rainier all in our backyard. I enjoy cooking and gardening when I'm not playing with my kids. I enjoy travelling internationally to see what else is out there and can't wait to share some of my favorite international destinations with my children. I'm a secret fan of the Chelsea Lately show which is highly inappropriate but really gives me a good laugh and keeps me up to date with all the "critical" info found in trashy mags." *Photo courtesy of Alan Alabastro

ChristaBarbas 150Christa Barbas
Project Manager

Christa is a detail-oriented, results-driven Event Manager with over 9 years of total event experience. She brings a diverse event management background including, logistics, ancillary events, registration, transportation, and the highest level of guest services. Prior to joining the RealTime Productions team, Christa was a vital player to the Microsoft CEO Summit core planning team for the past 5 years and helped guide the program to the success it is today. She also brings to RTP an extensive background in planning multi-city road shows, Executive Summits, and high level retreats. She is recognized as a dynamic, professional team leader and team player with a proven track record in all phases of project management. Christa immerses herself in the program from start to finish and communicates her expectations effectively to her team and vendors.

Personally... " I am a Seattle native who enjoys traveling, cooking, shopping, and going to movies with friends. Some of my favorite spots to travel include Greece to visit family and the Caribbean to enjoy the sun. Really wherever the sun is, I usually will try to follow it. When I'm not working, you can probably find me playing with my nieces or nephews and spending time with my family."

JulieBarnett 2011aJulie Barnett
Senior Project Manager

Julie brings over 22 years of experience to the planning and implementation of events and conferences. She has acquired a deep understanding of every aspect of event planning and execution, from both the vendor and corporate perspective. She is adept, not only with corporate events of all sizes, but non-profit fund-raising events, and has overseen the creation and implementation of corporate incentive programs. Julie has played a strategic role in numerous events including development and implementation of small to large corporate conferences. Her skill in bringing Microsoft Tier 1 events includes expo hall management, track, speaker and agenda management, and sponsorship program development and sales resulting in sales revenue of over $1M. In addition, Julie has led the management of multi-city seminars and professional development series; development and implementation of corporate incentive programs for groups ranging in size from 50-350; and developing and implementation of grand opening celebrations.

Personally... "I am from Southern California, and moved to Seattle in 1990. I truly love that Seattle has four seasons, and try to enjoy all that Seattle has to offer. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, family and friends, gardening, cooking, camping and traveling!"

ChrisDyer 150Chris Dyer
Project Manager

Chris Dyer is an industry veteran with over 18 years of event experience. Chris's career started at Microsoft as a Travel Director for the Seminar Marketing Team, managing onsite logistics. This broad exposure to events led to an Event Program Manager position where he was responsible for registration and room block management for Microsoft events including: TechEd, Professional Developers Conference, various roadshows and most memorable, the Windows 95 Launch. Most recently, Chris leveraged his vast project management and relationship development skills as the Site Selection and Contracts Program Manager on the Central Marketing Group's Event Team, overseeing the destination selection and contracts review for Microsoft's premier events. Chris brings a deep background in developing and maintaining relationships, managing multiple complex programs, collaborating with an array of vendor teams and problem solving. He has overseen detailed negotiations with an eye towards cost savings and risk mitigation. Chris holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Maine and a Contracts Management Certificate from the University of Washington.

Personally..."I am from Massachusetts and moved to Seattle in 1992 which was only supposed to be for 6 months...20 years later. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in the kids' activities, coaching soccer, scoring for baseball games, etc. I run, workout, and play tennis, and I'm working towards getting back into rowing in the mornings."

Amy WaiteAmy Waite
Senior Project Manager

Amy has over 18 years of event and marketing communications project management experience; having managed logistics and budgets for a wide variety of corporate events including conferences, trade shows, product launches, road shows, and incentive trips. Her marketing communications background includes the development and production of advertising, direct mail, collateral and other promotional programs. Prior to joining the RealTime Productions team, she spent 13 years working on Microsoft events including TechEd, TechReady, Dynamics AX Technical Conference and a variety of trade shows and road shows. Amy's strength lies in her strong attention to detail, and her ability to coordinate all aspects of an event.

Personally..."I was born and raised in Idaho and still live in a small town outside of Boise. Most people seem surprised to discover what I do for a living, given that I live in a small, mostly farming, community. I tell them "that's the beauty of what I do." I get to travel and see different places for work, but can live wherever I want -- event small-town Idaho. When I'm not working, I can be found chasing my two boys around and shuttling them to school and sports activities. Baseball seems to be the hot ticket these days! Our family also takes advantage of the outdoor beauty, heading out camping as often as we can."

 

milissaMilissa Burke
Senior Project Manager

Milissa is a highly-sought-after Project Manager whose experience is focused on event strategy and logistics management. She has successfully built lasting relationships with clients, truly becoming an extension of their team, year after year. She is recognized for her ability to deliver a cohesive event that maintains the integrity of the attendee experience, while consistently seeking ways to raise the bar. For the past 18 years, Milissa has successfully managed numerous event programs including tradeshows, product launches and complex high-profile conferences for audiences exceeding 10,000+ throughout the US and Europe.

Personally..."I grew up in the Seattle area and have lived here all my life. I'm really a homebody which is ironic since I travel for a living. In my free time I like to vacation in sunny places, spend time with friends, and watch Bravo TV -- my guilty pleasure. An animal lover, I have volunteered for several shelter and animal care organizations, but truly love to fuss over my pets at home. I hope to have a mini-farm one day. Currently, I have 3 cats, 1 Arabian horse and recently adopted a dog - a Maltipoo named Dori. I won't count the raccoons that visit my yard as technically they aren't pets!"

 

erika2Erika Seven
Senior Project Manager

Erika is an accomplished marketing leader with 15 years-experience in both start-up and Fortune 100 environments. She has driven content and event strategy at multiple well-known developer and IT Pro events including AWS re:Invent, Microsoft TechEd and //Build, and Intel Fellows Forum. Erika has also been in the tranches as smaller companies including technology publishing where she helped drive revenue and community engagement through product launches, roadshows and regional events. She has led teams and projects focused on strategic planning, content and messaging, program management, event ownership, budget management, digital marketing, and influencer relationships.

Personally..."I am from San Diego, CA and love the ocean and sun. I moved to the Seattle area with my husband about 11 years ago and try to get back to California as much as possible for my sun fix. I have a daughter and son, and love spending time watching them grow into big kids. Our free time is consumed with a multitude of activities from Girl Scouts, golf and swim team, to baseball and school plays."

 

ericaErica Magat
Senior Project Coordinator

Erica is a creative, driven and enthusiastic event planner. She comes to our team from RealNetworks, where she gained experience managing and supporting a wide range of events. Her experience includes trade shows, product launches, teambuilding activities, Reality TV events, corporate meetings and holiday parties. She will go the extra mile to ensure stellar project results. Her exuberant personality and cheerful disposition maker her a pleasure to work with.

Personally..."I'm a Seattle city girl - born and raised! I love to travel, workout and spend quality time with friends and family. I love staying active - whether it's hitting the gym or getting my cardio on at the mall (hello shopping!). I believe in giving back to the community, volunteering at The American Cancer Society, as part of their annual Hope Gala event committee. I'm a proud graduate from Washington State University...Go Cougs!"

 

Renee YeeRenee Yee
Senior Project Coordinator

Renee spent the beginning of her professional career immersing herself within the Seattle entrepreneurial community where she absorbed the scrappy, happy, frugal mentality of the on-the-go innovators. She found her passion for events as an event intern with the Bellevue Arts Museum, and she's been hooked ever since.

Personally..."Outside of work you'll find me at a local dog park with my goofy basset hound, Doug. I'm also a big Disney fan (and a secret fan of Doctor Who)."

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