Chapter President

Misty Damico
Owner, Luxe Event Productions

With degree in the hospitality industry and fifteen years of professional project management and special event experience, Misty Damico has a true passion for event production and design. She is Owner and Creative Director of Luxe Event Productions a full service special event management company for weddings, trade shows, corporate and nonprofit events.

Since the company's inception in 2008, Misty Damico has been featured as a local wedding expert on local television shows including KATU’s AM Northwest, KOIN 6’s Studio 6, MORE Good Day Oregon on Fox 12 and Wedding Portland Style.

Additionally, Misty has been featured as a Pacific NW Wedding Expert in the World's No. 1 Bridal Magazine: BRIDES Magazine and her work published a few times in Oregon Bride Magazine.

Luxe Event Productions specializes in conceptual design, production and promotions; and is also the parent company to Hush Sessions, Marry ME!, Luxe Bridal Event and COMMITTED!.

Chapter Vice President

Alyssa Harn
Private Dining Manager, Portland City Grill

Alyssa Dodge is the Private Event Manager at Portland City Grill.  Portland City Grill is located on the 30th floor of the US Bank “Big Pink” Tower, one of the tallest high rises in Portland. It's the perfect event venue to enjoy city, river and mountain views.

Portland City Grill has all of the elements to make your event memorable, exceptional and affordable. Ask Alyssa about their brand new, Chef’s Table private room located in the kitchen!

Chapter Treasurer

Brett Soulek
Co-Owner, My Bartender

Brett Soulek is a the co-owner of My Bartender. After relocating to
Portland in the summer of 1999, Brett quickly began working on his degree
and is a proud graduate of Portland State University with a BS in Business
Marketing and Business Management. Brett's prior work experience includes 8
years in the insurance industry followed by 3 years of sales for a corporate
housing company. In March of 2010 Brett and his business partner purchased
My Bartender and have grown it into a vibrant and healthy business.

My Bartender is the Pacific Northwest's premier mobile bartending and liquid
catering company. Unlike other catering companies My Bartender does not provide food of any kind. Because of this we are able to focus solely on creating a bar experience that is unmatched in our industry. The bar really is where the party's at - and nobody does it better than My Bartender.

 Board Event Pro'

Marc Brooks
DJ, Event Team Entertainment

I started my career in the entertainment industry in 2003. I started out as a DJ for local High Schools and Middle Schools. I have also entertained at Birthday Party's, Reunions and many other types of celebrations. I started with Event Team Entertainment in 2006. I wanted to make being a DJ a full time career, but I had no idea how to make that happen. I feel fortunate to have found Event Team Entertainment! There are many DJ services that I could have become a DJ for. I am excited to know that I have joined a team that is truly passionate about what they do and will stop at nothing to make sure that your wedding celebration is a huge success.
Event team is a full service Mobile DJ and Entertainment Company.

Our uniqueness comes from our customer service. Sad to say but very true, we focus on the fundamentals as much if not more than expansion and growth. Our company is the only company to consistently pull off all the elements that we offer with the ease and flow that Event Team is known for. Whether it be custom recordings in the special dances, to video screens that have slideshows and allow us to mix mtv style music videos during open dance, to special dancing on clouds effects, and a lighting show that makes the jaw drop. This is what we make happen on a consistent basis, on top of the stress free guidance and stress free directing of the wedding.

Board Secretary

Yana Nemecek
Sales & Catering Coordinator, Embassy Suites Hotel

I’m a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. I’ve only just joined the real world. I have a weakness for lists, sarcasm, and of course, coffee, as well as a degree in Public Relations.
I eat passionately, dance spontaneously, love stubbornly, shop frequently, budget horribly, and read vigorously.

My life consists of work and workouts, with numerous detours into photography, shoes, and European adventures. I believe in silly things like nostalgia, alone time and mornings. I currently work as a Sales and Catering Coordinator at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport.

The Embassy Suites is an upscale chain of an all-suite hotel; all rooms are two room suites. We have over 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet, an amazing restaurant, and the rainforest d├ęcor isn’t bad either.

Programs Director

 MacKenzie Bullock
Event Director, Ambridge Event Center

MacKenzie Bullock was born and raised in Portland. Before joining the Ambridge Event Center, MacKenzie attended Oregon State University studying Business Marketing.

However, from a young age her true passion has always been event planning. At Oregon State MacKenzie acted as Social Coordinator for her sorority.

After moving back to Portland she became a certified Bridal Consultant and ran a successful wedding planning business.
Working at the Ambridge has allowed MacKenzie to utilize her talents and experience as an event planner to help businesses and consumers plan the perfect event. From the smallest meetings to the largest banquets, she ensures that every detail is covered and will make the most of your time, space, and money. Her goal is to make your dream event a reality.

Chapter Historian & Cinematographer

Jonathan Mars
Owner, Atelier Pictures