ILEA-NCC Board of Directors

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The ILEA-NCC Board of Directors governs this local chapter and makes all decisions regarding our local educational programs, finances, communication with our members, etc. Elections to this board are held annually and offer either one or two-year positions.

VP Communications - Ame
President:
Ame Rose Hernandez
Amersive Events
Email: president@ileancc.org
Fact:
I dance with an all-female hip hop crew in Oakland and I love chocolate chip cookies.

Director - Hugh
President-Elect:
Hugh Manuel Groman
Hugh Groman Catering
Email: preselect@ileancc.org
Fact:
I love doggies, Real Housewives, and karaoke!


VP Membership - ErssonImmediate Past President:
Ersson Bartle
DJ AirSun
Email: pastpresident@ileancc.org 
Fact: In 8th grade, while performing a solo as Elvis in the school chorus show, my headset mic failed.


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VP Communications:
Kelsey Linden
PRA Northern California
Email: vpcommunications@ileancc.org

Fact: I was working at a law firm, on the path to law school, when I found the events world and never looked back!



Director - Tommy
VP Education & Programs:
Tommie Murphy & Basil
Email: vpprograms@ileancc.org
Fact: I ride an average of 100 miles a week on my road-bike. I also create large-scale floral installations for raves.





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VP Membership:
Becca Bloom
BB Events
Email: vpmembership@ileancc.org
Fact: I love sandwiches - seeking out the very best wherever I travel and crafting my own. I've been known as a sandwich artist and even had a dream of opening up my own sandwich shop one day.

Executive Director - Lori Oates
Executive Director:
Lori Oates, CSEP
ILEA-Northern California Chapter
Email: ed@ileancc.org
Fact: I studied Fashion Marketing & Management at the Art Institute of San Francisco before finding my passion for non profits. I love visiting museums and am a HUGE Frida Kahlo & Yves Klein fan.






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Director:
Shelley Anderson
Cage + Aquarium

Email: shelley@cageandaquarium.com
Fact: Originally hailing from the Midwest, I own part of our family farm in Missouri. I am a city girl who loves the country.







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Director:
Elle Bronson
Elle Inspired Productions

Email: info@elleinspiredproductions.com
Fact: I've bungee jumped off a 180ft bridge and dived the Great Barrier Reef for 5 straight days while on a live-aboard. The one time I dove without my go-pro I came face to face with a sea turtle and swam alongside it until we reached the surface.





 
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Director:
Rita Chretien
Innovative Entertainment
Email:rita@inn-entertainment.com
Fact:
I really love cooking and baking  - I bake as much as possible!


Director - PatrickDirector /Past President
(2012-2013):
Patrick McMichael
Denon & Doyle Entertainment
Email: patrick@djay.com
Fact:
A well-cut suit and punk rock
music makes me happy!





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Director:
Maggie Panontin-Young 
The Lighthouse Glen Cove Marina
Email: mpanontinyoung@gmail.com
Fact: I used to be a competitive swimmer and I've taught CPR, 1st AID, AED and emergency response training for twenty years. I also served drinks at the real Cheers bar once.


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Director:
Kristen Parks
Circosphere Entertainment
Email: kristnen@circosphere.com 
Fact:
I studied protein biochemistry before I discovered juggling, circus and events.