Our Team

Jeanne Berry



From the age of 10, I’ve had big aspirations, including being the first female president of the US (luckily for the nation, that dream faded!). Blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit, I knew I would own a business doing something I loved. Today, RealTime Productions is my passion and lifeline. I enjoy creating lasting relationships with our clients and watching my team turn dreams into reality. I’m so proud of the work they do. That’s the fun of this business; it’s not a 9-5 job, and I embrace the craziness.

Years in the industry:  Way too many. I don’t want to give away my age!

My must have show snack:  Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans

Karin Weltman

Vice President of Project Services and Operations


I love events because of the end result – seeing the hard work payoff and come together to produce an experience. I look at all possible scenarios and strive for flawless execution. Handling budgets for our major events helps me see the big picture, and challenges me to balance to the penny every time. I lead by example, while mentoring others along the way. My family is key to keeping me balanced – with two energetic kids at home, my husband and I stay plenty busy!

Years in the industry:  20+

My must have show snack:  Baked cheddar sour cream chips

Lisa Perrone

Senior Project Manager


I started out as the first remote employee at RealTime Productions, thinking my job was temporary and too good to be true. Fast-forward 23 years…I am still lucky enough to be managing the Southern California territory and loving every moment of my always-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, and reading cooking magazines.

Years in the industry:  25

My must have show snack:  Dark chocolate

Milissa Burke

Senior Project Manager


I consider myself very lucky to have found my niche in the events industry. I’ve worked on a multitude of events in countries I could never have imagined I would ever visit. I am very passionate about the events I work on, the people I work with, and the complexity that goes along with every program. My favorite part of managing events is the challenge of space planning and the execution of attendee flow. It is so satisfying to see what you visualized on paper come to life. Events are never dull and I feel incredibly proud to be part of an industry with so many talented people. I have made so many friends “in the biz” I can’t imagine where my life would be today if I hadn’t stumbled upon event planning more than 20 years ago! In my free time I love hanging out with friends, finding sun in Mexico, going to rock concerts, or just puttering around my house and doting on my pets – my Yorkie-Poo Millie and my 5 cats – Leo, Lucky, Leroy, Lucy and Spencer.

Years in the industry:  26

My must have show snack:  Coffee and Pop-Tarts

Kim Pratt

Senior Project Manager


I’ve returned to my roots at RealTime Productions, the company I co-founded with Jeanne Berry, after raising a family in peaceful Buckley, WA. Bottom line…I love my job. To have a vision and make that vision a reality is just plain amazing. Using my natural abilities and gifts towards creating events and managing logistics and budgets is pure joy. These days when I am not in front of my computer screen working I am at a gym watching my son or daughter play club and select volleyball, and I LOVE every minute of it! We often join in the fun and play too which is an excellent way to burn off steam. My family is just what I need to keep all the chaos of events in balance.

Years in the industry:  25

My must have show snack:  Dark chocolate and sea salt caramels

Archana Bhat

Senior Project Manager


I love being part of a team with concrete goals! Running an event is as concrete as you can get with a finite “ship” date being the event date. I consider myself a goal-oriented person and love running events because I can drive so many pieces of the puzzle to closure. Being in charge of putting together deliverables and working with others to bring a client’s vision to fruition is a dream job as it utilizes my passions and skills.  When I am not busy with RealTime Productions’ clients, I am off traveling near and far with my kids and family exploring the outdoors and capturing it all with my photography. Sigmund, our Coonhound Shepard keeps me sane with his snuggles.

Years in the industry: 18

My must have show snack:  Dark chocolate of any kind!

Kari McCraine

Senior Project Manager


If I had to claim a superpower it would definitely be organization.  I love managing the excitement and flow of an event and my organizational skills are at the cornerstone of my success.  I’ve met some of the most amazing people in my 20+ years of event management and as we all move toward our one common goal of a successful event, every event team starts to feel like a family. A few years ago, my husband and I moved from Seattle to New Orleans for sunshine and to be closer to family. When I’m not working on an event, I’m enjoying NOLA and all of the fabulous music and experiencing all the fun of Mardi Gras with my Krewe.

Years in the industry:  25

My must have show snack:  String cheese

Jen Thorson

Senior Project Manager


I am a driven team player with a passion for innovation, customer service, and post-it-notes. I have experience across both events and marketing, with an understanding of how a marketing events program should drive sales and brand momentum for an organization. I enjoy travelling, scuba diving with my husband, cuddling with my son and daughter, and going on adventures looking for black bears with my chocolate lab, Caribou Lou.



Years in the industry: 12

My must have show snack:  Dum-Dums

Stacy White

Senior Project Manager


Teamwork. It’s key to pulling off a successful event, and it’s the thing I love the most about working in the event industry. Over the years, I’ve had the fortune and delight of working many types of events, with different roles and responsibilities – as a decorator, a booth manager, on logistics and creative development, speaker/content management – with each presenting its own rewards and challenges. Through my continuing journey, I’ve found that the one common must-have element that you’ll find in ALL successful events, is teamwork. With an effective team, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle, deliver a great event, AND have a great time doing it. It’s this collaborative aspect that drew me into the realm of events, and what keeps me coming back for more! When I’m not cranking on a project, you can find me behind the torch in my metalsmithing shop (I heart silver), elbows-deep in the dirt in my community garden plot, or wrangling my at-home menagerie, which includes a bunch of four-legged beasties and my wonderful husband.

Years in the industry: 18

My must have show snack: Coffee and bacon

Sarah Cook

Senior Project Manager


I’m enthused about events. It’s not the event logistics that spurs me. It’s not the titles of speeches that make me curious. It’s not even the trade-show design that stokes my creative juices. It’s the people at the event: the speakers, the attendees and the event team that drive my creative, curious side. And it’s those advancing technologies, science and art that make me enthusiastic about the projects that I take. That’s the fun part of an event. In fact, the best events are those when you don’t know I’m there.  As a fitness geek, there’s a part of an event that should be called ” The Onsite Endurance Workout! ” Forget about CrossFit gyms and spin classes, we event managers log serious miles onsite at a convention center- lugging endless boxes throughout the event. In a twisted sense, I love that too – the extreme physical workout. When I’m not running around a convention center or trade-show floor you can find me training for triathlons or at a reuse store looking for gears and gauges to use for the industrial lamps I create!

Years in the industry:  28

My must have show snack:  Coffee, coffee, coffee and power bars

Amy Waite

Senior Project Manager


My event career started with planning my company’s presence at Comdex 1997 – large booth, meeting rooms, ancillary events. Talk about trial by fire – short runway and no training, just get it done! In the years since my willingness to jump in and handle any task or job needed has allowed me to gain knowledge and experience across all aspects of event planning and management. You need sponsorship packages developed, sold and delivered – not a problem! You need someone to manage your event budget – large ($60M+) or small, I’m your gal! You need food & beverage for 1,000 attendees – I’ll get a menu and estimate put together for you! Whether working solo on a project or as part of a team, you will benefit from my attention to detail and dedication to getting the job done right.

When taking a break from current projects,  you will most likely find my husband and I camped out in the bleachers in the evening, cheering on our two teenaged sons at one of their many football or baseball games.

Years in the industry:  24

My must have show snack:  Coffee and dark chocolate

Gina Broel

Senior Project Manager


Events have been a core part of nearly every job I’ve had in my career – from the marketing & communications side, to the hands-on logistics & budget management side. There’s something about seeing ideas and details come to life, working with amazingly creative teams, and delivering awesome client and customer experiences that is incredibly satisfying and rewarding. I’m a big believer in enjoying what you do, both professionally and personally. Laughter and humor are must-haves in my life (I consider laughing my ab workout of choice). Outside of work, you’ll likely find my husband and me on the soccer field watching our daughter compete, and eating out a lot (cooking dinner may be an event I haven’t exactly mastered).

Years in the industry:  20+

My must have show snack:  Peanut M&Ms

Diane Smith

Copy and Content Manager


I’m a copy and project wrangler—an experienced production manager and editor specializing in event content, attendee communications and marketing. Think: event apps, conference guides, websites, email comms and blogs, as well as session titles and abstracts, PPTs and more. A motivated leader and achiever I focus on delivering consistent quality, on time and on budget.

Years in the industry:  20+

My must have show snack:  Coffee, coffee and more coffee!

Nancy Polichene

Senior Project Manager


As a seasoned event management and marketing professional, I love seeing a program come to life. With each detail being an important piece to the puzzle and every team member playing an integral role. I believe in creating a partnership with clients and collaborators to bring a program to a successful conclusion—whether it’s to inform, include, celebrate or persuade. Details matter and if handled well the experience will be memorable and the results invaluable. Life’s joys (other than work) include family, friends, books, movies and sports. Life’s journey covets travel and adventure (in the company of my husband) where we immerse ourselves in local culture and cuisine.

Years in the industry:  25+

My must have show snack:  Tartarugas from my award-winning Italian chocolatier!