Our Team

Jeanne Berry

Principal

EXPERIENCED. SUPPORTIVE. POSITIVE.

From the tender age of 10, I nurtured grand aspirations, envisioning myself as the trailblazing female President of the United States (thankfully, destiny had other plans!). Boasting an innate entrepreneurial spirit, I always knew I’d craft a business that would make my heart sing. Today, RealTime Productions epitomizes my passion, my lifeline. Building enduring connections with our cherished clients and witnessing our team transform dreams into tangible realities fills me with a profound sense of fulfillment. What sets us apart? This dynamic industry constantly keeps us on our toes, embracing the delightful chaos that it brings.

Industry experience: 34+ years

Must-have show snack: Dark chocolate-covered espresso beans

Karin Weltman

VP of Project Management and Operations

DEDICATED. DRIVEN. GROUNDED.

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!

Industry experience: 20+ years

Must-have show snack: Baked cheddar sour cream chips

Lisa Perrone

Senior Project Manager

Lisa Perrone ProfilePERSONABLE. ENTHUSIASTIC. DEVOTED.

I started out as the first remote employee at RealTime Productions, thinking my job was temporary and too good to be true. Fast-forward 26 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.

Industry experience: 27+ years

Must-have show snack: Dark chocolate

Milissa Burke

Senior Project Manager

STRATEGIC. TRUSTED. METICULOUS.

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.

Industry experience: 26+ years

Must-have show snack: Coffee and Pop-Tarts

Kim Pratt

Senior Project Manager

Kim Pratt ProfileAMBITIOUS. EXPERIENCED. THOUGHTFUL.

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.

Industry experience: 27+ years

Must-have show snack: Dark chocolate and sea salt caramels

Jen Thorson

Senior Project Manager

CREATIVE. ORGANIZED. FUN-LOVING.

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.

Industry experience: 14+ years

Must-have show snack: Dum-Dums

Gina Broel

Senior Project Manager

DEPENDABLE. RESOURCEFUL. EVEN-KEELED.

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).

Industry experience: 22+ years

Must-have show snack: Peanut M&Ms

Stacy White

Senior Project Manager

Stacy WhiteCREATIVE. CONSCIENTIOUS. COLLABORATOR. 

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.

Industry experience: 18+ years

Must-have show snack: Coffee and bacon

Katie Logan

Project Manager

HARDWORKING. DEDICATED. ORGANIZED.

My journey in event booth sales and management began in 1995, taking you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Since then, I’ve honed my skills and gained invaluable experience working across various sectors of the industry, alongside exceptional professionals. With an additional 15 years of sales and marketing expertise, supporting clients in the automotive, retail, high-tech, and financial fields, I have built a solid foundation of knowledge to draw from. Joining the RealTime Productions team has been an absolute delight. They embody a positive attitude, uphold high standards, and infuse joy into every project. I thrive on fresh challenges, and each new endeavor brings something novel and captivating to work on. When I’m not immersed in the world of events, I nourish my soul with travel, hiking, yoga, gardening, and quality time with my loving spouse and our two furry companions.

Industry experience: 10+ years.

Must-have show snack: Tea and deliciously indulgent treats.

Piper Scalise

Senior Project Manager

DEDICATED. UNFLAPPABLE. WITTY.

I am a dedicated project manager specializing in event strategy, ideation, and consumer satisfaction. I thrive in a fast-paced environment and welcome change. I enjoy bringing teams together to collaborate and deliver the perfect end result. My event superpower is problem solving, with my attention to detail and organizational skills, I have room to jive if something goes wrong onsite. A seasoned event marketing professional for the past 17 years I’ve worked in several industries from tech, healthcare and wine. When I’m not onsite or working behind the scenes, I’m hiking with my family of four, sipping a glass of champagne, or cracking jokes.

Industry experience: 18+ years

Must-have show snack: Anything with caffeine!

Cynthia Daste

Senior Project Manager

COLLABORATOR. DRIVEN. RESULTS-ORIENTED.

With over 26 years of event planning experience I feel like I have seen and experienced it all, yet every event brings forth something new and different. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and building the relationships that follow.  Give me an idea for an event and I will run with it from concept to execution and everything in between. The logistics and details are what excite me. I have planned events ranging from intimate board retreats to a two-day concert with six bands. When I am not in event mode you will find me reading my collection of cooking magazines or enjoying pairing food with wine. I also love spending time with my family and my pup Jules!

Industry experience: 26+ years

Must-have show snack: Pistachio’s

Marsha Terry

Senior Project Manager

​​PROBLEM SOLVER. CREATVE. POSITIVE.

My extensive years of experience of supporting national and global events will easily prove to be a positive addition to your team. With more than 30 years of worldwide logistics and project management experience and seamless execution of client, customer, and partner events, I come with a positive, can-do attitude. Having honed problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills over the years has helped navigate the sometimes-precarious world of event management. With a successful track record juggling multiple projects and working across functional groups I work to build consensus and drive uniform strategy that accomplish business goals.

Industry experience: 30+ years

Must-have show snack: Coke Zero and dark chocolate

Marti Castillo, CMP

Senior Project Manager

TEAM PLAYER. ADAPTABLE. EFFICIENT.

As far back as childhood, I have been an event planner at heart. I was the girl hosting the big parties, beach bonfires, holiday celebrations, and organizing all types of road trips and vacations. With every job in my adult career path over the past 30 years, event planning has been my passion. I’m enthusiastic about events – it’s the people at the event: the speakers, the attendees and the event team that drive me to produce the best events. When I’m not running around producing events you can find me slalom waterskiing or fostering kittens from the local animal shelter.

Industry experience: 30+ years

Must-have show snack: Chocolate Cocoa Puffs