One thing our clients love about us is the quality of our team.

 

If you’re a detail-oriented professional who can deliver projects on time and on budget – and who can stay calm when everyone else isn’t – send us your resume and tell us a little something about yourself.

 

If we’ve got something that fits us both, we’ll be in touch.

Join the Team

 

The Swift Group Team

Aileen McConnell

Aileen McConnell

Program & Events Manager

Aileen is a multi-lingual expert at managing large, complex projects. Her skills run the range of calendar management to technical support and product testing. Her enthusiasm and positive energy transfers to everything she does and everyone she works with.

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Allison Shackelford

Event Producer

Allison has been in the meeting industry for almost ten years working with non-profits and corporations, such as Microsoft. These meetings have ranged from large-scale international conferences to more intimate team-building events and everything in between. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking all kinds of treats, and trying local coffee shops.

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Ben Raffel

Event Producer

Ben brings his experience in events and logistics to help clients, such as Microsoft, to implement projects. He has been a member of the Swift Group team since 2020 and brings unique insights to his roles producing events for high-level audiences. You can usually find him trying out different bread recipes at home and watching the Barefoot Contessa.

Dana Muirhead

Dana Muirhead

Program Manager

Dana is a seasoned program manager with over 20 years of experience managing marketing promotions, online services, and product releases for Microsoft.  She enjoys engaging people and relationship building while pulling together all the critical details to ensure success in any project, promotion, or product release.  She believes in being professional and having fun while infusing positivity and humor in each day!

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Helen Suk

Program Manager

Helen is a seasoned and strong marketing professional who is very resourceful, adaptive, and thorough with a natural affinity for delivering a “white glove” experience to all her projects. She brings with her over 20 years in marketing, business development, program management, event planning, and B2B sales.

Meg Claypool

Meg Claypool

Program Manager

Meg is an executive-level program manager with a proven track record for successful program execution and management. She provides immediate, real-time guidance and support to align projects with business goals, construct detailed work plans, achieve milestones, and communicate the result across a stakeholder audience. Meg is a team player with driven collaboration, passion, drive, and dedication.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Project Coordinator

Rebecca is a fun and energetic individual with a 5-year background in Customer Experience and Sales. Rebecca’s use of creative problem solving, attention to detail, and friendly demeanor ensure a smooth and positive experience to her clients and coworkers while delivering high quality and efficient results.

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Kara Beckman

Event Manager

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Kady Riggan

Kady Riggan

Event Producer

Kady is an experienced project and event manager with a background in content, speaker, and expo management. She enjoys working with clients to help them establish their goals and then using her skill set to bring those goals to life. Kady will go out of her way to ensure her clients are happy and brings her creative and detail-oriented perspective to projects. In her free time, she enjoys collecting new hobbies and exploring the PNW. 

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Vilok Bhatia

Marketing Manager

Vilok is a dynamic marketing professional/tech geek with a community-minded soul. Vilok has years of experience enabling Fortune 500 companies and startups in telling their stories. He excels at digital marketing, influencer and community engagement, and brand management. 

Sloan Andres

Sloan Andres

Event Producer

Sloan Andres is an experienced implementation and project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and corporate event space. Sloan is skilled in training and development, analyzing business trends, and communicating within multiple work streams during the project life cycle. Sloan loves to bring attention to detail, and an organized approach to any event. 

Abbey Masciarotte

Abbey Masciarotte

Event Producer & Communications Manager

Abbey is a seasoned marketing professional with almost 20 years
experience supporting brands and clients in the Professional Audio, Technology, and
physical Security markets. Cold brew coffee, Pilates, and pit bulls are a few of her favorite
things. She is fitness minded, food motivated, and is always available for advice or a
conversation about practicing mindfulness, pop culture, or fashion.

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Event Producer

Matt is an executive with experience in development, negotiation, logistics, execution and management of integrative programs, events, and sponsorships. Over the past 3 years he’s worked with various Microsoft groups managing projects and delivering in-person and virtual events globally. Prior to that, he worked for Live Nation managing events and key partner accounts and programs nationally. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, watching documentary films, and staying active outside.  

Carrie Yang

Carrie Yang

Marketing and Program Manager

Carrie is a marketing and program management professional and has been the glue in the projects that she's driven, bringing multiple functional teams together and not letting loose any piece of the deliverables. Led by the interest in different cultures and an adventurous soul, she has spent half of the past 10 years working for Fortune 500 company and marketing agency in Europe and Asia.

Jackie Saarenas

Jackie Saarenas

Event Manager

Jackie is a native Seattleite and dynamic individual who brings ten years of experience in project/event management and leadership to Swift Group. She strives to create the best experience for her clients and teammates. With a background in education, she spends her free time constantly learning as an avid reader, podcast listener, and world traveler. 

Sarah Quigley

Sarah Quigley

Event Manager

Sarah is an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, flexible event and project manager with several  years of experience managing corporate events.  Sarah’s friendly demeanor, problem-solving and communication skills, ensure a smooth and positive experience to her clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her feet in the sand at the beach, practicing hot yoga, and coaching youth soccer. 

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Alicia Flint

Event Producer

Alicia comes to us with a background in events, engagement strategy, and sponsorship.  Prior to joining Swift Group, she produced career and networking programs for current students and young alumni at the UW Alumni Association. Prior to UW, she executed large scale educational conferences for a variety of professional nonprofit associations. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys staying active by hiking, cycling, and playing with her dog, Yoda, though she is equally content curling up with a cup of coffee and a mystery novel.

 

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Brieanne Vanderpool

Event Producer

Brieanne is a flexible, well-rounded event and project manager with 5 years of experience. Her experience includes executing events of all sizes for clients such as Microsoft and PayScale with a specialization in content and speaker management.

Deanne Bryan

Deanne Bryan

Business Manager

As a business operations leader and project execution specialist, Deanne thrives at strategic planning, organizing details, driving deadlines, prioritizing tasks, and building consensus. She helps teams and organizations get things done! She’s passionate about people and fostering cultures that are anchored by trust, honestly, integrity, respect, and innovation. Born and raised in Seattle, Deanne enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter Siena (5), son Julian (8), and 2 Shiba Inus, Micky and Sake. A few hobbies that she’s picked up over the last year are cooking and exploring trails in the Pacific Northwest.

Brenda Swanson

Brenda Swanson

Event Manager

Brenda has over 12 years of experience as a Project/Event Manager in a wide range of industries, from tech to non-profit.  Prior to joining Swift Group, she delivered in-person and virtual events for diverse audiences in the Seattle area. She brings her passion for detailed data management to every project.  
Brenda loves Halloween and produces a home haunt with her family.  She can be found at haunters’ conventions in her spare time.


 

Estelle Thyer

Estelle Thyer 

Event Manager

Estelle joins the Swift Group team as an Event Manager with recent experience working for Microsoft’s Business Applications Solutions group. Estelle has over 7ears of industry experience across Events, Advertising, Marketing, and PR in New York City, where she worked both in-house at Sotheby’s, and for several boutique agencies with consumer and technology brand clients.

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Heidi Hendricks

Program Manager

A self-proclaimed Corporate America Ninja, Heidi's strengths are centered on problem-solving with a focus on process efficiencies and improvement, and building relationships across multiple groups to drive projects forward. She brings creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to her projects and thrives in a complex environment.

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Kellini Walter

Marketing & Communications

Kellini is truly an original thinker with over twenty-five years of experience in marketing and communications. Specialty areas include all aspects of internal and external communications, executive communications (including speechwriting and coaching), C-level events and event management, product and services marketing, and organizational change management.
 

Lynne Walker

Lynne Walker

Marketing & Program Manager

Lynne Walker has been planning successful large events for over 25 years. She plans, manages, and executes conferences, seminars, tradeshows, product launches, corporate receptions & special events, client appreciation, and incentive programs, as well as managing many sales and marketing/partner programs. 

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Abby Carter

Content Producer

Abby brings 20+ years of experience in eCommerce, publishing, and emerging technologies as Site Director at Audible.com and by directing the marketing efforts of several bootstrapping start-ups. Using little more than social media marketing, she is adept at targeting markets and increasing awareness in all written forms of communication – technical, website, instructive, marketing – and skilled in building excellent rapport with clients and team members alike.


 

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Amy Muehleck

Program Manager

Amy is an efficient project manager with 10+ years’ experience coordinating digital brand experiences, production and operations, global corporate conferences, and vendor management.  Her attention to detail ensures a seamless process from initial concept to launch, ensuring all partners are aligned on strategy, critical goals, and timelines.  

Laura King

Laura King

Communications Specialist

Laura is passionate about raising the leadership capacity of individuals and organizations. Whether Coaching one-on-one, developing, and delivering programs, or ensuring communications are clear and compelling, she brings curiosity, pragmatism, humor, and a fresh perspective to generate a thought-provoking and creative process. She is happiest when she is travelling the world with her brother and sister.

Manami Takao

Manami Takao 

Event Producer

Manami has been working in the events industry for the last five years planning events both large and small around the globe. She specializes in content and speaker management but has worn many hats over the years. She brings a passion for all things events-related and a drive to ensure quality execution at every level.

Mykaela Gardner

Mykaela Gardner 

Event Manager

Mykaela is an Event Manager specializing in content and speaker management. She leans into her enthusiastic and detail-oriented nature to deliver top-tier events for her clients. With experience in small university gala logistics to content management for Microsoft's largest annual events, Mykaela brings a range of talent to Swift Group. In her free time, she enjoys reading a book outside in a beautiful nook or catching up on the latest must-see shows. 

Emilee Oldham

Emilee Oldham

Event Producer

Emilee is an enthusiastic, focused, results-oriented communications professional, with a background in event management, engagement strategies, recruitment and fundraising. Before joining Swift Group, she developed and produced engagement events and corporate initiatives for students and alumni within the Central Washington University community.

In her spare time, Emilee feels most blessed when she is spending time with her family and making new friends. She enjoys any type of water activity, shopping, and a good cup of coffee. She  believes that kindness is the ultimate fashion statement.
 

Robin Kilwine

Robin Kilwine

Operations Specialist

Robin brings to Swift Group her strong background in business administration and sales. Passionate about supporting the people around her, she is a reliable team player with a positive and energetic attitude. Prior to Swift Group, Robin ran a $9M wholesale business. Born and raised in Seattle, when she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, experiencing all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.