About Our Team

About Our Team

Our nimble, first-class team of professional event planners, service providers, marketers and day-of-event staff can be anywhere in the world you need us to be.

We are based in Seattle, but our network is broad and our connections reach across the US and internationally.

Our nimble, first-class team of professional event planners, service providers, marketers and day-of-event staff can be anywhere in the world you need us to be.

We are based in Seattle, but our network is broad and our connections reach across the US and internationally.

Chief Experience Officer

Connecting people is what fuels me. In my social and professional life, I have always been the one who puts together the parties, the dinners, the vacations, the meetings. Even when it isn’t my job, it’s just what I do. So I decided to make it my career. I took everything I learned in marketing for big companies and put it into the world of event planning.

The world is changing. Many of us work remotely or live far from our families, or interact with friends, family and colleagues on social media. So when we make time for in-person connections, that time needs to be well structured, meaningful and fun! This is what builds true connections and that is my objective for SparkWood.

I love what I do. Every day I am presented with a new set of challenges, perhaps something really vague or very specific. This means every day I am given the chance to dig deep into my networks to create something unforgettable.

Non Profit Event Specialist

Guided by a steadfast commitment to making a positive difference in local communities, I've dedicated my career to the impactful area of non-profit work. With 15 years of experience in non-profit education and over 25 years of service on boards for youth-focused organizations, my life is shaped with a passion for empowering the next generation.

From mentoring teenagers to supporting parent education, hosting international students, and cheering on milestones from 6th-grade endeavors to graduation, I understand the profound importance of leaving a lasting impact on the lives of youth. Their bright smiles have been my driving force, motivating me to continually contribute to their growth and well-being.

In my recent role at SparkWood Events, I've been exposed to a multitude of commendable causes, and the opportunity to aid these organizations in achieving their fundraising goals excites and inspires me. In a world that can sometimes feel gloomy, I echo the wise words of Mr. Rogers: 'Look for the helpers.' It is my heartfelt joy to be one of those helpers, contributing to causes that bring light and positive change to the lives of others. I find immense satisfaction in helping those who strive to make the world a better place.

Chief Experience Officer

Connecting people is what fuels me. In my social and professional life, I have always been the one who puts together the parties, the dinners, the vacations, the meetings. Even when it isn’t my job, it’s just what I do. So I decided to make it my career. I took everything I learned in marketing for big companies and put it into the world of event planning.

The world is changing. Many of us work remotely or live far from our families, or interact with friends, family and colleagues on social media. So when we make time for in-person connections, that time needs to be well structured, meaningful and fun! This is what builds true connections and that is my objective for SparkWood.

I love what I do. Every day I am presented with a new set of challenges, perhaps something really vague or very specific. This means every day I am given the chance to dig deep into my networks to create something unforgettable.

Meet SparkWood Events Chief Experience Officer

Jackie Baker

Corbin Ball Industry Leader of the Year Winner 2018-2019

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