Meet Your Team

President and Chief Ninja

Julie Vissers

Julie received a BBA (Honors) in International Business from the University of Georgia where she had the opportunity to study abroad in France and the Netherlands. She is fluent in French and English. Her very first job out of college was with Disney at the Contemporary Resort in Orlando, where she learned the importance of providing excellent customer service. She was also involved with training staff for EuroDisney. In 1991, she completed an MBA at the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada. After completing her MBA, she went to work for CP Hotels (now Fairmont) in Vancouver, BC Canada at an upscale conference hotel. She partnered with other hotels and the Convention Center on many large-scale (up to 5000 person) citywide conventions. It was during this period that she learned the importance of collaboration between industry, clients and government to create spectacular conference experiences. In 1998, she switched to the client side of the meetings industry as an Executive Director of a Medical Education Company. Julie developed Well-Assembled Meetings as an independent meeting management company focused on Medical Education. Last year Well-Assembled Meetings produced over 40 conferences across the United States for over 4000 attendees.

Phone:503-635-4761 x117

Association & Conference Services Manager

Peyten Boutwell

Peyten received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Process Management from Abilene Christian University, where she also competed for their division I volleyball team. After undergrad, she transferred to the University of Montana to carry out her extra year of NCAA eligibility in volleyball. Peyten graduated with two masters and played two seasons for the Griz. She completed her Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration at the University of Montana. Peyten was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is currently located in Dallas, Texas. She brings in years of customer service experience, along with detailed organization and management skills.

Phone:503-635-4761 x112

Event Ninja / Director of Corporate Development

Jennifer Cheetham

Jennifer loves being a part of the WAM Team! And you will love having her on your team. She truly enjoys making each client, vendor, physician feel as though if it is important to them, it is truly important to her. 

Her strong leadership abilities, outstanding communication and experience in crafting strong partnerships and friendships within the medical industry are just a few of the things that make her special. Jennifer is high energy, competitive, and achievement driven.  She has over 10 years experience planning, coordinating and managing logistics for both small and large conferences/meetings/events.  She is also responsible for securing sponsorships/fundraising and managing relationships to provide beneficial outcomes for her client.

She earned her BS degree in Business at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her three “young adult” children, travel, play golf, run, yoga and hike with her Golden Retriever, Brady.   Born and raised in Boston, MA she is a true Red Sox, Bruins and Pats fan! Oh, and she’s “Boston Strong”!

Phone:503-635-4761 x107

Association Ninja & Conference Services Manager

Brooke Chuhlantseff

Brooke attended Oregon State University, where she was a member of the Women’s Track & Field team. She earned her B.A. in Psychology in 2020, then her M.S. in Psychology in 2022. People have always been her favorite thing—creating genuine and meaningful experiences with others based on individual needs is a passion Brooke truly enjoys. Being a part of the WAM Team allows Brooke to fulfill her goals by helping others and making positive experiences happen for the clients she works with. She is a great communicator, can adapt to any situation, and is always open to learning new things. Whether you need someone who has a good listening ear, or someone to help start the party, she’ll be there!

Phone:503-635-4761 x 108

Event Ninja / Director of Conference Services

Jennifer Gaffney

Jennifer Gaffney is our one and only “Jersey girl” who has an amazing ability to go above and beyond for our clients. She is the one that gets the job done! She received her BA in Economics at Emory University and spent most of her career working in Finance and Research. Her amazing organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects brought her to become a WAM team member. When she’s not “assembling” meetings, she enjoys spending time with her twin daughters and yellow lab, Linden. She appreciates all that the PNW has to offer including skiing, hiking and traveling.

Phone:503-635-4761 x110

Technical Operations/ Webmaster/ IT management

Spencer Page

Spencer is based out of Alpharetta, Georgia. He joined the WAM team in 2021 and has brought his expertise to the team to handle all technical tasks. As a webmaster, IT manager and event organizer, he has an eye for seamlessly integrating technology, optimizing efficiency and innovation, and orchestrating memorable events. Previously, he worked for BMW doing much of the same – connecting with clients, working with their needs, and finding the best solution to ensure satisfaction. He is an integral part of the backend of WAM, determined to prioritize top notch service to make sure that everyone is taken care of.

Phone:503-635-4761 x119

Event Ninja & Queen of Graphics

Ginia Portz

Ginia is Southern through and through, which is persistently demonstrated through her enthusiastic, creative and passionate approach to the business. She is zealously detailed-oriented and the member of the team who will make sure every aspect of your meeting is covered. She’s been working with the company since the beginning and is our lead designer whether it be logo’s brochures or websites.  She has an amazing ability to create beautiful works of art, while keeping an eye to practicality and functionality.  Ginia has a BA in mass communication/photography and marketing.

Office Ninja

Sophia Perkins

All around Office Ninja. Fluent in French and getting things done right the first time. Sophia is half American / half French and has had a life full of travel, culture, and adventure.  She studied psychology in France and is resuming her studies in Bend, Oregon. Having initially interned with Well-Assembled Meetings back in 2019, she is back on the team today, bringing in years of customer service experience and organizational skills. During her free time she’s off enjoying Central Oregon and being a passionate bookworm. 

Event Ninja / Director of Registrations

Daphne Rosenbaum

Daphne is our native Oregonian, born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.  She joined the WAM team over 15 years ago and truly is our “anchor in the storm.”  She is hardworking, dependable, conscientious, and a jack of all trades in our organization.  Daphne is committed to our clients and somehow makes each individual feel unique and cared for on the phones and on-site at the conferences.  Daphne is self-motivated, reliable and extremely hard working.  She approaches each conference with tenacity and a determination to make it better than ever before.  In Daphne’s first career, she worked in the legal field.  She enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing at the Oregon Coast.

Phone:503-635-4761 x109

Conference Services Manager

Miranda Youmans

Miranda earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of North Texas. Here, she was a division 1 student-athlete competing on the volleyball team which highlighted her superior leadership and time management skills. She is currently seeking her MBA in Health Services to amplify her full-service healthcare management skills. She was born and raised in Waco, Texas and eventually moved to Dallas. Today, she resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Phone:503-635-4761 x118

Accounting Services

We have additional outsourced accounting professionals as part of our team.

Accounting Services

Marketing Services

We have additional outsourced Marketing professionals as part of our team.

Marketing Services

Graphic Design Services

We have additional outsourced graphic design professionals as part of our team.

Graphic Design Services

Website Design & Support Services

We have additional outsourced Website Design and Support professionals as part of our team.

Website Design & Support Services

Audio Visual Consultants

We have additional outsourced AV professionals as part of our team.

Audio Visual Consultants