MEET OUR TEAM

#SeattleLives is made of a hardworking and fun team of creatives here to provide you the best event experience! Check us out below:

RYAN GRULICH
RYAN GRULICH

CEO (He/Him/His) If you could meet someone, living or dead, who would it be? Walt Disney, hands down. He was the most industrious and pragmatic creative in American history. I am a huge Disney Nerd. What animal are you most like? A cat. Lovingly independent. What are you most proud of? My family. Seeing my loved ones grow brings me great joy.

NICK HEARON
NICK HEARON

Director of Broadcast/Live (He/Him/His) What has been your most rewarding industry experience? Bumbershoot and Electric Forest. Watching everyone enjoy the experiences reaffirmed why I love my job! What do you do with your free time? During the 2018-2019 season I skied from November to July at 15 different resorts and hope I can come close to that this season! What is your favorite quote? "Who knows only his own generation remains always a child." - George Norlin

JOSH WELLS
JOSH WELLS

Senior Creative Technologist (He/Him/His) What are your pet peeves? Filling out surveys. What's your favorite city? Dublin, Ireland What's an odd fact about you? I frequently think I am 2-3 years older than I am.

MAX PAGEL
MAX PAGEL

Vice President of Operations (He/Him/His) What is your favorite part of working at PNTA? Creating unique experiences for our clients and incorporating specialized solutions to support their vision What do you do when you're not working? I spend 3-4 days a week skiing in the winter and help run a ski school. Why did you want to work for PNTA? I really wanted an opportunity to create a career in an industry that I love. Being able to shape the growth of the company has been one of my main draws

CAMERON SULLIVAN
CAMERON SULLIVAN

Project Manager (He/Him/His) Would you rather live in the past or the future for a week? Future. It seems more interesting. What do you think is the greatest invention of all time? Cell phones with internet because everyone can have access to all the information in the world. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose? Microsoft store

ASHER VAST
ASHER VAST

Senior Content Creator (He/Him/His) Which fictional character are you most passionate about? Batman What's the best piece of advice you've been given? If something's worth doing, it's worth doing it right the first time. What's one item on your bucket list? Produce an action feature film.

PAVEL VERBOVSKI
PAVEL VERBOVSKI

Business Development (He/Him/His) What's the best piece of advice you've been given? "Never despair from the actions of other men. They are agents of a larger plan." If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Time travel What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Riding my motorcycle

RICHARD CASPER
RICHARD CASPER

Production Assistant (He/Him/His) What was your favorite toy as a kid? Digimon Digital Monsters What's your favorite word in the English language? Flabbergasted What's one item on your bucket list? To go see the Colosseum in Rome!

RUSSELL MATTHEWS
RUSSELL MATTHEWS

Voiceover Artist (He/Him/His) Which fictional character are you most passionate about? Mr. Peanutbutter If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Luck Back when you were just 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Dinosaur handler

JAMES CARTER
JAMES CARTER

Director of Marketing (He/Him/His) What's your favorite word in the English language? Apostrophe Back when you were just 5 years of age, what did you want to be when you grew up? Stand Up Comedian What's one item on your bucket list? To spend my birthday in Disneyland with Christina Aguilera as we share the same birthday.

SAMANTHA CHANG
SAMANTHA CHANG

Digital Media Specialist (She/Her/Hers) If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? The ability to change the probability of things happening What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Bullet journaling, drawing, or sleeping What’s the strangest talent you have? I have a type of synesthesia (specifically the ability to "see" or match colors to numbers and letters)!

TOMMY KWONG
TOMMY KWONG

Accountant (He/Him/His) Which fictional character are you most passionate about? Iron Man Describe yourself in just 3 words. Bro, Chill, Relax What’s the strangest talent you have? Ping pong, I dare you to challenge me in ping pong.