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
Senior Vice President
(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.
JOSH WELLS
Senior Project Manager
(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
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
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
Media Specialist
(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.
EMILIO CERRILLO
Graphic & Video Design
(He/Him/His)

Can you play any instruments?
I was once the lead vocalist of a death metal band.

What was your favorite toy as a kid?
Anything Spiderman.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Watching movies, exercise, and exploring Washington's beautiful outdoors.
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!
NICK HEARON
Business Development Manager
(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
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
DEBORAH KRIER
Marketing
(She/Her/Hers)

Which fictional character are you most passionate about?
The Goblin King from the movie, "Labyrinth"

What's one item on your bucket list?
Watch the Northern Lights up close


What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
I love getting lost in a book.
JARED CONNELIE
Audio Technician
(He/Him/His)

Can you play any instruments?
I've played the drums the longest, mostly for heavy metal music.

Back when you were just 5 years of age, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a little kid I always thought I'd want to be a firefighter or train conductor.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Sweetwater.com
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
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.
JAMES CARTER
Social Media Manager
(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
Web Designer
(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)!
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JAMES CARTER

Social Media Manager (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.