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Our Event Planning Philosophy
Guests should be pampered. Whether it’s a wedding, holiday party, or business event, the celebration is about you and your guests. And that’s why EJP Events goes the extra mile to ensure that every aspect of your event makes you and your guests feel right at home.
“Pampering” is not just about caviar, ice luges, and dreamy lighting (although our event and design team can make that happen)… it’s also about the things that no one notices until they go wrong: signage, maps, logistics, itineraries. We plan the guest experience from the moment they open their invitation, to the time they leave the parking lot to go home. All so you can look great and enjoy the wonderful, fun party you deserve.
Meet the Team
Emee Pumarega, Founder
Emee Pumarega has been working in hospitality since 1997. She began her hospitality career in Austin at Green Pastures Restaurant and Doubletree by Hilton. Her almost 20 years as an event professional business owner in Portland, Oregon, and her experience in envisioning, co-creating, and managing successful and memorable events of all kinds is the cornerstone of the company.
Katherine O’Brien, Lead Onsite Coordinator
Katherine O’Brien has been working with EJP Events LLC since 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology, and also studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Portland. Her warm personality and attention to detail have been critical success factors in the many favorable reviews EJP Events has received.
Virginia Forder, Office Manager and Onsite Coordinator
Virginia Forder has been working with EJP Events LLC since 2016. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Her background as a schoolteacher, virtual assistant, and professional organizer has been invaluable in the many successful gatherings produced by EJP Events.
EJP Events is committed to offering services regardless of nationality, ethnicity, racial origin, sexual orientation, biological sex, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation or lack thereof, age, or ability. EJP Events supports marriage equality and is a member of the Oregon United For Marriage Coalition of Wedding Professionals.
Sustainability and Social Justice
EJP Events plans events with an eye towards sustainability. We steer clients towards beautiful and authentic event and wedding planning solutions that do the following:
– have a low impact on water resources
– promote the use of transit, shared transport, and cycling; and do not prioritize single occupancy vehicles
– reduce waste going into local landfills.
EJP Events also supports social justice by offering additional and value-added services to our clients who are non-profit organizations working on social justice causes; as well as donating time, dollars, and resources directly to selected organizations in our community.