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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 venue to go home. All so you can look great and enjoy the wonderful, fun experience 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, Contract 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.
Shawn Granton, Marketing and Social Media Manager / Assistant Events Coordinator
Shawn Granton has been working with EJP Events since 2018. He brings a dozen years of hospitality experience with him via Hostelling International. He has also planned many bicycle and walking tours around the Portland, Oregon area; and brings his many years of experience in writing, illustration, and independent publishing to the design of EJP Events’ blog, social media, and as an in-house consultant on event communication materials and graphic and digital design.
Do you see yourself as part of the team of hard-working, driven, and creative event professionals at EJP Events? Please send a resume and cover letter or questions you have about open positions here.
True Hospitality Welcomes Everyone
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.
Here’s a list of just a few organizations that we recommend supporting. These organizations align with our motto of “True Hospitality Welcomes Everyone” and support social justice, equity, and/or environmental causes. Many of them are places where our employees have given time, membership, resources, and funds. Some have also been our clients, and we are grateful to have served them. We hope you’ll visit these organizations to learn more, and to donate.