President & Founder
Founder of The Function and Head of Strategy
Amanda has been working in the events industry for the past 26 years in a variety of capacities as a planner, account director and senior VP at various agencies. When you work with us you get planning, delivery, and strategy, for the price of one. Amanda brings her sunny disposition, and experience in the following types of programs: sports, commercial, medical, trade shows, congress, ad boards, investigator meetings, virtual of all types, festivals, cultural events. Amanda has extensive experience sourcing, worked inside at hotels and inside facilities.
Senior Program Director
Executive Director, Client Relations
Mark is an event professional with extensive experience gained from serving in many different capacities within the industry. Following his first roles planning collegiate events, Mark transitioned to senior positions working on scientific meetings and conventions. He has managed operations teams to orchestrate fulfilling his client’s creative, web, registration, and logistical needs for events of all sizes and levels of complexity. Increasingly, Mark has turned his attention toward event technology and production in order to match client needs to uniquely tailored solutions.
Director of Technology
Senior Technical Director
Senior Technical Director
Producer, AV technical director, camera operator, editor, husband and dad known for his starring role as “Bank Teller” in the smash(ed) indie hit “LOST”, starring Danny Trejo and Superman. Critics called his performance, “something else.” Other television and film credits include “Injured Pilot” in Pearl Harbor (cut out of the film and did not meet Ben Affleck), “Obnoxious Assistant” in Crossing Jordan, and Mike Meyer’s body double in “Austin Powers 2”. A higher power then told him to go behind the scenes, where he’s stayed ever since. Matt likes Thai food, regular food, and short walks on the beach. His dream is to never again work with MTV’s “PUNK’D” crew and to own a Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph 1887.
Junior Technical Manager
Video Producer / Technical Director
Cherissa has over two decades of experience creating and managing brand identities, promotional collateral, advertising campaigns, and website design for an array of businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. With a BA in Graphic Design, Cum Laude, and a minor in Marketing from CSULB, she brings to the table a special emphasis on conceptual design. Cherissa demonstrates a commitment to excellence – from concept development through final production and is dedicated to finding engaging solutions across all mediums.