At Oregon State University since May of 2006, Shelly Houghtaling Signs has built a department of Events able to handle any event or project that the institution needs produced. From the etiquette of Presidential events to creating a grand opening that blows away the crowd while still coming in under budget, she loves to amaze the audience and clients. “We are a resource for the campus community and are proud to project the best image of the University.”
Shelly began her event planning journey by working in a party rental store. Seeing a need in brides to wrap their brain around the myriad of details, she wanted to help them have an event that both met their dreams but also stayed within budget. These principles applied strongly towards goals in higher education when Shelly next worked for the President’s Office at Washington State University. In the position of event coordinator she polished her presentation skills. Shelly holds a degree in Set and Costume Design for the Stage from Emporia State University in Kansas and she has transferred the impact of the stage to the impact of prestigious events.
Although not new to Oregon State, Mealoha McFadden began working for University Events in February of 2014. With 18 years of event experience with non-profits, government agencies, the University of Hawaii and the OSU Alumni Association, Mealoha has managed events ranging from five to 10,000+ attendees. She specializes in providing event opportunities that you would not normally have access to unless participating in her particular event. Her ability to leverage campus and community partnerships enables her to plan meaningful events that help achieve the goals of OSU with creativity and style.
Of Hawaiian and Irish heritage, McFadden's family has strong Corvallis roots that continue to thrive through their family farm, Pleasure Acres. She is a third generation Beaver (Grandmother '24 and Father '53) who graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science.
A returning Oregon State employee, Shari Brumbach brings six years of event experience with both the Washington State and Oregon State wine industries, where she honed her skills providing anything from small, intimate dinners to huge three-day long events. Striving for perfection, Shari works hard to provide a seamless event while providing fun and elegance for all those in attendance.
Graduating from OSU in 2002 with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, Shari is excited to be back in Corvallis and on campus after an eleven year absence. A diehard Beaver Believer, she is counting down the days until the first home football game. GO BEAVS!
As of March 2014, Emma has been providing event and program support for University Events. Her work history specializes in Customer Relationship Management with Rural Development Initiatives, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and OSU Athletics. She proudly maximizes customer satisfaction through unique and productive customer service while working with fast paced organizations.
Originally from Eugene, Emma graduated from OSU with a Bachelor's of Arts in Speech Communication in 2011. A very proud Portland Trailblazers and Boston Red Sox fan, Beaver Nation can claim Emma as one of its biggest supporters.