What We Do
For five decades we have produced extraordinary events - creatively working within today’s most demanding budget constraints. MIRKPROD’s team of professionals includes; world class project managers, event coordinators, meeting planners, entertainment agents and media producers.
In an industry that sees constant staffing change and disruption, MIRKPROD celebrates the fact (while continuously engaging new talent) that we are a team of long-standing managers, staff and strategic partners (Independent and Sub Contractors) with a proven history of service and excellence.
Andy Mirkovich Productions provides event, meeting, media and entertainment consultancy and project management services, allowing the client to remain focused on their core business, while taking advantage of MIRKPROD's competencies in these fields of expertise.
Andy Mirkovich Productions has been in business since 1965 with offices located in Bellevue Washington and Scottsdale Arizona (Event Services of America).
Who We Are
JP Perugini President
JP Perugini, has been producing and managing high level corporate and entertainment events at Andy Mirkovich Productions / MIRKPROD since 1982.
Projects include the coordination of the Asian Pacific Cities Summit, past Microsoft Corporation’s “Annual Company Meeting” in the Kingdome/Safeco Field for 15,000 attendees and the Microsoft Company Picnic with 55,000 attendees.
This is not to say that “large scale” events occupy JP.’s entire day. While not busy handling the administrative duties of MIRKPROD there have been way too many networking events, executive retreats, holiday parties, entertainment bookings and private events to mention.
JP also acts as Senior Advisor to Scottsdale, AZ based Event Services of America, a company he assisted co-founder and President Andrea Stewart to establish in early 2007.
When not managing the comings and goings of Andy Mirkovich Productions elite team of employees and partners, JP can be found enjoying the company of his wife, grown children and their significant others trying out a new restaurant in Seattle or beyond.
Kevin Temp Vice President
When joining the industry Kevin Temp (aka Ktemp) realized his project management skills coupled with past creative undertakings were directly transferrable to event production. Kevin has discovered that he was now on a career path that would allow him the opportunity to explore challenges beyond any previous expectations.
He has overseen hundreds of events and corporate meetings up to 55,000 attendees and has handled production management for regional and national television commercials, short films and corporate video projects.
Kevin’s logistical and management strategies have resulted in substantially reduced client expenditures. His skills are a huge asset to MIRKPROD and the corporations he serves.
Sydney Carlson Event Manager
Sydney is a Northwest native that has grown up in the greater Seattle area and recently graduated from Seattle University. She has touched on event planning during her time working at a CrossFit Gym, putting together competitions and fundraisers. Her eye for detail and love for planning allows her to be successful when given multiple tasks. She will always accept a challenge because she views it as an opportunity.
When she is not in the office she enjoys being in a CrossFit gym and walking her dogs.
Tim McAfee Senior Director
Tim McAfee: A Massachusetts transfer and University of Texas graduate Tim has been planning high tech events, both as a Microsoft employee and as an independent contractor, for over 25 years.
Tim’s understanding of marketing combined with technology has taken him throughout the world managing meetings, conferences and events on every continent on the globe.
Jenn Strutzel Senior Director (SC)
A 17-year event veteran, Jenn’s expertise led her to manage hundreds of events ranging from Executive launches and press conferences to celebrity chef dinners and parties scaling from 15 – 15,000. Her experience in the industry developed credible partnerships with both her client and vendor teams. Jenn strives for perfection and enjoys to be challenged; she ensures every detail is customized appropriately for the business goals and audience at hand.
When not managing events you may see Jenn out at the park with her three girls or tasting the wonderful wines of Washington.
Ali Primrose Senior Event Manager (SC)
Throughout Ali’s event career, she delivered events ranging from industry tradeshows to after-hours parties and everything in between. Ali’s attention to detail and ability to foster strong working relationships with her clients makes her an invaluable asset to any project. She values the opportunity to craft event strategies to her client’s individual goals and bring brands to life in unexpected yet relatable ways, creating excitement and driving engagement.
Outside of work Ali can be found soaking up every minute with her husband and son, taking her pups to the dog park or enjoying a movie.
Andrew Strutzel Director of Operations (SC)
After 12 years in Sales and Marketing leadership positions in the wireless industry, Andrew joined the team, four years ago, to support event logistics and operations. With a wealth of experience in project management, marketing strategy, and budgetary management Andrew delivers instant value to his clients and a seamless experience to attendees. He is consistently recognized by his partners for his problem solving skills and ability to transition challenges into new opportunities.
Andrew’s free-time evaporated 9 years ago with the birth of the first of his three daughters, but he cherishes every minute. However, he loves coaching his daughters in youth sports, re-learning 3rd grade geometry, watching dust accumulate on his golf clubs, and being tormented by the potential of Gonzaga University basketball.
Jennifer Pettersen Event Manager (SC)
Prior to her arrival, at Andy Mirkovich Productions, Jenn served as an account manager, overseeing and managing large Microsoft launch projects and summits. Her attention to detail, work ethic and strong client relationships became the ingredients to her success. Jenn constantly emphasizes teamwork and collaborative thinking to ensure that the needs of her clients are met. She is a driven, yet personable individual who is self-motivated and very capable of achieving any goal in which she sets her mind.
When she’s not working, Jenn enjoys being home and spending time with her family as well as enjoying the wines that Washington has to offer.
Justin Cavanaugh Event Manager (SC)
Justin brings with him six years of trade show experience with an emphasis on project and accounting management along with five years of digital marketing experience. He is a dedicated and committed event professional overseeing and managing shows of various sizes in the technology industry.
Justin has a passion for fitness and is no stranger to the gym. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his husband and spoiling his two dogs, Lexi and Niko.
Michelle Cahill Event Manager (SC)
Michelle has over 12 years of event management experience, ranging from intimate gatherings to large corporate affairs. Her ability to proactively support the client, anticipate needs, and execute are paramount to Michelle’s success. Clients value, trust, and depend upon Michelle to produce flawless events and appreciate her attention to detail.
Outside of the office Michelle is an avid tennis player and mother of three young children who always keep her on her toes.
Lexi Blum Event Manager (SC)
Lexi has over 7 years of experience in the events industry. She is versed in non-profit, education, corporate, and private events. Through managing events ranging from 10 to 1,000 attendees, Lexi fostered the fundraising of millions of dollars and the closing of countless business accounts. Her unmatched attention to detail and her graceful problem-solving skills make her an asset to the team. Clients depend on Lexi to produce engaging atmospheres with flawless timelines. Lexi goes the extra mile and always puts her clients at ease.
When not working, you can find Lexi hosting a dinner party, playing with her pup, traveling with her husband, wine tasting with friends, or in a dance or yoga class.
Brenda Fernandez Senior Event Coordinator (SC)
Brenda, a Seattle native, continues to cheer on the DAWGS as a recent college graduate. While new in her career, Brenda brings several years of experience planning and executing events in the non-profit industry. She delivers a level of professionalism far beyond her years and exhibits a go-getter attitude that drives her to create the best possible event experience for her clients.
If not at work you can find Brenda shopping when she shouldn’t be, spending time with family, or dancing her heart away at local concerts.
Natalie Arsheed Event Coordinator (SC)
Prior to Natalie joining MIRKPROD she spent 6 years in the catering industry managing the on-site presence at corporate events and local festivals. She possesses extensive logistics experience and an ability to “manage the chaos” inherent in the catering industry. Switching to event logistics and planning allows Natalie to expand her skills but still with the same core values of creating the best possible experience for her clients and event attendees.
When she is not working you can find Natalie hiking the endless trails Washington has to offer, at the gym, and being an doting aunt to her twin baby nieces.
Jenny Angelo Senior Event Manager (SC)
Jenny Angelo has managed and produced corporate events for 15 years. She has managed all aspects of events including site selection, contract negotiation, budget management, creative, registration coordination, transportation management, and vendor arrangements. Jenny has a passion for hospitality and service. Her warm personality and attention to detail have helped contribute to her success and most importantly client satisfaction. She finds joy in starting with an idea and turning it into an exceptional event experience.
Jenn Heintz Senior Event Manager (SC)
With over 18 years in the event industry, Jenn Heintz has developed a strong background in all parts of the business. Event logistics and onsite work are her strong suits and where she finds the most energy, passion and success. Primarily focusing on corporate events with time as well in the nonprofit space, she has a firm grasp on the event industry.
Jenn has a great ability to develop strong connections with her clients, and while being personable, can tap into the clients’ professional needs and strategies. Jenn prides herself on attention to detail, strong communication skills, and a positive attitude.
In her free time Jenn loves to spend time on the lake boating as well as entertaining family and friends.
Alex Berry Design & Lighting Partner (IC)
Alex Berry (Alex Berry Design) has 27 years of experience working with corporate events and tradeshows, he is able to collaborate and problem solve with clients, producers, set designers, and lighting designers all over the world. He is an expert in scenic, lighting and rigging innovations, and has overseen projects ranging from subtle room design for corporate meetings to companywide arena shows. “Alex’s inventive eye and solid visual principles not only allow him to direct projects, but also design, execute and produce innovative and successful events.”
Alex has provided MIRKPROD with over 22 years of excellent design, advice and partnership as our go to “preferred event vendor”.
Andrea Stewart-Pritchett Event Services of America, Scottsdale
Andrea possesses a one-of-a-kind blend of New York style and Scottsdale taste to provide clients award-winning events which are distinct and memorable. Andrea has been described by clients as the “go-to” person for developing and executing effective meetings, parties and events with grace.
Clients of Andrea’s benefit from the exclusive combination of her business acumen, production drive and exceptional taste.