"It's quite fun to do the impossible..." Walt Disney
Not all superheroes wear capes. Some of us wear cocktail dresses and high heels. That’s who we are.
Timewise has been around for 18 years – yes, that’s a long time. With those years comes a lot of lessons learned and that’s one of the things that puts us at the front of the pack. But that doesn’t mean we’re old and stodgy! We thrive on innovation and new trends, whether it’s the latest and greatest in event mobile apps, the hottest clubs, the best lattes, or the coolest patios. If you’re looking for something, we can probably tell you who has it or where to find it. That’s just what we do.
Arlene Schilke and Brent Taylor lead an incredibly creative driven young team of #eventprofs. They’ve been called into Boardrooms countless times by Agencies, Associations and Corporations who were in over their heads. And save the day? That’s just what we do. Of course, having the most cost-effective audio-visual company (Event Technology Solutions) helps.
Are you still creeping on us through social media? Pick up the phone and call us – let’s meet and you can see what we’re really about. That’s just what we do.
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Arlene is the founder of TImewise and a partner with Event Technology Solutions. She is a true industry ambassador and mentor to many rising stars. Arlene is a president of MPI Edmonton Chapter. She was named one of the top event professionals to follow on Snapchat by Canadian Special Events Magazine (follow her to get a glance of her #eventprofs life) and is very active on social media. She is a successful entrepreneur nominated for Celebration of Achievement Award by Alberta Women Entrepreneurs. She is a mom of 4 energetic and creative kids, always on the run with her Fitbit, managing her business, household and a husband! She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a big foodie always searching for the new #yeg restaurants, cafés and bars.
"She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures or doubts but because she continued on despite them" - Beau Taplin
Brent is a partner with Timewise and the founder of our audio visual division, Event Technology Solutions. Brent may have done very well in-front of the camera, but he was too fascinated with the magic behind it so he decided to gear up and bring #eventprofs a company that focuses on delivering stress-free AV services. He has 24 years experience as an audio visual technician, professional cameraman and producer. Brent has his CMP and CMM and was recently appointed to MPI's International Board of Directors. He is a member of several advisory boards, including the Event Leadership Institute (New York) and Corporate Meetings & Events Magazine. He is a Coca-Cola addict (although he may not admit it) and loves connecting with people.
"Everything rises and falls on leadership" - John C Maxwell
Nela is originally from a small country in the heart of Europe called Slovakia. She always loved to organize (mostly for others) and plan events. Her strengths are woo (our clients totally love her), communication and activation. In her free time, you can find her at Hot Mamas fitness classes with her two beautiful daughters or baking healthy treats (#nosugar!). She is a coffee lover and recently did her first 10K race! She is VP of Education for the ILEA Edmonton Chapter and an ILEA Esprit Award recipient. But don't be fooled by her pretty face, she also has a Master's Degree in Production Management and her CMP designation.
"A girl should be two things - classy & fabulous" - Coco Chanel
Although she has been with us for three years, Laura is the newest member of the Timewise team. She joins us from Germany after studying Events Management in England, but her heart brought her to Edmonton. She is an early bird, her task list is half finished before the rest of the team even arrive at the office. She loves the mountains - especially hiking and skiing (good thing she chose Alberta for living!). Her strengths are achiever and learner (she just got her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation). Laura takes great satisfaction from being busy and productive. She is a vegetarian and passionate about a healthy non-toxic life style!
"'Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars." - Les Brown
What can we do for you? It's quite fun to do the impossible, so let's have fun reaching for perfection with our team!
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George Marine is leaving Edmonton and heading to Kelowna to manage the Best Western Plus. George has been GM of many Edmonton hotels over the years. He has served as a director for the AHLA and EDMH.
Really Big News!! Richard Wong is returning to Edmonton. We are thrilled to hear Richard will be taking over as General Manager of the Shaw Conference Centre in November. Lisanne (Lewis) Ballantyne is leaving this role as GM to join Tourism Kelowna as President & CEO. She will be missed. ~ October 2017
Elizabeth Nash is still a Marriott/Delta girl but the view has changed. Formerly with Delta Edmonton South, she is now working at Delta Edmonton Centre Suites Hotel. ~ September 2017
A recent graduate of Nait’s Event Management Certificate, Ruth Ruddock has landed a position with the Conference team at The Banff Centre. We will miss her at our MPI Edmonton events and hope she visits often. For those heading to Banff, stop in and say hi to Ruth! ~ September 2017
FMAV Edmonton team has a new addition - Chris Baker who is also on our ILEA Edmonton board of directors. Good luck Chris! ~ August 2017
Barb Stuhl-Smith whom we were just getting to know at Marriott/Delta Edmonton South has taken on a role with Edmonton Tourism – Meetings and Conventions. The Edmonton Tourism team is getting full, stealing all the pretty ladies from #yeg hospitality industry! Who is going to be next? ;) ~ August 2017
Simon Hollington-Sawyer is back with Freeman Audio Visual at the Shaw Conference Centre after a brief one year hiatus. Simon, fill us in! Enquiring minds want to know! ~ August 2017
Congrats to Lisa Phillips, previously our go-to gal as Director of Sales and Marketing at Radisson Edmonton South, on her new position as General Manager of Hyatt Place Edmonton-West. Lisa, its great to have you in our west-end neighborhood, you can be sure that we’ll be by for coffee! ~ August 1, 2017
AUM Hotel Group welcomed Perry Felsinger on the VP role. He was previously a General Manager at Lighthouse Hospitality Management. ~ July 24, 2017
Shandel Barr, formally with the Oilers Entertainment Group is the newest addition at the REC Room team. We can't wait for the West Edmonton Mall location to open soon! ~ July 21,2017
Big news! Richard Wong, Executive Vice President of Nova Hotels is leaving Edmonton. We wish him well in his new ventures in B.C. Richard has significantly contributed to our local industry over the years. He will be missed! ~ July, 2017
The MPI Edmonton chapter is still adjusting to changes after Chapter Business Manager Stuart Taylor left to take on a role with Fletcher Wright Associates. Stuart had been with MPI for over 8 years and was a huge asset to all Canadian chapters. ~ June 2017
After 16 years with EEDC and the Shaw Conference Centre, Manfred Kalk is leaving – wow! It will not be the same without him there! We wish him great success in his role with the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. ~ June, 2017
After an amazing year working with the FMAV team in Edmonton, Jennifer Broda couldn’t stay away from her hospitality peeps. You can find Jennifer and her friendly smile at Radisson Hotel Edmonton South. ~ May 15, 2017
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