Shelly Signs
Director
  |  541-737-0724  |  Shelly.Signs@oregonstate.edu

shelly signsAt 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.

Mealoha McFadden
Event Coordinator
  |  541-737-6522  |  Mealoha.McFadden@oregonstate.edu

mealoha mcfaddenHaving previously worked in Athletics and the OSU Alumni Association, Mealoha McFadden began working for University Events in February of 2014. She brings over 20 years of event experience with non-profits, government agencies, and the University of Hawaii, managing events ranging from five to 10,000+ attendees.  She specializes in providing event opportunities that you would not normally have access through other similar events. Her ability to leverage campus and community partnerships enables her to plan meaningful events that help achieve the strategic 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 of Arts in Political Science. 

Shari Brumbach
Event Coordinator 
|  541-737-4717  |  Shari.Brumbach@oregonstate.edu

shari brumbachA 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 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!

Elsa Curtis
Event Coordinator  |  541-737-4717  |  elsa.curtis@oregonstate.edu

Elsa Curtis, Event CoordinatorPrior to joining the University Events team, Elsa spent five years with Special Occasions, Parties & Events where she helped clients plan a wide range of events, from holiday dinners and weddings to concerts and trade shows. Most recently Elsa worked as an event coordinator for the OSU College of Business where she managed event space in Austin Hall and supported events for the dean's office, faculty, staff and students. Elsa enjoys the challenge of finding creative and innovative event solutions that contribute to the overall mission of Oregon State University.

 

Camila Ballardo
Student Employee 
|  541-737-4717   

Camila A junior in Business Marketing, Camila transferred to Oregon State University following two years at Linn Benton Community College where she got her associate degree in Busines Administration. Camila was born in Peru and moved to the United States when she was 13 and although she grew up in big cities, she has grown to love the small town of Corvallis.  She grew up watching a different type of 'futbol' so once introduced to Beaver Nation and 'football' she knew that she wanted to attend OSU.  Attending games and having that experience is what makes her love this school even more which adds a thrill to her educational journey. 

When not at school, Camila is found volunteering, hiking with her dog, playing the ukelele and/or exploring more of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

Autri Tehari
Graphic Design Intern
  |  541-737-4717