About › Team Bios

At Pacific Party Canopies, we are a team of professionals dedicated to our mission: providing superior service in a work environment that promotes personal growth for each member of our team.

  • Greg Greenfield, Owner and President
  • Greg Greenfield, Owner and President
  • Greg started PPC in August 1987 with two 20'x40' traditional-style tents. For several years, he built the business while holding a full-time job at the family equipment rental store. More than 30 years later, Greg enjoys working with his multi-talented and hard-working employees, who number 30+ in the peak season. He is excited by innovations in party rental equipment, like the company's Engineered Structure Tents. Greg is an active member of the Burlington Kiwanis and participates in many of their community events. Since he was a teen, he has enjoyed building car after car, then tractors of all colors. His latest joy is being a grandpa to three boys when he is not traveling or building. Hard telling what is next!

Office

  • Laura Stewart, Manager
  • Laura Stewart, Manager and Event Expert
  • Laura joined the PPC team in 1995 as their first permanent, kinda-full-time employee. She works closely with owner Greg Greenfield to manage the business side of things. Laura is also part of the customer service team and loves working on local events year after year as well as sharing her experience with young brides and their families. A recent empty-nester, Laura is enjoying her new-found freedom gardening, cooking, hanging out with friends and cruising around the country in her little convertible. Of her time with PPC, Laura says, "I love my job as much today as I did the day I started; I can't imagine ever working anywhere else."

  • Stacie Stogner, Event Expert
  • Stacie Stogner, Event Expert
    Certified Event Rental Professional
  • Stacie joined the company in 2005, soon after leaving her hometown of Bixby, Oklahoma. She moved to this area when her husband was hired by the Mount Vernon Fire Department. She does sales work and light bookkeeping at PPC and is first in line to answer the phones. Stacie loves watching football (Go Cowboys!), shopping and spending time with friends and family. She advises customers to plan ahead, especially for those summer weddings. She's here to answer your call!
  • Jill Shipman
  • Jill Shipman, Event Expert
  • Jill started working for PPC January 2017, after taking a few years off from working. She is a transplant to the great PNW from Northern California. Yup she is a Niner and Giants fan. Jill has experience working for the best event production companies in Wine Country. She loves being involved in all aspects of events. From tenting to fabric, she enjoys all the creativity and challenges that comes with events. Jill is in love with the PNW weather and people. When she isn't out saying hi, she loves to be with her daughter and dog, planting in her garden or whipping up creations in her kitchen with local produce! If she had one piece of advice for an event it would be "No question is wrong; just ask!"

Field Crew

  • Matt Richter, Operations Manager
  • Matt Richter, Operations Manager
  • Matt started as a crew member at PPC in 2000. From there, he worked his way up to crew lead and now manager. He's in charge of scheduling and planning jobs and leads field crews in installations and takedowns. He is married to his beautiful wife, Anna. He enjoys softball and traveling to warm places. His advice for customers: "Your yard can seem bigger than it actually is. It's a good idea to have us come and do a site survey." Matt is the best sledge hammer swinger at PPC.

  • Jimmy Mai, Crew Lead and load list guy
  • Jimmy Mai, Crew Lead and load list guy
  • Jimmy joined the team in 2004. He loads and unloads the trucks, makes load lists for daily jobs and sets up tents. Jimmy plays poker, softball, basketball, croquet and fantasy football. He suggests that if you're going to mow your lawn, you do it two or three days before the canopy is installed. That way there won't be little blades of grass on the underside of your clean white tent.

  • Jamie Schleis, Crew Lead
  • Jamie Schleis, Crew Lead and tent expert
  • Jamie installs and maintains tents and the rest of the rental equipment. He has more than 25 years of experience in tent rentals. His favorite activities are watching movies, gardening, home improvement, electrical work, sewing and computers. Jamie likes the feeling of accomplishment he gets when he overcomes a difficult situation and finds a solution to make it work. As his father, Jim Schleis, used to say, "The difficult we can do. The impossible just takes longer."

  • Rich Eppley, Crew Lead
  • Rich Eppley, Crew Lead and special projects manager
  • Rich is our "jack of all trades," an able tent installer as well as our go-to guy for building, equipment, vehicle, and computer maintenance. Rich grew up in Enola, Pennsylvania, but has since settled here in the Northwest with his son. Rich enjoys TV, movies, bowling, building PCs and cars. A highlight of Rich's time at PPC was setting up a job at Boeing in Seattle for the Chinese prime minister's visit.

  • J.J. Doyle, Crew Lead
  • J. J. Doyle, Crew Lead, website maintenance and resident woodworker
  • J. J. started at PPC in 2006. He worked summers during college and was hired full-time in 2010. He grew up here in Burlington and lives with his Redbone Coonhound, Molly. He enjoys NCAA basketball, the NFL, and woodworking and DIY projects. The coolest job he’s done involved riding a barge to Blakely Island and being flown back in a four-seat plane. J. J. reminds customers that traditional and Epic style tents require 6-8' on each side for the stakes and guylines that secure these canopies to the ground.

  • Eddie Molish, Crew Lead
  • Eddie Molish, Crew Lead and safety manager
  • Born overjoyed in California in the year 1984, followed shortly by his discharge into the great wet Northwest in 1991. Some stuff happened; a dog and a few life lessons. Fast forward to July 2007, Eddie had to find work. Sure he had hobbies... waterfowl hunting, the great outdoors, home brewing, frisbee golf, and singing in the rain, but none of them paid off his ridiculously large debt to the specialty hat store...Lids. So in July 2007, Eddie parades into Pacific Party Canopies, conducts a stellar interview and receives a job as a crew member. Shortly after he becomes a crew lead, then a safety manager, and is now just referred to as "The Man." He dreams of one day owning a self-sustaining brewery. Eddie loves keeping people out of the rain or the sweltering sun. Feel free to ask him any questions you may have when you catch him in the field.

  • Nels Svenson, Crew Member
  • Nels Svenson, Crew Member
  • Nels started at PPC in July 2017. His cousin, Brady- a longtime summer crew member, told him it was a great place to work. He likes to get out of the valley and explore new places in his free time. He also enjoys sports and hiking. Nels hails from Sitka, Alaska. His favorite job was the North Peninsula Builder's Association Expo in Sequim. He also likes to work with the more experienced crew, where he can pick up "tricks of the trade". His advice for customers is to be on site when we deliver so that everything turns out exactly how you want it to.

  • Kevin Odenbreit, Crew Member
  • Kevin Odenbreit, Crew Member
  • Kevin joined the PPC team in June 2017 when he left another rental company and saw a better opportunity. Some things Kevin enjoys outside of work are entrepreneurship, economics, personal growth and development, philosophy, and wisdom. He also likes the arts and enjoys painting. He is from Mount Vernon. His most memorable job was setting up a 60'x115' Structure tent at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton and then hanging out with the guys off the clock. Kevin reminds customers to be as specific as possible when explaining what you want.

  • Francisco Gonzalez, Crew Member
  • Francisco Gonzalez, Crew Member
  • Francisco started in March 2018. He saw the "Now Hiring" sign, came in to see what PPC was about and really liked it here. In his free time, Francisco likes to play soccer, go hiking and swimming, and play with his dog. He was born in La Mesa, California, just outside of San Diego. He really enjoyed setting up the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show. It was his first Structure tent install of the season. He recommends that you book your rentals as far in advance as possible for the busy summer season.

Returning Summer Field Crew

Each summer, we add about 10 to 15 team members for the busy season. Here is one of our loyal summer crew members.

  • Gregg 'Grizz' Grzeskowiak, Crew Lead
  • Gregg "Grizz" Grzeskowiak, Crew Lead
  • Grizz has worked at PPC on and off since 2000. Currently he works as a security officer at Mount Vernon High School, his alma mater, during the school year and rejoins us at PPC during the summer. Grizz also has worked as Britney Spears' bodyguard. He likes to play softball and hang out at Draft Pics Sports Bar in Mount Vernon.

Warehouse Crew

  • Chris McNulty, Warehouse Manager
  • Chris McNulty, Warehouse Manager
  • Chris started as a lead at PPC in 1999. He now does a bit of everything, including tent cleaning, metal fabrication and lead field work. Chris grew up in Sequim and has traveled overseas in the military; he is an Iraqi Freedom veteran. His interests are cars, fighting, cars, cycling, cars ... and cars. You should know he's a Scorpio who loves '70s Japanese cars. Chris once caught sight of a nude photo shoot while setting up tents on the Lake Union docks for Boats Afloat Show. He believes French window sidewall and perimeter lights are a must for every wedding.

  • Salvador Morales, Equipment Maintenence Lead
  • Salvador Morales, Equipment Maintenence Lead
  • A yellow truck brought Salvador to PPC in 2007. He cleans and paints chairs, flooring and other equipment. He enjoys biking, bowling, music and reading. The most fun Salvador has had at PPC has been working with Rich Eppley.

  • Holly McNulty, Dish and Linen Lead
  • Holly McNulty, Dish and Linen Lead
  • Holly joined the team in 2018 as a summer hire and worked her way up to Dish and Linen Lead. She services all our food and beverage related items. She's a native of the great PNW. Some of her interests include nature, animals, sushi, good beer, family and friends, hiking, and learning to play the guitar. Her most memorable moment was when the power went out while mangling linens. The entire warehouse went dark and the rain was really intense on the metal roof. Her advice to customers is to smile and enjoy the day.

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