Hi, I’m Nelia

Mission: To empower and inspire opportunities for women beyond caregiving, and to give them and their families the power to create a better future.

I help companies and associations produce high-quality tradeshows, conferences, and meetings. I bring 20 years of event management experience to companies such as Informa, Linux Foundation, Gainsight, and Freeman.

The freedom of my work fuels me. I often look forward to Mondays (crazy, I know) because I absolute love what I get to do, especially working with clients, business partners and vendors.

I enjoy helping other women discover their passions and creating resources to help them along the path of living their best lives.. 

I enjoy learning and growing as a professional. I am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and a CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management).


I am a member of Cal-TASH (the California state chapter of TASH, the international leader in disability advocacy which advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs).I have presented at various inclusion disability-related conferences and have sat on our school district’s Inclusion Task Force.

When I am not working, you will find me spending time with my husband Ken, and two daughters Sabrina and Alexa, and my 2 dogs Bowie and Theo. I enjoy reading, happy hours with friends, and traveling.

I am the Editor at The Culinary Travel Guide and the Founder/Editor of Travel Northern California.

Featured In:

Pottery Barn’s International Women’s Day campaign
STYLE Folsom/EDH Magazine