We’re a crew of awesomely creative people who love food and events. We all bring something unique and important to the table to make every event happen. Our team works tirelessly year-round planning, preparing, and producing beautiful events. Get to know the people behind the scenes!

Our Team

dedicated to exceptional events.

Joe Yantachka III

Owner

Experience

24 years at Partyman

32 years in the Industry

“I love coming to work — our staff is amazing! Creating unique and exciting options for clients.”

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and three kids, creative carpentry projects, hunting, and fishing

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Our Passion

creating immeasurable happiness.

JT Thomas

Director of Operations

Experience

15 years at Partyman
28 years in the Industry

I am very lucky to be a part of this amazing Partyman team and I’ve come to love watching everyone grow and succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and spending time with my wife

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Heather Luther

Venue General Manager

Experience

2 months at Partyman

10 years in the Industry

“I love being apart of a company that has passion for this industry and incomparably cares about their customers!”

Hobbies: Spending time with my children, family and friends, dancing, and boating

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Josh Mauro

Operations Coordinator

Experience

7 months at Partyman

5 years in the Industry

“I love being a part of a tightly knit team. I get to be involved in all aspects of the business which means I’m always trying new things!”

Hobbies: Writing songs, playing guitar, Archeology, legos 

Sales & Marketing

Meg Furnare

Sales & Marketing Supervisor

Experience

3 years at Partyman
9 years in the Industry
 
I love the people at Partyman, everyone is so genuine and willing to help out with anything, it’s awesome.
 
Hobbies: Wine education, traveling, and playing soccer
 

Stephanie Berman

Sales Coordinator

Experience

2 years at Partyman
14 years in the Industry
 
I felt at home immediately at Partyman! The atmosphere here is friendly and energetic – you can tell the staff loves what they do!
 
Hobbies: Tennis, camping, thrifting
 

May Cleary

Sales Coordinator
1 month at Partyman
6 years in the Industry
 
My favorite part of my position is developing the refined sensory experience created by our culinary team that matches the vision and mood of our clients.
 
Hobbies: Design, baking, rugby, and anthropology
 

Jolene Brugaletta

Production Coordinator

Experience

5 months at Partyman
17 years in the Industry
 
“My favorite part is bringing people together and all the small details that create the perfect day allows us to personalize every experience”
 
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, going to music festivals, and camping with my family
 

Abbie Miller

Sales Associate

Experience

1 year at Partyman
8 years in the Industry
 
My favorite part is the people I work with. Partyman truly goes above and beyond to make every employee feel like part of the family.
 
Hobbies: Yoga, watercolor painting, and adventures with my pup Moose
 

Briar Murphy

Production Associate

Experience

3 years at Partyman
7 years in the Industry
I love meeting new clients and helping them create an event they’re excited about!.
Hobbies: Traveling, writing, cafe hopping, and checking out local galleries
 

A Planning Team

committed to your happiness.

Beth Hiler

Marketing Coordinator

Experience

2 years at Partyman
4 years in the Industry
 
“The creativity and innovation is a great part of working at Partyman. Everyone works so well together and encourage you to grow professionally.”
 
Hobbies: Mixed media art, gardening, video games, collecting old media

Tama Webster

Event Logistics

Experience

9 years at Partyman
10 years in the Industry
 
Solving the weekly logistic puzzle (our event schedule) is my favorite part of my job!
 
Hobbies: Designing costumes, outdoor cooking, painting, and gardening
 

Kitchen

Chris Towne

Executive Chef

Experience

14 year at Partyman
21 years in the Industry
 
I love hearing positive feedback from clients, it happens often and never gets old.
 
Hobbies: Gaming and traveling – specifically to areas with world-renowned cuisine
 

Kitchen Team

Passionate about flavor and fun.

Brad Jason

Training & Development Sous Chef

Experience

9 years at Partyman
10 years in the Industry
 
“Everyone here at Partyman has an amazing energy. It’s the best place I have worked!”
 
Hobbies: Gaming, traveling to Florida
 

Phoebe Hernick

Logistics Sous Chef

Experience

3 years at Partyman
18 years in the Industry
 
Some of the best laughs I’ve had are from the people here. I also love more complex events and seeing our hard work in getting everything done for people’s special day
 
Hobbies: Indoor gardening, travel, game nights with family and friends
 

Robin Hoh

Production Sous Chef

Experience

6 years at Partyman
50 years in the Industry
 
“It’s great to interact with our clients and have a chance to talk with them”
 
Hobbies: Golf and gardening

Kitchen Team

Always innovating, never settling.

Event Staff

Mikayla Sanchez

Event Service Supervisor

Experience

6 years at Partyman
9 years in the Industry
My favorite part of my job is easily the amazing people I’ve met here.
Hobbies: Reading, hiking, tap dancing, and video games

Event Staff

Ready with a smile to serve.

Mira Sprinkle

Event Staff Coordinator

Experience

7 years at Partyman
7 years in the Industry
 
The team is the best! We all work so well together, respect one another, and find ways to make teamwork fun!
 
Hobbies: Going for coffee with friends, organizing my living space, spending time outdoors – especially Spikeball

Warehouse

Danielle Ayers

Warehouse Supervisor

Experience

5 years at Partyman
5 years in the Industry
 
The more intricate the event, the more fun I get to have!
 
Hobbies: Traveling, photography, and collecting records
 

Kyle Sinclair

Warehouse Coordinator

Experience

6 years at Partyman
6 years in the Industry
 
It’s amazing watching our processes run like a well-oiled machine. I also love how we have become more involved in the community.
 
Hobbies: Backpacking, mountaineering, cooking, and traveling

Warehouse Team

Behind the scenes superstars.

Chelsie Blanchard

Beverage Coordinator

Experience

2 years at Partyman
21 years in the Industry
 
“I love crafting the perfect beverage to compliment a menu and an event.”
 
Hobbies: Baking, gardening, self-care

Design Team

Bringing your vision to life.

Brittany Wetherwax

Design Coordinator

Experience

11 years at Partyman
14 years in the Industry
 
I just love the environment (at Partyman) and have never not wanted to come to work. I enjoy being here and feeling like I am doing an important thing for this company to succeed.
 
Hobbies: Singing, crafting, playing softball, and being outdoors
 

Admin

Jessica Stevens

HR Supervisor

Experience

1 year at Partyman
5 years in the Industry
 
My favorite part of working here is seeing the passion from everyone. Our team is extremely driven, focused and passionate about what we do.”
 
Hobbies: Being a mom, music, art, learning
 

Zach Riese

Staff Accountant

Experience

1 year at Partyman
3 years in the Industry
 
Everyone at Partyman makes you feel so welcomed and they know how to have fun at the office! I’ve never once not wanted to come to work.”
 
Hobbies: Astronomy, cooking, Dungeons & Dragons, being in nature

Sara Benham

Admin Assistant

Experience

5 years at Partyman
5 years in the Industry
 
“The family atmosphere at Partyman is my favorite. I feel so comfortable and it helps me thrive at my job. We are constantly growing and I get to learn something new every day!”
 
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, spending time with family, going on weekend trips to explore the local area