Our Leaders

Tim

Carr

Chief Executive Officer

Fearless leader and seasoned hospitality professional.

Tim is Meydenbauer Center’s fearless CEO and long-term employee of 23 years in a variety of roles. He’s spent his career in numerous hospitality positions having started as a Chef. Tim previously worked for private clubs, started a restaurant chain, and served as a hospitality consultant. He studied Urban and Regional Planning at Western Washington University, attended the Culinary Institute of America and is active in the International Association of Venue Managers. Tim is also participating in their Senior Executive Symposium at Cornell. He enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and his beloved Aussie, Arya.

Patrick

McCluskey

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick started with Meydenbauer Center in August of 2013 and now serves as our CFO. He has 17 years of experience in the industry including 6 years with the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field and 5 years working with SMG at the ShoWare Center. Graduate of Central Washington University, Patrick was born and raised in the Greater Seattle Area and is a devoted outdoor activities enthusiast and Seattle sports fan.

Bruce

Collier

Director of Food & Beverage

Staying sane by staying active.

Bruce, Meydenbauer Center’s Director of Food & Beverage, is a “boomerang” employee and started back with us in August of 2018. He brings 20+ years of experience in hospitality and food and beverage operations. Bruce has been in the Seattle area since 2004 and loves travel. He has a passion for food, wine, and beer and stays sane by running, mountain biking, and golfing.

Janelle

Simpliciano

Director of Human Resources

Coast-to-coast and then some.

Janelle has been the Director of Human Resources for the BCCA since April of 2019. After putting herself through college at UC Berkeley, Janelle’s “first” career was in politics and lobbying. Prior to Meydenbauer Center, Janelle moved with her family to New York to run a start-up after a successful stretch with her own HR consulting business in Seattle. Janelle currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association and runs the Seattle WALK to END ALZ. She loves traveling, cooking, and being with her family.

Jeff

Vaughan

Director of Facility Services

Seafaring venue management extraordinaire.

Jeff started with Meydenbauer Center in 2014 and is our Director of Facilities. Before working at Meydenbauer Center, Jeff spent 19 years in various production and administrative roles in the performing arts and for theatre facilities. He’s worked with Edmonds Center for the Arts, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Dartmouth College and more. Jeff has trained and volunteers with various emergency management agencies and has been an active member of the International Association of Venue Managers for 12 years. Jeff loves all things boats and being on the water and has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada, eh?

Sara

Waltemire

Director of Sales & Events

Self-proclaimed lover of all things food and wine.

Sara, our fearless Director of Sales & Events, started at Meydenbauer Center fresh out of college as an Event Assistant. Proud “boomerang” employee, she left for a job in the corporate world only to return to the Meydenbauer Center family in a new role. Sara found her passion for events while in high school, working at Starbucks, helping to coordinate involvement in fundraising events around Albuquerque. She is a cat-lover, jet setter and self-proclaimed lover of all things food and wine.

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