Rick Haught

Director of Scheduling and Event Services

Rick began working at the University of Oregon in 2013. With over 30 years of experience working on college campuses, he understands that student satisfaction is a product of excellent fundamental services and is committed to providing these services to the campus community. When not working, Rick enjoys all the beauty of the Willamette Valley and wonders why he didn’t move here years ago.

Location: EMU 236B

Karen Schneider

Scheduling Manager

Karen began working at the University of Oregon in 2006 as the Scheduling Coordinator with Scheduling and Event Services. She is incredibly passionate about event planning and was honored to become the Scheduling Manager in 2011. Karen enjoys having an active role in helping others realize their event planning dreams.

Location: EMU 236

Rebecca Mellnik

Scheduling Coordinator

Rebecca joined Scheduling and Event Services as a student worker in 2006. While assisting with events in various roles, she discovered her love for even planning, sound and light operation, and working with students. Rebecca returned to the department in 2013 as a Scheduling Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and music.

Location: EMU 236

Tessa Pierce

Scheduling Coordinator

Tessa has been working with the University of Oregon since 2007 and joined Scheduling and Event Services in 2015. She has built excellent skills as an organizer and planner working in volunteer positions and as a coordinator for the public radio station KRVM. As a UO alumna, she is thrilled to be working in the heart of campus helping university organizations and community members plan successful events. Tessa is an avid music fan and artist.

Location: EMU 236

Monica Sellers

Scheduling Coordinator

Monica first joined the Scheduling and Event Services team in 2006 as a student crew member, where she found a love of events and all things involved in planning and coordination. After living and studying for two years in Europe she's returned to Eugene. Rejoining Scheduling and Event Services in 2016, she's excited to be getting back to her UO roots and re-engaging with the community. In her free time she writes and dances.

Location: EMU 236

Wade Young-Jelinek

Event Services Manager

Wade has been working in event production since 1993 and has held positions at the University of Oregon since 2008. He initially concentrated in live audio, but soon branched out to theatrical and concert lighting as well as management. Wade’s technical expertise and leadership have contributed to thousands of successful events, and he is excited to use this experience to support your events.

Location: EMU 237

Mike Ragsdale

Lead Event Production Coordinator

Mike has held various positions at the University of Oregon since 2001 and has worked with Scheduling and Event Services since 2011. He currently supervises the student event support crew and coordinates campus events. In his free time, Mike provides sound reinforcement for music venues in Eugene and events throughout Oregon.

Location: EMU 237

Meghan Holderby

Event Production Coordinator

Meghan has worked in performance and live events since 2007 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Stage and Event management. She loves planning, logistics, and the art of facilitating community events. Meghan is overjoyed to share her time and skills with the University of Oregon community and is delighted to help make their events a reality.

Location: EMU 237

Michaela Hager

Event Production Coordinator

Michaela has been working as a theatrical event technician and designer since 2006 and is a new addition to the Scheduling and Event Services department. As a University of Oregon alumna, she loves supporting the campus environment with her versatile expertise in event planning and execution. Michaela enjoys horseback riding, ballroom dancing, and hiking in beautiful Oregon.

Location: EMU 237

David Valdenegro

Lead Setup Coordinator

David has worked at the University of Oregon since 1984. He uses his exceptional dedication, organizational skills, and efficiency to prepare rooms for meetings and ensure everything in the Erb Memorial Union runs smoothly.

Location: EMU 236A

Suzanne Reed

Building Services Coordinator

Suzanne received her MS from the University of Oregon in 2010. She has been working on campus since 2007 and joined the Erb Memorial Union in 2014. Suzanne holds a BA in Fine Arts and has worked closely with leading classical Indian dancers. In 2005 she was named a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar (India). She is a proud parent and enjoys costume design, home brewing, and animal husbandry.

Location: EMU 236

Mike Kraiman

Campus Scheduling Technical Administrator

Mike has worked for Scheduling and Event Services for 38 years and is an excellent resource for all aspects of operation. He is primarily responsible for scheduling software, tracking events, and customer billing. He also manages special projects that have a technical focus. Mike enjoys bowling, hiking, and collecting records.

Location: EMU 347

Larissa Straily

Conference Sales Coordinator

Larissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Meeting and Events Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As an Oregon native, she is enthusiastic about cultivating positive relationships between the University of Oregon and community members by facilitating conferences on campus.

Location: EMU 236