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maryMary Lou BurtonFounder/Owner
Following her large Italian wedding, Mary Lou found that there was a need for a resource that compared vendors in an easy side-by-side manner. From this concept she has grown Bravo into one of the most recognized resources for Weddings and Events in the Northwest. She is a powerhouse of ideas.

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Denise Barker - Director of Operations & Shows
Denise is the proud parent of two Boston Terriers Penny and Olive. She and Byron love to travel and explore exotic locations whenever they can.

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Kelli Nelson - Account Manager
Kelli is all about living in the moment. Enjoying good food, spirits and great company with friends and family. She is a native Oregonian and spent most of her childhood years being outdoors as much as possible. Since moving to Portland in 2007 she graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and worked in all facets of the food industry. Kelli enjoys camping and exploring new parts of the Pacific NW with her husband Eric and their boxer Maddie.

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Lana Kosik - Sales Account Manager
After being raised in Victoria, Australia in a family of 15, Lana moved to Portland, Oregon. She enjoys hiking in our beautiful Pacific Wonderland, trying out the latest culinary delights our great city has to offer, and taking short trips to the Oregon coast and the Columbia River Gorge. She loves music, singing and playing guitar. She recently graduated from Portland State University with a Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Her husband Bob and only daughter Abigail and new son-in-law are the light of her life! Her motto is, “Live life to the fullest~it goes in the blink of an eye.”

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Olivia Finley - Production Manager & Graphic Designer
Being a Portland native, Olivia loves visiting local restaurants and farmer’s markets. After graduating from the University of Oregon she has gained experience in the marketing and graphic design fields.  She spends her free time practicing photography, trying new crafts and hanging out with her family and Yorkshire Terrier, Bentley.

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