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Assistant Information

IDEA World Fitness Convention™
July 15-19, 2015 • Los Angeles, CA


POSTED: July 8, 2015
This roster and information will be updated weekly. Please check back next week if you don’t see your name. Make sure you have signed your Assistant Work-Study Commitment Agreement. It will be necessary to submit your signed Commitment Agreement before we can issue your Registration badge and wristband.

Thank you for committing to be an assistant for the exciting WORLD event in Los Angeles, CA. It is going to be an amazing week. Please read through this information and make sure you understand where you need to be and when. As an assistant, you are a member of the IDEA Tribe and will be expected to uphold our IDEA Core Values, It will be an experience you won’t soon forget and we are thrilled to have you part of our team. Please contact Marsha Watson at mwatson@ideafit.com if you have questions or need to make a change to your schedule.

As a reminder...your credit card will only be charged in the event you cancel within TWO weeks, July 2, 2015, prior to the start date of the WORLD event or fail to fulfill your obligation by not showing up to any of your assigned shifts. If at any time TWO weeks before the event or during your shift at the event you are not able to complete your entire shift, you MUST contact the Event Assistants Manager immediately. We understand that circumstances beyond your control may occur, and are happy to work with you. However, the responsibility to communicate with us ahead of time is YOURS and is critical because we will need to arrange for your replacement.

The Assistant Program operates as a work-study program and you are allowed to attend sessions (and receive education) in exchange for the time you work. Assistants do NOT sign up or register for sessions. You attend classes on a space-available basis by waiting in the Stand-by line for sessions.

If you have studied our brochure you know that the week is jam-packed with special guests, parties and celebrations. As an assistant, you are invited to participate in all the activities. We recommend that you clear your calendar from work and other activities during the week so you can fully enjoy the event. The days are long, inspiring and exhausting – prepare accordingly.

Each Assistant will be given two sponsored shirts to wear when working their shift. Please wear black bottoms (workout pants and sweatpants ok as long as they are professional looking) and comfortable shoes.

Hotel Information: The JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A.LIVE, 900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. is already SOLD OUT, but you can go to this link for alternative hotel information on our website:

http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/idea-world-fitness-convention/accommodations

If you are in need of a roommate, please go to the 2015 IDEA World Attendee Facebook Page and ask to join. Once you are accepted, you can post your request.

The IDEA Office no longer keeps a list of who is looking for a roommate. If you email me, I can try to put you in touch with other Assistants who are looking to share expenses of a hotel room.

The Assistants Meeting will be at 6:30PM on July 15th and held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in LA. It will be in Room #411. Please plan on coming in 30 minutes early to get your uniform and registration materials.

Shifts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are expected to attend. If you are unable to attend, you must contact Marsha Watson PRIOR to the meeting!

If you are working on Shift 1 and 2 or the WEEKDAY Shift 4 beginning at Noon on Wednesday, you will be excused. However, if you would like to stop by and be recognized for all of your hard work...you are welcome to come!

The Assistant Party Returns!! Saturday, July 18th from 8:00PM to 10:00PM at the JW Marriott Hotel, Gold 3 Ballroom...did we mention free food, fun, and perhaps prizes?! Don’t Miss It!!

This year, thanks to our Event Manager, Matt Taylor, we have our own area to “gather” in. Room # 507 in the LA Convention Center has been designated as the Assistants Lounge Area. This room is yours to use during the event, but please note: it will NOT be staffed and will NOT be locked. Therefore, you can use it as needed, but we will not be responsible for any items that are left unaccompanied. There is no refrigerator, so plan to bring a cooler if your snacks need to be kept cool.

To access the event session handouts, you can go to Session tab on the World page, www.ideafit.com/world, and click onto Sessions, then Session Handouts. You MUST be logged into your IDEA account to access this link.

To access the CEC grid, please go to: www.ideafit.com/cecgrid

To download the IDEA WORLD 2015 App: The link is www.ideafit.com/app You will have to use the email address that is on your application to log-in and the password 2085

Here are the FINAL Assignments. We will not be able to make any changes from this point on.



Please locate your name below as this is the shift your are assigned to:



Shift 1 – SETUP Team

OPERATIONS (OPS) Team
The schedule is for the Operations (OPS) team to work all, or most of the days, Monday, July 13th stating at 2:00PM, all day Tuesday, July 14th and until Set Up is completed on Wednesday, July 15th. Upon completion of shift, SETUP assistants will be able to attend the event.
  1. Ia Anspach
  2. Cathleen Clark
  3. Alexis Craig
  4. Alberto Fernandez
  5. Susanna Gayedon
  6. Brett Howard
  7. Molly McGarry
  8. Nicole Popovich
  9. Alvin Queen
  10. Inez Schaeffer
  11. Minnie Scott
  12. Zach Trumbauer
  13. Thea Ward
  14. Rebekah White
  15. Nancy Zander
  16. Lindsay Stiegler, CAPTAIN

REGISTRATION (REG) Team
The schedule for the SETUP REG team is, Monday, July 13th starting at 2:00PM until 7:00PM, and Tuesday, July 14th starting at 8:00AM until tasks are completed, and from 7:00AM to Noon, Wednesday, July 15th. Upon completion of shift, SETUP assistants are able to attend the entire conference.
  1. Ariel Girodo
  2. Rosemarie Lim
  3. Gregorio Joey Lim Jr
  4. Ambia Rossiter
  5. Augusta Perry
  6. Susan Sanchez
  7. Sofia Schugar
  8. Jennifer Scrofini
  9. Miya Simpson
  10. Tanya Simpson
  11. Ashley Smith
  12. Isabel Tiburcio
  13. Peg Hamlett, CAPTAIN
  14. Wendy Tilley, CAPTAIN


Shift 2 -Precon Assistants
These assistants will be assigned to work as a Room Monitor for a Preconference Session on Wednesday, July 15th and will then work as a Room Monitor Thursday, Friday and Saturday (no Sunday assignment unless you request one).

Specific Session Assignments will be made one week prior to the event. Your specific schedule will be sent to you. Plan to pick up your uniform and registration materials Wednesday morning, July 15th 45 minutes before your session starts at the IDEA Registration Desk.

There is now a Group A or B beside your name. These are the shifts you will be assigned to after your Wednesday assignment.

As a reminder: GROUP A will work the first TWO sessions on Thursday, the last TWO sessions on Friday, the first TWO Sessions on Saturday.

GROUP B will work the opposite times each day: the last TWO sessions on Thursday, the first TWO sessions on Friday, the last TWO sessions on Saturday.

If you do not have a Group A or B assigned after your name, you will be doing both a PRE Con session all day Wednesday and a POST Con session all day Sunday. You are free to attend sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Pre Conference Seminar Assistants

  1. John Ball
  2. Masha Balovlenkov, Group A
  3. Jennifer Beamer. Group A
  4. Linda Buck
  5. Vicki Calonge, Group A
  6. Deverie Fagaragan, Group B
  7. Sharyn Gabriel, Group A
  8. Edys Gauger, Group B
  9. InYoung Ha, Group B
  10. Melissa Lowe, Group A
  11. Lesley Norris
  12. Mindy Pedersen, Group A
  13. Margot Rabbitt, Group B
  14. Shirley Rubin, Group A
  15. Christelle Semenjuk-Magnier, Group A
  16. Donna Shaw, Group B
  17. Nancy Ward
  18. April White-Plank, Group B
  19. Rhonda Wikert Hoag , Group B
  20. Kathy Gibbs, CAPTAIN, Group A
  21. Nancy Norris, CAPTAIN, Group A
  22. Jackie Duplechine, LIEUTENANT , Group A


Post-conference Session Assistants must be available for the entire Sunday session, plus will be assigned sessions on Friday and Saturday as needed.

If you do not have a Group A or B assigned after your name, you will be doing both a PRE Con session all day Wednesday and a POST Con session all day Sunday. You are free to attend sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Post Conference Seminar Assistants
  1. John Ball
  2. Linda Buck
  3. Alicia Cukjati, Group A
  4. Dustin Momand, Group A
  5. Katrina Schechter, Group B
  6. Emily Sopo, Group A
  7. Lisa Lorraine Taylor
  8. Nancy Ward


Shift 3 – Blogfest – Room Monitor
Please plan to attend the MANDATORY Assistant Meeting on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30PM. This is a very important training meeting and where you will receive your actual schedule – please make every effort to attend. This meeting will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in LA. It will be in Room #411. Please plan on coming in 30 minutes early to get your uniform and registration materials.

Assistants on this shift will be working as Room Monitors at the Blogfest event, Thursday AND Friday, all day, July 16th and 17th.


Blogfest Room Monitors
Blogfest will be running simultaneously with the main event sessions starting Thursday, July 16th at 7:30AM to 5:40PM and on Friday, July 17thth starting at 6:30AM and ending with the Blogfest Party at 7:15PM.

  1. Danielle Gudino
  2. Tanita Ligons
  3. Laura Marquis
  4. Megan Merchant
  5. Abby Anderson, CAPTAIN



Shift 4 - Registration Shift
Assistants work in Attendee, Presenter or Exhibitor Registration, but will be cross-trained in all areas of Registration.

This year we have two starting days based on WEEKDAY or WEEKEND hours, so have divided the groups based on the day you start. If there is an “EXPO, or VIP” next to your name, you will be working primarily in that areas, but will need to be able to help the Attendee Reg. Desk during your shifts


WEEKDAY Group
The WEEKDAY Group will start at 11:30AM on Wednesday, July 15th and work through Saturday July 18th. Your specific schedule will be emailed to you one week prior to the event.
  1. Lita Abella, VIP
  2. Margarita Allington
  3. Alissa Chau
  4. Karen Marie De La Paz
  5. Eloy Espiritu
  6. Florence Fox, VIP
  7. Terri Fox, VIP & EXPO
  8. Lana Harrison
  9. Maria Johnson
  10. Sean Judge
  11. Marcia Kress EXPO
  12. Mandy Kuhn
  13. Adrian Lytle, EXPO
  14. Claudine Martinez
  15. Laurie McWilliams
  16. Donna Mills
  17. Emily Pryor
  18. Elizabeth Ramos
  19. Ulises Rivas, EXPO
  20. Jonathan Rose
  21. Jenna Rubin
  22. Tammy Sidell, EXPO
  23. Mychele Sims, EXPO
  24. Irene Sinsombutcharoen
  25. Cathy Smyers
  26. Mary St. John
  27. Tonya Leah Stenlake
  28. Connie Stone
  29. Bev Todd, VIP
  30. Alexandria Upshur
  31. Bryan Visintin
  32. Radka Wilson, CAPTAIN


WEEKEND Group
The WEEKEND Group will start at mid-morning on Thursday, July 16th and work through Saturday July 18th in Registration. Then you will be assigned to one session to Room Monitor on Sunday, July 19th. Your specific schedule will be emailed to you one week prior to the event.

Because we do specific training for Room Monitors, you will be asked to attend the Assistants Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Room # 411, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA.

  1. Darlene Adamusik
  2. Bryce Aristide
  3. Krista Allen, EXPO
  4. Sandy Balcom
  5. Alice Barker
  6. Kate Cavanaugh
  7. Sue Cavarello
  8. Trisha Drennan
  9. Kelly Flores
  10. Rachel Gaibor
  11. Kim Harris, EXPO
  12. Gabrielle Jackson, EXPO
  13. Gwen Kress, VIP
  14. Marcia Kress, EXPO
  15. Michelle Leachman
  16. Verna Lewis
  17. Sandy Liebman, EXPO
  18. Ester Marie Mendez Arango
  19. Bob McCullagh, VIP
  20. Nathan McWhirter
  21. Lorena Paez
  22. Florie Pinada
  23. Jennifer Ratanaprathum
  24. Nicloas Rosen
  25. Susan Sakamoto
  26. Belen Sanchez Coba
  27. Marjorie Schwartz Scott
  28. Emily Shaw, EXPO
  29. Whitney Sutton, EXPO
  30. Brenda Willimans
  31. Vay (Vi) Williams
  32. Maria Malca, CAPTAIN
  33. Donna Martz, CAPTAIN


Shift 5 – Room Monitors and Video Assistants
Because we do specific training for Room Monitors, you will be asked to attend the MANDATORY Assistants Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA in Room # 409. Please plan on being there 30 minutes early to pick up your uniform and registration materials.

Room Monitors
Will be divided into Group A and Group B. If you work early in Group A, the next day you will have the afternoon shift and vice versa for Group B.

You have now been assigned to a GROUP. As a reminder: GROUP A will work the first TWO sessions on Thursday, the last TWO sessions on Friday, the first TWO Sessions on Saturday, and the last session on Sunday.

GROUP B will work the opposite times each day: the last TWO sessions on Thursday, the first TWO sessions on Friday, the last TWO sessions on Saturday, and the first session on Sunday.

Unless you have already spoken to me, you are expected to cover these time periods each day.


  1. Michelle Barrera, Group A
  2. Linda Bernal, Group A
  3. Candice Carter, Group A
  4. Judy Chan, Group A
  5. Kristina Chernysheva, Group B
  6. Kate Cole, Group B
  7. Angela Connor, Group B
  8. Donna Connor, Group B
  9. Cynthia Cyrus, Group B (will be with Video Team on Friday’s shift)
  10. Donna D’ Aurio, Group B
  11. Rebecca Dalley, Group B
  12. Faye Del Mundo, Group A
  13. Diane Dennis, Group B
  14. Jennifer Diamond (Umberger), Group A
  15. Eddie Diaz, Group A
  16. Patricia Dixon, Group A
  17. Katie Donatelli, Group A
  18. Kristin Gahwiler. Group A
  19. Elizabeth Garibay, Group A
  20. Samantha Geverts, Group A
  21. Sean Gogarty, Group B
  22. Lindsay Healy, Group B
  23. Tu Hoang, Group A
  24. Stephanie Humphreys, Group A
  25. Darwyn Jackson, Group B
  26. Krista Kleinhammer, Group B
  27. Anne Knowler, Group B
  28. Eleanor Langeveld. Group B
  29. Laura Gail Lipnick Diamond, Group B
  30. Amy Liu, Group A
  31. Andrea Loper, Group B
  32. Debbie Mann, Group A
  33. Leonor Matinez, Group A
  34. Heather Mazzei, Group A
  35. Sean McCrea, Group B
  36. Keli Meyer, Group B
  37. Brianna Miller, Group B
  38. Jennifer Montgomery, Group B
  39. Lilly Murphy, Group B
  40. Gladys Ortega, Group B
  41. Nicole Kristin Perrine, Group A
  42. Giselle Pineda, Group A
  43. Alix Plum-Widner, Group A
  44. Nancy Portocarrero, Group B
  45. Jennifer Probert, Group A
  46. Eneida Quijos, Group B (will be with Video Team on Friday’s shift)
  47. Hayden Richter, Group A
  48. Angela Ritchie, Group B
  49. Jade Rodgers, Group B
  50. Marissa Rose, Group A
  51. Christian Running, Group B
  52. Adrian Salazar, Group B
  53. Anna Schlomas, Group A
  54. Claire Simmonds, Group B
  55. Melody Simons, Group A
  56. Joseph Smith, Group A
  57. Janelle Spanier, Group A
  58. Patricia Styles, Group A
  59. Michelle Theis, Group B
  60. Robbin Tran, Group B
  61. Dougherty Tsalabutie, Group B
  62. Colten Tyler, Group A
  63. Karen Wheat, Group A
  64. Jody Whyte, Group A
  65. Vanessa Williams, Group A
  66. Nate Wilson, Group A
  67. Ashley Witt, Group B
  68. Robin Wotipka, Group B
  69. Janelle Zweber , Group B
  70. Nettie Azoulay-Bible CAPTAIN, Group A
  71. Toni Dee, CAPTAIN, Group B
  72. Debbie Matloff, CAPTAIN, Group A
  73. Warren Rose, CAPTAIN, Group B
  74. Ginny Schlomas, CAPTAIN, Group A
  75. Chris Maberto, CAPTAIN, Group B
  76. Jennifer Osuna, CAPTAIN Group B
VIDEO Assistants
Will be assigned to specific sessions that will be professionally video taped, and work approximately 4-8 hour shifts per day, (depending on what you have requested), Thursday AM to Friday PM. You will be assigned to an IDEA Staff member and your training will be provided prior to the start of your first shift.

If you are on a 4 hour per day shift from Thursday to Sunday or just doing one day on this shift, there will be a “RM” for Room Monitor beside your name indicating your hours.

You are still required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.
  1. Nic Akins, Friday ONLY
  2. Diane Bellac, Group A shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  3. Cynthia Cyrus, Friday ONLY on Group B shift hours—Video, and RM Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  4. Greg Hernandez Group B shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  5. Alan Hirazumi
  6. Shannon Johnson, Group A shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  7. David Lee
  8. Albert Lopez , Group A shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  9. Elvira Navarro, Group B shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  10. Sarahi Preciado , Group B shift hours on Thursday and Friday—Video, and RM on Saturday and Sunday
  11. Eneida Quijos, Friday ONLY on Group B shift hours—Video, RM Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  12. Karen Redway
  13. Jeremy Rivera
  14. Joshua Rorman
  15. Thalia Tooke
  16. Felicia Young, Friday ONLY


Shift 6– SWING Shift Assistant
This shift requires lots of flexibility, plus some physical labor. Each shift will be approximately 4-6 hours from Thursday to Sunday during the event.

You are required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA in Room # 409. Please plan on being there 30 minutes early to pick up your uniform and registration materials.

You can expect to work in any area, including EXPO Hall, Registration, Room Monitoring, and Operations


  1. Andrew Ames, EXPO & OPS
  2. Tanisha Arseneau - EXPO & EXPO REG
  3. Mila Desind, EXPO & OPS
  4. Jacinta Elijah – EXPO & OPS
  5. Kayla Fernandez (Rice) – EXPO & OPS
  6. Tary Francis, EXPO & Room Monitoring
  7. J'Que Furlow-Ellis – EXPO & EXPO REG
  8. Narsara Gargonnu, EXPO & Room Monitoring
  9. Lisa Gonzalez, EXPO & Room Monitoring
  10. Angie Grandjean- EXPO & OPS
  11. Edna Hollins – EXPO & EXPO REG
  12. Angela Kraber, EXPO & Room Monitoring
  13. Alma Owens-Delucci, EXPO & EXPO REG
  14. Matt Ritter, EXPO & OPS
  15. Rosalind Roger, EXPO & OPS
  16. Nicole Thompson, Room Monitor, Special events
  17. Jerod Williams – EXPO & EXPO REG
  18. John Carlos Buitrago, CAPTAIN
  19. Khaled Elmarsi, CAPTAIN
  20. Carol Ford, CAPTAIN
  21. Ashlee Hoffmann, CAPTAIN
  22. Patrice Johnson, CAPTAIN
  23. Chris Padgett, CAPTAIN


Shift 7– Operations Shift Assistant
This shift requires physical labor and lots of flexibility. You will be assigned to a WEEKDAY or WEEKEND shift

The first group will start at Noon on Wednesday, July 15 and go through Saturday afternoon, July 18th. After your shift is over, you can attend any session for the remainder of the event without interruption.

The second group will start on Friday afternoon, July 17th and go through Sunday afternoon, July 19th.

Both groups will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA in Room #411. Please plan on being there 30 minutes early to pick up your uniform and registration materials.



WEEKDAY Shift
  1. Nathan Ares
  2. Preston Brown
  3. Jason Devisfruto
  4. Devin Drummer
  5. Armando Ibarra
  6. Michael Lind
  7. Terry Martin
  8. Janielle Reiss
  9. John Rivera
  10. Rufus Satchell
  11. Jason Stanford
  12. Marian Christianson, CAPTAIN
  13. Tony Nunez, CAPTAIN
  14. Ben Sturz, CAPTAIN
WEEKEND Shift
  1. Magdi Abdelkheir
  2. Sarah Campos
  3. Analise Fernandez
  4. Melissa Giron
  5. Stephanie Helmers
  6. Nicole Mier
  7. Terrine Pearsell
  8. Mrinal Rath
  9. Leiana Swanson
  10. Aaron Valdez
  11. Shannon Adams, LIEUTENANT
  12. Nancy Winberg, CAPTAIN
  13. Kevin Crawford, CAPTAIN
  14. Marci McLean, CAPTAIN


Shift 8– IDEA Store Shift Assistant
This shift will include all Assistants who will work inside the EXPO Hall at the IDEA STORE. You will be assigned to 4-6 hours shifts per day starting Thursday Noon with the opening of the EXPO Hall through the close on Saturday PM.

All Shift 8 Assistants will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on July 15th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, located at 1201 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA in Room # 409. Please plan on being there 30 minutes early to pick up your uniform and registration materials.


  1. Marylou Acosta
  2. Christina Arias
  3. Vivian Arias
  4. Maria Egbert
  5. Cecilia Guerrero
  6. Nancy Jacobs
  7. Kathy Lyons-Brown
  8. Maureen O'Connor
  9. Norma Prieto
  10. Cynthia Steadman
  11. Caroline Talarico
  12. Jessica Wang


Shift 9– IN HOUSE Shift Assistant (San Diego-based)
As an IN HOUSE Assistant, you will provide help at the IDEA Office prior to the WORLD event in Los Angeles. Each job will vary upon what your assigned IDEA Staff member will need to accomplish.

IN HOUSE Assistants keep their own time-sheets and each job MUST be signed off by the IDEA Staff member in charge. Your completed hours will be forwarded to the Event Assistants Manager prior to the event.

In exchange for your service, you will be able to attend the entire event starting Thursday AM through Sunday AM. You will need to pick up your Registration materials in Los Angeles.


  1. Nic Akins
  2. Kelsey Brown
  3. Micky Burgess
  4. Jennifer Butler
  5. Sandi Clexton
  6. Angela Collins
  7. Leonela De La Mora
  8. Caprice Dreifort
  9. Kristin Duran
  10. Carlos Espejel
  11. Mimi Hannan
  12. Ni Liu
  13. Nathan Madak
  14. Lesley Norris
  15. Kathryn O'Connor
  16. Maggie Paola
  17. Kirsten Peraino
  18. Heidi Smith
  19. Lisa Lorraine Taylor
  20. Erna Waller
  21. Tracey Wilson
  22. Lisa Yee
  23. Felicia Young