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Assistant Information

IDEA World Fitness Convention™
August 13-17, 2014 • Anaheim, CA


POSTED: July 22
This roster and information will be updated weekly. Please check back next week if you don’t see your name. Make sure you have sign 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 Anaheim, 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 be 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.

We have 10 Assistants shifts for this event – totaling over 340 assistants! As you know, our assistants are vital to the success of any IDEA event and we depend upon you to fulfill your assignment. When you signed the Commitment Agreement and provided a credit card, you agreed to the fact that we will NOT be charging anything to the card unless you do not fulfill your assigned Work-Study commitment. In the event that you are a “no show” , leave your shift without permission, and do not communicate with IDEA, a fee of $50.00 for IDEA members and $100.00 for non-members will apply.

You will only be charged this fee in the event you cancel within ONE week prior to the start date of the WORLD event, without communicating with the Event Assistants Manager, or fail to fulfill your obligation by not showing up to any of your assigned shifts. If at ANY time one week 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: Special IDEA Rates available at Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way in Anaheim, CA. Please make your reservations early! You can go to this link for hotel information on our website:

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

The Assistant Party Returns!! Saturday, August 16! More Information Coming Soon! Don’t Miss It!!

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




Shift 1 – SETUP Team

OPERATIONS (OPS) Team
The schedule is for the Operations (OPS) team to work all, or most of the days, Monday, August 11th stating at 2:00PM, all day Tuesday, August 12th and until Set Up is completed on Wednesday, August 13th. Upon completion of shift, SETUP assistants will be able to attend the event.
  1. Ia Anspach
  2. Azadeh Baghai
  3. Nicole Bertucci
  4. Cathleen Clarke
  5. Jason Hemler
  6. Tracey Ikenberry
  7. Jennifer Ismerio
  8. Lindsay Leifer
  9. Jon Leifer
  10. Joey Lim
  11. Molly McGarry
  12. Nicole Mier
  13. Nicole Popovich
  14. Alvin Queen
  15. Annaliza Ramos
  16. Mathew Ritter
  17. Charla Truesdale
  18. David Truesdale
  19. Thea Ward
  20. Lindsay Stiegler - CAPT

REGISTRATION (REG) Team
The schedule for the SETUP REG team is Tuesday, August 12th starting at 8:00AM, all day Wednesday, August 13th from 6:30AM to Noon, and and early morning Thursday, August 14th, from 5:30AM until 10:30AM. Upon completion of shift, SETUP assistants are able to attend the entire conference.
  1. Susan Bower
  2. Lisa De Gisi
  3. Claudia Fountain
  4. Lisa Fowler
  5. Terri Fox
  6. Nasara Gargonnu
  7. Julie Healy
  8. Rubi Ipjian
  9. Nicole Jaeger
  10. Michelle Leachman
  11. Joey Lim
  12. Rhodalene Purificacion
  13. Annaliza Ramos
  14. Darlene Salvador
  15. Rufus Satchell
  16. Saranette Sotomayor
  17. Isabel Tiburcio
  18. Leticia Trujillo
  19. Peg Hamlett - CAPT
  20. Ali Helms - CAPT
  21. Wendy Tilley - CAPT


Shift 2 -Premier Seminar Assistants
These assistants will be assigned to work as a Room Monitor for a Preconference Session on Wednesday, August 13th and will then work as a Room Monitor Thursday, Friday and Saturday (no Sunday assignment unless you request one). Post-conference Session Assistants must be available for the entire Sunday session.

Specific Session Assignments will be made two weeks prior to the event and your training materials will be sent to you. Plan to pick up your final schedule, your uniform, and registration materials Wednesday morning, August 13th 45 minutes before your session starts. Please contact Marsha Watson with any questions.


Pre Conference Seminar Assistants

  1. Wendy Apkarian
  2. John Ball
  3. Linda Buck
  4. Katherine Coltrin
  5. Amy Dannacher
  6. Lisa Edeson
  7. Tony Edeson
  8. Iris Gauger
  9. Jason Hemler
  10. Carolynne Kast
  11. Karen Langhorn
  12. Melissa Lowe
  13. Laura Marquis
  14. Dan Matloff
  15. Anna O’Mara
  16. Haley O’Mara
  17. Mchiara Mikki Pappone
  18. Mindy Pederson
  19. Margot Rabbitt
  20. Karen Redway
  21. Jennifer Rodriquez
  22. Nancy Ward
  23. Heidi Cohen - CAPT
  24. Jackie Duplechine - LT
  25. Robyn Krueger - CAPT
  26. Debbie Matloff - CAPT


Post Conference Seminar Assistants

  1. John Ball
  2. Alexa Chavez
  3. Marcia Hayes-McMackin
  4. Kellie Jaquez
  5. Karen Langhorn
  6. Dan Matloff
  7. Nanci Mora
  8. Amanda Muenzer
  9. Karen Redway
  10. Debbie Matloff CAPT


Shift 3 – Special Events Shift – Room Monitor
Please plan to attend the MANDATORY Assistant Meeting on Wednesday, August 13th 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 in a room at the Anaheim Convention Center and more information will be available closer to the event date.

Assistants on this shift will be working as Room Monitors in specific areas, plus in regular sessions as needed.


Blogfest Room Monitors
Blogfest will be running simultaneously with the main event sessions starting Thursday, August 14th at 6:30AM to 5:30PM and on Friday, August 15th starting at 6:30AM and ending with the Blogfest Party at 9:00PM.

  1. Tanita Ligons
  2. Laura Marquez
  3. Stephanie Perillo
  4. Chad Prokop
  5. Emily Sopo
  6. Jeremy Williams
  7. Virginia Schlomas - CAPT

Mind-Body and Transformation Saturday Assistant
Mind-Body Room Monitors will be working the Mind-Body sessions starting, Thursday, August 14th through the Transformation Saturday Event.

As with our regular event sessions Room Monitors, this group 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.

Specific groups will be sent to you via email two weeks prior to the event, however, your exact sessions assignments will not be handed out until the evening of the MANDATORY Meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30PM.


  1. Chelsee Damas
  2. Tina Gingras
  3. Danielle Gudino
  4. Marcia Hayes-McMackin
  5. Kellie Jaquez
  6. Lisa Kelly
  7. Amanda Muenzer
  8. Donna Shaw
  9. Janet Sunderland
  10. Andrew Swasey
  11. Jennifer Osuna CAPT
  12. Abby Anderson LT


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, so have divided the group 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


Wednesday, August 13th Group
Will work shifts Wednesday mid-morning thru Saturday morning at 4-6 hour shifts per day. 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.

Specific schedules will be sent to you via email two weeks prior to the event. Please keep and eye out for your schedule and start time on Wednesday, August 13th.
  1. Anu Barrios
  2. Akisha Chaney
  3. Daphne Covarrubias
  4. Eloy Espiritu
  5. Erika Hermsen
  6. Laila Holmes
  7. Lorraine Ito
  8. Jeri Jorgenson
  9. Shirley Karina
  10. Tina Kendall
  11. Michael Marquez
  12. Tiqua Meed
  13. Maria Melendrez
  14. Laura Moreno
  15. Alex Oberheide
  16. Sarah Navarrete
  17. Jennifer Popp
  18. Jennifer Ratanapratum
  19. Alisabeth Stephens
  20. Marjorie Schwartz-Scott
  21. Maria Leonor Malca CAPT
  22. Nicole Perkins EXPO
  23. Mychele Sims EXPO
  24. Ken Alan VIP
  25. Kerry Hays VIP
  26. Eric Orner VIP
  27. Bev Todd VIP


Thursday, August 14th Group
Will work shifts Thursday mid-morning thru Sunday morning at 4-6 hours shift per day. 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.

Specific schedules will be sent to you via email two weeks prior to the event. Please keep and eye out for your schedule and start time on Thursday, August 14th.

  1. Breanne Bauer
  2. Melissa Beacham
  3. Delmer Carey
  4. Sue Cavallero
  5. Alissa Chau
  6. Nicole Dansereau
  7. Manika Debnath
  8. Clara Dillard
  9. Julianna Foster
  10. Chelsea Fredrickson
  11. Isaias Galaviz
  12. Abby Hamil
  13. Lauren Hickerson
  14. Lory LaGro
  15. Albert Lopez
  16. Aya Okuno
  17. Lorena Paez
  18. Huan Phi
  19. Cathy Smyers
  20. Jan Stevenson
  21. Elizabeth Taylor
  22. Colten Tyler
  23. Sheila Washington
  24. Elizabeth Washko
  25. Darlene Long-Shorts CAPT
  26. Radka Wilson CAPT
  27. Lita Abella EXPO
  28. Linnea Arpon EXPO
  29. Melissa Esta Belardo EXPO
  30. Eliana Caceres EXPO
  31. Laura Dennis EXPO
  32. Jaime Gangi EXPO
  33. Cassaundra Harris EXPO
  34. Marlene Hubbard EXPO
  35. Verna Lewis EXPO
  36. Marcella Loera EXPO
  37. Kristen MacFarlane EXPO
  38. Kristin Noel EXPO
  39. Kristen Peraino EXPO
  40. Sophia Quattlebaum EXPO
  41. Jeremy Ramos EXPO
  42. Sophia Schugar EXPO
  43. Janice Stephens EXPO
  44. Donna Martz LT EXPO
  45. Florence Fox VIP
  46. JacQuetta Furlow-Ellis VIP
  47. Kurt Gillon VIP
  48. Ashlee Hoffman LT VIP


Shift 5 – Room Monitors and Video Assistants
Please plan to attend MANDATORY Assistant Meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30PM. This is a very important training meeting and where you will receive your actual schedule and your Registration materials – please make every effort to attend. This meeting will be held in a room at the Anaheim Convention Center and more information will be available closer to the event date.

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.

Specific groups will be sent to you via email two weeks prior to the event, however, your exact sessions assignments will not be handed out until the evening of the MANDATORY Meeting on Wednesday, August 13th at 6:30PM.


  1. Amy Adams
  2. Masha Balovlenkov
  3. Michelle Barrera
  4. John Beck
  5. Jessica Boaz
  6. Bryan Bowen
  7. Sydney Braham
  8. Burke Brown
  9. Thom Cannell
  10. Candice Carter
  11. Aileen Chen
  12. Jacqueline Christy
  13. Amber Clue
  14. Brigette Cornelius
  15. Sharon Fincher
  16. David Fraser
  17. Sharyn Gabriel
  18. Kristin Gahwiler
  19. Rosa Ruiz Garcia
  20. Elizabeth Garibay
  21. Alicia Garrity
  22. Kiersten Gelfand
  23. Samantha Geverts
  24. Dino Giannakis
  25. Kaari Gocong
  26. Paul Gocong
  27. Danielle Griffin
  28. InYoung Ha
  29. Jackie Ham
  30. Deborah Hansana
  31. Nanette Haro
  32. Lorraine Hart
  33. Lauren Hickerson
  34. Rhonda Wikert Hoag
  35. Becky Hofteth
  36. Stephanie Humphreys
  37. Mariya Ioffe
  38. Naomi Kobayashi
  39. David Lee
  40. Stephnie Lee
  41. Michelle Lefebvre
  42. Max Libao
  43. Melanie Lisnock
  44. Marlette Lorey
  45. Terrance Martin
  46. Maulin Martine
  47. Leonor Martinez
  48. Jaelene Martinez
  49. Roger Medeiros
  50. Keli Meyer
  51. Bernard Miller
  52. Beverly Miller
  53. Divya Narayan
  54. Claudene Neysmith
  55. Anthony Nieto
  56. Jeannette O'Sullivan-Harris
  57. Travis Parkyn
  58. Giselle R. Pineda
  59. Donna Rice
  60. Angela Ritchie
  61. Rosalind Roger
  62. Hope Rolison
  63. Marissa Rose
  64. Shirley Rubin
  65. Linda Samorajski
  66. Shirley Sharif
  67. Kendra Stringer
  68. Patricia Styles
  69. Hameedah Tirado
  70. Maritza Velasco
  71. Nelita Villezon
  72. Robin Wachtel
  73. Rhys Ward
  74. Katie Webb
  75. Jody Whyte
  76. Felicia Young
  77. Melissa Yuchasz
  78. Janelle Zweber
Captains and Lts:
  1. Toni Dee CAPT
  2. Kathleen Gibbs CAPT
  3. Christine Maberto CAPT
  4. Nettie Azoulay-Bible CAPT
  5. Rick Bible CAPT
  6. Warren Rose CAPT
  7. Nancy Norris CAPT
  8. John Carlos Buitrago LT
  9. Kahled Elmasri LT
  10. Chris Padgett LT
VIDEO Assistants
Will be assigned to specific sessions that will be professionally video taped, and work approximately 4-8 hour shifts per day, 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.

However, you are still required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on August 13th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.
  1. Jessica Allen
  2. Bonnie Boseman
  3. Candice Campbell
  4. Cynthia Cyrus
  5. Ryan Gans
  6. Eduard Grijalva
  7. Greg Hernandez
  8. Alan Hirazumi
  9. Miesha Jacobs
  10. Shannon Johnson
  11. Carlos Mayes
  12. Nanci Mora - Runner
  13. Phillip Muscarella
  14. Vincent Muscarella
  15. Kyle Scheller
  16. Leiana Swanson
  17. Diana Turner
  18. Jennifer Umberger
  19. Maria Vazquez
  20. Alec Waheed
  21. Weston Welch


Shift 6– SWING Shift Assistant
This shift requires lots of flexibility, plus some physical labor. You will be assigned 8 hours shifts for TWO days and your jobs will vary hour to hour.

The first group will start on Thursday AM, August 14th and go through Friday PM. After your shift is over, you can attend any session for the remainder of the event without interruption.

The second group will start on Saturday AM and go through Sunday afternoon.

Both groups will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on August 13th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.


THURSDAY-FRIDAY Shift
  1. Andrew Ames
  2. Cathy Beach
  3. Brandi Dockett
  4. Juanita Gray
  5. Miya Simpson
  6. Nicole Thompson
  7. Marian Christianson - CAPT
  8. Cappie Geis - CAPT
SATURDAY-SUNDAY Shift
  1. Heidi Anders
  2. Devin Drummer
  3. Lisbeth Garcas
  4. Kent Kawaguchi
  5. Susan Sanchez
  6. Ben Sturz – LT


Shift 7– Operations Shift Assistant
This shift requires physical labor and lots of flexibility. You will be assigned 8 hours shift for TWO days and you jobs will vary hour to hour.

The first group will start on Thursday AM, August 14th and go through Friday PM. After your shift is over, you can attend any session for the remainder of the event without interruption.

The second group will start on Saturday AM and go through Sunday afternoon.

Both groups will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on August 13th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.


THURSDAY-FRIDAY Shift
  1. Betty Anderson
  2. Linda Bernal
  3. Elizabeth Bledsoe
  4. Alexis Craig
  5. Jc Cruz
  6. Phirum Eng
  7. Stephen Graham
  8. Maggie Harding
  9. Ana Hernandez
  10. Brett Howard
  11. Sylvia Vareal
  12. Marci McLean - CAPT
  13. Tony Nunez - LT
SATURDAY-SUNDAY Shift
  1. Nathan Ares
  2. Kevin Becker
  3. Alexandra Buehler
  4. Christopher Bohlmann
  5. Tricia Fitzpatrick
  6. Alexa Chavez
  7. Abby McElligott
  8. Danica Rhoades
  9. Inez Schaeffer
  10. Minnie Scott
  11. Kevin Tiu
  12. Kevin Crawford - CAPT


Shift 8– EXPO HALL Shift Assistant
This shift will include all Assistants who will work inside the EXPO Hall at the IDEA STORE, the HEALTHY LIVING Stage or the eXertainment Stage. 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.

Beside you name, you will see the words “Stage” = eXtertainment Stage, “Food” = Healthy Living area, or “Store” = IDEA Store inside the EXPO Hall or “Kiosk” at the Marriott Hotel.

All Shift 8 Assistants will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on August 13th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.


  1. Mariah Paul - Stage
  2. Ellen Sanchez - Stage
  3. Carol Ford -CAPT
  4. Edna Hollins - Food
  5. Angela Grandjean - Food
  6. Alma Owens-Delucchi - Food
  7. Vanessa Santiago - Food
  8. Patrice Johnson – CAPT Food
  9. Andria Batise - Store
  10. Sheila Camba - Store
  11. Jamie Layco - Store
  12. Kathy Lyons-Brown - Store
  13. Norma Prieto – Store/Kiosk
  14. Latasha BT Raines – Store/Stage
  15. Kayla Rice – Store/Stage
  16. Karen Wheat – Store/Kiosk


Shift 9– OPERATIONS STRIKE Shift Assistant
This shift requires physical labor and lots of flexibility. Your job will be to help with the packing up of equipment and getting areas cleaned up and “swept” once the event is over. You will also be providing extra help to the regular Operations Shift 7 on Friday PM, all day Saturday, and through the close of the event on Sunday PM. Hours will vary each day based on the work that needs to be completed.

All Shift 9 Assistants will be required to attend the MANDATORY Meeting on August 13th at 6:30PM to meet your IDEA Staff member, Captains, and to pick up your uniform and Registration materials.


  1. Shannon Adams
  2. Sarah Campos
  3. Dina Castillo
  4. Debra Menke
  5. Harrison Pollack
  6. Jordan Rudolph
  7. Nancy Winberg - CAPT


Shift 10– 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 Anaheim. 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 at the Registration Desk in Anaheim.


  1. Rachelle Crumrine
  2. Isreal De La Cruz
  3. Megan Denys
  4. Kristina Duran
  5. Andrew Lagdaan
  6. Nathan Madak
  7. Dustin Momand
  8. Brett Pankovich
  9. Lisa Lorraine Taylor
  10. Lesley Norris