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Assistant Information

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


POSTED: July 1, 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.

We have 9 Assistants shifts for this event and are still looking for a few more people to join us! If you have a friend or colleague you would like us to consider, please have them submit and application at: www.ideafit.com/assistant Many of the shifts like Shift 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are already full, but we can use more help in Shift 5, Room Monitoring.

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 #409. 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! More Information Coming Soon! 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

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. Alexis Craig
  3. Alberto Fernandez
  4. Susanna Gayedon
  5. Maggie Harding
  6. Brett Howard
  7. Molly McGarry
  8. Nicole Popovich
  9. Alvin Queen
  10. Inez Schaeffer
  11. Minnie Scott
  12. Thea Ward
  13. Rebekah White
  14. Nancy Zander
  15. Lindsay Stiegler, CAPTAIN

REGISTRATION (REG) Team
The schedule for the SETUP REG team is, Monday, July 13th starting at 2:00PM, all day, and Tuesday, July 14th and from 6:30AM 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. The exact location will be determined shortly.


Pre Conference Seminar Assistants

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


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

Post Conference Seminar Assistants
  1. Amy Adams
  2. John Ball
  3. Linda Buck
  4. Alicia Cukjati
  5. Dustin Momand
  6. Katrina Schechter
  7. Emily Sopo
  8. Lisa Lorraine Taylor
  9. 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 #409. 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 morning 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. Mandy Kuhn
  12. Claudine Martinez
  13. Laurie McWilliams
  14. Donna Mills
  15. Emily Pryor
  16. Elizabeth Ramos
  17. Ulises Rivas, EXPO
  18. Jonathan Rose
  19. Jenna Rubin
  20. Emily Shaw, EXPO
  21. Tammy Sidell, EXPO
  22. Mychele Sims, EXPO
  23. Irene Sinsombutcharoen
  24. Cathy Smyers
  25. Mary St. John
  26. Tonya Leah Stenlake
  27. Connie Stone
  28. Bev Todd, VIP
  29. Alexandria Upshur
  30. Bryan Visintin
  31. Maria Malca, CAPTAIN
  32. Radka Wilson, CAPTAIN
  33. Donna Martz, CAPTAIN


WEEKEND Group
The WEEKEND Group will start at mid-morning on Thursday, July 16th and work through Saturday afternoon 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 # 409, 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. Michelle Leachman
  14. Verna Lewis
  15. Sandy Liebman, EXPO
  16. Ester Marie Mendez Arango
  17. Bob McCullagh, VIP
  18. Lorena Paez
  19. Florie Pinada
  20. Darcy Purvis
  21. Jennifer Ratanaprathum
  22. Nicloas Rosen
  23. Susan Sakamoto
  24. Belen Sanchez Coba
  25. Marjorie Schwartz Scott
  26. Whitney Sutton, EXPO
  27. Brenda Willimans
  28. Vay (Vi) Williams
  29. Maria Malca, CAPTAIN
  30. Donna Martz, CAPTAIN
  31. Radka Wilson, 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.

Specific groups will be sent to you via email one week prior to the event. You will be assigned to a ROOM and not a session. The exact sessions assignments will not be handed out until the evening of the MANDATORY Meeting on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30PM when you receive your Session Updates.


  1. Michelle Barrera
  2. Linda Bernal
  3. Michele Blake
  4. Candice Carter
  5. Judy Chan
  6. Kate Cole
  7. Donna Connor
  8. Cynthia Cyrus
  9. Donna D’ Aurio
  10. Rebecca Dalley
  11. Faye Del Mundo
  12. Diane Dennis
  13. Jennifer Diamond (Umberger)
  14. Eddie Diaz
  15. Katie Donatelli
  16. Kristin Gahwiler
  17. Elizabeth Garibay
  18. Samantha Geverts
  19. Sean Gogarty
  20. Lindsay Healy
  21. Tu Hoang
  22. Stephanie Humphreys
  23. Darwyn Jackson
  24. Krista Kleinhammer
  25. Anne Knowler
  26. Lauren Labagh
  27. Laura Gail Lipnick Diamond
  28. Amy Liu
  29. Andrea Loper
  30. Annie Lou
  31. Debbie Mann
  32. Leonor Matinez
  33. Heather Mazzei
  34. Sean McCrea
  35. Keli Meyer
  36. Brianna Miller
  37. Jennifer Montgomery
  38. Gladys Ortega
  39. Nicole Kristin Perrine
  40. Giselle Pineda
  41. Alix Plum-Widner
  42. Nancy Portocarrero
  43. Annette Price
  44. Jennifer Probert
  45. Hayden Richter
  46. Angela Ritchie
  47. Jade Rodgers
  48. Marissa Rose
  49. Christian Running
  50. Adrian Salazar
  51. Anna Schlomas
  52. Shirley Sharif
  53. Claire Simmonds
  54. Melody Simons
  55. Joseph Smith
  56. Janelle Spanier
  57. Patricia Styles
  58. Azadeh Tahoori
  59. Michelle Theis
  60. Robbin Tran
  61. Dougherty Tsalabutie
  62. Colten Tyler
  63. Karen Wheat
  64. Jody Whyte
  65. Vanessa Williams
  66. Nate Wilson
  67. Ashley Witt
  68. Robin Wotipka
  69. Janelle Zweber
  70. Nettie Azoulay-Bible CAPTAIN
  71. Toni Dee, CAPTAIN
  72. Debbie Matloff, CAPTAIN
  73. Warren Rose, CAPTAIN
  74. Ginny Schlomas, CAPTAIN
  75. Khaled Elmasri, CAPTAIN
  76. Chris Maberto, CAPTAIN
  77. Jennifer Osuna, CAPTAIN
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.

However, 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
  3. Greg Hernandez
  4. Alan Hirazumi
  5. Shannon Johnson
  6. David Lee
  7. Albert Lopez
  8. Elvira Navarro
  9. Sarahi Preciado
  10. Karen Redway
  11. Jeremy Rivera
  12. Joshua Rorman
  13. Thalia Tooke
  14. 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. Carol Ford, CAPTAIN
  20. Ashlee Hoffmann, CAPTAIN
  21. Patrice Johnson, CAPTAIN
  22. 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 # 409. 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. Sarah Campos
  2. Tiara DeLapp
  3. Analise Fernandez
  4. Max Fernandez
  5. Melissa Giron
  6. Stephanie Helmers
  7. Nicole Mier
  8. Terrine Pearsell
  9. Mrinal Rath
  10. Leiana Swanson
  11. Aaron Valdez
  12. Shannon Adams, LIEUTENANT
  13. Nancy Winberg, CAPTAIN
  14. Kevin Crawford, CAPTAIN
  15. 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. Micky Burgess
  3. Jennifer Butler
  4. Angela Collins
  5. Leonela De La Mora
  6. Caprice Dreifort
  7. Kristin Duran
  8. Carlos Espejel
  9. Mimi Hannan
  10. Ni Liu
  11. Nathan Madak
  12. Lesley Norris
  13. Kathryn O'Connor
  14. Maggie Paola
  15. Kirsten Peraino
  16. Heidi Smith
  17. Lisa Lorraine Taylor
  18. Erna Waller
  19. Tracey Wilson
  20. Lisa Yee
  21. Felicia Young