• Michelle Manire President & CEO

    Michelle Manire started Coast to Coast in 1994 on her foundation of experience in both conference/event planning and hotel/institutional management. With more than 17 years of experience as a strategic meeting and conference manager, and a decade of experience in the hotel management business, she put together a diverse group of professionals to form a first-class event planning and project management team.

    As the sole owner of the company, Michelle has developed Coast to Coast into an award-winning, premier conference/event planning company. She is committed to providing outstanding customer service to her clients while providing cost savings and to continually advancing both the company and the industry.

    Michelle is actively involved in the local community, holding memberships in many professional associations,including Meeting Professional International, Long Beach Visitors and Convention Bureau, Catalina Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, IATA, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Long Beach Business Association, and Vistage Worldwide.

    Michelle is a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative (’12) and Leadership Long Beach (‘09).



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    D'Arcy Media Worldwide
    D’Arcy Media Worldwide is a perfect partner for Coast to Coast’s large scale events. With years of experience working together, D’Arcy handles the technical details of production logistics and technical design.  D’Arcy & her team brings an extensive background in live events, television and feature films and over 20 years of production experience.
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    Julie Space

    Chief Creative Officer at Mindset Masters Marketing Agency

    Formerly a VP of Product Management and Marketing for several large companies, Julie has created winning campaigns to drive industry-leading multi-million dollar revenue streams. For the past four years, she and her partners at Mindset Masters have created
    Marketing Campaigns, Websites, Social Media Programs, Digital Marketing, Blogs, Press Releases, PowerPoint Presentations, Videos, Online Training Courses and have organized large events for a diverse group of small to medium sized clients – each with unique
    Julie is well-versed in Strategic Planning and has a talent for creating engaging and innovative programs that help to fuel her clients’ success. She has led the development
    of large scale branding, marketing, advertising, strategic planning, new product campaigns and employee engagement campaigns.

    Ashley Kartchner

    Marketing Maven & Photographer at Your Marketing Concierge

    Ashley Kartchner is a seasoned entrepreneur and results-driven marketing professional with a talent for harnessing the talents and key strengths of each individual team member to deliver projects that are on time and on target – with flawless execution. She
    brings a breadth and depth of experience in branding, online marketing, website development and project management for Mindset Masters Marketing. Ashley eagerly dives into her client’s businesses and propels them forward to achieve amazing results that positively
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    She works regularly with thought leaders, business managers, entrepreneurs and her “Circle of Leaders.” She is a University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate with degrees in Business Management and Communications. She is a true “mover and shaker” who went
    from having her first Golf Ball Recycling Business at the age of 8, to co-founding her first Project Management Company, Avasa, at the age of 20.