The Eventful Team

A combined 50+ years of experience

From building a budget to writing the opening speech, Eventful staff can make it happen. Whether handling the full planning and production of an event, or working with you or a committee, the dynamic planning professionals at Eventful’s first steps are to evaluate an event’s goals, history, previous areas of success, and pinpoint areas for refreshment and improvement. We are then able to identify and provide the planning and production your event requires.

We offer a unique opportunity to you for event production. You are working with two dedicated and experienced event experts, along with a support team, who combined share more than 50 years of event experience and an impressive client list. Shari comes from a design background and enjoys incorporating her creativity into organized and detailed events. Theresa’s public relations experience positively impacts your event branding, sponsorship and media. We will work directly with you from beginning to end and will provide consistent attention to you and your event. Because we are working directly with you and on your behalf, we act as your advocate during the event production process.

  • Design & Decor
  • Theme Development
  • Budget Management
  • Food & Beverage Planning
  • Vendor Management
  • Venue/Site Selection
  • Committee Management
  • Entertainment
  • Sponsorship Assistance
  • Silent Auction Facilitation
  • Public Relations/Media
  • Print Materials & Production
  • Copy Writing
  • Press Conferences
  • Event Marketing/Branding
  • Photography & Videography
  • Security
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Post-event Evaluation
  • Hotel Management

Shari Zatman

Partner, Event Producer

Shari Zatman’s passion and education in interior design have been a valuable resource for her clients’ events for the past 19 years. Her creativity and design aethetic provide a custom approach to event spaces. Shari began her event planning career working as an “in-house” event planner for the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers, Timesys Corporation and Janus Technologies, where she developed her talent for detailed event management as well as for streamlining and improving events. In 2005 Shari started her own company, Perfectly Planned by Shari, which produces social, non-profit and corporate events in and around Pittsburgh. Perfectly Planned by Shari has won many awards for event planning, most notably Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best of the Burgh” Award as “Best Party Planner” in 2013 and 2014. A member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Special Event Society, Shari has served on its board as vice president of programming and education.

Theresa Kaufman

Partner, Event Producer

Theresa Kaufman’s 33-year career encompasses a distinctive mix of special events, fundraising and public relations. Having worked in non-profit and media Theresa brings valuable insight for clients creating new events and assessing old ones. Throughout her career, Theresa has been creative thinker and self-starter, developing a solid expertise in planning and executing special events. She has held a variety of managerial positions, and her career experience includes working for area media – Hearst Broadcasting and Pittsburgh Magazine; non-profit organizations – Pittsburgh Opera, Laughlin Center and the Mel Blount Youth Home; and private event consulting. In 2006, she formed her company, Theresa Kaufman Events & Public Relations, with an eye to assisting companies, non-profits and private persons with events and public relations services. A member of the International Special Event Society, Theresa is a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of ISES.

Our Clients

We are proud of our clients, who trust us to bring their event vision to life