The Team

The Meeting Pool is run by a diverse group of pros with various expertise in the event technology industry.

Tara Thomas │Co-Founder, Editor

Tara’s extensive background in the marketing of technology applications and online services spans SaaS, B2B, enterprise, financial services, publishing, real estate, and automotive markets. She has over 15 years of expertise managing strategic event marketing programs for companies including Oracle, IPIX and The Cobalt Group, a leader in the automotive marketing space. Tara also served as VP Global Marketing at Certain, Inc., a leading event technology provider, where she oversaw a myriad of strategic initiatives that were critical to Certain’s evolution.


Trang Huynh│ Marketing Manager

Trang Huynh is a social media expert and online marketing manager. With a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from the University of California Berkeley she is poised to provide excellent communication skills to our clients and TECHbar participants around the world.


Catherine Reed │Editor

Catherine Reed is a professional writer with Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She has nine years of experience working in IT with a focus on mobile devices and smartphone applications. Her passions lie in making technology accessible to the masses by providing quality information about current productivity software trends and advances in mobile technology.


Leah Layzell│Project & Directory Manager

Leleah layzellah is a virtual administrative, financial and creative project manager based in Essex, United Kingdom. She has worked with a range of industries and clients from local government, eCommerce, event management, non-profit, construction and many more. She specializes in sole traders and small businesses with their back office administration and day-to-day procedures, enabling them to run their business without worrying about behind-the-scenes tasks.


Janet Amistoso | Marketing Manager

janet_amistosoJanet Amistoso holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has a marketing background in the medical device, publishing, and trade show industries. Her professional background has allowed her to be an organizer, exhibitor, and attendee of conferences and trade shows. Now, with her position at The Meeting Pool, she’s excited to work with organizers as a vendor and consultant to the meetings industry.