More about our team
Stefa Normantas - Stefa Normantas is a seasoned event manager and co-owner of the New England Products Trade Show/New England Made Shows and Green Tree Event Consultants/Giraffe Events, Maine-based event services companies. Whether directing a trade show or managing a conference for hundreds, Stefa enjoys the challenge of project management. She is a board member of the Pine Tree Society and Saco Main Street, the founding president of the Maine Marketing Association, and former president of the Ad Club of Maine. Stefa holds a dual undergraduate degree in Communications/Studio Art and masters degree in Communications Management from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. She’s a novice beekeeper, creative gardener, loves good beer, good dinners and likes to find any excuse to bring the outdoors in. She married a Texan, Frank, and has four children, Harry, Lucy, Liam, and Mikas.
Vitas Normantas - As co-owner, Vitas brings his strong local reputation and technical expertise to Green Tree's Electrical Division. His education and corporate administrative experience with Guy Gannett Communications gives him a broad overview of what works, and how the right improvements can make a significant difference in the success of a business. Vitas has been nationally recognized for his expertise in creating innovative solutions to risk management issues. Other roles included work with Saunders Brothers in Westbrook and Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance of Boca Raton, Florida. Vitas and his wife, Sheila, have two children, Marie and Sophia.
Gregg Shapiro - Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Gregg's 25 years of business-to-business media experience provides Green Tree's clients with a wealth of insights into effective strategies in building and driving their businesses. A Boston-area native, and alum of Syracuse's Newhouse School of Public Communications, Gregg has called Maine home for 20 years where he has worked in media sales and marketing for United Publications and Diversified Communications. Prior to moving to Maine, he directed exhibit and sponsorship sales for the International Health and Racquet Club Association (IHRSA), after beginning his career in advertising. Gregg lives in Portland with his daughter Sabrina, and their ne'er-do-well pup, Norah Jean. When not touting the gospel of Green Tree and the company's breadth of services, he's likely running, skiing or holding court behind a Miller High Life.
Whitney Burdsall - Whitney, Event Logistics Director, joined Green Tree Event Consultants in July of 2010 after moving from Seattle, WA where she worked for 8 years in Fundraising and Event Planning for a variety of arts organizations including The Empty Space Theatre, PONCHO and The Seattle Repertory Theatre. Whitney graduated from Denison University with a BFA in 2001 and worked for a number of years as a Lighting Designer before transitioning to fundraising and event planning. Whitney specializes in client stewardship, logistics, problem-solving and communication. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening, playing golf, cooking and hanging out with her adorable dog Charlie.