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 the President of Saco Main Street, board member of Camp Neringa, former board member of the Pine Tree Society, 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. 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 - Logistics Director. Whitney has been planning events for over 20 years, starting in High School when she threw an epic Homecoming party but got caught because her Mom found one of the task lists she made to get ready for the party. Once she went professional, Whitney worked for 8 years in Fundraising and Event Planning for a variety of arts organizations and non-profits in Seattle including The Empty Space Theatre, PONCHO and The Seattle Repertory Theatre. After moving to Maine in 2009, she joined the Green Tree team and recently celebrated her 10th year with the company. Whitney specializes in project management, client stewardship, logistics, problem-solving and communication. Outside of the office, she enjoys gardening, playing golf, cooking, is a bit obsessive about Halloween, adores her pup Mia, and loves all things cheese.