People

Meet the team members of Axiom Event Productions


Neal Armstrong

Owner & Event Director

About

Neal is a seasoned Event Director and builder of Volunteer Programs with 17 years professional experience and over 120 large-scale events produced.  Neal enjoys designing and producing creative, efficient and budget-conscious operation plans that build successful, memorable and sustainable events. Neal’s professional goals are to create fun and productive partnerships, focusing on the client relationship and mission in his approach to business.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Event to Work On: The WEEKLY Sunday Parkways event series

Suggested Fun Reading: Radio Lab Blogland

Erin Roden

Production Manager

About

Erin comes to event management from a background in outdoor education. Erin managed staff and ran programs for OMSI’s outdoor school and summer camp programs for 10 years; working with students and teachers, hiring and training staff, and planning programs. She also spent 2 summers at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show as the deck manager.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Events to Work On: The Met Gala
Suggested Fun Reading: Dickens. All of it.

Laura Kirk

Program and Sponsorship Manager

About

Laura Kirk joins Axiom with over 10 years of experience producing large scale festivals on Portland’s waterfront, auctions, trade shows, and culinary events. Recently, she was hired on by the City of Milwaukie to execute their first open streets event: Carefree Sunday and has now joined the Axiom team full time.  She is passionate about human rights and the arts.
When she isn’t working you can find her with her family at the beach or up in the mountains, or kayaking an Oregon lake.

 

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

  • Chocolate & Wine
  • Community Service
Dream Events to Work On: Music and Arts Festival
Suggested Reading: Dragonriders of Pern Series by Anne McCaffrey

Brad Nelson

Production Specialist

About

Brad Nelson has a passion for events and the experiences they create. With over 15 years of event work, he has an eye for the details, the small stuff that few see, but are important to a memorable event.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Event to Work On: The World Cup

Suggested Fun Reading: FastCoExist