Owner Brad Nelson has a passion for events and the experiences they create. With over 10 years of event work, he has an eye for the details, the small stuff that few see, but are important to a memorable event. Before founding Axiom, he worked for the Portland Jazz Festival, Bridge Pedal and Good Sport Promotion.
Neal is a seasoned event and volunteer management professional with 12 years experience and over 115 large-scale events produced. In that time, he has managed more than 14,500 volunteers and served more than 800,000 participants and spectators.
With a deep understanding of event planning and management, Neal enjoys designing and executing creative, efficient and budget-conscious operation plans that build successful, memorable and sustainable events. Neal’s professional goals are to create and sustain fun and productive partnerships with non-profit and for-profit clients. The relationship is paramount in his approach to business.
Dream Event to Work On: The WEEKLY Sunday Parkways event series
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Phil has organized events, volunteers and communities for 16+ years. A native of Washington, DC, he studied and practiced political science, conflict resolution and community organizing around the world before making Portland, OR his home in 2006. Since then, Phil has focused on local politics, bicycle activism, disaster management and event production.
Splitting his festival and event experience between Fort Worth and Portland, Ricky moved to PDX full time in 2011. He brings over 20 years of experience and specializing in operations and logistics.
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.
Ashley is a east coast native with a west coast heart. She studied Hospitality Management and Marketing in da Yoop aka Northern Michigan University. She has six years of event experience ranging from managing a food cart to Filmed by Bike but her favorite is a race series called Alleycross. You can find her on her bike racing cyclocross for the BeerMongers, riding long distances and filling her passport with new stamps or napping on the couch with her two kittens Dave and Dee.