People

Meet the team members of Axiom Event Productions


Neal Armstrong

Owner

About

Neal is a seasoned event and volunteer management professional with 17 years 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

Brad Nelson

Owner

About

Owner 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

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.

Sean Baston

Event Production Manager

About

Sean believes in a world where people can come together as a community of self expression in fun, creative, and free street theater. A native of the Pacific North West, Sean has been involved in interactive street art events here in Portland for nearly ten years. As board president of Stumptown events, Sean has experience organizing tours, backpacking trips, and costume-themed dance parties.

Interests:

  • Mountaineering
  • Scuba Diving
  • Hiking, Backpacking, and people that know the difference

Dream Event to Work On: Burning Man

Recommended Website: https://www.stumptownevents.org/

Serena Dressel

Community Engagement Manager

About

Serena Dressel is passionate about supporting community-oriented events through relationship building. Serena graduated from Portland State University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Indigenous Nation Studies, with her studies focusing on cultural and human geography, and community development. Serena was born in Lincoln City, Oregon and has spent all of her life in Oregon. Serena previously coordinated volunteers for Portland State University’s Student Sustainability Center Volunteer Program.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

  • GPSEN (Board member) and Sustainability
  • Sense of Place (Research)
  • Hiking with her Goldendoodle
  • Traveling
Dream Events to Work On: An ecotourism experience abroad
Suggested Fun Reading: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen