People

Meet the team members of Axiom Event Productions


Brad Nelson

Owner

About

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.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Event to Work On: The World Cup

Suggested Fun Reading: FastCoExist

Neal Armstrong

Owner

About

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.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

  • Art projects and exploring nature with the kids
  • Reptiles, lizards, geckos and spiders as pets

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

Suggested Fun Reading: Radio Lab Blogland

Phil Barber

Event Manager

About

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.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Event to Work On: The Summer Olympics
 
Suggested Fun Listening: 99% Invisible

Ricky Chewning

Production Manager

About

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.

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

Dream Events to Work On:Todos Santos Music Festival
Suggested Fun Listening: Instructables