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

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.  She is passionate about human rights and the arts.
When she isn’t working you can find her at the beach, camping with her family, or kayaking an Oregon lake.

 

Fun Facts

Other Interests:

  • Painting
  • Eating New Foods
Dream Events to Work On: Music and Arts
Suggested Reading: Umbrella Academy Graphic Novels

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 (Vice President) and Sustainability
  • Sense of Place (Research)
  • Hiking with her Goldendoodle
  • Traveling
Dream Events to Work On: Richmond Night Market