THE AVISTA TEAM

Our production crew has countless years of combined experience producing amazing meetings and events that span a variety of industries, function types and technical requirements.

Every Avista technical professional will be dedicated to contributions ensuring the success of your event. The primary production team that you will partner closely with includes:

DOUG WATSON

PRESIDENT / SALES & OPERATIONS

Doug's Stats: Road warrior with 1,000,000+ miles driven annually (okay, we have never really counted, but it is ALOT!)

About Doug:  The miles Doug logs are dedicated to making sure that every Avista resource  is available to making our clients happy and their events outstanding and memorable.  He has multifaceted experience in sales and marketing has spent time as a conference attendee, and also as an event client. With this background he brings a uniquely diverse perspective to the job.  He has held executive level positions for several technology start-ups, Bank of America, and Sun Microsystems. Doug holds a BA in Marketing from University of California, Irvine and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Getting personal: Doug is an enthusiastic triathlete and long-distance runner. An avid participant in the local burning man and music scene (although his friends are unanimous in their opinion that he is a terrible dancer).

Contact Doug Watson

DAVID FLASHNER

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

David's stats: Countless numbers of batteries changed in belt packs; supported over 1,000 theatrical performances; and don't even ask us to calculate the miles and miles of AV cable he's seen in his day!

About David: He is the MASTER of everything logistic, schedule and communication. His amazing flexibility, technical knowledge, and dedication to the process has made him the first call, go-to resource for Avista clients. With many years of theatrical sound experience, David brings a unique and creative perspective to the corporate and association production process. He has worked as a sound engineer at both the American Conservatory and California Shakespeare Theatres.

Getting personal: David is an avid sports fan with very personal stake in the local teams. Go San Jose Sharks and Oakland A's!

Contact David Flashner

 

HISTORY - HOW WE'VE GROWN

Avista Audio Visual Rentals was started in 2005 by Doug Watson and Carolyn Alexander, a couple of passionate marketing executives who saw a need in the marketplace for a fresh, customer-friendly approach to audio-visual rentals. They were armed with a roomful of AV gear, a shiny new Chevy Astro, and an information packed website. It didn't take long before their concept took off, and soon Avista was operating throughout California and the Western United States. As the rental business flourished it became clear that the natural progression was growth into large event production.  As our reputation for flawless work and happy clients has spread and Avista Event Production has now delivered literally thousands of highly polished, flawlessly executed meetings and events across all industries.

WE ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF

A_logo07 A_logo06 A_logo05 A_logo04 A_logo03 A_logo02 DBA LAG

EVENTS. ELEVATED BY AVISTA.

Avista is on stand-by to be your partner in the production process.

GET IN TOUCH  

CUSTOMER COMMENTS

We couldn't have been happier with the event and how the design supported and clearly communicated our message.

- National Banking Conference,
Phoenix, Arizona

 

A perfect performance. Kudos to the whole team!

- Steve Z. ,
Consultant to Avista client

 

WHERE WE ARE

  • SAN FRANCISCO
    190 Mendell Street
    San Francisco, CA 94124

  • SAN JOSE
    1536 Montague Expressway
    San Jose, CA 95131

  • LOS ANGELES
    11415 W Washington Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90066

  • PALM SPRINGS
    355 North Avenida Caballeros #14
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

 
AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT RENTAL

avista_event_production_transparent

 

Visit our sister company Avista Audio Visual Rentals to learn more about equipment rental and hotel & venue services.

PROUD TO BE THE EXCLUSIVE AUDIO VISUAL & PRODUCTION SPONSOR FOR:PCMA Northern California Chapter

 

 

Northern California Chapter MPI