Event Management / Production

Ray has produced a number of large and small-scale art and culture events with the goal of introducing and inspiring new audiences to engage with artists and non-profits. Ranging from private events with curated attendance to widely marketed, high-grossing fundraisers and city-wide public events, she has worked within budgets ranging from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. As both a producer, consultant, and manager, she can support your vision with a creative range of solutions to drive attendance and impact.

From creative direction to event schedules and artist contracts, Ray ensures your entire event is executed down to every last detail.  Whether you are looking for an event platform for launching a new product, coordinating artists and makers, or fundraising, her management and production skills make her uniquely suited to tailor the event to your needs.  While listening and working with you, she translates your vision into a well-produced event that you can be proud of.

She began working in the event industry at 15 as an assistant booth hand at major national conventions. Throughout high school she was worked closely with Catan Productions – now Panoptix Events – in booths and on trade show floors, and in college was regularly hired by consumer electronic companies to be the Assistant Booth Manager at major national and international shows. With 15 years of experience that covers products, people, and public projects, the application of her skills in event production ensure your event’s success.

Show Resume

2013

- Burning Man Project
Fundraising Event Consultant and Asst. Production Manager, New York

- ReAllocate
Fundraising Event Consultant, California

Flourish – Oakland Art Murmur’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser
– Co-Emcee of the Event, Fundraising, California

Burning Man – Temple of Whollyness
– Volunteer Coordinator and Feet on the Ground, Large Scale Art Installation, California and Nevada

What the Festival?!
– Boutique Camping and VIP Experience Manager, Music + Art Festival, Oregon

2012

Burning Man – Otic Oasis 2.0
– Volunteer Coordinator, Large Scale Art Installation, California and Nevada

What the Festival?!
– VIP Experience Manager + Logistical Multi-tool, Music + Art Festival, Oregon

MovementPlay Microfestival
– Aesthetic Director, Music + Art + Play Festival, California

The Crucible’s 7th Annual Fire & Light: Soiree and Art Auction
– Development Coordinator, Major Fundraising Event

Gala Night for Machine: A World Premier Fire Opera at The Crucible
– Development Coordinator, Fundraising Event

2011
Fundraiser for Portland Ad Federation and Right Brain Initiative, MadFed
– Auction and Volunteer Coordination Consultant

2010
PDX Bridge Festival Kick-off Party: “Nuts, Bolts, and Slabs of Steel
– Event Manager, Co-curator with PCA Director, John Graeter

PCA opening night: “NW Art Herstory
– Event Manager

PDX Bridge Festival fundraiser: “50×50
– Event Manager

PCA and New Avenue for Youth Fundraiser: “Avenues of Art
– Event Manager

PCA One Year Annivesary: “A Rainyday Wildfire
– Event Manager

PCA and Launchpad Gallery: “Love Show V
– Asst. Event Manager

2009
PCA annual event: “Big 100
– Asst. Event Manager

2007
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas: DIVX
-Lead Booth Manager

Consumer Electronics Unlimited (IFA), Berlin Germany: Jabra
-Asst. Booth Manager

2006
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas: GN Netcom/Jabra
-Asst. Booth Manager

2000-2005
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas and Orlando: Proxima Corp.
– Booth Assistant