April deftly creates brilliant, one-of-a-kind events for our transit agency that are in sync with both our public objectives and our budget.
—ANN BECKLUND, Director of Community Affairs, TriMet
April has managed several events for our firm and our clients over the past few years, including a very up-scale annual awards event and cocktail reception in San Francisco. From location scouting to securing the best catering and entertainment resources, the San Francisco events have been as flawless as the Portland events April has managed for us. She is simply the best in the business.
—KERRY MCCLENAHAN, Owner, MCCLENAHAN BRUER COMMUNICATIONS
EVENTS: 2008 - 2016
April Severson Events had been absolutely integral in the success of Wordstock. April is an outstanding project manager and an incredibly resourceful event planner and coordinator, and she's unflappable to boot. There is no situation too difficult for her to handle. She's the best I've ever seen.
—GREG NETZER, Executive Director, WORDSTOCK
EVENT: Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival | Date: Annually 2004-2010
April Severson is a world class event-magician. She transformed our unformed and crude ideas for an event into an event masterpiece. In my opinion, DaVinci could only wish to make his patrons as happy as April made me and my family.
April Severson is one of the top events people in Portland, having designed events for all types of organizations and special occasions. We've worked with her with numerous clients who have been very pleased with her creativity, passion and attention to detail.
—LEE WEINSTEIN, Principal, LWA PR, Inc., Communication Strategy & Public Affairs
I cannot say enough good things about the April Severson Events team. They always go over and above our (very high!) expectations when it comes to planning our events. Because Consano relies almost entirely on our annual fundraiser to support our organization's operating expenses, there is a lot of pressure to put together an amazing event! As an innovative organization in our realm, we expect our events to match that same unique spirit; ASE always delivers. Not only do they have the most creative, inspiring, out-of-the-box ideas, but the execution is amazing. Our community raves about the fun they have at our events, and most importantly, they look forward to the next one! Creative, responsive, budget-conscious and fun, Team Consano is a huge ASE fan!
—MOLLY LINDQUIST, Founder & CEO, Consano
EVENTS: 2014 - 2016
Creating elegant and seamless events can be a challenge at a zoo, but April and her team have mastered the art of working in our dynamic environment. They push us to try new approaches while maintaining respect for our unique concerns. Time after time, our guests are delighted and amazed without having any idea of the myriad details and logistics that went into the experience. When we really need to "knock it out of the park," we call April.
—KRISTA SWAN, Marketing & Communications, Oregon Zoo
EVENTS: 2001 - 2016