Eric – Founder/President

Eric started his career in the event industry at a young age, working alongside his parents for their catering company in Washington, DC.  Early exposure to large scale events like the Super Bowl and Republican/Democratic National Conventions, led him to pursue his passion in the Event Production Industry.

Eric attended Virginia Tech and after graduation moved to San Diego to pursue his dreams. Being an entrepreneur has always been a goal of Eric’s, and when the opportunity to start his own Audio/Visual rental company arose soon after arriving to the west coast, he jumped at the opportunity.  After 4 years of co-running a successful rental company, Eric made the decision to buy out his partner and re-brand under the name AV Event Design, focusing more on the production side of the business.  Since 2010, AV Event Design has been a very successful event company, producing memorable events through creative lighting, sound, and video design.  His mission was to provide hands-on event production expertise and personal care to all clients, large and small. Eric’s ability to see the big picture while also mastering the fine details helped him strategically plan and coordinate events ranging from high-profile galas, corporate conferences, nonprofit fundraisers, complex trade shows, and grand opening celebrations to name a few.

Fast-forward five years to 2015, and the opportunity to join forces with Tim Altbaum Productions came to fruition.  Eric had worked with Tim on many occasions throughout the years, and always admired his work.  Eric’s company brings the expertise of large-scale production to the table while Tim has the wedding and social market cornered.  Together, their combined experience and dedication to the event industry will prove to be a recipe for continued success.

Never one to sit still for long, when Eric isn’t working, you’ll find him spending time with his wife and young son, enjoying everything that San Diego has to offer.