Event Production Specialists
Living Energy is an award winning, boutique event production company. We have been designing, planning and producing events that get noticed since 1989 with a team of event professionals committed to listening to our client's needs.
Our business is divided into event specialty areas — corporate, social and school — and serviced by experts in those areas to ensure that each client has the appropriate event management support for their event type.
No matter the event genre or scope, our mission is to provide exceptional customer service and deliver event experiences designed to meet the needs, wants, goals and expectations of our clients.
Corporate Event Production
We understand that corporate events' success depends upon achieving the set goals of your organization. To ensure that we deliver the assistance you need, each client consultation begins with a review of your event history, organizational structure, and stakeholder's objectives. Our team will then work with you every step of the way from the initial planning phase through the conclusion of your exceptional event.
Rick Benton | President
Rick founded Living Energy in Michigan in 1989. His goal has always been to provide exceptional high-energy interactive entertainment with cutting edge technical production for corporate and social events. Rick began working in Arizona in 1998 and opened the Scottsdale office in 2003. While managing both offices in Arizona and Michigan, Rick still performs as a professional emcee at events for clients when requested. Rick is also an active board member for ISES AZ and a professional speaker on the topics of creative event planning and production for special events.
Toby Benton | Vice President
Toby is a Certified Special Event Professional with over 25 years of experience in marketing, branding and producing events for corporate and social clients. She is an active member of multiple industry associations and recipient of highly coveted industry awards for Best Event Innovation and Best Corporate Events produced. Toby is also a past speaker and event producer for The Special Event Tradeshow and Conference
Candace Robb | Administrative Director
Candace is a long time resident of Arizona having owned and operated a thriving business in Phoenix for 20 years. Candace works as internal support to all Living Energy staff and assists clients along the path to produce a successful and memorable event.
Ben is a lover of music, and has been working as a DJ in the event industry for over 10 years. He is passionate about producing events, and stays up to date on all of the latest DJ'ing techniques and technology. As Production Manager of Living Energy, Ben strives to make every event as fun as possible while ensuring that all equipment is managed correctly and safely.
Leslie comes to Living Energy from a diverse background within the Hospitality Industry. Upon completing her studies at Northern Arizona University, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, she immediately began to focus her career on working with the Valley’s most prestigious luxury brands and resorts.
Leslie provides Sales, Event Design, Planning and Coordination Services for Living Energy Events & Productions.
Jeff "Gonze" Gonzales
Jeff (a.k.a Gonz), brings over twenty years of experience in the Event Technology industry to Living Energy. From technical design and project management, to emerging technologies, Gonz provides our corporate clients with audio/visual solutions for their meetings, conferences, brand activations and events.