Living Energy Events & Productions
Event Production Specialists
Living Energy is an award winning company providing event services since 1989. Our mission is to deliver experiences that surpass the expectations of our clients through dynamic communication and meticulous planning.
Rick Benton | President
Rick founded Living Energy in 1989 in Michigan with the goal of providing creative event solutions utilizing cutting edge technical production for corporate and social events. He brought the company to Arizona in 1998 and opened the Scottsdale office in 2003. Rick recently served as president of the local International Special Event Society chapter and is currently a member of several event industry associations. He also contributes to the industry as a presenter on the topics of creative event planning and growing an event business.
Toby Benton, CSEP | 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
Jeff "Gonz" Gonzales | Director of Business Development
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.
Leslie Kohler | Senior Event Specialist
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.
Ben Sanderson | Production Manager
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.
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.