Our Team

NET's team represents a depth and breadth of industry knowledge encompassing theater, film, broadcast, arena events, music tours, trade shows, webcasts, and international corporate meetings - and a collective 100+ years of hardcore experience. Put us to work for you.

Ian Akers , CEO

Ian Akers

I believe in honesty, respect, hard work, and a desire to provide the highest quality service. I have been extremely fortunate to team up with some of the best individuals and organizations in the industry and really love what I do!

Steve Baker , COO

Steve Baker

My short story: Broadcasting in Virginia; sound design, live music, theatre, and video in New York City; HD and data solutions, creative, design, and logistics management in Seattle. Tell me what you need, and let's find solutions that work for you.

Matt Everham , General Manager

Matt Everham

A career minded and highly motivated team player with over 16 years of corporate event operations experience. I have a passion for service, honesty and teamwork. I am involved with several organizations as a volunteer and feel that it is important to give back to the community in which you live. Husband, Father, Marine and Mentor that is who I am.

Sean Benson , Director of Production

Sean Benson

I come from a corporate and concert-touring background. I'm elated to be off the road and doing great work for excellent engineers while managing labor and operations at NET.

Maily Akers , Office Manager

Maily Akers

After studying theatre, film and broadcasting in college, I took some time off from the industry to raise two most exceptional children. I'm happy to be back in the saddle at NET, keeping the books straight and the guys in line.

Dave Vaught , Staging & Lighting Designer

Dave Vaught

With a degree in theatre from Arizona State University (go, Sun Devils!) and as an ETCP certified rigger, I have used my theatrical background to design, rig, and light theatre, fashion, corporate events, charity auctions, and live music in every conceivable venue across North America.

Galen Wicks , Content Director/Production Manager

Galen Wicks

With a deep background in theatre, I strive to be an artistic eye to the team at NET, and am always looking for new ways to explore and expand the creative possibilities for every show.