Local Productions, LLC is an audiovisual production company that is proudly owned and operated by Nick Finlen. Under his leadership, we strive to help you add some flair to your special events.
Nick started his career as a DJ for school affairs, weddings, and private events at the age of 14. In the years that passed, he developed audiovisual production skills by volunteering at The Coastal Repertory Theater and working at various Bay Area venues.
When he was 21, Nick began working at the Ritz-Carlton (Half Moon Bay, CA) as a member of their on-site audiovisual team. He took the Ritz-Carlton style and brand of customer service to heart—where “no” is not an option. For the next three years, he worked as both a technician and event operator for hundreds of shows—mostly for Fortune 500 companies. At the Ritz, Nick gained valuable skills in the following areas:
Live Sound/Video Mixing
String and Décor Lighting
Project and Event Management
Nick started learning the art of customer service well before working at the Ritz Carlton. At 16, he started working at Half Moon Bay Golf Links in the outside services department. Nick gained experience in every position he was assigned to. By the time he turned 17 and was still a junior at the Junipero Serra High School, he was promoted as a supervisor.
He worked his first large-scale event at HMB Golf Links during the 2008 Samsung World Championship Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tournament, where he oversaw the driving range and practice facilities.
In 2009, Nick worked at Bel-Air Country Club for a semester while in Los Angeles, CA. There, he assisted celebrities and political figures on a daily basis that expected a very high level of service. He would often help club members by getting their cars washed or repaired as well as running personal errands for them while they golfed or dined.
Nick graduated from San Francisco State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Management. Nick is also a Certified Technical Specialist (CTS) by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). Nick is a proud member of the Event Safety Alliance as well as the American Disc Jockey Association.
It is Nick’s goal to make Local Productions, LLC embody the knowledge that he has gained over the years. He also takes measures to ensure that every staff member provides the type of service that leaves our clients in awe.
Nick has always made it a priority to exceed your expectations in every aspect of your event. You can count on him to go far above and beyond what the rest of the competition does.,
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