Photography by Tim Tidball

Brad Nelson

Brad Nelson has worked professionally in the arts and entertainment field for several decades. Most recently he has worked as a Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Tour Manager, Production Stage Manager, and many other roles with various organizations. As a venue Production Manager and Lighting Designer in Southern Oregon he worked with local and national tours of all sizes from the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Craig Ferguson to Lyle Lovett and Oregon’s own Pink Martini. Besides working locally, Brad toured with several groups and continues to consult and advance with shows across the country. He also sits on the Live Events Industry of Oregon Board. Brad has worked alongside the Rogue Valley Chorale since 1997, helping to make sure all of their shows were successful.

An avid performer as a child, the theater bug took hold and has never let go. Moving from performing to technical theater and design in college, Brad enjoys being able to create, entertain, and satisfy the need for arts and entertainment to enrich all those that take it in. From recession to the current pandemic, the fine arts guide the soul allowing us all to weather each and every storm.

Brad and his wife, Emma, raise their two young daughters, both of which keep them on their toes. He finds the calming influence of the outdoors to be a necessity in this very busy world, enjoying camping, gardening and skiing.

Brad’s enthusiasm for the arts has always helped shape and guide each company he has worked with and he looks forward to building a strong future with the Rogue Valley Chorale Association.