About Livewire

Livewire was founded in 1999 by Kent Kolstad in Alexandria, Minnesota.

From the start, we aimed to supply our region with world-class audio, video, lighting, scenery and staging for corporate events, conferences, non-profit galas, concerts, and theatrical events, of all shapes and sizes.

In our 23 years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with thousands of event planners to bring their dreams to life.

Livewire is now based in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota, with a constant presence throughout the North’s greatest cities including Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Sioux Falls, Bismarck, St. Cloud, and Alexandria.

As we’ve grown, so has our reach. We've had the pleasure of working with clients on events across the country...with only 9 states left to cross off the list!

Get in touch today to start planning your next event success.

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We’re committed to bringing our world-class technology and expertise to local communities. From concepting and design to setup and production, our team can’t wait to work with you on your next event.

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Livewire is Founded

Kent Kolstad launches Livewire, focusing on providing live audio and event production services in Alexandria, Minnesota.


Livewire Moves to New Location

Livewire moves to their new location in Downtown Fargo, and opens the LIVE@Livewire Black Box Event Space.



The Livewire team produces over 300 events nationally per year, and has a team of 30 full-time staff members to serve its clientele!


Shelby Aho

Operations Lead
Lead Video Specialist

Ryan Babb

Director of Live Video Services

Jameson Bernhagen

Lighting Designer

Jonas Biles

Event Specialist

Lauren Cartwright

Event Specialist

Samuel Claeys

Video Specialist

Mark Culpepper

Senior Event Specialist

Michael Dahl

Event Operations Specialist

Christopher Deroche

Director of Live Audio Services

Rochelle Dubbels

Accounting Manager

Jordan Green

Lighting Designer

Dani Haekenkamp

Project Manager

Shauna Harper

Warehouse Manager Event and Project Estimator

Brittney Hogan

Director of Business Development + Operations Coordinator

Kent Kolstad


Indigo Leiseth

Event Specialist

Dalton Luther

Audio Engineer

Josh Melby

Event Specialist

Rachel Meyer

Audiovisual Specialist

Travis Naegel

Warehouse Operations Specialist

Michael Nelson

Audio/Lighting Specialist

Caden Nestler

Event Specialist

Ryan Nordskog

Project Manager
Video Production Coordinator

Katie Pipinich

Operations Support Specialist

Cedar Remmen

Event Spcialist

Ashley Rieck

Project Manager

Reed Rufer

Event Specialist

Riley Schumann

Event Specialist

Brady Vander Velde

Project Manager


We’re constantly looking for employees who are passionate about producing world-class events. Sound like you?




Let’s talk about bringing your event to the next level! Reach out and request a quote or consultation.