About AirVenues

About Us

There’s a place for everyone on AirVenues

AirVenues is here to help the world get together in spaces with meaning - where real life happens. From your neighbors’ backyard to the office at your work, the local car showroom to the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper– anywhere can be an AirVenue.

“Venues are like air, they surround us”

The story of how AirVenues came to be, from our founder, CEO and lead venue champion, Alaina Nash. How a casual conversation in a New York train carriage lead to the creation of a vast global network of shared event spaces.

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Our Mission

AirVenues empowers people, organizations, and communities to benefit from sharing their spaces, equipment, skills, and endeavors. Sharing these valuable assets through our shared-economy platform enables them to generate personal income, strengthen their communities, enrich people’s lives and nurture relationships

Management Team Members

Alaina Nash

Founder and CEO

A University of Colorado graduate, Alaina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Spending most of her pre and post-graduate work in Sales and Business Development, the majority of her career was devoted to Telecommunications. Alaina brings more than 20 years in sales, business development, management, training and leadership. With a passion for seeing the world differently, she created AirVenues to simply do things less traditionally and introduce opportunity to anyone, globally! Alaina brings passion, high energy, hard-work and collaboration to every project, company and commitment she makes. A self-taught entrepreneur, she partners with industry masterminds and leaders to create, build and launch collaborative ideas into products and solutions for the greater good of all. A devoted wife and mother, Alaina strives to make our world an all-inclusive and inspiring place for everyone to make their mark. Alaina has held sales and leadership roles with the following companies since graduating from CU: Black and Decker, Philips, Univar, Comcast Corporation. Likewise she has started 2 other companies, Just Playin’ House (2017 to present) and the Parvati Group (2007 to 2010),

Chris Nash

Founder and Talent Acquisition

Chris has over 22 years’ experience in Business Development and Talent Acquisition, responsible for results within a multitude of technologies and industries. Chris has managed large national accounts, large government accounts, and small to medium sized accounts. Prior to founding AirVenues, Chris held the role of Technical Recruiting lead at NREL. He has previously worked in roles as Sales Executive, Business Development Management, and Operations Management. His specialties include talent acquisition, business development, win/win negotiations, power systems, cyber-security, telecommunications technology, recruiting, sales, and most importantly - building long mutually beneficial business relationships. Outside of work, Chris is passionate about outdoor sports including snowboarding and hiking and loves spending time with his family and friends.

Michael Chebatoris

CFO

Michael has led a distinguished 16-year career gaining insights to understanding the strategic direction and operational needs of the business and how he can leverage his finance and accounting knowledge. Michael prides himself on playing with numbers in Excel! Michael is currently Managing Director at Flagship Consulting.

Michael worked in the oil and gas industry for six years in the Denver and Houston area. During this time he worked with operations managers, field engineers and administrative staff. Michael really enjoyed working with the engineers to better understand the technology behind the extraction of hydrocarbons from the earth. This gave Michael a better appreciation for the work the field does and allowed him to tell “the story behind the numbers”.

After leaving oil and gas, Michael pivoted to the telecommunications working for the Vodafone specializing in excel modeling, process development and special projects, including a month-long assignment in Rotterdam, Holland.

Prior to joining oil and gas industry, Michael worked in public accounting in the Denver area while obtaining his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Michael is an avid skier, ultimate frisbee player, backpacker, whitewater stand-up paddleboarder, and marathon runner; truly work hard – play hard!

Natalie DeVito

Marketing Strategy Development Expert

A Marist College graduate, Natalie holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and Marketing. Natalie has worked in the start-up space and technology space for various industries including Telecommunications, Digital Advertising, and SaaS executing marketing and product marketing efforts. Natalie’s seven years of business experience and self-starter attitude has evolved her passion for tech and start-up business culture. Excited to join the AirVenues team and lead up marketing efforts, she thrives by working with strong-minded, determined business partners to help her develop her own skills and take AirVenues to the next level. An aspiring dog-mom and avid yoga and wellness fan, Natalie brings communication, transparency, and masterful marketing to AirVenues.

Leigh Lain Walker

Community Engagement Officer/Sponsorship and Partner Facilitator

Ms. Walker has a Master’ Degree in Applied Environmental Science, specializing in energy and sustainability. She continues to be involved in capital improvement and energy efficiency projects for local municipalities. In addition to over 16 years’ experience writing federal and state grants, she also has a diverse background reflected in her comprehensive analytics, research, project management, energy project planning services, and reporting assistance. She works on residential, commercial, and municipal energy efficiency programs through the County of Ventura and through the Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) Local Government Partnership. Additionally, Ms. Walker has completed her BOC Level I coursework, is an ASHRAE Level II auditor, manages the Ventura County Green Business Program, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Green Business Network.

Richard Jebb

International Expansion and Content Strategist

Richard has been helping fill venues and create successful events for over 20 years. He is a marketing and communications brand strategist specialising in the hospitality, events and meetings sector. From his home in London, Richard has worked with clients throughout the UK, Europe and the USA, including the British Government, global hotel brands and leading international associations. Richard graduated from London’s University of Greenwich with a BA in Business Administration.

Chris Young

Development

Chris Young has been a database designer, application developer, performance analyst and technology consultant for 30 years. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Aeronautics but was drawn to the IT industry and has never looked back. After spending seven years as a database consultant and instructor for bptj Oracle and Sybase servicing corporate and government clients across the US, he started his own software consulting and training firm in Seattle in 1995. He’s worked on healthcare, billing, contract and financial systems for a diverse set of customers including AT&T, the US Navy, Russell Investments, Capital One and Crane Aerospace. Chris also serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Convention as the Technology Committee Chair.