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Who We Are

From Awe to Awesome

AFX transforms every event into something extraordinary. Merging wisdom with world-class, we’ve been at the forefront of the live special effects industry for over 35 years. Creating experiences that transcend events and deliver spellbinding memories living up to expectations long after the show dies down.

Your Challenges Are
Our Opportunities

No obstacle should stand in the way of ambition. We’re leveraging cutting-edge tech to solve the puzzles before us, and after. We believe every event is its own world and leaving each one better than when we arrived. Through consistency, mindful safety practices, and our relentless pursuit of exploring the creative unknown, we’re proud to spearhead the advancement of event production.

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Fueled By Innovation,
Inspired By You

We respect all our clients' unique requests and efficiently organize and understand what needs must be met, from concept to captivating. We’re your experts in deploying precision techniques in professional settings that transform your next live event from underwhelming to unforgettable.

Meet Our Team

Jamie Andrepont

Director of Amazement
Co-Owner

Jamie brings 20 years of experience and leadership to AFX Pro. Since graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University, she has led many successful teams in the non-profit sector. Jamie currently works with clients, staff team and vendors to ensure AFX Pro provides consistent, quality services. Her leadership in working with our sales and operations team ensures that AFX Pro will always deliver a quality product. Exceeding clients’ expectations is her top priority. When she’s not at the office, you’ll find Jamie cheering on the LSU Tigers or the New Orleans Saints, vacationing with her family, or volunteering within the local community.

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Jackie Johnson

Director of Inspiration
Co-Owner

With over 20 years in the production and pyrotechnic industry, Jackie is able to design and produce unique displays for top notch clients including New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans Saints, Louisiana State University, to name a few. Jackie is known for his ability to learn and master any special effects equipment on the market. He also pays great attention to detail that results in high quality work. Manufacturers often look to him to provide his expert feedback on prototypes to ensure their products are ready to hit the market. When Jackie is not designing and producing new show elements, he’s enjoying outdoor adventures with his family.

Mike Andrepont

Creator of Memorable Moments
Co-Owner

Mike is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience in customer service, supply chain and project management. Mike ensures that AFX positions itself to assist our clients in creating smiles and memorable moments. When working with clients Mike always works to see the event from the eyes of the guest or client. From there, Mike is able to work with both the client and our production team to ensure that AFX makes every moment memorable. When he’s not making a client’s dream come to life with AFX, you’ll likely find Mike behind the grill, or watching live sports.

David Spear

Creator of Opportunities
Sales

David opened Events, Inc., a special events company, in his hometown of New Orleans in 1985 having been involved in the 1984 World’s Fair. Since that time, he has specialized in the aerial fireworks and close proximity pyrotechnics fields, then incorporated many other special effects into his business over the past several decades under the banners of Classic Fireworks, Classic Effects and AFX Pro. During his career, David designed and produced pyrotechnics and special effects at eleven Super Bowls, three Republican National Conventions and two World Cup Soccer Opening Ceremonies as well as hundreds of NFL, NBA and NCAA games. In addition to 43 of the 50 states, David and his team of technicians have worked in 19 foreign countries. David served as the 2002-03 International President of ISES (International Special Event Society), now known as International Live Events Association. Other leadership roles where David dedicated his time and attention include Kiwanis, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise.

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