Who We Are

Method Three Events is locally owned and operated in Austin.  Our team has a combined experience of 25+ years in the entertainment and event industry. We have extensive knowledge in event production, nonprofit operations | fundraising, hotel | bar management, liquor branding coupled with tasting programs to business operations. Through our experience, we know the inner workings of each industry which allows us to negotiate favorable deals.

Austin is a city where people expect an event experience. We understand as that is a representation of our culture, the AUSTIN Way. Our team has extensive experience delivering event solutions to anyone from a large-scale outdoor sporting event to a small intimate networking event.

Whatever you Imagine, we can Implement to help you Achieve your goal.

We are local.  Our team has been involved in the local Austin community for over 20 years with a broad spectrum of contacts and partners that are like family.  Through our network, we have the ability to negotiate favorable rates which will be extended to you.

We are committed to you.  We are passionate about our work and committed to create an eloquent and meaningful experience for you and your attendees. If you look good we look good.

Steering the Ship

Niles Patel, CEO
Niles is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 19 years of experience in developing hotels and restaurants from franchising, investment, and construction to operation. Currently, he operates multiple hotels and restaurants through management companies in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, TX. Due to his love of the nightlife and downtown scene, he has successfully developed and operates multiple bars and nightclubs from conception to operation in Austin, TX and Mumbai, India. Niles holds a BA in International Business from UT and JD from the UT School of Law.


Mercedes Feris, COO
Mercedes brings over 15 years of operations and event marketing & planning to the team.  She began her career in Miami, FL as the Director of Operations at a Spanish language sports network. She moved to Austin (before it was cool) in 2005 to escape the fast-paced lifestyle of Miami.  Upon arriving in Austin she quickly fell in love with what Austin stood for and began working nonprofit. Coming from humble beginnings herself she knew this was her calling:
To give back whenever she could and to offer a Hand Up to those in need. Her nonprofit experience extends from Integral Health, The Austin Area Urban League, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Diabetes Associate and Bike Austin. In her prior roles, she was charged with operations, budget management, launching new programs and special events from creation to execution while overseeing staff. In addition, Mercedes has strong fundraising skills to assist in sponsors recruitment and activation.
Mercedes is a proud mother of two children, Xavier (23) currently serving in the U.S. Air Force and Sulema (10) who will probably be creating her own designs before entering High School.  When not working, Mercedes can be found on her bike around town/area trails or cooking a meal for her family.

Krystal Pedraza, Brand / Creative Director

Krystal brings 10 years of experience in career/brand management with a whimsical approach to a fast paced life.  She’s an expert problem solver and develops proven successful plans quickly. She brings an extensive skill-set to foresee outcomes and visualize possibilities.  While developing her organizational skills she discovered her eye for design and has a unique ability of bringing the best out of any space. Krystal has 2 “kids” a 6-year-old Brussels Griffon and a 6-year-old Pekinese who are overly spoiled and loved immensely.  They are permanent fixtures of the barking kind in her home and office.


Leslie Backus, Marketing & Events Coordinator
A born and raised Austinite, Lesley grew up going to all the festivals, shows and various events Austin has to offer. She brings 5 years of hospitality experience with extensive knowledge of her community and the local scene. Her outgoing and adventurous personality tied with a talent to give an unforgettable experience inspired her to study more about marketing, event management and planning. She is pursuing a hospitality degree at ACC and has already begun diving into event marketing. Lesley could not be more excited to help build Method Three in the community.