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Summary

Energetic forward-thinking solution creator. I enjoy new challenges and I am a rapid learner. With almost 20 years of event production experience in live stage, corporate and hotel audio visual, convention/tradeshow services and broadcast.  I have developed a broad range of skills and the ability to work across departments, across the continent and hopefully soon across the globe.

Work History

IATSE LOCAL 336

1997Present

Journeyman Stagehand

  • Stagehand specializing in Rigging, Av and Lighting.
  • Work as  Department Head or Call Steward regularly
  • Automated and conventional lighting instruments,  Lighting Console Operation, Master Stage Electrician, Power Distribution systems 
  • High Rigger, Double and Single  Purchase Line set systems,  Chain motor and Hoists 
  • Hotel and High Profile Corporate  A/V and Rigging
  • Convention and Trade Show Services
  • Assistant Audio Visual Instructor - IATSE Training Trust Local #336 

Pacific Event  Productions

20132014

Lighting Director

  • Repair and maintain Lighting equipment and related inventory items
  • Created equipment inventory and a system to organize equipment and prepare all equipment, including procuring rentals
  • Supervised electrics crew for all related calls including load in/out, focus, continuity calls and show call
  • Designed lighting for some events and while working closely with event managers and the clients to fulfill any lighting needs

Audio Visual Associates

1998Present

Audio Visual Technician/ Senior Rigger

  • Consults on any rigging requests by client
  • Work directly with hotel staff and clients to provide superior A/V solutions by utilizing the proper A/V systems to achieve the clients communication goals
  •  systems regularly used include  digital video cameras, switchers, LED walls, DLP projectors
  •  multi-channel  mixers, wireless microphone systems, speaker systems, Tele /Video  conferencing systems 
  • Inventory,maintain and prepare equipment for daily  use
  • High Profile and Fortune 500  clientele  requiring personal appearance and customer service to be exemplary at all times 

Creature Productions

20072008

Dino Driver/ Builder

  • Member of the first North American Tour of  "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS,  THE LIVE EXPERIENCE" 554 performances in two countries
  • Build Dinos and related work and charging stations during load in, perform daily maintenance checks control systems and structural integrity, drive the dinos during the show, responsible for the proper loading and securing of the dinos and all related equipment to our assigned truck and trailer while following all venue and company rules and safety regulations
  • Monitor and Analyze real time systems operation data to prevent or minimize  catastrophic loss of systems including hydraulic and animatronic while preforming complex choreographed driving patterns 
  • As 1of 8 Drivers small group and team building skill development was necessary

Skills

Technical, Soft Skills
  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Audio/Visual Project Management,
  • Power Distribution, Carpentry-stage and scenic construction,
  • Power tools and shop equipment, General Mechanical & Hydraulic system operation 
  • Stage Management (PSM-national tour, ASM-summer repertory theater)
  • Computers Mac O.S., Windows Based, Vectorworks, Light write 5, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Movie Maker, Photoshop
  • Broadcast and digital video, Camera Assist, JIB Assist, Dolly grip, P.A., Video assist, Experience includes television news and sports for live and taped broadcast.
  • Aerial Lifts, Platform Lifts, Fork Lift certification and recertification every 3 years
  • 8 years Event security management supervising crews up to 500+ per event

Education

American Heart Association

20152017

First Aid CPR AED

Child and Infant CPR

OSHA

2015na

OSHA 10 General Industry Safety and Health

Certification # 15-777701733175

IATSE Apprenticeship Program

20102013

Journeyman Stagehand

  • 3 years of practical essential skills development  through hands on course work , lecture and on the job training
  • Title of Journeyman is awarded upon successful completion of  program 

IATSE INFOCOMM

20152016

IATSE INFOCOMM Recognized AV Technologist 

  • IATSE INFOCOMM Recognized AV Technologist course.
  • Completed course Top  my class
20002001

Independent Study Program

  • Completed all four course curriculum programs
  • Integrated  Emergency Management Curriculum
  • Preparedness and Technology
  • Mitigation
  • Disaster operations and recovery

New School for the Arts

19951997

High School Diploma

  • Technical Theater Emphasis
  • Graduated Salutatorian