Motivating and talented Technical Theater
Professional seeking a creative and progressive new role employing
creative teaching strategies to engage students fully in the learning
process. Driven to inspire students to pursue academic and
personal excellence. Strives to create a challenging and engaging
learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and
Education and Training
MBA: Business & Management2010University of PhoenixMilwaukee, WI, USACompleted entire degree course work online while working full time. My thesis was "Sustaining the fine arts by developing younger audiences"
Theater design & production1998University of Cincinnati Collefge Conservatory of MusicCincinnati, OH, USAAttended USITT Conference in 1996-1998 representing the TD&P department. Attended many seminars pertaining to theatrical, rigging, carpentry, lighting, sound & automation
Activities and Honors
Leadership Development Program & Certificate of Completion for Professional Theater Management from Theater Communications Group
Member of IATSE local 18, Milwaukee Stagehands
Natural leader, Innovative thinker, Calm under preasure, Ability to adapt and adjust to changing situations quickly and effectively, Theatrical carpentry, rigging, automation, props, lighting, sound & video, Certified forklift driver, certified aerial & scissor lift operator, Computer literate on PC & Mac, AutoCad & Vectorworks, Light Write, Logistics & Transportation, Payroll & Billings, Purchasing, Production manager, Safety, Staffing, Workflow
ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR07/2011 to CurrentMarcus Center for the Performing ArtsMilwaukee, WI
Partner in managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of performance spaces and technical equipment, while driving all aspects of event logistics/planning, maintaining event and performance safety and soundness, and leading daily workflow.
Supervise, schedule and lead the daily activities of staff, support staff and crews required for performances and events.
Conduct timekeeping; deliver payroll and billings for equipment and labor for events.
Assist with overseeing details pertinent to events and performances, from planning and logistics to seamless timelines, equipment lists, and complete staff and floorplans.
Collaborate on the design and purchasing of new technical systems and components, while performing maintenance on existing equipment and components.
Attend events to facilitate operations and respond to emergencies, problems, etc.; ensure all aspects of events are implemented and controlled according to plans.
Assist in coordinating and arranging physical maintenance of facility as required; check work of staff assigned in these areas.
Maintains inventory of facility, technical and department equipment and materials.
Stage & Technical Manager06/2009 to 06/2011Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraMilwaukee, WIManaged and led day-to-day department operations and the
technical needs of the symphony, to include the logistics in conducting
the transportation, set-up and breakdown of equipment and instruments to
various venues for events, rehearsals and performances.Ensured
adequate staffing for events and scheduled set-up, technical, stage and
other crews accordingly; supervised crews during events.Delivered
assistance and information to staff, stakeholders and outside
organizations regarding site/facility use and capabilities.
Stagehand06/2009 to CurrentIATSE Local 18 Milwaukee, WIDeliver professional services as needed for major concerts,
Broadway productions, operas and conventions as assigned by the local
union call steward.Partner with touring production staff in
setting up and implementing concerts and performances in a variety of
theaters and venues around Milwaukee.Participate in the set-up and take down of festivals, conventions or other events.Act
as crew leader and lead teams of stagehands to complete various
installations, of equipment, materials and exhibits, while maintaining
direct communications with management and adhering to all collective
Technical Director / Lighting & Sound Director08/2000 to 05/2009Milwaukee Repertory TheaterMilwaukee, WIPartnered with the production manager and department in managing
the daily operations and activities of three theaters producing up to
16 shows/events each season.Operated and maintained the
technical assets of the theatre, including overseeing lighting, sound,
communications equipment, and the use/maintenance of facilities.Determined
needed technical needs necessary for events and performances presented
at each facility in advance of production dates.Partnered in
the design, set-up and operation of lighting and sound systems for
events, productions and projects, while serving as a point of contact
for technical matters.Recruited, trained and supervised both volunteer and full-time technical staff.Advised
on technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment
required for events and shows; supervised the implementation of approved