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  • A seasoned professional with over 20 years in the entertainment industry. 

  • A successful leader with proven track record of creation, development, management and execution. 

  • A driven individual with impeccable integrity, high standards and a humble, compassionate heart for others.

 

EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                      

Freelance, Self-Employed 

Freelance Producer, Creative Director and Designer     2000 – Present 

IATSE 322 Referral Designer, Head Electrician, Stagehand    2018 – Present 

  • Provide entertainment creative services to clients seeking outside consultation, design services and project direction

  • Lighting Designer for well over 100 individual full-scale projects

  • Design experience includes television, theme park, regional theater, concerts, conferences, dance, opera, church, facility design and system design​

  • IATSE 322 Referral Hall Stagehand, Knight Theater Head Electrician 

 

Carowinds, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company – Amusement Park  (Charlotte, NC)   

Entertainment Manager     June 2013 – Aug. 2017

  • Oversaw and executed the yearly implementation and operation of the following:

    • Live Shows (Approx. 20)

    • Streetmosphere Entertainment

    • Peanuts Character Meet & Greets

    • Dinosaurs Alive! Attraction

    • Park Ambassador Program

    • Paladium Amphitheater Concerts

    • Electrics Shop

    • Costume Shop

    • Makeup, Masks & Prosthetics Shop

    • Sets, Props & Décor Shop

    • Haunt Build & Construction Shop

    • SCarowinds Attraction Design

    • Numerous Special Events

    • Winterfest Entertainment (New in 2017)

  • Established, defined and implemented departmental vision, goals, policies, procedures and overall structure

  • Created, designed, directed, installed and executed new attraction and show product from concept to daily operation

  • Auditioned, hired, led, coached and developed a staff of 100+ seasonal associates to successfully fulfill department goals

  • Established and maintained yearly multi-million dollar budget; oversaw department purchasing and labor expenditures

  • Negotiated contracts, plans and equipment purchases with a variety of outside vendors, consultants and service providers

  • Provided and managed support for special events in coordination with multiple vendors and internal departments

  • Oversaw the creation of department promotional materials, public announcements, in-park signage and mailings

 

Television Production Service – Lighting Integration Company  (Atlanta, GA)                                  

Designer / Project Manager / Senior Service Technician     2004-2006, 2008-2013

  • Designed and drafted lighting systems for television programs, performing arts venues, worship facilities, etc.

  • Created specifications and bills of materials to meet client expectations and budgets

  • Coordinated project details with contractors, electrical engineers, architects, salesmen, manufacturers, and end user

  • Supervised weekly office-wide project management meeting to review, coordinate and schedule company endeavors

  • Supplied turn-on, system commissioning and training for new lighting systems (Certified ETC Turn-on Technician)

  • Oversaw Service Department, including on-site installations, field-service repairs and shop maintenance

 

Northside Baptist Church  (Roswell, GA)

Media Director   2009 – 2013        

 

First Baptist Church of Woodstock  (Woodstock, GA)

Lighting Designer and Video Associate     2006 – 2008           

       

University of Tennessee, Clarence Brown Theatre Company  (Knoxville, TN)

Master Electrician     1998 – 2004           

       

North Carolina Shakespeare Festival  (High Point, NC)

Electrician     1997

SELECT LIGHTING DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Facility Design

  • First Baptist Church Woodstock

    • Worship Center

    • High School & Middle School Lighting

    • Chapel Dimming & Lighting

  • Rock Springs Baptist Church

    • Youth, College & Children’s Sanctuaries

    • Themed Environments Dimming & Lighting

  • Eastside Baptist Church

    • Sanctuary Dimming System & Lighting

  • First Free Will Baptist Church

    • Sanctuary Dimming System & Lighting

  • First Baptist Church Sugar Hill

    • Sanctuary Dimming System & Lighting

  • Northside Baptist Church

    • Sanctuary Lighting

  • St. Simons Community Church

    • Sanctuary Lighting

  • Fellowship Bible Church

    • Sanctuary Lighting

  • Cedar Creek Church

    • Sanctuary Lighting

  • North Cleveland Church of God

    • Sanctuary Lighting

  • Solid Rock Assembly of God

    • Youth Sanctuary Lighting

  • West End Baptist Church

    • Youth Sanctuary Lighting

  • Calvary Assembly of God

    • Children’s Sanctuary Lighting

  • Albany State University

    • ACAD Auditorium Stage Lighting

Amusement Park Attraction Design

  • Carowinds

    • Plaza Stage Control System & Lighting (Luminate! Layout)

    • Blood Yard 

    • Slaughterhouse:  The Final Cut

    • Silver Scream Studios

    • 7th Ward

    • London Terror

    • Zombie High

    • Scary Tales

    • Skeleton Key Rooms

    • Skeleton Crew

    • Blood Drums

 

Television / Video

  • First Baptist Atlanta / In Touch             

    • First Family Christmas 2012 with Dr. Charles Stanley

    • First Family Christmas 2017 & 2018

  • Sevier Heights Baptist Church               

    • Reaching New Heights with Dr. Hollie Miller

  • Siloam Church International                  

    • Jonathon Carter Ministries

  • First Baptist Montgomery                       

    • Sunday Morning Service with Dr. Jay Wolf

  • First Baptist Church Woodstock            

    • Love2Help.org (Three-part commercial series)

    • Sunday Webcast Church Services, Numerous Video Projects

  • This Hope                                                       

    • “Break My Plans” (Music video co-design)

 

Regional Theatre

  • Clarence Brown Theatre                          

    • Always…Patsy Cline

    • 'ART’

    • Oklahoma!  (Winner-Best lighting KATC award)

    • Picasso at the Lapin Agile

    • dha-fuzion, Back to Creation

    • An O. Henry Christmas

  • Cumberland County Playhouse             

    • Les Misèrables

    • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (World Regional Theatre Premier)

    • Cats (South East Regional Theatre Premier)

    • Phantom

    • White Christmas

  • Performance Space 122                           

    • dha-fuzion NYC (off-off Broadway)

Concert / Conference

  • First Baptist Church Woodstock            

    • Woodstock Christmas Festival 2006

    • Woodstock Christmas Festival 2007

    • Woodstock Men’s Conference 2006

    • Woodstock Men’s Conference 2007                   

    • Race to Win Children’s Musical

    • Celebrate Freedom Outdoor Concert

    • Prime

  • First Baptist Church Alpharetta             

    • Lincoln Brewster Concert

    • Sean Smith Premier Concert

    • Weekly services 2005

  • Fellowship Bible Church                          

    • Revive Concert

    • Weekly services 2008-2009

  • North Star Church                                        

    • Lindee Link & God’s Warriors Concert

    • Worship CD Release Concert

  • PDH Systems 

    • J & J Music Conference

    • Conyers Baptist D’Now Conference

  • It’s a New Day Ministries

    • Timothy & Barnabas Conference

  • Technical Elements                                    

    • Rockdale Baptist D’Now Conference 2007(w. Steve Fee)

    • Rockdale Baptist D’Now Conference 2008 (w. Kristian Stanfill)                                     

    • Billy Graham Donor Dinner

  • Exact Audio                                                    

    • Marietta Adventist Echoing Angels Concert

    • 11th Hour Premier Concert

 

Dance / Opera / Community Theatre

  • Circle Modern Dance Company             

    • Spring Forward

  • Univ. of TN Dance Company                    

    • Spring 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Concerts

  • Studio Arts for Dancers                             

    • Studio Arts for Dancers 2000; Studio Arts for Dancers 2002

  • Knoxville Chapter of Hadassah             

    • Perspectives in Modern Dance VIII

  • Bijou Theatre                                               

    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream Opera

  • Univ. of TN Opera Company                    

    • The Crucible                                  

               

 

RELATED SKILLS                                                                                                                         

  • Producer, Director, Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Drafter, Sound Designer, Video Editor, Camera Operator, Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Technician, Theatrical Master Electrician, Manager, Supervisor, Instructor/Mentor

  • Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) Factory Authorized Field Service Technician

  • Computer skills include AutoCAD, Revit, Lightwright, Word, Excel, FrontPage, Photoshop, Final Cut, PowerPoint

 

AWARDS                                                                               

  • Ultimate Roller Coaster Design Contest 

    • National Grand Prize Winner for Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 Contest by Atari

  • Knoxville Area Theatre Coalition Awards 

    • 2003 Best Lighting Design Award for Oklahoma! at the Clarence Brown Theatre

  • Knoxville Area Theatre Coalition Awards

    • 2004 Best Lighting Design Nomination for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by the WordPlayers

    

EDUCATION                                                

     University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill            

                  Bachelor of Arts, Department of Dramatic Art    1993-1997   

  • Assistant to the Master Electrician:  Playmakers Repertory Company, 1995-1997

  • Internship:  Walt Disney World Company, Disney/MGM Studios – “Ducktorate” Recipient / UNC Campus Rep.

References available upon request