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Dragon's Fire Design: Freelance Designer and Event Consultant

  • Self Employed
  • Started company in October 2007 (as Grave Diggers Entertainment)
  • Consult on the design and operation of system installations for temporary, and permanent
  • Freelance Breakout Room Audio/Video/Lighting Technician
  • Create and install custom security, audio, video, lighting, and control systems
  • Design and build A/V systems that integrate technology from many different manufactures to work as a single system
  • Program building control systems to function from self generated User Interfaces
  • Program show control systems to function as requests and to integrate with building control systems
  • Technical Director for Special Events in the Amusement Park Field
  • Technical Director for Theatrical plays on a community theater level
Universal Resorts Orlando: Show Control Programmer (Entertainment)
  • May 2018 - Present
  • Responsible for Show Control programming in all Entertainment venues, both permanent and temporary
  • Worked as a Supervisor for different Show Control Teams through the Resort
  • Interfaced equipment from different vendors and disciplines (Audio, Lighting, Pyro, SFX)
  • Programmed in QSYS, LUA, Medialon, PLC, Alcorn McBride, Ovation, Hog, and more
  • Worked as IT liaison between the Entertainment Department and Corporate IT
  • Worked closely with Entertainment Technical Maintenance and Park Wide Technical Services to interface and repair systems throughout resort as needed
  • Assisted with Opening of the new Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration Show (2018)
AES Creative: Shop Carpenter / Onsite Installation
  • Ongoing Freelance Work
  • Assist in the shop with rough carpentry for set and scenic pieces
  • Assist on site with installation of scenic pieces
The VOID Orlando Disney Springs: IT and VR Technical Manager
  • October 2017 - March 2018
  • Work as final stage onsite project manager to finish out building construction and finish work on all A/V and IT equipment
  • Lead a team of Technicians in installing a new Virtual Reality system into Disney Springs that utilizes the Star Wars Franchise.
  • Using brand new technology, repair and maintain all VR systems
  • Repair and Maintain all A/V and Network equipment in entire building, including Wireless Access Points, Point of Sale systems, and Media Servers for Media content throughout building.
  • Hire and train a staff of 10 through pre-opening, opening, and setup for ongoing training.
  • Take care of scheduling and discipline for entire Tech Team
  • Work with Customer Service team and Leadership to ensure smooth operation of the facility.
Figment Productions LLC: Technical Lead for VR System Installation
  • Feb 2017 - October 2017
  • Lead a team ranging from 4 to 10 on the technical installation of a Virtual Reality system onto a roller coaster
  • Lead a maintence team of 5 people maintaining the system after installation
  • Schedule, Invoice, Purchasing, and Documentation of Freelance Workers and the system
Sea World Orlando: Theatrical Services Technician
  • Sep 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Assist with Install of Halloween and Christmas Event
  • Run Audio and Spotlight for Ice Skating Show during Christmas Event
Walt Disney World Resorts and Entertainment: Entertainment Technician
  • Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
  • Epcot Entertainment Technician
  • Video Technician at World Showplace
  • General Technician for Epcot and Disney Springs
  • Audio, Video, and lighting assist for events, including Food and Wine, Holiday’s Around the World, New Years, and Flower and Garden
  • Park wide Event installation, maintenance, and strike
  • A/V for corporate and wedding events throughout park
Dance Theater USA: Technical Director
  • July 2015 - July 2017
  • Assist with designing all technical aspects of week long Dance Competition and Gala events
  • Interface with Rental companies for staging, audio, and lighting
  • Interface with management on budget and event
Legoland Florida: Entertainment/Theatrical Services Technician
  • Dec 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Park wide Audio maintenance and installation
  • Operate audio and SFX show control for water ski show
  • Park wide Event installation, maintenance, and strike
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park
  • August 2013 - November 2016
  • Lighting Design for both attractions
  • Audio system design for both attractions
  • Assisted with soundscapes for both attractions
Cedar Point: Technical Services
  • April 2014 - November 2014
  • Park Wide Audio maintenance and installation
  • Computer based processing and distribution using QSYS by QSC
  • Install and strike equipment for summer and fall shows
  • Install and strike equipment for Group Events in Ballrooms and outside locations (including Beach Lcoation)
Cedar Point: Everybody Loves Snoopy (2011) and Happiness Is... Snoopy! (2012) Summer Ice Shows
  • 2011 | 2012 (Summer season)
  • Stage tech for summer Ice Show
  • Build Ice for performance as well as maintain during show run
  • Preformed Ice Cut to prepare ice for performances
  • Operated motorized fly control for set pieces and curtains
  • Rig curtains on traveler track for show
  • Install lighting for shows in 5 different theaters
  • Preform minor maintenance on set pieces as well as theater

Cedar Point: Halloweekends Event

  • 2010 | 2011 | 2013 (Fall season)
  • Screamster (2010) – Event Technician (2011) - Makeup Artist (2013) - Strike Technician (2013)
  • Entertained guests wandering through the haunted zones at Cedar Point
  • Rig curtains on traveler tracks for shows
  • Install lighting for shows in 5 different theaters
  • Install, Maintain, and Strike fog machines and lighting as needed throughout the event
  • Apply makeup and prosthetics to Screamsters for the event.
  • Touch up paint on masks and props for the event

LegacyVerse Productions

  • Indie film production company
  • Director of Photography, minor editing and visual effects.

Opera Saratoga: Lucia di Lammermoor and H.M.S. Pinafore

  • June 2013 - July 2013
  • Carpenter / Stagehand
  • Install set and maintain as needed
  • Move scenic items for Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Change set between shows as needed for entire run of both shows

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town Events

  • September 2012 – January 2013
  • Work directly with Oak Island Attractions on the theming for events
  • Install, maintain, and strike all theming, power, fog machines, and lights as needed for events

Sandusky State Theater: Overhire Crew

  • April 2008 | November 2011
  • Load in and strike crew, electrics, for Fiddler on the Roof
  • Load in and strike crew, audio, for Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Kalahari Resorts: Head Lifeguard
  • December 2007 – April 2008 | March 2010 – September 2010
  • Trained in NASCO and Ellis & Associates lifesaving techniques
  • Observe guests to insure rule enforcement and safety
  • Oversee lifeguards in my section to ensure proper procedures are followed
  • Indirectly supervise upwards of 50 guards, directly supervise up to 20
  • Clean and operate zone during my shift

Spirit Halloween: Store Manager

  • August 2007 – November 2007 | August 2008 – November 2008 | August 2009 – October 2009
  • Responsible for daily operations of the store
  • Responsible for hiring and termination of employees
  • Responsible for all training of employees
  • Oversee setup and tear down of store including fixtures, merchandising, and back stock
  • Minor maintenance on building during season, including building new loading ramp
  • Receive and send weekly deliveries
  • Create weekly schedules for 15-20 employees
  • Handle all aspects of money including daily deposits and change
  • Assist customers with questions related to merchandise and purchases