Work History

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Dragon's Fire Design: Technical Director 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 Director for VR System Installation

  • Feb 2017 - October 2017

  • Contracted to 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

  • Created training documents for multiple teams, from Operations, to Ride Maintance, including assembly and installation guides for the Manufacture to use at other sites.

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