SPOTLIGHT ON…

SPOTLIGHT ON…

is a series that highlights individuals working in the live event industry. The featured person gets to say a few things about their background and work experiences and we get to learn about the many ways people are building successful careers in live events. It’s a win-win!

Below is a list of all of the featured individuals, listed in alphabetical order by last name. Click on their name or image to get taken to the full interview.

CURRENT GIG: 
Freelance Production Electrician

“Live event production moves fast, much faster than mounting a play in a theater. You need to be prepared to make it work, not make it art. Hopefully both, but not always.”

CURRENT GIG: 
President of Radiance Lightworks, Inc. (Architectural Lighting, Themed Entertainment, Live Events, and Trade Shows)

“Emphasize your skills more than your specific experience. A live event manager won’t read between the lines, so instead of just saying you were the master electrician for Chorus Line, say you are very efficient at leading teams with tight deadlines, scheduling equipment deliveries and sticking to a budget.”

CURRENT GIG: 
Producer with Tactical Manoeuvre (concert touring, art installations, architectural, immersive experiences).

“I’ve always thought of all of the live event industries as some version of theatre and I really do believe that they are!”

CURRENT GIG: 
Operations Manager for a regional production company.

“No one in my entire career has asked me what school I went to. They want to know what I can do and how fast I can learn.”