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Baywood Park, California, United States
Designer (Lighting Design)
Member since January 30, 2009
Objective Team Leader Lighting Design/Project Manager
01-Now Bright Ideas Design Group, Baywood Park, CA Lighting Designer for residential and commercial applications.
Principal of lighting design business started in 2001. Providing visual design, within clients desires and budget, in a collaborative environment. Working with architects, landscape architects, interior designers, developers, contractors and clients to create award winning designs (AIA, THEA, Sunset Magazine, etc….) Creating lighting designs and drawings, estimating project costs, managing project installation, designing fixture and control system plans for interior and exterior applications. For; planned communities, retail, restaurants, wineries, spa/fitness facilities, corporate offices, commercial projects, residences, entertainment, places of worship and many more… President of IES Mission section, AIA Board member LEED, Auto CAD, AGi32, MS Office (Excel-Outlook- PowerPoint-Word), Photoshop…
01-1992 Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA. Tokyo, Japan Principal Show Manager/Project Manager
Oversaw the development, design, construction and installation of themed environments and events. Budgets ranged from $10k to +$3 million. Worked with a team of designers, sponsors, vendors and fabricators. Developed ideas and concepts through modeling and mock-ups for finalization of design. Determined scope of work and budget – managed artisans and fabricators - integrated scenery, lighting, sound, and special effects - managed quality control, budgeting, personnel and scheduling.
92-86 Lighting Design/Stage Supervisor FM Productions, S.F. L.A.
Designed and supervised construction of staging, sets and lighting packages for trade shows, special events, and major music tours. Packaged lighting and sets for “Touring“, Toured and supervised crews of up to 250 domestically/internationally For: Apple, Pepsi, IBM, Buick, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Paula Abdul, Stevie Wonder, MTV Music Awards, Lollapalooza, INXS, George Michael, Clinton/Streisand fund raiser...
88-1985 Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley, CA
Lighting Designer/Staff Technical Director
During my tenure this 99 seat Community Theatre transformed into a Performing Arts Center with a 300 seat main theatre and 100 seat “Black Box” space. Organized and supervised staff first 3 years. Lighting designer for 23 productions.
88-1985 Dominican College, San Rafael, CA. Professor (Theatre Craft, Theatre Production and Set Const.)
Course instructor for 4 classes, produced 4 productions in a 900 seat house each year.
Education San Francisco State University, CA. Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors; majored in Technical Theatre (lighting emphasis) minored in Television and Film, June 1984.
Interests Family, Travel, Music, Kayaking, Reading (current, “River of
Doubt”), Theatre, Bicycle riding, Public speaking, Making things (wood/metal), Sports……