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Professional Employment:

Rock of Ages – 10th Anniversary Tour US & Canada 2018 – 2019
Head Carpenter (September 2018-Present)
Advance the production and labor for each stop (104 venues), create a lineset schedule for each venue, consolidate and distribute venue information to crew members, create load-in and weekly schedules for crew, manage technical departments and personnel, lead carpentry department during load in/out, maintain inventory for maintenance and repairs, coordinate trucking schedule with lead driver, coordinate bus logistics, submit weekly crew payroll to company manager.
Hudson Scenic Studio Yonkers, NY 2016 – 2018
Assistant Project Manager (2017 – 2018)
Manage projects and assist members of the project management team. Projects range from sets for Broadway productions, theater renovations, to window displays. Duties include bidding, researching vendors and new materials, project documentation, tracking budget-to-actuals, project oversight, client meetings, site visits and installation supervision.
Shop Floor Intern (Summer 2016)
Fabricated scenery for Broadway and touring productions in both wood and iron shops.
PlayMakers Repertory Company  Chapel Hill, NC 2014 – 2017
PlayMakers Repertory Company (PRC) is a LORT D theater in residency on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. PRC produces six main stage productions and three second stage productions. The scene shop employs two full-time staff members, six graduate students, and 3-12 undergraduates. Average build schedule is 2 ½ weeks and 1 ½ week load-in.
Technical Director (2016)
The Crucible
Duties included communication with designers, budgeting, drafting, creating all working drawings for the shop, structural analysis of set components, tracking shop purchases, research and development of mechanical systems, and both load-in and strike plans.
Assistant Technical Director (2016)
Detroit ‘67
Assisted the technical director in drafting, budgeting, product sourcing, creating rigging plans, load-in and strike.
Shop Foreman (2014)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Into the Woods (in rotating repertory)
Supervised the shop during build, load-in and strike. Duties included personal management, quality control, and efficient use of floor space for both fabrication and painting.
Carpenter (2014 – 2017)
Responsible for the fabrication of scenery, load-in, strike and repertory changeovers.
Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield, MA Summer 2015
Technical Director
Responsible for drafting, budgeting, load-in, change-overs and strike of Shrek the Musical (Theater for Young Audiences). The show changed-over twice per week.
Master Carpenter
Supervised the construction of seven shows over a ten-week period. Duties included maintenance of scene shop and tools, construction of scenery, supervising scene shop (two carpenters and three interns) and supervising load-ins and load-outs.
Berkshire Theatre Festival Stockbridge, MA Summer 2014
Master Carpenter
Supervised the construction of seven shows over a ten-week period. Duties included maintenance of scene shop and tools, construction of scenery, supervising scene shop (four carpenters and three interns) and supervising load-ins and load-outs.
Norton Center for the Arts Danville, KY 2010 – 2014
Venues: Newlin Hall (proscenium, 1,500 seats), Weisiger Theatre (thrust, 360 seats)
House Technician
Crew member (carpenter and general technician) for the load-ins and load-outs of touring productions. Worked shows as a flyman and on deck crew. Lead crews (2-8 people) performing general maintenance, hanging plots, setting up the orchestra pit and restoring the house.
Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe, NM Summer 2012
Stage Crew Apprentice
Worked on repertory running crew performing changeovers and show maintenance. Took on occasional shop projects and was a carpenter for the Apprentice Scenes.

Academic Employment:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   2014 – 2015
Undergraduate Department of Dramatic Arts
  Production Manager (Fall 2015)

Production manager of the undergraduate department. Duties included managing the budget for all production departments, creating a season production calendar, running production meetings, facilitating communication between directors, department heads, PlayMakers staff and student designers.

Instructor of Record – Drama 193 Practicum (Fall 2015- present)

Instructor of record for the undergraduate practicum course. Students are assigned to run crew for one of three professional shows at PlayMakers for the semester. Responsibilities include coordinating 30 student schedules and assigning them to show positions; communicating with production staff about crew needs; generating calendars and contact sheets for each show; and functioning as a liaison between students and PlayMakers stage management and department heads.

Technical Director (Spring 2015)

Responsible for drafting, budgeting, load-in, and strike of two undergraduate productions. Mentored undergraduate carpenters, electricians and run crew.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre, Technical Production

Chapel Hill, NC

 

May 2017
Centre College

Bachelors of Science, Dramatic Arts and Mathematics

Danville, KY

 

 May 2014
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Exchange program in Scenic Arts and Stage Mgt.

London, UK

 

 Jan.-June 2013
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center

Industrial Mechanics and Welding

Hartford, VT

 

 2009-2010

Tools and Processes

Welding (MIG, flux-core, TIG, gas and stick), brazing, lathe, shaper, Hossfeld pipe bender, plasma cutting, oxy-acetylene torch, pneumatics, metal lathe, milling machine and ShopBot (CNC)

Software

AutoCAD (2016), Stage Technologies automation control (eChameleon software/Nomad) and Vcarve Pro

Other

Theatrical rigging (static and dynamic), structural analysis, robotics and karate.

The Ella Mae Daniel Proctor and Robert H. Proctor Award (2016-2017)

The Laura Jewell Dobbins Graduate Fellowship (2015-2016)

Black Belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate (2008)