Executive Producer

Resume posted by Mike in Arts and Culture.
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Macomb Illinois, United States



I have worked in all areas of Live Entertainment Production from NYC to LA and many points between.
I want to find a home that will feed my soul as well as my belly.


  • BBQ Judging,
  • box office,
  • budgeting,
  • carpentry,
  • catering,
  • contract fulfillment,
  • contract negociation,
  • costuming,
  • entertainment booking,
  • Event Planning,
  • event production,
  • immersive environment creation,
  • light design,
  • Logistics,
  • Meat Smoking,
  • personnel managemant,
  • public speaking,
  • script development,
  • set construction,
  • set design,
  • Sound design,
  • Stage Management,
  • Teaching,
  • Team Managemant,
  • Theater,
  • theater direction,
  • theatre,
  • theatrical production


  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • PhotoShop
  • iMovie
  • Facebook
  • Dreamweaver (can also write HTML)

Spoken Languages

  • English,
  • Pig Lattin


• M.A. Arts Policy and Administration,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2000
• B.S. Theatre,
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1985



Cultural Events Coordinator 2008-Present
Western Illinois University, Macomb IL
• Oversee and Advise the Bureau of Cultural Affairs & Youth Performing Arts Series
• Oversee Hainline Theatre Box Office
• Book and schedule national and international touring acts
• Negotiate contracts with Artists and Unions
• Teach college level courses
• Manage $250,000+ budget

Executive Producer, The Theatre in the Park/ Fine and Cultural Arts Manager 2000 – 2007
Johnson County Park and Recreation District, Lenexa, KS
• Managed the selection, development and delivery of musical productions
• Administered $600,000 annual budget
• Responsible for the marketing concepts and execution of the Theatre in the Park brand, season productions, capital campaigns and special events
• Developed and fostered relationships with sponsors, grantors, vendors and volunteers
• Recruited, hired, mentored and managed artistic and technical talent
• Conceived and produced fundraising and special events
• Managed and taught Fine and Performing Arts curriculum
• Created, instituted and managed volunteer recognition and retention programs
• Developed, implemented and managed policies and procedures to ensure artistic quality, production values, and safety standards

Graduate School and Working as an Actor in Los Angeles 1992 – 2000

Assistant Company, Tour and Production Stage Manager 1990 – 1992
The Fantasy Factory/Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
• Managed cast and crew of 60 while on tour and in residence at Excalibur
• Supervised load-in, hang focus, rigging and strike of resident and tour shows
• Responsible for performance and work schedules for all employees
• Designer lighting & sound, Technical Director as well as coordinating seasonal show switch-over

Operations Manager / Resident Stage Manager and House Manager 1986 -1990
Westbeth Theater Center, New York, NY
• Oversaw daily operations, maintenance and safety for a three-theatre complex and cabaret
• Maintained lighting and sound systems in addition to costume and properties shops
• Trained house technicians and supervised set construction, lighting and sound design

• KCBS Certified Judge
• Actors Equity Association (member)
• Association of Professional Arts Presenters (member)
• Knights of Columbus
• Served on States of Idaho and Nevada Arts Council Grant Review Boards

Groups & Associations

  • Actors' Equity Association,
  • Association of Professional Arts Presenters APAP,
  • Kansas City Barbeque Society KCBS,
  • Knights of Columbus


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