Executive Producer

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Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Macomb Illinois, United States

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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.


• 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


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


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

Groups & Associations

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

Spoken Languages

    English, Pig Lattin

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