Let’s talk about me, shall we?
I started working in production in 1998 when a friend of mine asked if I wanted to be on stage crew for the fall play. My response was, “What do I do?” It was all downhill from there. By the end of high school, I’d worked on more than 50 productions, mostly in a Stage Management capacity.
I went to college in New York City, where I became one of the last generations to learn hand drafting. Halfway through college, I began the transition from Stage Management into Lighting. Through apprenticeships, summer stock, regional theatres, touring productions and cruise ships, my career has morphed and shifted from Stage Management to Master Electrician to Touring Technical Direction & a bit of Production Management. Throw a little pyro into the mix and that’s me in a nutshell.
- Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
- In the last 10 years, I’ve lived in PA, NY, MT, TX, and FL
- Visited all 50 states (and Puerto Rico!)
- The only state I haven’t been to for work is Alaska
- Willingly did an overnight ghost hunt in an abandoned prison
- Wrote my first novel on a bar bet (spoiler: I won)
- Rabid Pittsburgh Penguins fan–if you visit me in Pittsburgh and it’s hockey season, we’re going to a game whether you like it or not (I provide jerseys and hats)
- I have a cat named Murphy
- My favorite silent film is “Safety Last”
- I have a favorite silent film