I love to be charmed; to smile, and laugh, and explore; to be surprised.
Nothing beats a delightful memory.
What I do:
I produce and design engaging environments to enhance the audience experience.
I’ve had a long-standing love-affair with live event production, working with companies like Disney Music, Icon Management, Kraft-Engel Management, Creative Artists Management, Gabriel Iglesias, and Black Ink Presents to produce every type of live experience imaginable.
In 2012, I notched production design and scenic design on my toolbelt, fusing my skills as a producer with my emerging reputation for creating evocative environments.
For concerts, I’ve sourced and designed for Disney’s DCappella National Tour, Evil Dead in Concert at the Ace Hotel, and La La Land in Concert, Willy Wonka in Concert, and Beauty and the Beast in Concert - all at at the Hollywood Bowl.
For theater, I’ve designed the sets for Taste (Stage Raw Award winner; Ovation Award nominated), Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (L.A. Weekly Theater Award nominated), Astro Boy and the God of Comics, Skullduggery, and many more.
I’ve also created exhibition design for That’s From Disneyland! (which had over 50,000 visitors in one month), environmental design for Escape Room LA / The Theatre, immersive experiences at Pasadena Playhouse, and produced/designed over 200 special events for corporations and non-profit organizations.
Awards and Nominations
WINNER: Stage Raw Award 2015: Best Scenic Design (Taste, Sacred Fools Theater)
NOMINATION: BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Award 2016: Best Scenic Design (Skullduggery, Sacred Fools Theater)
NOMINATION: Ovation Award 2014: Best Scenic Design - Intimate Theater (Taste, Sacred Fools Theater)
NOMINATION: Two LA Weekly Theater Award Nominations 2014:
Best Scenic Design (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Sacred Fools Theater)
Best Production Design (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Sacred Fools Theater)
Daniel’s Husband, The Fountain Theatre, Hollywood, 2019 (Dir. Simon Levy)
DCappella, World Premiere National Tour, 2019 (Dir. Jim Millan)
A Harmony Boys Christmas, Broadwater Theater, Hollywood, 2018 (Dir. Jaime Robledo)
The Laramie Project, Theatre of Arts, Hollywood, 2018 (Dir. Harrison Butler)
The Art Couple, Sacred Fools Theater Company / The Broadwater, Hollywood, 2018 (Dir. Lauren Van Kurin)
The Chosen, The Fountain Theatre, Hollywood, 2018 (Dir. Simon Levy)
One Way Ticket to Oregon, Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, 2017 (Dir. JJ Mayes)
Skullduggery, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2016 (Dir. Scott Leggett)
Past Time, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2016 (Dir. Jeremy Aldridge)
Astro Boy and the God of Comics, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2015 (Dir. Jaime Robledo)
Occupation, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2015 (Dir. Ben Rock)
Taste, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2014 (Dir. Stuart Gordon)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, 2013 (Dir. Jaime Robledo)
Wrap Your Heart Around It, Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles 2013 (Dir. Diana Basmajian)
Doomsday Cabaret, The Blank / 2nd Stage Theatre, LA, 2012 (Dir. Christopher J. Raymond)
Hearts Like Fists, Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles, 2012 (Dir. Jaime Robledo)
Creative Producer: Gabriel Iglesias: “Beyond The Fluffy” World Tour, Icon Concerts / Black Ink Presents, 2019
Exhibit Styling: Champs Sports’ Her Take Booth, ComplexCon, Long Beach Convention Center, 2018
Associate Exhibition Design: That’s From Disneyland! Pop-Up Exhibition, Sherman Oaks / Van Eaton Galleries, 2018
Set Decoration and Props: Beauty and the Beast in Concert, Hollywood Bowl / Kraft-Engel Management and CAMI, 2018
Set Decoration and Props: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory in Concert, Hollywood Bowl / Kraft-Engel Management and CAMI, 2017
Scenic Design and Props: La La Land in Concert, Hollywood Bowl / Kraft-Engel Management and CAMI, 2017
Set Decoration and Props: Evil Dead in Concert, Ace Hotel / Kraft-Engel Management, 2016
Environmental Design: The Theatre, Escape Room LA, 2015
Exhibition Design: Breaking Through, Pasadena Playhouse: Friendship Center, 2015
Environmental Design: Clown Bar, Pasadena Playhouse / RedWhite+Bluezz, 2015
Event Design / Production: 200+ Events throughout California and the southwest
White Racist Zombies, Feature Promo, 2017 (Dir. Ben Rock / York Productions)
What Will You Discover?, Photo Series, 2017 (Photographer Joel Daavid / LA Stage Alliance)
Sequence Break, Feature, 2016 (Dir. Graham Skipper / Destroy All Entertainment)
Take It Again, From The Top, Series Pilot, 2016 (Dir. Ted Lange / York Productions)
20 Seconds to Live, Series, 2015-2016 (Dir. Ben Rock / ArieScope Pictures)
Writing Room, Series, 2013 (Dir. JJ Mayes, Chris Russo et al / Big Frame)
Sumtin' Like Dat, Short, 2012 (Dir. Andrew Amani / Hep Cat Films)
EndGame, Short, 2009 (Dir. John Ruby / Ruby Productions)
Well-established career in event production, project management, marketing communications, and branding for corporate and non-profit clientele. Events include galas, sales meetings, incentive trips, golf tournaments, donor cultivation events, product launches, community programs, lectures, and much more for clients including Kawasaki Motors Corp, Miziker Entertainment, KPMG, The Sports Club Company, ABN AMRO, MTV/VH1, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, Hillel at UCLA, Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Southern California Chapter et al. Resume available by request.
BA, Psychology, UCLA, 1997
Coursework in Interior Architecture and Design, UCLA Extension, 2007-2011
Received two merit-based scholarships in recognition of my work:
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Calibre Student Scholarship 2011 - Special Honorable Mention (Junior Category)
UCLA Extension James Northcutt Scholarship Fall 2010 - First Place
Plus lots and lots of learning on the job, including a set design apprenticeship from 2011-2012.
References available by request