• PRESIDENT/CEO

    GREGG BRUNCLIK

    PRESIDENT/CEO

    GREGG BRUNCLIK

    Gregg Brunclik is the President and CEO of Clearwing, one of North America’s premier production services companies.

    Equipped with a love for music and a penchant for building things, Gregg co-founded Clearwing in the mid-1970s. Under the namesake Clearwing Audio, the company provided audio solutions for venues and festivals in the Milwaukee area using speakers and road cases Gregg built in his dad’s basement.

    By time he incorporated the company in the mid-1980s, Gregg had over 15 years of experience working FOH sound, mixing audio for acts such as Blackfoot, Eddie Rabbitt, The Police, and Def Leppard. During these years, Gregg learned exactly what bands and management were looking for from a vendor. After spending some time on the road touring the US, he returned home to Milwaukee to build upon Clearwing’s growing reputation.

    Gregg catapulted Clearwing’s business after entering into an agreement with a Phoenix production company to trade gear during their respective off seasons. When the Arizona company later dissolved, Gregg made the strategic choice to open a second Clearwing office ihere to fill the production solutions gap in the Phoenix market.

    Today, the company operates out of three offices; Milwaukee, Phoenix and Denver, and has expanded to include lighting and video production support as well as Systems Integration and logistics subsidiaries, and a wholesale/retail Pro Shop. Under Gregg’s leadership, the company has gone from a small, local business to a successful corporation tackling some of the largest events in the US including Summerfest, the MLB All-Star Games, and Super Bowl tailgate parties.

    Where did you grow up?
    Suburban Milwaukee, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Zealand – for fun guy stuff / Lourdes France – spiritual healing

    What inspires you? 
    Starting something- then I’m vigilant until it’s finished

    What was your first job?
    Bus Boy

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Army Men

    What scares you?
    Failure and letting down people who need me

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Lobster or Sushi

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Policing chaos and picking up after adults.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Three Amigos

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Sly & the Family Stone – 1969

    What’s your favorite CD?
    At the moment: Tiesto

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Cheesesteak Omelette, bowl of grits, raisin toast from the Waffle House

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers @ the North Pole

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    A friend was standing on the PA wing posing at the audience of 35,000 people when I snuck up behind & yanked his shorts down to his ankles.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In the hammock, down at the lake.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1965 Ford Mustang

    What song best describes your life?    
    “I Go To Extremes” by Billy Joel

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Revel in my children and kiss & hug them all day.

     

  • Chief Operating Officer

    DAVID TEMBY

    Chief Operating Officer

    DAVID TEMBY

    David Temby functions as the Chief Operating Officer, and is responsible for overseeing the everyday operation of all facets of all things Clearwing. David was previously the General Manager of the Phoenix office, and along with a great team, started the operation from its humble roots on 36th Street.

    David is an audio engineer and theatrical sound designer, and has designed many productions and tours over his career. Favorite productions include In the Heights, Miss Saigon, Titanic, Dream a Little Dream, Avenue Q, Pippin, Les Miserables, The Producers, and The Scottsboro Boys. Prior to Clearwing, David has held positions at Masque Sound and the Herberger Theater Center and also entertained a short-lived career as a lighting designer until he found that color blindness and lighting design were two things that just didn’t fit well together. It is quite fortunate that he enjoys audio engineering.

    David lives in Phoenix with his wife Gretchen, and their furry, fearless, and free-willed German Shepherd, Gunther. Life is good.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Kayaking, hiking, camping, traveling abroad, off-roading, or just sitting by the pool on a 100° breezy day with Gretchen and Gunther.

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix. Land of snakes, scorpions, tarantulas, and lots of heat. Funny enough, I enjoy these things.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Kotor, Montenegro.

    What inspires you?
    Good work done by people with integrity.

    What was your first job?
    Working a pool store during the summers. I fixed pumps, filters, cleaners, tested water, and sold lots of inflatable toys. I was 10 or 11. It was a fantastic way to start my career!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Neil deGrasse-Tyson, Katherine Hepburn, Carl Sagan, or Robert Ingersoll. All would be amazing experiences.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    The Radio Shack 200-in-1 electronic project kit. I built radios, meters, oscillators, and triggers for the chemical bombs I’d make at the pool store! Man, that thing was cool.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Seeing Decker at the Spirit Room in Jerome, Arizona.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Adam Holloway sent me a dead fish, complete with maggots. That was a great day.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Under a tree, middle of the desert, next to a creek on a breezy day, grilling hot dogs.

     

     

  • General Manager - PHX

    MATT JAMESON

    General Manager - PHX

    MATT JAMESON

    Matt Jameson serves Clearwing as the general manager of the Phoenix office, ensuring all of our moving parts run smoothly and that our teams deliver work that surpasses client expectations. He first joined Clearwing in 2010 as Operations Manager.

    Prior to Clearwing, Matt held positions in production management at both Prather Entertainment Group and Big League Theatricals. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in technical direction from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?  
    Floating around in my pool with my family

    Where did you grow up?  
    South Carolina

    Most memorable place you have traveled?  
    Japan

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?  
    I don’t like coffee, but I’d have a beer with most anyone

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?  
    G.I. Joe and fire trucks

    What scares you?  
    Lightning

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?  
    Anything my wife makes (but I won’t eat leftovers)

    What’s your least favorite household chore?  
    Making the bed

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?  
    Cars (I love Mater)

    What was your most memorable concert?  
    Aerosmith

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?  
    Fresh cinnamon buns

     

  • General Manager - DEN

    JOHNNY GOODE

    General Manager - DEN

    JOHNNY GOODE

    Johnny R. Goode III, hailing from Decatur, Alabama, has been a touring LD for 20 years. He is best known for his work with the band The Disco Biscuits, whom he has worked with since 2002. While working for The Disco Biscuits he has been a major creative force behind Camp Bisco, a festival thrown each year by the Disco Biscuits. Goode has also spent time working on Live TV events for the UFC, Showtime, HBO, and EPSN. Most notably as the LD for “The Ultimate Fighter Live”, a weekly live fighting event and reality TV show. Goode worked in Austin, TX for Midnight Lighting from 2002 – 2006. During this time he was the Lighting Designer of the first few ACL Festivals. For the last 4 years Goode has been the Operations Manager at DSI Event Group, a full service production company based in Denver, Colorado. Being based in Denver for 5 years has allowed Goode the opportunity to work artist coming to Red Rocks for large 1 off shows. Lending his expertise of this iconic venue to acts like Dolly Parton, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Shpongle Live Band and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra among others.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?     
    Time with family

    Where did you grow up?  
    Alabama

    Most memorable place you have traveled?       
    Japan

    What inspires you?        
    Being told “It” can’t be done

    What was your first job?     
    Lifeguard

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?       
    Nic Saban

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?     
    Nintendo

    What scares you?    
    Being average

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?       
    Anchorman

    What’s your passion?   
    Helping other reach their goals

    What was your most memorable concert?         
    Pink Floyd – Birmingham, AL – 1994

    What’s your favorite album?         
    Talking Heads – Remain in Light

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?      
    UFC – Skydome – Toronto

    Where is your favorite place to relax?  
    Beach

    What was your first vehicle?     
    280Z

    What’s your favorite holiday?  
    4th of July

    What song best describes your life?     
    Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good

  • General Manager - MKE

    BRYAN BRUNCLIK

    General Manager - MKE

    BRYAN BRUNCLIK

    Bryan Brunclik is the General Manager of our Milwaukee office. He manages operations, ensuring each department works together to best serve our clients. Previously, Bryan held numerous different positions within Clearwing at the Milwaukee location, including Stagehand, Backline Technician, Lighting Technician and Sales Associate.

    What was your first job?
    Busboy at a Chinese food restaurant

    Where did you grow up?
    Delafield, WI

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My BB Gun

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Cat Litter – Hate, hate, hate it!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Incubus – in LA overlooking downtown

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    I really enjoyed working a vertical fashion show down the side of a 20-story building in downtown Chicago. It was one of those shows that had me saying “holy crap.”

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Spend it with my family, doing anything

     

  • General Manager - CSI

    MAX BRUNCLIK

    General Manager - CSI

    MAX BRUNCLIK

    Based in Milwaukee, Max ensures that our Systems Integration division delivers a product that is unmatched by providing support to Clearwing Systems Integration’s sales, design, and installation staff.

    Max joined Clearwing in 2013 as Warehouse Assistant handling inventory control. Over the course of his employment, Max has worked for all three divisions of Clearwing: Productions, Systems Integration and Big Event Logistics.

    He holds a BA in Marketing and Finance from Loras College in Dubuque, IA. Prior to working for Clearwing, Max worked for McGraw Hill Higher Education and River Valley Capital Insurance.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Queenstown, New Zealand

    What inspires you?
    People with passion

    What was your first job?
    Bag Boy at Bristlecone Pines Country Club

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What scares you?
    Failure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ace Venture, both of them

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Alt-J

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    TommorowWorld 2015

    What was your first vehicle?
    Ford Windstar – Light Blue

  • GM - Sales & Development

    NICK DRESSLER

    GM - Sales & Development

    NICK DRESSLER

    Nick started as the Pro Shop Manager when he joined Clearwing Productions in 2010. Today, he is the General Manager of Sales and Development.

    As head of the sales department, Nick works alongside our Milwaukee, Phoenix, and Denver sales teams to monitor sales performance and coordinate company sales efforts. Nick also assists with outreach programs, brand management, and department growth. Nick is the ultimate resource when it comes to finding solutions between the customer, salesperson, and vendor. His knowledge of production equipment and ability to think out the box makes him a huge asset to Clearwing.

    Nick gained his understanding of production from his background in theater. Prior to working at Clearwing, he was the Lighting and Sound Supervisor for Phoenix Theatre. He also worked as an Audio Engineer for the Herberger Theater Center.

    Nick studied studio engineering at Scottsdale Community College.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?    

    Fishing

    Where did you grow up?       
    Mesa, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Washington State

    What inspires you?    
    Problem Solving, Richard Branson, and Dwayne the Rock Johnson

    What was your first job?       
    Sonic Drive-In

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?     
    Richard Branson

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Roller Blades

    What scares you?      
    Heights and confined spaces

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?       
    Dumb and Dumber

    What’s your passion?
    Making people better

    What was your most memorable concert?   
    That Damn Show

    What’s your favorite CD?      
    Megadeath Cryptic Writing

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?    
    Sending Dave Temby gorilla poop.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?         
    Dave putting fake poop and fart spray in my office. Knowing my gag reflects are hyper sensitive.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?          
    The ocean

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Dodge Caravan

    What’s your favorite holiday?           
    Thanksgiving

    What song best describes your life? 
    Don’t think I have one.

  • Controller

    STEVE BOEBEL

    Controller

    STEVE BOEBEL

    As Controller at Clearwing Productions, Steve is responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, oversight of accounting functions, and strategic planning. Prior to Clearwing, Steve worked for Dynex/Rivett Inc. and for the Wisconsin Oven Corporation for 13 years each. Steve attended UW-Madison and State University of New York – Albany.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sleep late, go for a jog, play golf, and have a nice dinner.

    Where did you grow up?
    Mukwonago

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Zermatt, Switzerland

    What inspires you?
    Extraordinary effort

    What was your first job?
    Paperboy

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Replacements

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Who, Dane County Coliseum, Madison, 1975.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Europe ’72 – Grateful Dead

    What’s the funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My roommate made me brownies for my birthday laced with Ex-Lax.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Hiking trails and ski trails

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Dir. of Operations

    BRYAN BAUMGARDNER

    Dir. of Operations

    BRYAN BAUMGARDNER

    Bryan Baumgardner’s role at Clearwing mainly consists of making sure that every show has the audio gear and people it needs. Additionally, he is responsible for purchasing new gear, devising plans to rotate out old gear, and coordinating all operations and logistics for our audio department in Milwaukee. Bryan started at Clearwing in 2005 and has held positions such as Audio Shop Tech, Audio System Tech, Video Manager, IT Manager, and Audio Operations.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Drinking a nice cold beer by a bonfire with my dog by my side and some good music playing. Besides that, biking, being a part of a car racing team, and playing video games.

    Where did you grow up?
    Born and raised in Milwaukee

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    What inspires you?
    The need to know everything. I have the same amount of time on earth as everyone else, so I may as well learn as much as possible.

    What was your first job?
    Paper route for a local newspaper.  It was boring so I started a DJ company after a few months.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I would love to sit down with Elon Musk or Joel Zimmerman.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos and Matchbox cars are an even tie

    What scares you?
    Not knowing the answer to a question. It actually really bothers me.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Hangover

    What’s your passion?
    Production & consumer technology, all aspects.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Hands down R-Kelly singing “I Believe I can Fly” at Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday party. I felt like I was in a real life rendition of “Space Jam.”

    What’s your favorite CD?
    CD? Who uses CDs? If we are talking CDs, the two in my car currently are Big Willie Style and Space Jam.

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Any of the Super Bowls stand out; those are very challenging events.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Ask Andre St. Pierre about his desktop computer and Best Buy’s Geek Squad…

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In the winter, it’s playing video games on my computer in the basement. In the summer, it’s sitting out in my backyard.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1990 Toyota Camry

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving, for the food alone!

     

     

  • Human Resources Manager

    CHRISTINE CHADBOURN

    Human Resources Manager

    CHRISTINE CHADBOURN

    Christine is the Human Resource Manager for all Clearwing locations. She helps employees with challenges they may encounter such as in training, a medical leave of absence, or insurance enrollments and changes. She also assists the management team with the complexities that arise in the business world pertaining to HR.

    She moved from the accounting world to human resources about 15 years ago, and absolutely loves the field. The rules change quite often and on most days there is some sort of fire that needs to be put out. Christine loves these challenges and never knowing what the day will bring.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my family or friends outdoors either hiking, boating or in front of a campfire. It really doesn’t matter what we do, just being together is the treat.

    Where did you grow up?
    Hales Corners, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Canary Islands. Not only are the beaches gorgeous but we took a jeep into the back country of the mountains and met the most wonderful people and discovered the pristine beauty of the island.

    What was your first job?
    Paper route in the Whitnall Park area. It was fun except for delivering papers on my bike in the snow!

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Dolls

    What scares you?
    Centipedes. Too many legs!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    What’s your passion?
    Healthy living and helping the vulnerable, be it human or animal. And laughing every day!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Bruce Springstein Born in the USA tour

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Led Zeppelin “In Through the Out Door”

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I had a squishy spider toy that I used to surprise my mother with – for years. She never knew where, or how, I would plant it to scare her!

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On a beach at the ocean, cocktail and book in hand.

    What was your first vehicle?
    VW Scirocco

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas. I love giving gifts and the music of the season. Did I mention Christmas cookies too?!

  • IT Manager

    PATRICK DORAN

    IT Manager

    PATRICK DORAN

    Based in our Milwaukee office, Patrick Doran serves all our locations as IT manager, making sure our technologies are top-notch and dependable, so that we can better serve our clients.

    Before joining Clearwing in 2012, Pat worked for U.S. Bank as a Database Administrator and for Harley-Davidson Motor Company as an IT Security Administrator. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    What was your first job?
    Landscaper at age 12. My brother and I started mowing lawns, and we quickly expanded it to a full-service company handling lawn maintenance and snow removal. We had price variables for different conditions of snow removal.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos – specifically any of the Technics line.

    What scares you?
    Falling. Mainly the last part. The uncontrolled stop.

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    That’s a hard one. There are so many, but if I had to pick two… cheesy potatoes and chicken parmesan.

    What is your least favorite household chore?
    Dishes – I make such a mess in the kitchen. You don’t realize how many things you use until you have to clean all of them.

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Another tough one… bacon and eggs, bacon and french toast, or maybe bacon and waffles… Or it could just be bacon and anything. Bacon, bacon, bacon…

    What is the funniest prank you ever pulled?
    Saran wrapped a kid to a pole.

    What is the funniest prank anyone ever pulled on you?
    Hmmmm… not sure. Is it really that funny when its pulled on you?

     

  • Dir. of Engineering (Production)

    JAMIE EARLE

    Dir. of Engineering (Production)

    JAMIE EARLE

    Jamie started working in the shop of a PA company 10 years ago, painting speakers and performing janitorial duties. Since then he has toured as a Band Engineer and Systems Engineer. He was brought up in a small coastal town in the south east of England with a population of 8000 people. Jamie spent time living and working in Prague, Czech Republic, where he met his Minnesotan wife. They moved to the US in April 2014.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    In the pub

    Where did you grow up?
    Brightlingsea, Essex, England

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Toss up between Tokyo and South Island, New Zealand

    What inspires you?
    When something sounds so good it makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up

    What was your first job?
    Paperboy

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Brian Cox (BBC TV Presenter, Physicist, Keyboardist in D:Ream)

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Mixing monitors for a band I was touring with at the French School of Arts on a hill overlooking Rome and Vatican City, not a view you get from monitor world everyday

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    2012 London Olympics

    What was your first vehicle?
    Renault Extra

     

  • Marketing Manager

    LAURA EDDY

    Marketing Manager

    LAURA EDDY

    Laura Eddy is the Marketing Manager for both the Phoenix and the Milwaukee office.  Prior to joining the Clearwing team, Laura spent most of the last decade marketing for companies in the corporate and non-profit sectors; including five years with Phoenix Theatre.

    Laura has a BA in Communications from Arizona State University as well as an MBA with marketing specialization from University of Phoenix.

    Where did you grow up?
    Muskogee, OK

    What inspires you?
    The tenacity of my oldest son

    What was your first job?
    Waitress at Cowboy’s BBQ

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Audrey Hepburn

    What scares you?
    Freeways and clowns

    What was your most memorable concert?
    INXS- 2006: Got to meet the band, then proceeded to trip and fall in front of them

    What was your first vehicle?
    A white Suzuki Sidekick with teal and hot pink graphics on the sides

     

  • MEGHAN JAMESON

    Corporate Accounting Manager

    MEGHAN JAMESON

    MEGHAN JAMESON

    Corporate Accounting Manager

    MEGHAN JAMESON

    Meghan Jameson manages the Phoenix office and accounting operations. Prior to joining Clearwing in 2011, she performed as a singer/dancer/actor for eight years in several national tours and regional musical theater productions, including the national tours of 42nd Street, Footloose and Wonderful Town. When not performing she also tutored college and high school students in organic chemistry, biology and math. Meghan holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Math from the University of Michigan.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my husband, Matt, and our daughter, Caroline, (preferably somewhere tropical on vacation!)

    Where did you grow up?
    I moved around a lot as a kid but spent my high school years in Troy, MI and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

    What was your first job?  
    My first professional performance was as a dancer for Boyz II Men at the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Halftime Show in Detroit, MI.

    What’s your passion?  
    Singing and dancing in musicals, entertaining an audience full of people.  I am so lucky to have achieved my dreams by having the opportunity to perform professionally for 8 years. Now, my passion is watching my daughter grow up and blossom into a lovely little human being.

    What was your most memorable concert?  
    I was never much of a concert-goer, but I had a life-changing moment when I saw “42nd Street” on Broadway.  I immediately thought, “That’s what I’m going to do with my life,”  and I did.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?  
    My first job out of college was performing in a show called “Tap Happy Two” in Tokyo Disneyland in Japan.  I lived there for 7 months and loved being immersed in their fascinating culture.

     

  • Marie Quinn

    Training Coordinator

    MARIE QUINN

    Marie Quinn

    Training Coordinator

    MARIE QUINN

    Marie Quinn is the Training Coordinator for Clearwing, operating out of the Phoenix Office. Prior to taking on this role, Marie served as the Audio Engineer for Phoenix Theatre for 3 seasons, sometimes freelancing with Clearwing’s Production and Systems Integration teams. Marie comes from a theatrical audio background, but always seems to find herself managing and coordinating projects along the way.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Making something, tending to plants, & spending time with the people and animals I love.

    Where did you grow up?
    I was an Army brat, so I’d lived in 8 different houses in the US and Europe by my high school graduation. Sierra Vista, AZ now serves as my “hometown,” and Montana hosts the summer family reunions.

    What was your first job?
    Garden department at Ace Hardware.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Outdoors or at home with a record playing and sunshine pouring through the windows.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and pretty much any puzzle game that came my way.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My first year in college I won free tickets to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors concert tour. Front & center seats for Cyndi Lauper, The B52s, and Joan Jett, whose microphone kept electrocuting her lips. It took her crew several tries to fix it throughout her set and she was NOT happy. It was awesome.

  • System Tech - Audio

    KOVASKY AGUIAR

    System Tech - Audio

    KOVASKY AGUIAR

    Kovy is a quality control specialist in Phoenix’s audio department. He preps shows and sets up, operates, and maintains equipment on site. Kovy began touring as a vocalist at the age of 16 and worked with various record labels, including BMI and Diamante.  He graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and spent 6 years as a FOH engineer for CB Music Productions in South America and the Caribbean.

    What inspires you?
    The outcome of a goal and when I’m told it’s impossible to do something.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Anyone that has acquired success in this industry and is willing to share a thing or two about their success.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My BMX bicycle

    What scares you?
    Unreliable anything! Especially gear.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Money Talks, Home Alone (the first movie)

    What’s your passion?
    I love reading about audio gear, new, vintage, and current. And trying it out.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Putting cheap toothpaste on a friend’s lips while he slept and then watching him waking up with swollen lips the next morning. Hilarious!

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    While on tour, the band I was working for and I were staying the night at the tour/production manager’s house. I chose to sleep on a very comfy air mattress in the living room, only to be awakened on the kitchen counter by the manager’s wife asking me what I was doing there. Let’s just say that it was the last time we stayed there. 

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    At home with my family

    What song best describes your life?
    “Free Your Dreams” by Chantae Cann

     

  • Ops/Logistics Manager

    PATRICK AIKEN

    Ops/Logistics Manager

    PATRICK AIKEN

    Patrick manages logistics, personnel, and technical specifications of all projects for the Phoenix Production Department.

    His prior credits include operating sound and lighting for the Broadway Palm West Dinner Theater and freelance audio work for multiple national tours in the U.S. and Asia, including All Shook Up, The Wedding Singer, BLAST! and Ocean Blast Fever. Patrick attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?  
    Playing guitar/jamming with friends

    Where did you grow up?
    Beautiful Yucaipa, California

    Most memorable place you have traveled?         
    Mammoth Lakes, California

    What was your first job?
    Audio guy at PM Sound Las Vegas!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?      
    Alive: Mark Lanegan. Deceased: Layne Staley

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?  
    Bicycle

    What scares you? 
    Letting people down

    What’s your passion?     
    Enabling everybody around me to be successful and grow.

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    Alice in Chains opening for Velvet Revolver

    What’s your favorite CD?    
    “Whiskey for the Holy Ghost” by Mark Lanegan

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?  
    Ocean Blast Fever in South Korea

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Somewhere with wine and live music

    What was your first vehicle?
    1998 Nissan Sentra

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    New Years

    What song best describes your life?
    “Supergirls Complaint” by Bourbon Princess

  • SCOTT ALLEN

    Co-Op Contract MGR.

    SCOTT ALLEN

    SCOTT ALLEN

    Co-Op Contract MGR.

    SCOTT ALLEN

    Scott manages the estimates that get sent out to school districts, ensuring they align with our contractual obligations in regards to pricing and discounts provided. He also keeps pricing up to date to minimize loss to Clearwing while ensuring we are in line with competition in the Co-Op market.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hiking when weather permits, in summer mainly video games.

    Where did you grow up?
    Everywhere, Air Force Child.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    England

    What inspires you?
    Life

    What was your first job?
    Video Game Tournaments

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jack Black

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Stretch Armstrong

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Shaolin Soccer

    What’s your passion?
    Learning new things

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Disturbed or Tech N9ne

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On my land in Colorado.

    What was your first vehicle?
    97′ Firebird

    What song best describes your life?
    Not my favorite but the lyrics are spot on. It’s my life – Bon Jovi

  • KYLE ALLSUP

    Quality Control - Audio

    KYLE ALLSUP

    KYLE ALLSUP

    Quality Control - Audio

    KYLE ALLSUP

    Kyle is an audio QC. He pulls equipment for orders and makes sure it is in proper working condition and performs general maintenance around our facility. Before joining Clearwing, he worked at The ASU Kerr Cultural Center for four years as an Assistant Technical Director.

    Kyle attended school at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, and he is pretty decent at butterfly knives.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my friends and getting into shenanigans

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Dallas

    What inspires you?
    Creative music and inappropriate humor

    What was your first job?
    Coldstone Creamery

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Henry Zebrowski

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Transformers Action Figures

    What scares you?
    Heights, True Boredom, Mad Brad.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze

    What’s your passion?
    Music and technology

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My first one, I went to see the Spice Girls.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Raiatea Helm at the Kerr Cultural Center

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Scaring my friends who thought they were home alone

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    I got hit with the Matter Daddy Pun…

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Home

    What was your first vehicle?
    GMC Sonoma

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life?
    “Rockit” – Herbie Hancock

  • Asst. Warehouse Mgr. - Audio

    BRANDON ANGOVE

    Asst. Warehouse Mgr. - Audio

    BRANDON ANGOVE

    Brandon is the Assistant Warehouse Manager- Audio. Before, working at Clearwing, Brandon was a Teacher’s Aid at Madison Media Institute where he also attended school.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Working in my project studio or playing video games

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Las Vegas

    What was your favorite toy as a child?
    Legos

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anything with Will Ferrell

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On the lake

     

  • Human Resources Assistant

    TRACY ARNESON

    Human Resources Assistant

    TRACY ARNESON

    Tracy assists Christine with not only payroll processing but all the day to day paperwork that comes through HR for payroll and a myriad of other things.

    She has been a HR professional for over 11 years. While working in the HR Department at Potawatomi, Tracy realized she liked helping others and enjoys the variety of HR. No day is ever the same and just when you think you have heard or seen it all your are quickly reminded that there is always something else.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Spending time with family and friends

    Where did you grow up?
    The Great Northwoods……..Minocqua/Arbor Vite

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Ecuador….would seriously consider retiring in Quenca.

    What inspires you?
    Helping others

    What was your first job?
    Bus girl at Marty’s Place North

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My Grandma Larson

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My bike

    What scares you?
    Failure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Bridesmaids

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Prince

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    1990 Fiesta Bowl

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On a beach preferably by the ocean

    What was your first vehicle?
    1978 Chevy Impala

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Really don’t have a favorite. I enjoy holidays as it’s time spent with family and friends.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    In my early 20s I was living in Arizona and working part time at Circle K. One night after work I had plans with my friends to go out. Near the end of my shift, I was stocking the coolers and I looked up to see a man dressed in a trench coat round the corner. “Hey Tracy, I’m Danny, Tammy and Jones’s friend from Chicago. They are still getting ready and sent me to pick you up.” I let him know I would be ready in a few minutes and would meet him outside. Once outside, I see he’s waiting for me just outside the doors. I start heading to the car and all of a sudden he says, “Wait a minute! I forgot something!” I look back at him and he says, “Tammy and Jones wanted me to show you this!!” and he flashes me!!! I was shocked and embarrassed and my friends who had been in the car hiding were no longer hiding but dying of laughter.

  • ALI ASKARI

    Training Content Developer

    ALI ASKARI

    ALI ASKARI

    Training Content Developer

    ALI ASKARI

    Ali is in charge of back logging footage, editing content and shooting videos to create training videos for Clearwing.

    Prior to working in our Phoenix office, Ali was an Independent Filmmaker with Right Eye Productions from 2008 to 2018.  He has written and directed three independent films, one short film and two feature films. His debut feature film starred Michael Kenneth Williams from HBO’s “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire”. Ali’s short film had it’s world premiere at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011. His second feature film starred Josh Helman from “Mad Max Fury Road”, Yael Stone from Netflix’s “Orange Is The New Black” and Paul Sorvino from Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”.

    Ali is also a photographer. He shoots with a Leica Rangefinder, and when he’s not working for Clearwing or working on films, he’s out in the streets shooting.

    He attended Los Angeles Film School.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Shooting, watching films, writing, reading, hiking or in the gym

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix/Miami

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Milan, Italy

    What inspires you?
    Life

    What was your first job?
    Working for my father

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    David Fincher

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Some power ranger toy probably

    What scares you?
    Spiders them fools suck!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Liar Liar

    What’s your passion?
    Striving to be great in my craft

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Radiohead

    What’s your favorite CD?
    In Rainbows

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    My feature film “Falling.” Getting to write the script and direct actors I respected and admired for years, and having them respect my vision and what I wanted to create was the best feeling in the world!

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Black people really don’t do pranks, we end up regretting the repercussions after.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My friends knew growing up pranks and me don’t fly so nothing really.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere in nature far away from people

    What was your first vehicle?
    A 1969 Boss 302 Mustang (still have it in the family)

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Jesus’ Birthday

    What song best describes your life?
    “Today was a Good Day” by Ice Cube

  • Sub-Hire Manager

    KATIE AVIS

    Sub-Hire Manager

    KATIE AVIS

    Katie is responsible for insuring all sub-hire equipment is accounted for, has gone through Quality Control, and distributed to the correct department. Before working for Clearwing, she worked as a nanny, and as Event Lead for Stout Tent.
    For Katie, Coffee is Life!

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Any outdoor activity, hanging out with friends! Adventure Awaits!

    Where did you grow up?
    Chandler, AZ!

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Senegal, Africa…..or Nashville!

    What inspires you?
    Seeing people achieve their goals!

    What was your first job?
    Full time nanny!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Carrie Underwood!

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels and my babydoll!

    What scares you?
    Falling!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Napoleon dynamite and Elf!

    What’s your passion?
    Working out and helping other people!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Carrie Underwood!

    What’s your favorite CD?
    I dont own a single CD…

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Sturgis Bike rally!

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The mountains!

    What was your first vehicle?
    1996 Chevy Tahoe!

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    4th of July!

  • Administrative Assistant

    NASH BAGLEY

    Administrative Assistant

    NASH BAGLEY

    Nash is an administrative assistant for Clearwing. Her role is to create and maintain office records, as well as manage phone calls and correspondence (e-mail, letters, packages etc.) Before working at Clearwing, she was an administrative assistant for three years and a recruiter/front desk clerk for two years.

    Nash is a Star Wars and Marvel fan, and loves spending time with her family. She also knows every line of the movie Space Balls.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?    
    Spend my day off with my husband and son. We like to try new things.

    Where did you grow up?       
    Brockton, MA

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Guatemala

    What inspires you?    
    My son inspires me to be a better person.

    What was your first job?       
    Rue 21

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?     
    Michelle Obama

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Guitar

    What scares you?      
    Highways

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?       
    Spaceballs

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?   
    Summerfest 2017 Latin Night

    What’s your favorite CD?      
    ALL Israel Houghton Music.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?    
    As a kid I placed dog food in my cousin’s shoe.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?         
    Poured an ice bucket on me.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?          
    Beach/Lakefront

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Nissan Pathfinder

    What’s your favorite holiday?           
    Thanksgiving

  • Warehouse Manager - MKE

    CHRIS BALKE

    Warehouse Manager - MKE

    CHRIS BALKE

    Chris Balke is our warehouse manager in Milwaukee. Having worked for Clearwing for over 10 years, he has found himself in many different roles including stagehand, audio shop manager, assistant warehouse manager, and more. Every year one of his favorite jobs is working on Summerfest – The World’s Largest Music Festival held each summer in downtown Milwaukee.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With the kids – fishin’

    Where did you grow up?
    Madison, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Ireland & GTMO Cuba

    What was your first job?
    Church sound guy

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Optimus Prime action figure

    What scares you?
    Not falling, but, landing.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    People falling

    What was your most memorable concert?
    White Zombie ‘97

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Duct taping a kid upside down to a cafeteria table.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Home in my glider – yup, I’m an old man.

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    I wouldn’t do anything… not one thing.

     

  • Quality Control - Audio

    MIKE BALLINGER

    Quality Control - Audio

    MIKE BALLINGER

    Mike Ballinger started off at Clearwing as a backline technician. His personal experience as a musician makes him well informed of the needs of our various clients.

    Where did you grow up?
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    What inspires you?
    My wife and daughters

    What was your first job?
    I worked at a retirement home when I was younger and met a lot of interesting people who had seen a lot of history.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Gene Simmons. I want to hear how he comes up with his marketing ideas.

    What’s your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Fatso’s Pizza

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My guitar. My mom bought it for me. We didn’t have a lot of money, but she made a lot happen for me.

     

  • Shipping & Receiving

    BRYAN BARTLETT

    Shipping & Receiving

    BRYAN BARTLETT

    Bryan helps track company assets ensuring the right gear goes on the right jobs and that it all comes home. In the interim, he is also helping out with warehouse operations, shipping/receiving and used gear sales in Denver.
    He previously worked for Brown Note Productions as a Warehouse Coordinator, Two Thumbs Productions as a Production Manager, and Edge Event Productions as a Technician.

    Bryan is also an open-format club/event DJ (vinyl and Serato).

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    On the couch

    Where did you grow up?
    Highlands Ranch, CO

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Japan

    What inspires you?
    It’s cliché but definitely my parents

    What was your first job?
    Party City!

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos for sure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    We’re the Millers

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz… Classic High School

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    A metal festival where both Tool & Puscifer performed

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Fourth of July

  • Digital Marketing Associate

    JAY BAUMGARDNER

    Digital Marketing Associate

    JAY BAUMGARDNER

    Jay is a member of the Clearwing marketing team and works out of our Milwaukee office. He takes care of graphic and web design, photo, video and more. Previous to working at Clearwing, Jay spent 8 years as a Buyer/Store Manager for an Outdoor Equipment Store. In Jay’s free time, he also shoots freelance photography.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hiking, biking or walking my dog.

    Where did you grow up?
    Born & raised in Milwaukee, WI.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    San Francisco, California.

    What inspires you?
    Seeing people do and enjoy what they love – and being around creative people.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Elon Musk

    What’s your passion?
    Photography and the outdoors. Also designing, building and modifying nearly anything.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels. Secret: they still are.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Boston Calling or the Cubs World Series Celebration

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Shooting range.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    4th of July

     

  • Show Systems Tech

    MATTHEW BEADENKOPF

    Show Systems Tech

    MATTHEW BEADENKOPF

    Matthew is a systems tech working out of Clearwing’s Denver office.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Relaxing or exploring

    Where did you grow up? 
    West Virginia

    Most memorable place you have traveled?     
    Sailing around the Keys

    What was your first job?     
    Snowboard instructor

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    Hank Williams

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?   
    My bicycle

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on? 
    Ben Folds

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In the woods

    What was your first vehicle?     
    GEO prism

    What’s your favorite holiday?   
    St. Patty’s day

  • Asst. Warehouse Mgr.

    BRENDON BECKER

    Asst. Warehouse Mgr.

    BRENDON BECKER

    Brendon is the Assistant Warehouse Manager for our Phoenix office. Prior to Clearwing, Brendon was with PSAV for five years; serving as a delivery driver, tech, lead tech, floor supervisor, and senior technician. He was also Media Manager at North Hills Church for one year.

    Brendon attended Phoenix College.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?        
    Playing guitar & hanging with my family

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix

    Most memorable place you have traveled?      
    Colorado

    What inspires you?
    Music & family

    What was your first job?  
    Worked on a dairy farm

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?        
    John Mayer

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?     
    Ninja Turtles

    What scares you?   
    The movie “The Strangers”

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?           
    Fired Up

    What’s your passion?
    Family and music

    What was your most memorable concert?      
    Paramore – the RIOT tour

    What’s your favorite CD?  
    Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?        
    3 Doors Down

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?       
    My senior prank in high school – we covered the stairs with full water cups so you couldn’t get up or down the stairs to get to class.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    At home

    What was your first vehicle?
    1989 Chevy Prism

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Ops/Logistics - Audio

    ANDY BEISNER

    Ops/Logistics - Audio

    ANDY BEISNER

    Andy is a member of our Phoenix audio team. He handles the technical specifications for our audio department and  also helps out in our Pro Shop. When he’s not pulling and running gear for shows, he’s operating it as a system tech, FOH engineer or monitor engineer.

    Before working at Clearwing, Andy was an Audio System Tech/Technical Manager at Pro Production Services and a Producer Engineer at Livinghead Audio Recording. He also working as an Assistant Engineer for Clearlake Audio in North Hollywood, CA.

    Andy graduated from The Los Angeles Recording School.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?

    Doing something with my family.

    Where did you grow up?    
    Denver, CO

    What inspires you?  
    Music and my wife

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Metallica and GNR

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on? 
    Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding

  • ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    JUSTIN BENEKE

    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    JUSTIN BENEKE

    As an Account Executive, Justin makes sure all of our clients needs are met. From show conception to load out, he makes sure everything is executed flawlessly with attention to detail and timeliness. He can also help you find the right piece of gear and be a resource of knowledge for all aspects of the industry.

    Justin worked FOH for numerous touring acts and for Metro Sound & Lighting doing installs, sales and repairs. He was also an Audio Engineer for AEG and DSI Event Group, and an owner at Denver Special FX.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Off roading in the mountains, fly fishing, snowboarding and spending time with my family

    Where did you grow up?
    LaCrosse, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Anywhere in the mountains

    What inspires you?
    Technology and people who are different

    What was your first job?
    Paperboy

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Elon Musk

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Escanaba in da Moonlight

    What’s your passion?
    Sound and audio

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My first one, Alice Cooper

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Clutch – Self Titled

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    So many I can’t remember!

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Up nort’

    What was your first vehicle?
    1984 Olds Delta 88

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

  • LAURA BERRY

    Project Manager

    LAURA BERRY

    LAURA BERRY

    Project Manager

    LAURA BERRY

    As Project Manager at Clearwing Productions, Laura ensures a smooth, accurate, and quality production process from beginning to end. Laura worked six years in technical theater, specializing in stage lighting design, lighting console operation, and production crew.

    She attended Colorado College.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Going on an adventure

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Walking 500 miles from Switzerland to Rome

    What inspires you?
    Beautiful sunsets, when my friends or family make art or music

    What was your first job?
    Working in my school’s theatrical shop

    What scares you?
    Losing my memory

    What’s your passion?
    Using my imagination

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    The Good Place and Castle Rock installations at San Diego Comicon

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I brought in 200 bouncy balls to start a surprise World War II reenactment on my last history class of the year.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My grandfather used to ask me to smell his desserts so that he could smush them in my face.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere with a mountain and a lake

    What was your first vehicle?
    1994 Jeep Wrangler

    What song best describes your life?
    This Little Light of Mine

  • Account Executive

    JOSEPH BIFOLCO

    Account Executive

    JOSEPH BIFOLCO

    Joe works along side our customers from the drawing board to reality, because matching the needs of our clients and what fits the venue is our priority. Joe will take the event you hold so dear and treat it as if it were his own.

    With experience in live entertainment starting from his local dive bar to Madison Square Garden. and over 11 years at the metropolitan opera , Joe knows every little thing matters

    Prior to being an account executive, he was a lighting QC in our Phoenix office.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my wife and son

    Where did you grow up?
    Brooklyn, NY

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Woodstock, NY

    What inspires you?
    Hard work

    What was your first job?
    Paper route

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My grandfather

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My baseball and mitt

    What scares you?
    Society, what’s next?

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Caddyshack

    What’s your passion?
    Family, food, and a good martini

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Liquid Spider Station on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid

  • Systems Engineer/Estimation

    DANIEL BLACK

    Systems Engineer/Estimation

    DANIEL BLACK

    Daniel helps engineer installations and bid lighting, rigging and drapery projects. He brings 15 years of experience as a theatrical production manager, lighting designer and stagehand to Clearwing. Some highlights from his time prior to joining Clearwing include touring “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn” throughout New England, touring Europe with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and managing the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. Daniel also worked as a Master Electrician at Childsplay and Phoenix Theatre, and Head Electrician at the Orpheum Theatre.

    He attended school at Plattsburgh State University in Plattsburgh, NY.

    Journeyman – IATSE Local 336

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?    
    With my family, especially my first newborn

    Where did you grow up?       
    Long Island, New York

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Northern Italy or Yellowstone

    What inspires you?    
    Mentoring young professionals

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What’s your favorite holiday?           
    Thanksgiving

  • Administrative Assistant - CSI

    HOLLY BLOOM

    Administrative Assistant - CSI

    HOLLY BLOOM

    As the Systems Administrative Assistant, Holly assists in tracking and receiving of materials, maintains digital filing, organizing bid document, assists on-site, helps with logistics and travel, as well as other office organizational tasks.

    Where did you grow up?
    Stillwater, Minnesota

    What is your favorite animal?
    A koala

    What inspires you?
    Harry Styles

    What’s your passion?
    Poetry and true crime podcasts

    What is your go-to coffee order?
    Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato

    What scares you?
    Spiders, spiders, spiders, and driving in the winter

    What song best describes your life?
    Flawless- Beyoncé

    What was your most memorable concert?
    I saw Harry Styles in Chicago, Illinois on his first solo tour. It was at a small sold out theatre. Everyone at the show was having the best time and so nice to each other, which made the experience even more fun.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Lorde – Melodrama

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Right before I moved out of my college house, I hid cutout pictures of Shrek all over my roommate’s room. I hid one in her piggy bank so I’m expecting a call in a couple years when she finds it!

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Any balcony or coffee shop

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Accounting Associate

    LUMINITA BURLACU

    Accounting Associate

    LUMINITA BURLACU

    Luminita maintains accounts payable and receivable, verify sales tax rates on customer invoices, and perform other accounting duties.

    Her most recent work experience prior to Clearwing was as an Accounting Clerk for one year at TCS World Travel, in Seattle. The company offers around the world tours by private jet. Luminita’s role at the company was to handle day-to-day accounting transactions including posting invoices to AP, matching payments to AR, and processing guest reservation refunds, transfers and cancellations. While working there, she had the chance to visit one of the jets and assist at the guests check-in for a trip that was going to Northern Europe and Asia including Gobi Desert in Mongolia. She thought it was interesting to meet the guests and the whole crew such as: the pilot and flight attendants, National Geographic field expedition leaders, the guides and lecturers, the physician, and many others.

    From 2013 to 2018, Luminita prepared income tax returns during tax season at an H&R Block office in Seattle. During this time, she also managed operations at a T-Mobile store.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Being outdoor for walking or hiking if the weather permits or watching a movie or hanging out with my friends. Sometimes I fly with my husband who has a private pilot certificate.

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Romania, in a medium size city called Pitesti. When I was 19, I moved to Bucharest, Romania, to attend university and I lived there after graduation for many years before moving to the U.S.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Begur, Spain. It is a little town by the Mediterranean Sea with medieval castles, houses with beautiful architecture, narrow streets, crystal-clear beaches, and Cuban style cafes.

    What inspires you?
    My family and people in general inspire me.

    What was your first job?
    Dental assistant for a dentist who became my friend. When I visited my family in Romania, I went to see her at the clinic.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I am not sure who to choose, but it must be a historical figure.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    A stuffed puppy that walked, barked, and wagged its tail.

    What scares you?
    Spiders and snakes.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Along Came Poly

    What’s your passion?
    I am passionate about what I do. I also like to travel and learn about different cultures.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Pink Martini

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Gold by Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Somewhere by the water or in the mountains.

    What was your first vehicle?
    Oldsmobile

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Big Event Logistics

    ERICA BOESE

    Big Event Logistics

    ERICA BOESE

    Erica in in charge of safety and compliance dispatches for Big Event Logistics. Her responsibilities include scheduling and coordinating trucks and drivers, bills of lading, billing for the trucking side of gigs, and maintenance of all vehicle and driver files for BEL. Erica is a contractor’s daughter, so prior to BEL she’s had many different types of jobs from working at Menards to being a project manager for a house remodeling company. She has also been a cook throughout her life, traveling and cooking for many different places to keep her adventures going. Erica recently decided to continue school and get a degree in Accounting, but, due to being pregnant with twins, she has taken a semester off. She is also a stepmother to two amazing girls, Sunshine and Meadow.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    We are an adventurous family and love to get out and about always see any live music, hike the parks, swimming anywhere etc.

    Where did you grow up?
    I was born in Iowa where my mother’s family is from but spent a lot of time in South Dakota as a young girl. Mainly grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Man the list is long, but I would have to say Costa Rica. Spent 6 months on a friend’s land learning and exploring!

    What inspires you?
    The will to live and learn every single day. Being thankful and grateful for what I’ve been blessed with throughout my crazy life. Just waking up some days makes me realize what I have and all the things I can still do.

    What was your first job?
    My first job was tearing off shingles of our family home for a penny a shingle. My brother, sister and I were conned into it by our father, who soon realized he had the best three little workers money could buy! Soon after we were carrying sheetrock up to the job site for him and being his little worker cleaners.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with… alive or dead?
    Nowadays I would choose my mother who has never given me bad advice. And though she’s not a saint nor runs a country, she always has the right answers. Dead- the list doesn’t end.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My favorite toy as a kid would have to be my hunny bunny. It was a fabric bunny my grandfather found for me. I carried that thing everywhere until it disintegrated.

    What scares you?
    To this day I am still afraid of the dark…

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    We are the Millers was a good one recently.

    What’s your passion?
    My passion is to always have laughter in my life and bring it to others. Live a healthy happy life and always do what makes me happy.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    After spending many years traveling to see bands, it’s very hard to pinpoint it: The String Cheese Incident (112 Shows), Widespread Panic (64 Shows), The Dead (45 Shows), Yonder Mountain String Band (87 Shows) to name a few I would have to say seeing Pink Floyd’s The Wall in Oakland, CA was amazing. I cried, it was awesome!

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Four Non-Blondes!!

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Best Prank to this day would have to be putting 5 gallons of Dawn soap into the MGM Grand water fountain, you know the one with the lions… let’s just say they had to shut down the strip for over an hour. No one was hurt and the bubbles were 10 feet high so needless to say it was fun!

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Favorite place to relax would have to be the beach, preferably the ocean but I have to settle these days.

    What was your first vehicle?
    My first vehicle was a black Aero Star van with racing stripes.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween is the best! And my babies are due mid-October so loving it! Fall goodness

    What song best describes your life?
    I think I would have to write the song that best describes my life, cause it’s been crazy…working on a book, so maybe I’ll do a song.

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    SEAN BRADY

    System Tech - Audio

    SEAN BRADY

    As an Audio System Tech, Sean handles anything audio related such as system tech, FOH, monitors, and deck patch. His previous work involved working for several Chicagoland production companies such as Technotrix, Ecto Productions, K.C. Audio, TC Furlong, and Sound Investment as a freelance system tech and monitor engineer, along with owning his own company for 3 years. While freelancing and trying to be a budding entrepreneur, he completed a degree in Audio Arts & Acoustics with a concentration in Live and Installed Audio Systems from Columbia College Chicago. He loves every show that he is a part of in order to make sure that all parties are satisfied. He isn’t happy unless the client is happy.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Either working on my track car, or racing it.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    2 week backpacking trip in Cimmaron, NM at Philmont Scout ranch.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    2010 National Scouting Jamboree, 100th anniversary of scouting in America.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Keiichi Tsuchiya

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels

    What song best describes your life?
    Tough to pick, but anything by Kenny Wayne Shepherd or Stevie Ray Vaughn.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The garage or somewhere out camping

     

  • System Tech - Video

    MEGAN BRANDENBURGER

    System Tech - Video

    MEGAN BRANDENBURGER

    Megan handles video prep and de-prep. She spends a lot of time with Clearwing’s LED video wall. Before becoming a video QC for Clearwing, she had a stint as a set designer at Club Med.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Albuquerque, hiking on the Sandia Crest

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    I was a lego and lincoln logs kid for sure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Airplane!

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Take This To Your Grave

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween, all the way

    What song best describes your life?
    “Je Cours” by Stromae

  • Systems Electrician

    DAX BREMS

    Systems Electrician

    DAX BREMS

    Dax has been working as part of the System Integrations team since 2011, and most recently in the capacity of electrical technician. With over 20 years of experience, Dax has worked in and around the Las Vegas and Phoenix metro areas as a General and Electrical contractor on custom projects. In addition, Dax has worked for many theatrical companies as a stage technician at various venues around Phoenix.

    What inspires you?
    Traveling, nature, and studying history.

    What was your first job?
    At the age of nine I was a Golf ball Salesmen – (self-employed)

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jacque Fresco

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    GI Joes

    What scares you?
    A brain-eating amoeba

    What movies make you laugh out loud?
    Something about Mary and the Big Lebowski

    What is your passion?
    One of my many passions is gardening

    What is one of the funniest pranks anybody ever pulled on you?
    The most memorable was when I was 6 years old when my aunt painted my toenails while I was sleeping. (She doesn’t let me forget!)

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On the Patio

    What was your first vehicle?
    A 1968 Chevy pick-up

    What is your favorite holiday?
    New Years

    What song best describes your life?
    One of them would have to be Iggy Pop’s “Lust for life,” mostly for the chorus

     

  • Account Executive

    SCOTT BRIESE

    Account Executive

    SCOTT BRIESE

    Scott is an Account Executive in our Milwaukee office. He has been with Clearwing nearly 20 years. In the past, he’s worked as a Project Manager as well as a PM.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Cooking, boating, fishing and spending time with my family

    Where did you grow up?
    Shakopee, MN

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    What inspires you?
    New Technology

    What was your first job?
    Caddying at a golf course

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Ronald Reagan

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Erector set

    What scares you?
    Spiders

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Spinal Tap

    What’s your passion?
    Playing bass

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The first Van Halen tour in 1978

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Pink Floyd – Pulse

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on? 
    John Kerry in Madison for 80,000 people in 2004

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    60 feet under water scuba diving

    What was your first vehicle?
    1971 Plymouth Fury

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Labor Day Weekend

    What song best describes your life?
    Have a drink on me

  • Systems Project Manager

    MANDY BROMMEL

    Systems Project Manager

    MANDY BROMMEL

    As a Systems Project Manager, Mandy ensures quality installation and seamless integration of all components on assigned projects. She also provides client training and service equipment, and her specialty is with Stage and Architectural Lighting. Previous to working at Clearwing, Mandy had 21 years of technical theater experience in stage production management, lighting design, and lighting console operation. She has worked with numerous arts organizations in Phoenix, and as a Phoenix native, Mandy feels that it is important for her to do something that benefits her community. After years of striving to provide the best possible experience for patrons of the arts, it has been a natural shift for her to turn her attention to providing Clearwing’s clients with the equipment and know-how to do the same.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hand crafting candles

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Caracas, Venezuela

    What was your first job?
    Sundae maker at Swensen’s

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Airplane, The Jerk

    What’s your passion?
    Putting things together and making them work.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1986 Pontiac Trans AM

     

  • Quality Control - Audio

    KYLE BROOKS

    Quality Control - Audio

    KYLE BROOKS

    Kyle is a QC in our Phoenix audio department. Prior to working with us, he worked at the Town Toyota Center as a sound technician and in-house audio liaison. Kyle has also worked at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Triyar Entertainment Group, Hardwired Productions and Mickey D’s.

    He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts (CRAS).

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?    
    Sleep, recuperate.

    Where did you grow up?       
    East Wenatchee, WA

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Hawaii

    What inspires you?    
    Success and a love for technology

    What was your first job?       
    Real Job, Sound Tech at a hockey arena. Before that, High school sound guy, unpaid.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?     
    My Grandma, fathers side. She died when I was too young to appreciate her.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    A cardboard box my parents made into a Buzz Lightyear helmet

    What scares you?      
    Losing my passion

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?       
    Strange Brew

    What’s your passion?
    Audio

    What was your most memorable concert?   
    Kings of Leon, 2017, Mesa Amphitheater

    What’s your favorite CD?      
    Best of Reo Speedwagon

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?     
    Mixing monitors for AZ Super show 2015. I had no idea what I was doing and I knew that when I agreed to it.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?    
    I’m lame, never been one for pranks.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?         
    Honestly can’t recall one.

  • SAM BRUNCLIK

    Sales & Development Associate

    SAM BRUNCLIK

    SAM BRUNCLIK

    Sales & Development Associate

    SAM BRUNCLIK

    Sam is a Sales and Development Associate based in our Phoenix office. Previously, Sam was the Audio Warehouse Assistant in Milwaukee. Sam has moved back and forth working in both our Wisconsin and Arizona offices. While in Arizona originally, he worked on special projects and in the Pro Shop. Before coming to work at Clearwing, he worked as a cashier at Five Guys Burgers and Fries and as a bag drop attendant at The Legend at Bristlecone Country Club. Sam attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Depends- Summer would be on the lake and waterskiing, winter would be on a ski hill.

    Where did you grow up?
    Milwaukee Wisconsin – born, bred, and cheddar fed.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Zealand – so many sheep.

    What inspires you?
    L-Acoustics, control snakes, feeder looms, and axle grease.

    What was your first job?
    Cashier at a burger joint – they didn’t trust me to cook the burgers.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Stevie Ray Vaughn as long as he brought a guitar.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Walkie talkies

    What scares you?
    The great unknown

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Step Brothers

    What’s your passion?
    Skiing anytime anywhere

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Aerosmith at the Harley anniversary

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Probably Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    They’re all really cool! I love what we do at Clearwing

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    In a hammock by the lake

    What was your first vehicle?
    A Mini Viper all-black bicycle. Made people jealous.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    The 4th of July – ‘Merica

    What song best describes your life?
    “What is Love” by Haddaway

     

  • Ops/Logistics - Lighting

    ADAM BURGHOUT

    Ops/Logistics - Lighting

    ADAM BURGHOUT

    Adam collaborates with the team to aid in the success of Clearwing through management of resources and drawing from years of experience in the field and industry. He ensures that utilization of equipment is high and quality is top notch.

    Adam has an extensive background in the production world and has held numerous positions at different companies including:

    Clearwing Productions – Lighting Department Manager & Lighting Supervisor: Lighting Design, Lighting Programming, Lighting Technician, CAD/Vectroworks Drafting, Rigging, Project Management, etc. – 4 years
    AV Concepts – Lighting Department Head, Lighting Director – 6 Years
    20/20 Theatrical – Rigging Systems Instillation Manager, Welder/Electronics – 2 Years.
    MIM/Musical Instrument Museum –  Production Coordinator, Lighting Director – 1 Year.
    Specialty Z – Mechanic, Sales/Installation, Product Design/Support – 1 Year.

    Adam’s daughter Isabel is his North Star. He also loves to build and race cars.  He has been playing Ice Hockey for over 25 years.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Taking my daughter on an adventure or working on my race car.

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix, AZ area.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Alaska

    What inspires you?
    Opportunity & making the “impossible”, possible.

    What was your first job?
    I delivered a Penny Saver on my Rollerblades.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Richard Branson

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What scares you?
    Getting caught up in the details & not slowing down enough to smell the flowers.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Deadpool

    What’s your passion?
    Improving upon existing designs.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Seeing Rush live, the very first concert I went to in High School.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    There is to much great music out there to limit it to just one.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    An interactive Hologram instillation with Nike.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I try to stay away from the back & forth prank games.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Most people know better.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere there is water: the ocean, lake, river, pool.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1991 Nissan 300zx Twin Turbo, It was the fist “stock turbo” Z to make over 500whp & set a new standard.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving, families gather & presents are not the focus.

    What song best describes your life?
    Even Shadows Have Shadows – Eyedea

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    TYLER CANADA

    Quality Control - Lighting

    TYLER CANADA

    Tyler’s duties include maintaining, organizing, and preparing lighting and staging equipment for use on various show sites. He previously worked for Royal Caribbean Cruises as part of the stage staff. Tyler also worked as an Electrics Apprentice at Santa Fe Opera in 2017 and Gateway Playhouse in 2016.

    Tyler graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2016. He is also a singer/songwriter.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hiking nearby mountains

    Where did you grow up?
    Winston-Salem, NC

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Cardiff, South Wales

    What inspires you?
    Art, human connection, the English language

    What was your first job?
    Camp counselor

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Conor Oberst

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Game Boy Color

    What scares you?
    Being stuck somewhere with no way out

    What movie or show makes you laugh out loud?
    Parks & Recreation

    What’s your passion?
    Making music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    M. Ward at Crescent Ballroom

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Digital Ash in a Digital Urn by Bright Eyes

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    The Rocky Horror Show

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My studio apartment

    What was your first vehicle?
    A blue 1998 Honda Accord

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Canada Day

  • Accounting Associate

    DANIELLE CARPETIS

    Accounting Associate

    DANIELLE CARPETIS

    Danielle is the Accounting Associate for the Phoenix office. She provides administrative support to the accounting team, and helps assist with accounts receivable/payable. Danielle holds a B.S. from ASU in Biological Sciences. Prior to Clearwing, she worked in sales as a vitamin clerk for a natural grocery store.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I like to go to the farmers market at Roadrunner park, visit the dog park, hike, try new places or hit up a local brewery.

    What is your favorite color?
    I love everything purple.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Oregon was beautiful. I loved everything about it. I am originally from Rhode Island so I miss seeing a green state and having the Ocean nearby.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Kirsten Bell

    What scares you?
    Clowns and bees

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ted, Bridesmaids, The Heat and The Pink Panther

    What’s your passion?
    Food. I am a huge foodie. I love to try new restaurants.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Ed Sheeran at Jobing.com arena. I think he is a super talented musician. I also enjoyed Authority Zero’s concert at the re-opening of Club Red.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    I really enjoy visiting Sedona. I find the town very relaxing and I love to hike there. My other favorite place to visit is the Tonto Natural Bridge.

     

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    CODY CARTER

    Quality Control - Lighting

    CODY CARTER

    Cody works as a Quality Control Technician in the lighting department. He makes sure all lighting equipment is functional for the next time it is sent out.

    Prior to working at Clearwing, Cody worked in the Central Arizona College Theater Department for 7 years.  He was a Lighting Designer and Theater Tech Manager, and trained students at the college in shop tools and light and sound board operations. Cody not only worked at the Central Arizona College but obtained his Associate’s Degree there as well.

    Cody also boasts that he knows how to roll a perfect burrito

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Long boarding, modding cars, having fires, or laying in my bed

    Where did you grow up?
    On 5 acres in a small farm town

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Montana

    What inspires you?
    Loyalty

    What was your first job?
    BLOCKBUSTER!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My Grandpa

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    GI Joes

    What scares you?
    Getting chased by huge dangerous animals

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Blazing Saddles

    What’s your passion?
    Programing lights

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Metallica!

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Ten – Pearl Jam

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Country Thunder or CAC theater

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    A tailgate on looking a sunset

    What was your first vehicle?
    79 Chevy El Camino

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    New Years

    What song best describes your life?
    “The Maw” – soundtrack from first Halo game

  • Quality Control - Audio

    DAMON CLAWSON

    Quality Control - Audio

    DAMON CLAWSON

    Damon is part of the quality control team in the audio department. He pulls and preps gear to go out on shows and tests gear as it returns. Previous to Clearwing, Damon worked for a company called Outsource in their audio installation department. He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

    What was your first job?
    I worked for a water and ice cream store scooping ice cream and running the cash register.

    What was your first vehicle?
    Charcoal Grey 2004 Chevy Silverado

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My very first Vans Warped Tour – it was such an experience. Amazing vibes everywhere with great music playing all around.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sleeping…or watching Mad Men

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Buckeye, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Washington, D.C. I went and saw all the monuments and got a glance at the White House.

     

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    STEVE CORONADO

    System Tech - Audio

    STEVE CORONADO

    With a background in construction, Steve joined Clearwing Productions in 2012 as an audio intern.  Prior to Clearwing, Steve was a freelance IT administrator for five years and spent two years as a cell phone tower technician.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Anything outdoors, skateboarding, hiking, rock climbing, cliff diving.

    Where did you grow up?
    Tempe, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Yosemite  Valley- I could live there in a tent if my fiancé would let me

    What inspires you?
    I’m inspired by new things on a daily basis. I’m inspired by how things are constantly evolving.

    What was your first job?
    Working at Classic Soft Trim- Atlanta, GA- custom interiors for cars

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    GI Joes and my skateboard

    What scares you?
    Failure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Jackass movies

    What’s your passion?
    Bettering myself and being a part of a community

    What was your most memorable concert?
    U2 in the 80s at Tempe Diablo Stadium

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Primus

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Wilderness

    What was your first vehicle?
    Volkswagen Fox

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

     

  • Driver / Staging Tech

    MIKE CRISLER

    Driver / Staging Tech

    MIKE CRISLER

    Mike handles transportation of production equipment as well as staging design and construction. Prior to Clearwing, Mike was with DSI Event Group for 4 1/2 years as a Driver / Staging Tech, McAir Aviation for 2 years as a Certified Flight Instructor, and a Freelance Audio Engineer for 7 years. Mike has been a drummer for 37 years and has played at such places as Red Rocks and Mile High Stadium (no longer standing).

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Usually catching up on sleep from the previous days

    Where did you grow up?
    Denver, CO

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Budapest, Hungary

    What inspires you?
    Praise

    What was your first job?
    Paper Boy

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My Wife

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Big Wheel

    What scares you?
    Icy roads and high winds

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anything from Cheech and Chong

    What’s your passion?
    Music/Drumming

    What was your most memorable concert?
    KISS – 1979 (my first)

    What’s your favorite album?
    There’s 20gb of music on my phone, can’t really answer that one.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Touring with Queensryche (one of my all time favorite bands)

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I’m not much of a prankster. I would be too afraid of the payback.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    THEY might have thought it was funny lol

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    High in the Colorado mountains away from cell phone service.

    What was your first vehicle?
    78 Ford Bronco

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

    What song best describes your life?
    “The Highway Song” – Blackfoot 1979

  • Ops/Logistics Manager - Lighting

    ANIA DANKOW

    Ops/Logistics Manager - Lighting

    ANIA DANKOW

    Ania Dankow is in charge of Operations and Logistics- Lighting. Over her 10 years at Clearwing, Ania has also held positions such as Lighting Technician, Project Manager, and Head of Lighting.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sleeping

    Where did you grow up? 
    South Milwaukee

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Amsterdam

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal? 
    Breakfast

    What’s your least favorite household chore? 
    Cleaning the bathroom

    What movie makes you laugh out loud? 
    Bridesmaids

    What is your favorite breakfast meal? 
    Crepes

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on? 
    Tegan and Sara

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    My recliner

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Cherry red 1987 Schwinn Tricycle

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    Christmas

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    JON DASILVA

    System Tech - Audio

    JON DASILVA

    As an Audio System Tech, Jon provides sound support for events in a variety of roles including monitors, deck patch, system tech. Prior to joining the Clearwing team, Jon worked with Arts Quest in Bethlehem, PA as an Audio Technician and Monitor Engineer for 1 year, was a seasonal Audio Engineer at Hershey Park for a summer and was Local Crew at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University for 4 years.  Jon holds a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology (with a Sound Design emphasis) from Penn State. Jon loves the variety of gigs he gets to work on and the interesting cast of characters he gets to work with and meet while doing so.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    On the golf course

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Buffalo, New York and moved to Allentown, PA right before high school. For better or worse, I’m forever a Buffalo sports fan.

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Burger and fries

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    All of them

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Clerks or any Kevin Smith movie

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Roger Waters “The Wall” Tour (saw it twice). As a tech I’ve loved them all

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I hid a device that makes random scary noises in a friend’s dorm room freshman year. It got her pretty good. That or the meme I made of another friend. Somehow they’re both still talking to me.

    What song best describes your life?
    Either “Take it Easy” by the Eagles or Everybody Wang Chung Tonight

     

  • Motors/Rigging Dept Manager

    LAURA DAVIS

    Motors/Rigging Dept Manager

    LAURA DAVIS

    Laura first joined Clearwing as one of Phoenix’s Warehouse Lighting Technicians after doing over-hire work off and on for the last 6 years. Prior to Clearwing, she was Project Manager and Lighting Technician for Creative Backstage, an in-house A/V Tech at the Westin Kierland for American Audio Visual Centers, and a freelance A/V Tech in the Phoenix area.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hiking, spending time with friends and family

    Where did you grow up?
    Columbus, Ohio

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Istanbul, Turkey

    What scares you?
    Ignorance…and spiders

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Pretty much anything with Will Ferrell

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The one that got me into this industry; The Killers at (what was then) Promowest Pavillion in Columbus, OH 10 years ago. My roomie at the time was working it and they were short handed. The show was sold out and I didn’t have a ticket so I was super bummed. She asked me if I wanted to work…I ended up on show call sitting 5 feet from the drummer. I still get goose bumps thinking about it.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Depends on the mood, but what gets me every time is Around the Fur by Deftones.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My bed!!!

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving by far! I love cooking!

     

  • Chief Engineer - Audio

    BRET DOWLEN

    Chief Engineer - Audio

    BRET DOWLEN

    Bret facilitates the assembly of very large audio systems for our company and clients. He performs repairs on audio equipment down to the component level if necessary to keep the audio inventory in Denver in top condition. Bret also mixes and techs shows in the Denver area.

    Bret has spent the previous 38 years as the owner of Dowlen Sound, Inc. from 1979 to June of 2017. He’s had some odd jobs before that as a plastics fabricator and a mechanic.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Bicycle riding and speed skating on ice, tinkering in my basement with audio toys, sometimes when i am not working on it I drive my 1972 Mustang!

    Where did you grow up?
    Lakewood, Colorado

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Italy

    What inspires you?
    When I find I can improve a situation or a piece of equipment I like to fix both!

    What was your first job?
    Wiring electronic card cages when I was 13.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My old boss John Denver

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    I loved to play with wires

    What scares you?
    Not having a meaningful purpose

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Nuns on the Run

    What’s your passion?
    SOUND!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Chicago in Denver 1975

    What’s your favorite CD?
    My favorite album is The Beach Boys “Surfin Safari”

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Dan Fogelberg or John Denver at Red Rocks

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Mexico

    What was your first vehicle?
    Chevy Vega

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    4th of July

  • Office Manager - PHX

    TIFFANY DRESSLER

    Office Manager - PHX

    TIFFANY DRESSLER

    As the Office Manager, Tiffany is responsible for the general day to day operations of the front office needs. She assists with a variety of projects for the Executive and Corporate team members.

    Tiffany has over 12 years of Theatrical Stage Management experience.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Chilin’ with my kids and hubby

    Where did you grow up?
    Mesa, Arizona

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Disneyland with my kiddos

    What was your first job?
    Courtesy Clerk at a grocery store

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Barbie

    What scares you?
    Anything creepy crawly!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Bridesmaids

    What’s your passion?
    I think I’ll always love calling shows. It was my favorite part of being a Stage Manager

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Deftones

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My home after my kids have gone to bed – nice and quiet! 🙂 I also enjoy the beach!

    What was your first vehicle?
    Chevy S-10

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!

  • Account Executive

    RYAN DRISCOLL

    Account Executive

    RYAN DRISCOLL

    Ryan Driscoll is an Account Executive for our Phoenix office and handles sales and on-site production management. Prior to Clearwing, Ryan worked for Pro Production Services for 10 years where his roles included, but were not limited to, sales, project management, operations, scheduling, and system design.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    On the boat fishing

    Where did you grow up?
    Arizona born and raised!

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Probably would have to say Alaska.

    What inspires you?
    My daughters

    What was your first job?
    Line cook at Barro’s Pizza at the ripe old age of 16.

    What’s your passion?
    Hunting and fishing

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Probably Tom Petty or Roger Waters

    What was your first vehicle?
    A turbo charged Mazda MX-6. Way too much car for a 16-year-old.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Turkey Day and Christmas, I can’t just pick one!

  • Key Accounts Executive

    MIKE EDDY

    Key Accounts Executive

    MIKE EDDY

    Mike is an Account Executive with specialization in lighting rentals for our Phoenix office.  Prior to coming on at Clearwing, Mike served as Phoenix Theatre’s Director of Production for 11 years.  He has been a lighting designer for over 20 years, and has lit nearly every venue in the Phoenix area.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Spending time with my family and doing projects around the house 

    Where did you grow up?
    Moved to Phoenix from Chicago when I was 5

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Calgary, Canada

    What inspires you?
    Good people, creating large projects with a group of creative people, technology

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Any Austin Powers movie, The Princess Bride

    What’s your passion?
    Lighting design

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Anything U2

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    ROOM SERVICE

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Tails: Calgary Stampede 100 year anniversary show

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    At PT we had an employee that was somewhat height challenged. We took his office door off and replaced it with a Hobbit Door painted to look like the Shire. We videotaped it.

    What is your favorite color?
    I’m a lighting guy. I like them all

  • ANTHONY FAMA

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ANTHONY FAMA

    ANTHONY FAMA

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ANTHONY FAMA

  • Office Manager - MKE

    AMILEIGHA FONDER

    Office Manager - MKE

    AMILEIGHA FONDER

    Amileigha has worked in many different fields from IT staffing to being the singer in a band and is currently one of the lead singers of local country band, Rebel Grace. rebelgrace.net

    What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
    Outside with my dog and friends.  Hiking, at the park, on a patio or just hanging in someone’s back yard. 

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Hughesville, MO.  Population 173.  That is not a joke, a have pictures of the sign.  I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world.  When you live in a small town like that, you learn to do a lot of things for yourself.

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Biscuits and Gravy.  My mom’s of course.

    What is your favorite color?
    Blue.  It is also my middle name.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1982 Chevy Camaro Iroc Z.  That may be why I have so many speeding tickets on my record…

     

  • Systems Programmer

    AARON FRISBIE

    Systems Programmer

    AARON FRISBIE

    As a A/V Systems Tech, Aaron programs and installs A/V equipment. He previously worked as an overhire FOH Engineer for Clearwing, an FOH engineer for Phoenix Theatre for two years, and an FOH/Monitor engineer at Mesa Arts Center for six years. Aaron attended ASU where he studied Music Performance for Double Bass. He loves that everything he installs is permanent, because it’s nice to see a finished product and know that it will be there for years to come.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Vacationing with my wife and son

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Hawaii. My wife and I went ziplining, kayaking, ATVing, and we explored lava tubes.

    What was your first job?
    Front desk at a music shop

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Sushi

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Rammstein. I waited 10 years to see the show. It was worth it.

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    A Loco Modo. It’s a Hawaiian breakfast that is a bed of rice, a burger patty, an egg over easy, and gravy. Sooo good!!!

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Dinosaur Zoo Live. We put a mic on the guy wearing the T-Rex costume and put a bunch of processing on his voice. When he roared, the venue shook and all the kids freaked out. Very proud moment. 😀

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    At home with my wife and son

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas! I love having my whole house decked out in Christmas décor.

     

  • Systems Technician

    KEN GARDNER

    Systems Technician

    KEN GARDNER

    As a systems technician, Ken is responsible for installing new lighting, video and sound equipment into venues of all types and sizes.

    Prior to joining Clearwing, Ken was an electrician, spotlight, light board and fly operator for Disney on Ice. He also ran deck and was on electrics crew for Dallas Theatre Center.

    Ken has a BA in Theater Direction from Marymount Manhattan College

    Where did you grow up?
    Dallas, Texas. But my family is from Vermont

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Patagonia mountain range in El Chaltén

    What was your first job?
    Dog walker in New York City

    What was your first vehicle?
    A gold 1976 Cadillac Seville

    What song best describes your life?
    Shake it off by Taylor Swift

  • LISA

    Accounting Associate

    LISA GATCHALIAN

    LISA

    Accounting Associate

    LISA GATCHALIAN

    Lisa is an accounting associate in our Phoenix office. She attended University of Arizona and grew up in Tempe, AZ.

  • Systems Tech - Audio

    ALLEN GERHARDT

    Systems Tech - Audio

    ALLEN GERHARDT

    Allen is an Audio System Tech for Clearwing Productions. Before joining our team, he worked for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus for six years.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Relaxing and doing nothing

  • Quality Control - Audio

    BEN GLINES

    Quality Control - Audio

    BEN GLINES

    Ben is part of the quality control lighting team, so he pulls gear, preps it, sends it out, gets it back, makes sure it works, cleans it, puts it back where it goes in the warehouse, and repeat. He has been a client of Clearwing for five years, and prior to working here, he was an Audio Technician with Endless Entertainment, the Event Production Lead with ASU Student Creative Services, and performed random technical and odd jobs for other ASU departments. He has traveled extensively across the U.S. having visited around 40 states.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I enjoy going places I haven’t seen before and seeing the beauty of Arizona

    Where did you grow up?
    I was born in Sumter, South Carolina, spent two years in Bakersfield, CA, and then moved to Glendale, AZ.

    What was your first job?
    Running audio for groups that rented out my high school auditorium

    What scares you?
    The great unknown and what is on the other side

    What makes you laugh out loud?
    Bad puns and tech jokes

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture (the first CD I ever got)

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    I enjoy Christmas because everyone seems to be in good spirits and everything is light up and polished. Plus that usually means I get to see my sister.

     

  • Service Manager - MKE

    TOM GORICHANAZ

    Service Manager - MKE

    TOM GORICHANAZ

    As the Service Manager in the Milwaukee shop, Tom troubleshoots and repairs audio and lighting equipment. Prior to Clearwing, he was a service manager for 18 years at a Wisconsin-based company, serving the metal finishing industry across the country. Tom also helped design and engineer DC power supplies and interfacing to automated PLC control systems. Tom plays guitar and bass, and makes custom wound guitar and bass pickups. He has a degree in audio engineering and has worked as a freelance recording engineer for 15 years in several local studios.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Tinkering in my workshop, recording music in my studio, and then watching TV with my wife and dog.

    Where did you grow up?
    Mukwonago, WI

    What inspires you?
    A great song and coffee.

    What was your first job?
    Making bow strings for an archery store.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Joe Bonamassa

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    The ¾ scale acoustic guitar I got in 2nd grade!

    What scares you?
    Great White Sharks and Bob Saget.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Naked Gun

     

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    JARED HANSEN

    Quality Control - Lighting

    JARED HANSEN

    Jared ensures the equipment and gear that leaves the warehouse upholds the highest standard of quality and appearance, and maintains that quality and appearance when the gear returns from show site.

    He previously worked at the Phoenix Theatre as a Carpentry Apprentice. He also worked as a scenic carpenter on the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

    Jared attended Northern Arizona University and earned a B.S in Technical Theatre, with a minor in Anthropology. Jared is originally from Elgin, Illinois and is a major Chicago Sports fan! GO BEARS!

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Working on a river boat along the Mississippi River in Clinton, Iowa.

    What inspires you?
    To bring joy and passion to my life and others

    What was your first job?
    Waiter at IHOP

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Mel Brooks

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What scares you?
    I used to be afraid of hurdles, but I got over it

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Blazing Saddles, or Tropic Thunder

    What’s your passion?
    Enjoying life, and seeing people smile and laugh along with me

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles (Record)

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Working backstage for Phoenix Theatre’s production of “In the Heights”

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Any where with snow and mountains

    What was your first vehicle?
    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    July 4th (My Birthday)

    What song best describes your life?
    “Let it Be”- The Beatles

  • Key Accounts Executive

    STEVE HARVEY

    Key Accounts Executive

    STEVE HARVEY

    Originally from Billingham, England, Steve Harvey joined Clearwing’s Milwaukee office as an Audio System Tech in 2012. Prior to joining Clearwing, Steve toured with One Night of Queen for 10 years, where he gained a wide range of production experience, including running monitors, front of house audio, lighting, production management and tour management.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    When on tour there’s nothing better than a round of golf in the sunshine!

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Zealand, it’s a once in a lifetime trip.

    What inspires you?
    Dedicated sports stars that dominate their field – Stephen Hendry, Alex Ferguson, Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps.

    What was your first job?
    I worked as a cook in an American diner in England called Kansas Exchange.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dave Grohl – I guess there would be some whiskey in there too.

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Indian curry or spaghetti carbonara.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Dumb and Dumber – funniest movie ever.

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    ROBERT HEGGE

    System Tech - Audio

    ROBERT HEGGE

    Robert designs, sets up, and tunes sound systems. You’ll also find him as a FOH for some shows. Robert was A1 and A2 at Feld Entertainment for about 6.5 years where his duties included general system teching, FOH, playback, SFX, and perfecting the “ice show shuffle.” Harrison learned what he knows mostly though trial, error, and a lot of reading. He has also taken a class offered by Meyer Sound.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sleeping in! Maybe a long bike ride on the river trail

    Where did you grow up?
    Okemos, Michigan

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    I think it’s a toss up between Japan and Egypt

    What inspires you?
    When it sounds so good you just want to sit there and listen to music all day.

    What was your first job?
    I got my high school to pay me for working outside rentals in their theater

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Well not really a toy, but I always had a good time digging into old/broken computers and electronics my dad would bring home for me.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Super Troopers

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Daft Punk, Alive 2007

    What was your first vehicle?
    Saturn SL2

     

  • ABRAHAM

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ABRAHAM HERNANDEZ

    ABRAHAM

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ABRAHAM HERNANDEZ

    Abraham is a member of the lighting department. He helps prep shows and send them out. When the show is over, he makes sure all the equipment is back and in working condition.

    Prior to working for Clearwing, Abraham worked at Peaks Audio.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Have fun and relax

    Where did you grow up?
    West Valley Area

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Jerusalem

    What inspires you?
    Family honor

    What was your first job?
    Mcdonalds

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Not much of a coffee drinker

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Action figures

    What scares you?
    Skinwalkers

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Inbetweeners

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    San Francisco Peaks

  • Labor Coordinator

    LEXIE HIGGINS

    Labor Coordinator

    LEXIE HIGGINS

    As the Labor Coordinator, Lexie Higgins efficiently helps with the workflow of the Operations and Logistics Department. Prior to Clearwing, Lexie was the Stage Manager & Company Manager at Milwaukee Ballet. She still stage manages a couple of shows per year for UW-Milwaukee’s Dance Department. Additionally, she has worked as a theatre technician at Young Auditorium and at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center. Lexie attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I love spending a lazy day at home with my husband and son – especially if I have time for some morning yoga and afternoon baking.

    Where did you grow up?
    My family moved around A LOT. I have lived in several different homes throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida. I would still say that I am Wisconsin born and raised.

    What was your first job?
    I was a server at Cheeburger Cheeburger in Bradenton, Florida.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    I mostly enjoyed reading, watching TV, and playing outside, but Harry Potter Legos were probably my favorite toy.

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Michael Pink’s Dracula at Milwaukee Ballet.

    What was your first vehicle?
    2002 Infiniti i35.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas! Halloween is a close second.

     

     

     

  • Shipping and Receiving

    TAITE HIGGINS

    Shipping and Receiving

    TAITE HIGGINS

    Taite ensures shipments to and from Clearwing are received and distributed properly. Taite worked as a Customer Service Representative for Acklands-Grainger in Canada and as a Dispute Resolution team member at Walt Disney World for a year. He also worked at CaptionCall as a Communications Assistant.

    Where did you grow up?
    I was born in Maryland, but really grew up in Arizona.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Woody from “Toy Story”

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Waiting for Columbus – Little Feat

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    RICK HOLYA

    Quality Control - Lighting

    RICK HOLYA

    Rick works in the lighting department, keeping gear in working condition as well as loading and unloading shows. Prior to working at Clearwing, he was a Light Board Op. at Phoenix Theatre. He also worked as a sales associate at Men’s Warehouse, a Prep Cook at Whole Foods; and in the repair shop at Oreck. Rick holds a BA in Theatre Production from ASU, and a Associates Degree in Theatre Production from SCC.

    Where did you grow up?
    grew up in Scottsdale with family in Washington State

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Ireland, Scotland, and France were my favorite vacations

    What was your first job?
    My first job was at the age of 14 at an upscale pet resort in north Scottsdale. You are better off hiring some kid on your street so your pet can relax at home

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Death to Smoochie is probably the movie that made me laugh most. The song “Your Step Dad isn’t Mean, He’s Just Adjusting” still makes me laugh.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    My favorite lighting design I did for Clearwing was Metalachi at VeeQuiva. They had  their own system of up light which helps a lot there.

    Where’s your favorite place to relax?
    I really like to relax in northern Arizona

     

     

  • Pro Shop Manager - PHX

    DANE HORNER

    Pro Shop Manager - PHX

    DANE HORNER

    Dane is the Pro Shop manager in our Phoenix office.  Prior to joining Clearwing in 2014, Dane served on staff at Christ’s Church of the Valley, also located in Phoenix. Before moving to Arizona in 2006, Dane toured with Christ In Youth (Joplin, MO) and interned at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Dane has a ridiculously amazing wife, Lisa; their first date was NOT in a scissor lift.

    Dane holds an Associate of Science in Show Production and Touring, along with attendance of Live Design’s Concert Master Class and SynAudCon.  Dane occasionally writes for Technologies for Worship Magazine when he and Lisa hang out at coffee shops here in Phoenix.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    A day free of appointments is a favorite day, indeed.

    Where did you grow up?
    Dodge City, Kansas

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Seattle, Washington

    What was your first job?
    Mowing lawns

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and Lisa Horner

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    A follow-spot my father and I built.

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Breakfast

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Taxes

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    UHF

    What’s your passion?
    Leadership

    What was your most memorable concert?
    NIN Tension 2013

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Poor Old Lu “Picture of the 8th Wonder”

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Breakfast sandwiches

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Coffee shop with my wife, Lisa

    What was your first vehicle?
    Chrysler Minivan

    What song best describes your life?
    Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb”

    Life Quote
    “You can spend your life trying to be a rockstar or be appreciated by one; I’ll make a career out of the latter.”

     

  • Business Development

    WILLIAM IRWIN IV

    Business Development

    WILLIAM IRWIN IV

    William Irwin, IV focuses on building relationships with new clients for Clearwing’s Pro Shop, production department, and Systems Integration division. William first came to Clearwing in 2011. Before Clearwing he worked for John S. Hyatt and Associates in sales and project management, and for Captus Creative as a Production Assistant. William studied at Mesa Community College, Roosevelt University and Arizona State University, focusing on theater and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in interpersonal communications from Arizona State University.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I enjoy backpacking and hiking. I recently completed a five day, 72 mile solo backpacking trip through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s Picture Rocks National Park 

    Where did you grow up?
    I am a native of Mesa, AZ, growing up in the Dobson Ranch area 

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    I had the privilege of spending a summer in Zakopane, Poland working through Global Volunteers to help students refine their English 

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jim Rohn

    What scares you?
    Heights, I’m constantly trying to conquer this fear. The other extreme fear I have is of Jill Maurer, do what she says or pay the price…it’s that simple…

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Top three performers or bands; Radiohead, Ben Folds, and Regina Spektor

     

  • Lighting Department Mgr. -DEN

    JEFF JANN

    Lighting Department Mgr. -DEN

    JEFF JANN

    Jeff pulls lighting gear for shows and rentals, and helps test and maintain all equipment. Prior to Clearwing, Jeff was Technical Director, Master Electrician, and Light Designer at Grand Canyon University for 4.5 years, Lighting and Sound Tech as well as Lighting Design Specialist at ASU Kerr Cultural Center for 4 years, and Electrician, Carpenter, and Lighting Designer at ASU Lyric Opera for 7 years. He studied Geography with an emphasis in Meteorology at ASU.

    Where did you grow up?
    The great city of Grand Rapids, MI

    What scares you?
    Nothing. Having fear hinders the many paths that may lie in front of you and abilities/skills you could have. I like having my options open.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Any Mel Brooks movie – the one that takes the cake is Spaceballs. I can recite the whole movie.

    What’s your passion?
    I have the passion for fashion!…ok not even close, but I actually have passion for music, the great outdoors, and working hard on everything I build or work on.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere I can go rock climbing or camping. A place called The Pit near Flagstaff would be my favorite place to climb at.

    What was your first vehicle?
    An 88’ Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, nicknamed the Blue Bomber.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween is the best! And my babies are due mid-October so loving it! Fall goodness!

    What song best describes your life?
    Wake The Giant – Tommy Trash
    Short Change Hero – The Heavy
    I also have had the Batman theme song as my own theme song; just replace Batman with my name.

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    ANDREW JERRY

    System Tech - Audio

    ANDREW JERRY

    Andrew is an audio system technician. Prior to working for Clearwing,  he was the Director of Live Audio for Livewire Entertainment in Fargo, ND for six months. He was also a Sound Supervisor at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA and Head of Audio for Shakespeare by the Sea in Los Angeles, CA.

    Andrew attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and studied Theatrical Sound Design & Engineering.

    Where did you grow up?       
    Torrance, CA

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Big Island of Hawaii

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What scares you?      
    “Thats the way we’ve always done it.”

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?       
    The Princess Bride

    What was your most memorable concert?   
    Needtobreathe at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, NC

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?     
    The Beyonce Formation Tour in Raleigh, NC

  • Lighting Department Manager

    GARRITT JIMENEZ

    Lighting Department Manager

    GARRITT JIMENEZ

    Garritt Jimenez picks and pulls orders for shows as well as helps load and unload trucks and check gear as it is returned. Previous to working at Clearwing, Garritt worked for Merestone Productions for 1.5 years (lighting and driving), American Audio Visual Center 3 years (Driver, Lighting and Equipment Coordinator), and The Production Group for 18 years (Driver, audio, lighting and set building). He holds a Bachelors degree in film and video production, and has been doing this kind of work since he was 5, working with his dad doing Fashion shows. 

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Off-roading or just hanging out with family and friends.

    Where did you grow up?
    I have lived in Arizona all of my life. Most of my time was in the Phoenix area, but I went to high school in Prescott valley.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Washington state to see friends and going to a rave with my best friends.

    What inspires you?
    I am inspired by a lot. My family inspires me to keep growing and expanding my knowledge.

    What was your first job?
    The Production Group doing fashion shows.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I would love to sit down and talk to the band Brand New.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    I loved Tonka trucks and have always loved the big trucks.

    What scares you?
    Heights (and yes, I know I am a lighting guy so that just sounds dumb, lol).

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Napoleon Dynamite.

    What’s your passion?
    Lighting and off roading; also working on cars.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Oingo Boingo when I was 6.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Madness, The Rise and Fall.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Go Daddy Christmas party.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Hanging a backpack from a water pipe in a warehouse.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In the forest.

    What was your first vehicle?
    Ford F-100 18ft long 3 speed in the column.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween.

    What song best describes your life?
    Nobody’s Loss – Widespread Panic.

     

     

  • Pro Shop Purchasing

    SEAN JOHNSON

    Pro Shop Purchasing

    SEAN JOHNSON

    Sean is a Pro Shop Purchaser in our Phoenix location. He leads the charge as the main POC for purchasing client requested equipment. He works with manufacturers on ordering and shipping products after receiving sales orders from our stellar Pro Shop sales team. Sean worked at AV Concepts for a cumulative of 11 years where he held positions such as audio department floor tech, video projection QC tech, receiving coordinator, equipment coordinator, inventory manager and Capex manager. Before that he worked at AV Dimensions for two years as an Equipment Manager.

    Sean attended school at The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and Mesa Community college.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Working out, eating, and playing with my son.

    Where did you grow up?
    Born in San Diego, but i’ve been in Arizona for over 20 years

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    It’s a tie between New York City and Oregon. Both visits I hold very near to my heart.

    What inspires you?
    Well designed “things”. I just love the combination of aesthetics and function.

    What was your first job?
    Working at the now closed Fiddlesticks Family Fun park.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    It’s a tie between Tinker Hatfield and Massimo Vignelli

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos!

    What scares you?
    Dark energy

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Superbad

    What’s your passion?
    My passion changes through growth, but the most consistent is music.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Jay-Z: Rock the Mic Tour

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Reasonable Doubt – Jay Z

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Oracle Open World

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The gym. Or my living room… in the dark.

    What was your first vehicle?
    2001 Hyundai Accent

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

  • Pro Shop Manager - DEN

    NEAL JOHNSON

    Pro Shop Manager - DEN

    NEAL JOHNSON

    Neal is the Pro Shop Manager in our Denver office. He joins Clearwing after numerous years in the production business. Neal spent four years at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse as a Sound Designer and Engineer, and four years at Union Colony Civic Center as a Technical Services Coordinator.

    Neal was born and raised in Northern Colorado, and loves anything to do with the outdoors. Camping, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, wake boarding, hunting, you name it. He is married to the most amazing woman in the world who keeps him grounded, and holds down the fort with their three little ninjas.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Doing anything outdoors with the my family

    Where did you grow up?
    Loveland, Co

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Edinburgh Scotland

    What inspires you?
    Excellence

    What was your first job?
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – It was as good as it sounds!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dave Ramsey

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels Big Rigs – I still have them and passed them down to my boys.

    What scares you?
    Failure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Lone Star State of Mind – Look it Up

    What’s your passion?
    My Family

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Muse

    What’s your favorite CD?
    It changes often, but currently – Up on the Ridge; Dierks Bently

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Blue Man Group

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    There are too many to remember.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My friends once snowballed my car. Styrofoam blocks and cheese graters. They even stuffed it in the air vents and cranked the fan. Thought it was done, and then I turned on the car………

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Sitting in the sun at a mid-mountain warming hut at a ski area

    What was your first vehicle?
    1993 Brown Mercury Sable Station Wagon

  • Systems Install Technician

    JOHN JONAS

    Systems Install Technician

    JOHN JONAS

    As a Systems Install Technician, John programs and installs AV equipment. After high school, he worked as a Warehouse Assistant. John then moved on to be a freelance install technician and Crew Chief at his alma mater the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Outdoors, Gaming, Cooking

    Where did you grow up?
    Watertown, WI

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ted

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Chris Stapleton – From A Room

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On my couch playing Call of Duty

  • Operations Manager - CSI

    MIKE JONAS

    Operations Manager - CSI

    MIKE JONAS

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • CTS-I
    • QSC Q-SYS Level Two Programmer
    • Extron Certified Control Professional
    • Listen Technologies Hearing Loop Certified Installer
    • ETC Authorized Service Provider – Lighting
    • ETC Authorized Service Provider – Rigging
    • OSHA 30-Hour Card

    Mike Jonas is the Systems Integration Project Manager for Clearwing Productions’ Milwaukee office.  Prior to joining Clearwing, he served as the Technical Director at Eau Claire Children’s Theatre for four years. Mike holds a B.S. in Construction Management from University of Wisconsin- Stout.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Musky fishing

    Where did you grow up?
    West Bend, WI

    What inspires you?
    Creating with light. I’ve done a lot of lighting designs but the best compliment I received was “It wasn’t what you did with the light, but rather how you manipulated the dark.” That gave me a really interesting viewpoint to come from for lighting design.

    What was your first job?
    Worked for a cleaning service

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I don’t drink coffee but I’d have a Mountain Dew with Mike Rowe

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Toss up between Legos, Lincoln Logs, and K-nex

    What scares you?
    People who think they know more than they actually do. Especially when they are allowed to fly speakers.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    ECCT’s production of Les Miserables. I did lighting and scenic design.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?

    A former coworker never backed up her show on the light board because there was “no need.” On April 1st, the show magically disappeared shortly before show time. (I did make a backup first)

    What is your favorite color?
    R318 mixed with R83

     

  • ROB

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ROB JONES

    ROB

    Quality Control - Lighting

    ROB JONES

    Rob is in charge of loading and unloading trailers of gear safely and making  sure that all the equipment is in good shape so it can go on to make another amazing show happen.

    Before joining Clearwing, Rob worked as a stagehand, a driver for an auto repair shop, a HVAC-R tech, and a scenic carpenter and general tech for corporate shows.  He also worked for Uncle Bear’s and US Airways. 

    Rob likes to keep busy and has almost too many hobbies at the moment. Kayaking, backpacking, racing drones, cycling, rock climbing, cooking, really whatever seems interesting to him, he’s down.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Camping with my daughter

    Where did you grow up?
    Chandler, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon

    What inspires you?
    My daughter

    What was your first job?
    Host at Uncle Bears

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Bill Nye

    What scares you?
    Ignorance

    What was your most memorable concert?
    EDC-Vegas

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Paul McCartney

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Either hammock in the forest or my kayak on the water

    What was your first vehicle?
    Mazda Mx-3

    What song best describes your life?
    Streetlight Manifesto – Somewhere in the between

  • Backline Department Head

    SIMON JOSEPHSON

    Backline Department Head

    SIMON JOSEPHSON

    As a Warehouse Assistant/Backline Technician, Simon checks gear in and out of the warehouse for the Audio and Backline departments. He also works with instruments for bands to ensure that they are set up and in great working condition. Before Clearwing, Simon worked in multiple restaurants as a busser and a bar back. Additionally, he has studied and can play seven different instruments.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Playing my guitar and listening to new music

    Where did you grow up?
    Mukwonago, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Tampa, Florida

    What inspires you?
    I know its cliché, music

    What was your first job?
    Busser at Veronica’s Family Restaurant

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Neil Peart

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My guitar

    What scares you?
    Heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Tommy Boy

    What’s your passion?
    Once again….music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    B.B. King at Summerfest, 2010

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Pink Floyd’s The Wall

     Coolest show you have worked on?
    Jason Derulo at Wisconsin State Fair

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I moved my high school teacher’s entire desk into my school’s parking lot….

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    In college, my friends came up with the idea to steal my bike after every class for a few days

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    My bed

    What was your first vehicle?
    1999 Ford Escort

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas, duh.

    What song best describes your life?
    Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    MINDY JUDSON-GARCIA

    System Tech - Lighting

    MINDY JUDSON-GARCIA

    Mindy works out of our Phoenix office as a Lighting System Tech. She goes out with our equipment and gets shows up and running for clients. When she isn’t on show site she is in the warehouse fixing cable, fixing lights, and doing miscellaneous projects for the lighting department. Mindy graduated in December 2014 from Northern Arizona University. Her prior experience includes working at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium, Peaks Audio Productions, and the NAU Theatre Dept. In the summer of 2014, she was an apprentice with The Santa Fe Opera. Mindy has been a member of USITT since 2010.

    What inspires you?
    The desire to find happiness and the chance to make other people happy

    What was your first job?
    Coaching middle school girls’ volleyball and basketball

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels

    What scares you?
    Puppets and cockroaches

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    The Dierks Bentley Yarnell 19 Benefit Concert – it was awesome to see a ton of people and companies come together and help out.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Any place I have to hike to find

    What song best describes your life?
    The Days by Avicii

     

  • Pro Shop Sales

    JACK KARLEN

    Pro Shop Sales

    JACK KARLEN

    Jack is a member of the Pro Shop team in Phoenix. A Phoenician & an ASU Alumni, Jack has worked all over the valley and world in many fashions. Through high school and college he was an Event Coordinator and then a Sales Manager at Swank/PSAV properties for 7 years. After college Jack took to the seas as a Stage and Production Manager for Celebrity Cruises RCCL for a year. Between work and personal travels, Jack has had the pleasure and privilege to have visited 38 countries and 6 continents and counting! But he is happy to have set root in his favorite city to light up your day.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Not setting my alarm

    Where did you grow up?
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Barcelona, Spain… A close 2nd favorite city.

    What inspires you?
    Movies

    What was your first job?
    Spot Operator for Greasepaint Youth Theater

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with… alive or dead?
    Bill Murray

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Jurassic Park toys with DINO-DAMAGE!

    What scares you?
    Clowns

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ghostbusters

    What’s your passion?
    Making something plain something brilliant with lights

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    What’s your favorite CD?
    AC/DC – Back in Black

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    My hot tub!

    What was your first vehicle?
    Nissan Altima

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life?
    “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake

     

  • Quality Control - Audio

    JOHN KARWECKI

    Quality Control - Audio

    JOHN KARWECKI

    John preps and de-preps shows that come in and out of the shop.  He also works on the maintenance of gear. John was an intern for ADI, and also attained a bachelor’s degree in music production from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Working on music

    Where did you grow up?
    Manasquan, New Jersey

    What was your first job?
    Renting out boats at a bait and tackle store

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Otis Redding, Steve Reich or Django Reinhardt

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Anything I could take apart

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz or The World’s End

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Johann Johannsson at Le Poisson Rouge

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Fordlandia by Johann Johannsson

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    I had the opportunity to work a fundraiser event with Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Suzanne Vega in East Hampton, New York. Very nice venue with great performers and an intimate setting.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I am not clever enough to pull pranks

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Somewhere with a nice view and a cup of coffee

    What was your first vehicle?
    1995 Honda Civic that I revived from my older brother

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Any holiday I can be together with my family

  • Inventory System Admin

    DOMINIC KENT

    Inventory System Admin

    DOMINIC KENT

    Dominic began freelancing for Clearwing in 2005 and has been a full-time employee since august 2011.

    In the years prior to joining Clearwing, Dominic worked as both a sound and lighting technician in Phoenix. He was also on staff with the University of Delaware REP Company. Before all of that, he was an F-16 weapons specialist in the United States Air Force.

    Where did you grow up?
    Long Island, NY

    What is your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my wife

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My Grandfather

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Construx

    What is your favorite color?
    R80

    What was your first vehicle?
    A 1985 Grand Marque station wagon that I bought from my parents. Somehow I crammed 24 people into it at once.

     

  • Accounting Associate

    MONICA KERHIN

    Accounting Associate

    MONICA KERHIN

    Monica is based in our Wisconsin office, where she is responsible for accounts payable, receiving purchase orders, and assembling checks. Monica previously worked for Laacke and Joys Company where she handled accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, and processing non-conforming materials. Prior to that, she worked for Byte Harmony and Milsco Manufacturing.

    What is the most memorable place you’ve traveled?
    I had to travel to Taipei, Taiwan for a work related trip. I missed my connecting flight on the way there and my luggage ended up on a different flight than I did so when I arrived I had no luggage.  I had to try to explain to the customer service person (who did not speak English) that I did not get my luggage.  He pulled out a pamphlet with about 100 different styles of luggage for me to pick the one that was closest to mine.  After traveling for nearly 14 hours, it was not the easiest thing to remember what it looked.  I thought for sure I would never see my luggage again.  By some miracle it showed up two days later it in my hotel room.  Also while on this trip I experienced my first earthquake, luckily it was only a minor one!

    What is your most memorable concert?
    Elton John, I had front row tickets

    What is your favorite CD?
    Live (Throwing Copper Album)

    What is the coolest job you’ve been a part of?
    100th Anniversary motorcycle seat for Harley Davidson

    What is the your favorite place to relax?
    Sitting on a boat on a warm summer day and fishing.

    What was your first vehicle?
    Toyota Tercel – This car was the slowest moving vehicle I have ever driven, when you stepped on the gas pedal the car would slow down before it would accelerate

     

  • Warehouse Manager - DEN

    CURT KISTLER

    Warehouse Manager - DEN

    CURT KISTLER

    Curt manages the warehouse operations in Denver. and assists with logistics and transportation efforts as well. He started as a driver for Clearwing. Prior to joining the company, he worked in the electrical construction, engineering, and most recently in the electrical distribution system testing and compliance world for 30+ years. Before that,  he worked in the aerospace industry for 12 years.

    Curt also spent 7 years in the Navy right out of high school. He got to see a large part of the world on Uncle Sam’s checkbook before he was old enough to drink (legally).

    Curt attended University of Phoenix – Denver CO – BS Business Management

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Golfing, sailing, and spending time with my wife, and new grandson Baby J.

    Where did you grow up?
    Van Nuys, California

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Guam and the Mariana Islands

    What inspires you?
    Hard working honest people.

    What was your first job?
    Working in Barbara Billingsley’s restaurant washing dishes. Beavers mom.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Joe Bonamassa

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My Red Rider BB Gun – Still own it.

    What scares you?
    Clowns

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Stand By Me

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Pink Floyd – McNichols Arena – Denver CO 19??

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Joe Bonamassa Live at Royal Albert Hall

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    All the shows look the same from a drivers perspective. Time will tell.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    The old wooden nickel trick in a pay phone. (Ask me sometime)

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My so called best friend dropped me off at the Governor’s house in New Hampshire and told me it was his dads house. “Ring the bell and introduce yourself… he’s been waiting to meet you.” I did, it sucked, they all laughed.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere on the water.

    What was your first vehicle?
    1968 Opel Cadet

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    4th of July.

    What song best describes your life?
    I can’t drive 55

  • Warehouse Foreman

    TOM KNAKE

    Warehouse Foreman

    TOM KNAKE

    Tom Knake is the Milwaukee warehouse foreman. He has been with Clearwing since 1998 and has held previous positions with the company, including lighting shop supervisor.

    Before becoming a part of the Clearwing family, Tommy worked at Alpine Valley Music Theater and the Riverside Theater.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off? 
    Choppin Broccoli

    What inspires you? 
    My two Grandsons

    What was your first job? 
    Kool-Aid Stand

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    Mr. Coffee

    What scares you? 
    Ozzy, Miss Piggy, and Pee Wee Herman. I think that’s it.

    What’s your least favorite household chore? 
    You will have to ask my wife

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    Pink Floyd, County Stadium 1977

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Blue 57′ Chevy Nomad Hot Wheel. Yes, I still have it.

    What song best describes your life? 
    “Switch 625” – Def Leppard

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do? 
    Go to work

     

  • Warehouse Technician, Lighting Asst.

    JEREMY KNULL

    Warehouse Technician, Lighting Asst.

    JEREMY KNULL

    Jeremy is a Warehouse Technician and Lighting Assistant in the Denver office, where he sees to production and rentals. Jeremy attended University of Colorado – Boulder.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?     
    Sleeping, reading, snowboarding or golf

    Where did you grow up?  
    Colorado

    What inspires you?        
    Physics, acoustics, politics and debate

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?   
    Snatch

    What’s your passion?   
    Acoustics, music, literature

    What was your most memorable concert?         
    Primus at Red Rocks

    Where is your favorite place to relax?  
    Home

    What’s your favorite holiday?  
    Fourth Of July

  • Systems Service Technician

    CHRIS KOCKLER

    Systems Service Technician

    CHRIS KOCKLER

    Chris Kockler is one of our talented service technicians in the Phoenix office. He worked freelance with Clearwing beginning in 2012, and joined our staff in early 2014.  Prior to Clearwing, Chris was with Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for 7 years as a Sound and Lighting Technician.  Chris holds a BFA in Technical Production from Viterbo University.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Tinkering in the garage

    Where did you grow up?
    Zion, Illinois

    What was your first job?
    Camp counselor for Cub Scout Day Camp

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Ben Burtt

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Cheeseburger

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Dishes

    What’s your passion?
    Building random thingamabobs, or prop replicas

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    French Toast w/ sausage

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Buddy Holly Story

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Helping plumb the orchestra pit, so the trombone player could get revenge on the trumpet player

     

  • Warehouse Manager -CSI

    ANDY KORWIN

    Warehouse Manager -CSI

    ANDY KORWIN

    Andy is responsible for the organization, delivery, and maintenance of tools and equipment for Clearwing Systems Integration’s Phoenix office. Before Clearwing, Andy was a Project Coordinator at Southwest Scenic Group, and a Light Technician with Precise Corporation. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in Theater.

    Andy loves the quote, “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.” – David Lee Roth

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Spending time with my family

    Where did you grow up?
    Union Grove, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Cozumel, Mexico

    What inspires you?
    My wife and daughters

    What was your first job?
    Landscaping

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dave Grohl

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My Hot Wheels

    What scares you?
    Death and falling…..to my death

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Liar, Liar, Austin Powers, The Mask, Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs.

    What’s your passion?
    Being a father and husband

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Eagles in 2001

    What’s your favorite CD?
    AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My home

    What was your first vehicle?
    1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life?
    Fat Lip: Sum 41

  • Production Design Engineer

    MICHAEL KOWALSKI

    Production Design Engineer

    MICHAEL KOWALSKI

    Mike has been in the entertainment lighting industry for nearly 20 years, freelancing as a designer, master electrician, and programmer.

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix, AZ

    What inspires you?
    To be more awesome like Patrick

     

  • Systems Install Tech

    JAMES KRONER

    Systems Install Tech

    JAMES KRONER

    As a Systems Install Technician, James programs and installs AV equipment. Previously he worked for several summers as a lighting technician before taking up the audio side of things. James attended the Berklee College of Music where he studied audio design, synthesis and programming. Since then, he has worked as a freelance sound designer and programmer for interactive media. In his free time James enjoys making music, gaming and cooking.

    Where did you grow up?
    Wauwatosa, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Normandy, France

    What was your first job?
    Doing audio for local children’s theaters

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    The Dude

    What’s your favorite album?
    Demon Days – Gorillaz

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    It’s a close tie between Thanksgiving and Independence Day!

     

  • IT Support Specialist - MKE

    ERIC LATAWIEC

    IT Support Specialist - MKE

    ERIC LATAWIEC

    As an IT Support specialist, Eric supports our staff and helps maintain our computers and applications needed to keep providing the best service to our customers.

    Eric has spent most of his career in the technology field. He has worked at a family owned computer repair shop, four years at Apple starting in sales and working up to service and support, and most recently, customer support at Netsuite and Oracle.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Either working on my car or playing frisbee golf

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    A family road trip out west, specifically Zion National Park..

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot Wheels cars

    What scares you?
    Snakes… even just the thought of them.

    What’s your passion?
    Music and computers… well actually, any and all technology!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Seeing Cheap Trick, and after getting to meet Rick Nielsen, it was so unexpected!

    What’s your favorite album?
    Any Twenty One Pilots album

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My couch, listening to music and drinking tea.

     

     

     

  • Pro Shop Sales

    JUSTIN LATAWIEC

    Pro Shop Sales

    JUSTIN LATAWIEC

    Justin is our Web Store Content Admin and manages our online Pro Shop out of our Milwaukee office. Before coming to Clearwing, Justin was a Sr. Photographer for a national real estate marketing company, as well as a full-time student at Carroll University in Waukesha. He majored in Business Marketing and minored in Photography. He owns and operates his own wedding DJ business on the weekends, and loves to shoot photos when he has free time.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I love the outdoors! You’d probably find me hiking or spending time outside when it isn’t below freezing.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Zion National Park and The Grand Canyon.

    What inspires you?
    Helping other people succeed really motivates me because I know I am making a difference.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Neil Degrasse Tyson, I’m sure my mind would be blown.

    What scares you?
    Spiders. Have you ever met anyone that likes them?

    What’s your favorite CD?
    The 1975 – “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It”

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    One of my coolest work experiences was getting to shoot photography event coverage for Malibu Rum at Country Thunder! I stayed the whole day and got to take pictures of Eric Church from the press area.

  • Warehouse Technician

    SILVIA LAZALA

    Warehouse Technician

    SILVIA LAZALA

    Silvia is in charge of making sure all tasks and missions assigned by our Lighting Manager and Warehouse Manager get completed. Pulling jobs efficiently and in a timely manner, helping with Quality Control and keeping the warehouse organized and harmonious are her main goals.

    Silvia has an Associates in Show Production and Touring from Full Sail University, and a BA in Arts Management and minor in Business from MCLA (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts).

    Her passion for live production started during an internship in college at MassMoCA (largest Contemporary Art Museum in the US) in North Adams, MA, where she learned what live entertainment was. Silvia’s love for live performances and concerts lead to many roles in our industry including, Lighting Assistant at various New England Festivals, Stage Manager at Aura Festival in Florida and Operations Assistant at ROC Race and Wanderlust Festival. When she wasn’t working a festival – she worked for PSAV as the only full time Event Technician Hispanic Female in Boston and Production Assistant at House of Blues in Boston. In between all the festival work – she learned how to build steel stages with Steelman Productions, Emergency Productions and James Thomas Productions which allowed me to complete some of the biggest shows she has ever worked in such as: Roger Waters’s The Wall at Fenway. EDC Festival in Las Vegas and Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift at Gillette Stadium. After becoming a resident of Denver, Silvia was added to the labor list of the IATSE Local 7 Chapter and was an Event Technician at Red Rocks Amphitheater and AV lead at The Colorado Convention Center.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my sassy two year old daughter, my incredible husband and our sweet rottie/lab Mystery.

    Where did you grow up?
    Bogota-Colombia

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    All of Italy

    What inspires you?
    My family

    What was your first job?
    Cashier at Pearl Art Supply Store

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Lady Gaga

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Rainbow Brite doll and Game Boy

    What scares you?
    Cockroaches

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    40 Year Old Virgin

    What’s your passion?
    Always learning how to be a better person than the person I was yesterday.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Metallica

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Building Legends of the Summer Tour for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I’m usually the one that gets pranked!

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    While our home was getting remodeled in 2001, an old friend filled the bathroom with fake cockroaches and the electrical part wasn’t finished, so I went inside in the dark barefoot and I stepped on the fake bugs and almost had a heart attack! I HATE cockroaches.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    at a Spa with a private masseuse, sauna and jacuzzi

    What was your first vehicle?
    1998 240 Navy Blue Volvo

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    My Daughter’s Birthday!

    What song best describes your life?
    it’s my life by Bon Jovi

  • ADMIR LEJLIC

    Warehouse Manager - PHX

    ADMIR LEJLIC

    ADMIR LEJLIC

    Warehouse Manager - PHX

    ADMIR LEJLIC

    Admir Lejlic manages Clearwing’s warehouse in Phoenix. Originally from Bosnia, Admir previously owned his own restaurant and was a manager for McDonald’s for 10 years. He joined Clearwing in 2011.

    What was your first job?
    Bartender 

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?  
    Cars

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?  
    Chicken parmesan

    What’s your least favorite household chore? 
    Yard work, which includes cleaning up after the dog

    What movie made you laugh out loud?  
    The Hangover

    Where is your favorite place to relax?  
    Any beach

    What’s your favorite holiday?  
    New Year’s Eve

    What is your favorite color?  
    Green

     

  • Moving Light Engineer

    BLAKE LUMLEY

    Moving Light Engineer

    BLAKE LUMLEY

    Prior to Clearwing, Blake worked at Fed-Ex for a year right out of high school, at the hub at Phoenix Sky Harbor, followed by two years as Assistant Technical Director at Mountain View High School.

    Most Memorable place you’ve visited?
    Seattle, Washington. There’s fresh seafood, an ocean breeze, rain all of the time, coffee, hipsters. What’s not to love?!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Team America: World Police

    What inspires you?
    Music and Friends

    Favorite Toy as a Kid?
    Legos. Those instruction manuals are for chumps! Let the creative mind roam free!

    Most Memorable Concert?
    Mayhem Festival 2013

    Favorite Color?
    Purple

    What song best describes your life?
    I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry

    Favorite place to relax?
    By the pool with my two Viszlas

     

  • Rigging Department Manager

    JASON MARTINEZ

    Rigging Department Manager

    JASON MARTINEZ

    Jason inspects and maintain chain hoists and various other equipment. He also calculates load calculations.

    Prior to moving to the rigging department, Jason was the Warehouse Assistant Manager – Lighting.

    He also worked at Rhino Access for 10 years and Rhino Staging for 14 years. During his time with the companies he worked as Head Rigger, Rigging Supervisor, Stage Manager, fix and certify chain hoists. He also worked with mascots providing safety consultation and risk assessment for live performances.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Backpacking, grilling, yard work, music production, shooting things.

    Where did you grow up?
    Southwest Idaho

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Great Outdoors.

    What’s your passion?
    Music, Social Justice.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    A beach, hot spring in the deep woods

  • Chief Engineer - Lighting

    WARREN MARTYNIAK

    Chief Engineer - Lighting

    WARREN MARTYNIAK

    As Clearwing’s Chief Engineer – Lighting, Warren Martyniak is in charge of developing the technical lighting standards of the company, serving as a resource to Clearwing programmers, technicians, and engineers, and leading large crews on major projects. He has worked for Clearwing for over 20 years, serving in numerous capacities throughout the company, including most recently as Warehouse Manager.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    At the racetrack

    Where did you grow up?
    I haven’t grown up yet

    What was your first job?
    Sound and lighting is the only job I’ve ever had

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Never drank a drop in my life

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Macaroni and cheese

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Don’t do chores

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Rice Krispies

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Aussie Pink Floyd tours

    What was your first vehicle?
    1969 Ford Galaxie 500

     

  • Systems Design Engineer

    JILL MAURER

    Systems Design Engineer

    JILL MAURER

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • ETCP – Theatre Rigging

    Jill’s design, installation and contracting expertise ensure each of our clients’ systems is built to their specifications efficiently and effectively. She has over twenty years of experience and has worked on hundreds of buildings. Jill is a ETCP Certified Rigger – Theatre and an ETC Prodigy Certified Installer.

    In the years prior to joining Clearwing, Jill served as theatrical and AV consultant for Westlake Reed Leskosky and as installation manager for John S. Hyatt & Associates and Sunbelt Scenic Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Production from the University of Delaware.

    Where did you grow up? 
    Wilmington, DE

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Ireland

    What was your first job? 
    Lighting up dance company shows at my old high school.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    ?My husband

    What is your favorite color? 
    Blue

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    My cabin in the White Mountains

    What was your first vehicle?
    Geo Storm – drove it cross country

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    Christmas

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do? ?
    Spend it with my kids

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    JEFF MAYER

    System Tech - Audio

    JEFF MAYER

    As an Audio System Tech, Jeff is responsible for on-location setup and technical support of audio systems and mixing/engineering. Prior to joining the Clearwing team, Jeff spent three years at Event Production Systems as a Systems Tech, Project Manager, and Truck Driver. He also worked there in system sales, design, and implementation. For five years, Jeff was with Reeve Memorial Union as Lead Audio/Visual Technician where he managed a team of five technicians in a conference center and performance venue.

    Jeff has earned 129 credits toward a degree in music with emphasis in recording technology and music business at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. School was put on hold as career opportunities presented themselves and he still plans to complete a degree someday.

    Where did you grow up?
    The Great Northwood’s

    What scares you?
    Sharks

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Wings

    What’s your passion?
    Audio

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Toilets

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Animal House

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Firefly in Dover, Delaware

    What song best describes your life?
    The Load Out – Jackson Browne

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Hike along a river

     

  • Inventory Control

    PETE MCADAM

    Inventory Control

    PETE MCADAM

    Pete is a warehouse assistant with the Clearwing Productions’ Audio Department. He prepares audio equipment in the shop so the techs can easily set up on site. When the equipment is returned, Peter checks it back into our inventory and makes sure it is tested and cleaned for the next time it is used. Before working at Clearwing, Peter worked part-time for a recording studio called Beathouse in downtown Milwaukee.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    During my days off, I like to spend time with my wife and daughter at the zoo, riding bikes, and cooking.

    Where did you grow up?
    During my childhood I grew up in a small village in the United Kingdom called Bottesford. This is a very small place surrounded only by fields and sheep. I then moved to Nottingham where I studied audio production for 3 years. I met my wife (who is from the US) 4 years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding. We dated long-distance for a year, and then I decided to move to the US. I have lived here now for 3 years.

    What was your first job?
    My first job was working for Kirby vacuum cleaners. I would go house to house giving demonstrations and trying to sell the overpriced cleaner.

    What scares you?
    I am scared of heights.

    What’s your passion?
    My passion in life is music.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    One of my most memorable concerts was at the V Festival in the UK. I loved the whole experience of camping with friends and enjoying all the music. I remember it clearly as if was the last stop on the Oasis tour before the split up.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    My favourite place to relax is on a beach in the Caribbean.

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    ANDREW MCCLEAN

    System Tech - Lighting

    ANDREW MCCLEAN

    As a System Technician – Lighting in our Milwaukee office, Andrew’s duties include preparing lighting equipment for rental, maintaining inventory of conventional and moving lights, and setting up and controlling lighting equipment on site. Prior to Clearwing, Andrew was Lighting Director at Plaza Live for three years, Lighting Technician at Universal Studios for one year, Lighting Director at Southern Sound and Lighting for 2.5 years, and Senior Event Technician at Duke University Theater Operations for one year.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    A lake having fun and being with good friends

    Where did you grow up?
    Tallahassee, Florida

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Boundary Waters, Minnesota

    What inspires you?
    Having a job I enjoy, family, and friends

    What was your first job?
    McDonald’s

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jerry Seinfeld

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Mini Jeep

    What scares you?
    Electronic music, broken roadcase caster’s, shackles made in China

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Tommy Boy or South Park the Movie

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Rolling Stones

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    First lighting gig – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
    Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Pontoon Boat

    What was your first vehicle?
    1989 GMC S-10, with a camper top!

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving and New Years

     

  • Lighting Designer

    SCOTT MCCOWAN

    Lighting Designer

    SCOTT MCCOWAN

    Scott designs, drafts and programs exquisite lighting designs for our clients’ various projects. Scott is based in our Phoenix office, but is most often on the road traveling to and from shows.

    Scott previously worked for Live Light Inc. before joining Clearwing in 2003.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    At home? I am never home!

    What inspires you?
    Working with people who create great events

    What was your first job?
    Newspaper delivery

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My wife

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    The first one

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    My thoughts

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Frank Sinatra was a’ight.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    I could never decide on one

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Playstation as a client has been a fun ride

    What is your favorite color?
    Indigo…. It goes with everything

    What was your first vehicle?
    240 volvo

    What song best describes your life?
    “Everyday I’m Husslin'”

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    I’d probably get stuck at the airport on the way there…

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    MATT MCEVILLY

    System Tech - Lighting

    MATT MCEVILLY

    Matt McEvilly joined the Milwaukee Lighting department for good in 2012 after freelancing for Clearwing for over three years. His prior 15 years of experience as a freelance lighting technician, rigger and production manager helps him serve our clients with a comprehensive understanding of all elements of the project.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off? 
    Doing stuff with friends and family

    Most memorable place you’ve traveled? 
    Las Vegas, but I’m sworn to silence as to why.

    What was your first job? 
    1-hour Martinizing

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    Mike Rowe, Donald Driver and Miranda Lambert

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Cleaning the toilet.

    What’s your passion? 
    THE GREEN BAY PACKERS! 

    What is your favorite breakfast? 
    A good skillet

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    On a boat… fishing

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    SAM MCKEOWN

    System Tech - Lighting

    SAM MCKEOWN

    Sam is a Warehouse Assistant at Clearwing’s Milwaukee location where he helps prep and test equipment for shows. Previous to Clearwing, Sam was crew chief and lighting designer for Roger Williams University – Event Operations and studied theatre there. He has spent the past 11 summers either attending or working at Camp Dudley, the country’s oldest continuously operating boy’s camp. Lighting has been of keen interested to Sam since middle school and has enjoyed every opportunity that has come his way.

    Most memorable place you have travelled?
    London, England for study abroad

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Frank Gehry

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Krewella

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The mountains

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

     

  • Audio Department Manager

    CORY MEDINA

    Audio Department Manager

    CORY MEDINA

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Writing music

    Where did you grow up?
    Denver, Colorado

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The first concert that I ever went to, which was Chimaira, Machine Head, and Trivium at the Gothic Theater  in Denver.

  • Warehouse Foreman

    DAVE MEIER

    Warehouse Foreman

    DAVE MEIER

    Dave is our Warehouse Foreman in Denver.

    Dave was born and raised in Waco, TX and moved to Austin, TX in the 1980’s. He worked in Austin for Midnight Lighting, and has worked many shows including ACL, SXSW, X Games, and live television events for HBO, Showtime, and ESPN. Dave is highly skilled at prepping shows and executing events from Barney the Purple Dinosaur to Def Leppard.

    Previous work experience:
    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Waco TX, 20+ years
    Cross Country Audio, Waco TX, 10 years
    Midnight Lighting Productions, Austin TX 14 years
    One-off stage production lighting, Austin, TX 40 years

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    BBQing, swimming, relaxing with friends

    Where did you grow up?
    Waco, TX

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Costa Rica

    What inspires you?
    A job well done

    What was your first job?
    Stage hand in the 1970’s

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Frank Zappa

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Mini bike

    What scares you?
    Heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    What About Mary

    What’s your passion?
    Working on old cars

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Def Tones

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Willie’s 4th of July picnics

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Not much of a prankster

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Couch

    What was your first vehicle?
    50 Chevy truck

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving (food)

    What song best describes your life?
    Ramblin’ Man

  • Systems Administrator

    BECKY MILLER

    Systems Administrator

    BECKY MILLER

    Becky handles all purchasing/receiving and contract administration for Clearwing Systems Integration. This includes generating and/or review of project contracts and all related contract documents. She has worked in the construction industry for 35 years in different positions for various subcontractors, developers and general contractors. Beck has experience in estimating, field supervision, project engineering and project management.

    Becky was very fortunate to be part of her family’s commercial painting business while growing up. It taught her about construction and the importance of respect, integrity and a good work ethic. Being an Indy native……she loves Indy car racing, college basketball, sweet corn, fresh pork and Happy Hours! She also enjoys crafting, antiquing, and home decor.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my kids & grandkids!

    Where did you grow up?
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    What inspires you?
    My family!

    What was your first job?
    I was the salad girl at a local cafeteria style restaurant. HATED it.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My dad. Lost him in 1985

    What scares you?
    Tornadoes

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ted, Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses.

    What’s your passion?
    My family!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    George Strait – Cowboy Rides Away Tour in Phoenix 2014

    What’s your favorite CD?
    John Cougar Mellencamp – The Lonesome Jubilee and Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My home!

    What was your first vehicle?
    1977 Plymouth Fury Sport – Dark Blue

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!

  • BRE MILLER

    Project Coordinator

    BRE MILLER

    BRE MILLER

    Project Coordinator

    BRE MILLER

    Bre assists sales, engineering and project managers to keep projects moving along on time.

    Prior to working for Clearwing she was a GM at Washougal Basalt Rock Quarry for 4 years. She also worked as a Patient Car Coordinator for Audiology Clinic for 3 years and an Office Manager & Event Coordinator at FULLBORE Innovations, Inc for 5 years.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hiking/picnicking in the mountains

    Where did you grow up?
    Washougal, WA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New York City

    What was your first job?
    Daycare assistant

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dr. John Maxwell

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Troll dolls

    What scares you?
    Scorpions

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Girl’s Trip

    What’s your passion?
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Greenday with my daughters

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Alice & Chains Jar of Flies

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Original Sandfest

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The woods or the beach

    What was your first vehicle?
    Mazda B2000 Pickup Truck

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Project Manager

    JEREMY MILLER

    Project Manager

    JEREMY MILLER

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my wife and three daughters

    Where did you grow up?
    Vancouver, WA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Kona

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    John Maxwell

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Nintendo

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My wife and I surprised our daughters with a Green Day concert

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    “A Little Different” – Spose

  • Pro Shop Sales

    KERRY MILLER

    Pro Shop Sales

    KERRY MILLER

    Kerry Miller is part of our Milwaukee Pro Shop, helping all of our clients find the right solutions for their production needs. Kerry was formerly our Systems Integration manager and design/build manager.

    Before joining the Clearwing team in Milwaukee, Kerry was service manager for Select Sound Service. He also has over 15 years of experience of sound engineering for national touring acts, such as The Righteous Brothers and Semisonic.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off? 
    Boating is the only way to spend a day off

    Where did you grow up? 
    Dubuque, Iowa along the Mighty Mississippi River.

    What was your first job?
    Working in a music store

    What movie makes you laugh out loud? 
    “Blazing Saddles”

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    The first time I saw Rush

    What is your favorite breakfast meal? 
    Bacon

    What was your first vehicle? 
    75 Mustang

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    4th of July

    What song best describes your life? 
    Tom Sawyer

     

  • Systems Design Engineer

    MIK MOORE

    Systems Design Engineer

    MIK MOORE

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • QSC Q-SYS Level One Certified
    • Forklift
    • Telescopic Handler
    • Skid Steer
    • Aerial Work Platforms
    • Load Securing
    • Fall Protection
    • First Aid
    • OSHA Construction Health and Safety 10-Hour

    Mik designs and specs installations systems focusing primarily on audio, video and lighting. He originally worked for our productions division doing festival work, primarily at the Summerfest grounds from 1996-2001. Previous to his current position at Clearwing, Mik worked in the touring division for Cirque du Soleil, as the Head of Sound for Big Top, Corteo for seven years, as the Sound Supervisor for Skylight Music Theatre for seven years, and as Audio Tech for Clearwing Productions for five years. He attended Carroll University.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Exploring a new city with friends topped off with a big dinner of local cuisine.

    Where did you grow up?
    Waukesha, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Japan

    What inspires you?
    Time with friends

    What was your first job?
    Washing dishes for the food service at the local college

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top tour, Corteo

    What was your first vehicle?
    Volkswagen Jetta

     

     

  • Systems Installation Tech

    MITCH MORRIS

    Systems Installation Tech

    MITCH MORRIS

    Mitch is an installation tech who primarily handles lighting but also some rigging. Mitch was a lighting systems tech for Clearwing Productions before switching to systems. Prior to working at Clearwing, Mitch had a production internship with Jacobs Pillow during the summer of 2014, worked as a Master Electrician at American Dance Festival in the summer of 2013, and completed a production internship with American Dance Festival during the summer of 2012. Mitch attended University North Carolina School of the Arts for Lighting Technology. When he is not working, Mitch loves to be out on a lake or river fishing. He also used to be a gymnast for 3 years.

    Where did you grow up?
    Durham, NC

    What was your first job?
    Warehouse staff at a furniture store

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Judas Priest

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Lake

    What was your first vehicle?
    Honda Civic

    What song best describes your life?
    “Simple Man” by Charlie Daniels

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    TAYLOR MUNDSTOCK

    System Tech - Audio

    TAYLOR MUNDSTOCK

    Taylor is a Warehouse Assistant in our Milwaukee shop and helps prep and test gear for gigs. Before Clearwing, he ran sound at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom for both national and local bands for 3 years, worked for the Wisconsin State Fair as a stage manager/sound guy for 5 years, and was a Sound Tech for Sound Decision Productions for a year. Taylor attended Madison Media Institute for an Associates in Music and Recording Technology and a Bachelors in Entertainment and Media Business.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Disc Golf

    Where did you grow up?
    Bismarck North Dakota

    What inspires you??
    The Batman

    What was your first job??
    Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    What was your favorite toy as a kid??
    Legos

    What was your most memorable concert??
    GWAR

    What was your first vehicle?
    1999 Chevy Malibu

    What’s your favorite holiday??
    The 4th Of July, Murica

    What song best describes your life?
    I’m Sexy and I Know It

     

  • KOZ

    Labor Coordinator

    CARSON “KOZ” NOEL

    KOZ

    Labor Coordinator

    CARSON “KOZ” NOEL

    Koz has been a long time freelancer for Clearwing, and recently became a full-time employee. Prior to working for us he was the General Manager for Quest Events. He also worked for Carnival Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and worked as a freelance AV artist for 8 years.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Relaxing, cooking

    Where did you grow up?
    Tucson, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    St. Petersburg USSR

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    RC Cars

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Incredibles 1 and 2

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Roger Waters KAOS tour

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Queensryche – Rage for Order

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    In 1995, our lighting tech took another tour that overlapped with the tour we were currently on. On his last day, we stuck him in a cable case and left just enough room for him to see out of the box. We flew him to truss height and left him there for the show. OSHA would frown on that now…

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Cozumel, Mexico

    What was your first vehicle?
    1967 Firebird

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

  • Inventory Control

    NICK O’BRIEN

    Inventory Control

    NICK O’BRIEN

    Nick helps with inventory control at our Clearwing office in Phoenix. He joined the team after freelancing as an Audio Engineer for three years, and working as a FOH Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Stage Manager, and Patch. Nick also worked at American Audio Visual Center for 2 years holding positions such as Project Manager, Technical Coordinator, A1, A2. He was also at Authority Zero for 3 years where he was a Tour Manager, Monitor Engineer, Drum Tech, and Guitar Tech.

    Nick studied at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Going to AZ Coyotes games with my daughter and girlfriend

    Where did you grow up?
    Peoria, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Australia

    What inspires you?
    Being a good father and role model to my daughter; helping others in any way I can

    What was your first job?
    Popeye’s Chicken

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Rob Bell

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Original Nintendo Entertainment System

    What scares you?
    Fear of the unknown

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Office Space

    What’s your passion?
    Knowledge; Learning

    What was your most memorable concert?
    NOFX – Jan 7, 2010

    What’s your favorite CD?
    NOFX – “They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live”

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    On tour with Pennywise – Jagermeister Tour

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Tying a friend up to a garage door when he was “asleep” then opening it

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In my room – playing my guitar

    What was your first vehicle?
    1986 Toyota Corolla

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

    What song best describes your life?
    “Thank God it’s Monday”

  • Systems Engineer/Estimation

    DAVID OLSON

    Systems Engineer/Estimation

    DAVID OLSON

    David Olson designs and bids the AVC systems for integration projects. Previous to working at Clearwing, David was an Estimator and System Designer for AVDB Group. He attended Azusa Pacific University, College of the Canyons, and Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Golfing, softball, watching hockey, playing with my kids

    Where did you grow up?
    Auburn, WA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Istanbul, Turkey

    What was your first job?
    I cleaned the shop at an auto repair shop

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I’d prefer a pipe and a pint at a pub with Stephen R Lawhead.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Micro-Machines

    What scares you?
    Spiders

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center or Eccles Performing Arts Center

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Payson

    What was your first vehicle?
    1994 Mazda B4000

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    New Year’s Eve/Day

     

     

  • Moving Light Technician

    JESSICA PECK

    Moving Light Technician

    JESSICA PECK

    Jessica is a Lighting Technician out of the Milwaukee office.  Prior to joining us, Jessica was a lighting intern with Milwaukee Rep, spent a season with Skylight Music Theatre, and was Production Manager and Master Electrician for a year with UWM Department of Dance.  Jessica majored in Theatre with a minor in Nonprofit Management while attending Ripon College.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Scrapbooking, cooking, or camping.

    Where did you grow up?
    Genesee, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Study abroad trip to London and Florence with my husband.  So much awesome food!

    What inspires you?
    New challenges and getting to learn new things

    What was your first job?
    Working at an archery shop in my hometown

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My old Sega Genesis

    What was your first vehicle?
    ’95 Geo Prizm – it had over 226,000 miles on it when it finally died!

    What song best describes your life?
    “Gaelic Storm” – One More Day Above the Roses

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Go camping with my husband

     

  • Quality Control - Audio

    SCARLETT PHARES

    Quality Control - Audio

    SCARLETT PHARES

    Scarlett’s job includes prepping shows that are getting ready to go out as well as putting them away when they return. She enjoys learning from her co-workers.

    Scarlett graduated from Mountain Pointe High School and currently attends South Mountain Community College. Prior to Clearwing, she was with Peaks Audio for a year as an Audio Show Tech Assistant and a Shop Tech.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my friends doing something outside

    Where did you grow up?
    Chantilly, Virginia

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New York City

    What inspires you?
    My mom inspires me more than anyone or anything else

    What was your first job?
    Lifeguard

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Obama!!!

    What scares you?
    Heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Bridesmaids

    What’s your passion?
    I’m not sure if I’ve found it yet, but helping people or giving back is something very important to me.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Blink 182 but Justin Bieber was pretty great too (don’t judge me)

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Darius Rucker

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The beach

    What was your first vehicle?
    Hyundai Elantra, same one I still have

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween!

  • Account Executive

    MERCER PINKSTON

    Account Executive

    MERCER PINKSTON

    Mercer is an Account Executive in our Milwaukee office. Prior to working at Clearwing, she was Master Electrician at Arizona Theater Company. Mercer holds a BA from the University of Georgia.

    Where did you grow up?
    Leesburg, GA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    The Grand Canyon

    What was your first job?
    I worked at Mullins Pools and did anything from repairing equipment, sales, and filling chlorine jugs!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    JK Rowling

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My bicycle

    What scares you?
    Lightning

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Coldplay, Viva la Vida tour; they came out onto the lawn and did an acoustic set right in the middle of the show!

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Grayton Beach, Florida

    What was your first vehicle?
    Nissan Xterra

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

  • Operations Manager - CSI

    DAVID PISANI

    Operations Manager - CSI

    DAVID PISANI

    Dave is the Operations Manager for Clearwing Systems Integration, ensuring that permanent installations are delivered to the client on time, on budget, and hassle free.

    Prior to Clearwing, Dave held the position of Engineering Manager for the Phoenix branch of VER. Before moving to Phoenix in 2013, Dave worked as the Lead Installation Technician at Clear Sound Inc. in Philadelphia, PA. He also worked as a Sound Engineer/Sound Designer and Sound Department Manager for The Prince Music Theater and Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY. Dave has a passion for music and audio electronics, and has worked as a contractor building recording studio equipment along with servicing pro audio equipment.

    Dave lives in Phoenix with his wife Rebecca and three awesome cats: Miles, Benny and Abby.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Writing and recording music

    Where did you grow up?
    Warrington Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia PA.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Orleans, LA – Love the food, people, and music

    What was your first job?
    Clerk at a super market.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Stanley Kubrick

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Atari 2600 gaming console 🙂

    What scares you?
    Mediocrity

    What’s your passion?
    Three of them: Music, Audio Electronics, and Photography

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Seeing the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Preservation Hall, New Orleans LA

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Iggy and the Stooges, at the Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia PA, in 2007. It was pure rock and roll pandemonium at a fancy four star hotel!

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    At home with my wife and cats

    What was your first vehicle?
    An awesome white 1984 Chevy Cavalier

  • Fleet Manager

    BRAD POWERS

    Fleet Manager

    BRAD POWERS

    Brad oversees the Phoenix warehouse fleet as Fleet Manager. Originally hired in 2007, Brad has worked for Clearwing in numerous capacities since, including driver, lighting technician, and assistant warehouse manager.

    Brad gained experience working at the Phoenix Theater and the Music Theatre of Wichita before joining Clearwing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Northeastern State University.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?  
    Grilling at home with my wife

    Where did you grow up? 
    Southeast Oklahoma

    What inspires you? 
    The idea that there are still new things found everyday. New places discovered, new flavors tasted, new sights seen.

    What was your first job? 
    Hauling hay on a farm, I was 12.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    Mario Batali

    What’s your passion? 
    Cooking/Grilling

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    Jason Aldean, Country Thunder 2011

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled? 
    There is this calendar, you will hear about it soon : )

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    A beach, any beach

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    4th of July

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Spend it with my wife, sitting on a beach somewhere, big pina colada in hand!

     

  • Transportation Manager

    JEFF PRYZBYLSKI

    Transportation Manager

    JEFF PRYZBYLSKI

    Jeff manages all areas of transportation as required. He works closely with other departments to achieve 100% customer satisfaction while increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. Safety for our team members is his number one priority. Jeff feels truly blessed to be part of the Clearwing/BEL family! One Team One Goal!

    Prior to Clearwing, he was a Transportation Manager for Stericycle for 9 years. He managed 7 locations and was responsible for hiring, training, coaching and developing talent. Jeff was also a Operation/Facility Manager for Waste Management for 15 years. There he oversaw 83 team members from drivers, plant production, office admin and maintenance departments. He monitored all inbound/outbound products for quality standards for the buyers.Jeff has a vast knowledge of DOT regulations and rules.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Motorcycle riding

    Where did you grow up?
    West Allis, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    San Fran & New Orleans

    What inspires you?
    Our Lord & Savior

    What was your first job?
    Cook

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Mick Jagger

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Hot wheels race cars and track

    What scares you?
    Certain heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Chevy Chase Vacation

    What’s your passion?
    Volunteering and helping people

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Rolling Stones

    What’s your favorite CD?
    40 Licks

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Meeting and hanging out with Donald Driver at a customer appreciation day at Miller Park while employed at Waste Management.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Many years ago when I was trying to quit smoking my wife would poke little holes in the cigarettes and then tape the package shut so I wouldn’t be able to smoke them.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Outdoor at any park or lake

    What was your first vehicle?
    1966 Impala

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas for family gatherings

    What song best describes your life?
    REO Speedwagon -Keep Pushin’

  • Account Executive

    JEREMY RITCHIE

    Account Executive

    JEREMY RITCHIE

    Jeremy handles rentals and retail sales out of our Denver office. Since moving to Denver in 2010, Jeremy has spent time working in the industry as a warehouse manager, audio support, lighting support, and driver. Most recently, Jeremy was a Warehouse Manager and later an Account Executive for DSI Event Group.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my wife and Murphy (my dog), listening to jazz, hiking Colorado, or skiing

    Where did you grow up?
    We moved a lot. Kentucky – Frankfurt, Germany – Georgia

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Cinque Terre, Italy

    What inspires you?
    Improvisation

    What was your first job?
    Cashier at Chick-fil-A

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Joe Rogan

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Star Wars Millennium Falcon

    What scares you?
    Baseball-sized hail storms

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Scrooged

    What’s your passion?
    Food I’ve never tried before

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Phish – Big Cypress Millennium Set

    What’s your favorite album?
    Beck’s Midnight Vultures

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Beach or on a boat offshore fishing

    What was your first vehicle?
    Ford Tempo

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

    What song best describes your life?
    “Do What You Like” by Blind Faith

  • Pro Shop Sales

    ANDREA RIVERS

    Pro Shop Sales

    ANDREA RIVERS

    MA graduate with more than 7 years experience in community engagement, partnership building, account management and effective leadership. Accomplished, detail-oriented group planning and innovative work. Driven, results-oriented team member with a proven track record of developing effective programs and meeting success criteria.

    My inner youth makes work fun! My inner idealist always finds solutions and builds bridges. These two collide to add value to my environment.
    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Outside

    Where did you grow up?
    Pennsylvania

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Bruges, Belgium or Annecy, France

    What inspires you?
    Opportunity

    What was your first job?
    Hostess at Friendly’s

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Stevie Nicks

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Skip-It or Talkboy

    What scares you?
    Heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    What About Bob?

    What’s your passion?
    Being supportive to those around me

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Nine Inch Nails

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Dark Side of the Moon

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Cat Stevens at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia

    What was your first vehicle?
    Hyundai, Elantra

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas eve

    What song best describes your life?
    Too Legit to Quit, MC Hammer

  • Driver

    DWIGHT ROBERSON

    Driver

    DWIGHT ROBERSON

    Dwight drives to show sites to deliver and pick up gear. Prior to joining the Clearwing team, he worked at Precise Corporate Staging for 9 years as a Driver, Floor Supervisor and Conventional Lighting Tech.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my grandkids

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Alaska

    What inspires you?
    My grandkids

    What was your first job?
    Hospital tech

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Barack Obama

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Fire trucks

    What scares you?
    Snakes

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Next Friday

    What’s your passion?
    Family

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Keisha cole

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Prince

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Christmas pudding

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Plastic snake scared the crap out of me

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    At home

    What was your first vehicle?
    Mustang

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    Mc hammer can’t touch this

  • System Tech - Lighting

    BRAD ROOKS

    System Tech - Lighting

    BRAD ROOKS

    Brad Rooks serves our various clients’ lighting projects as a system tech in Milwaukee. His lighting and programming expertise is well utilized on our different jobs, ranging from rock shows to corporate gigs to architectural enhancement.

    Before joining Clearwing in 2006 Brad held positions with Richter Scale Productions and Concert Concepts.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Round of golf or shooting range

    Where did you grow up?
    Fargo, ND

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Wawa, Ontario, Canada….long story…

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Laser Tag

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    “Spaceballs”

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Coffee

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The Bus

    What was your first vehicle?
    1981 Olds Cutlass Supreme. I still have the hood ornament from it.

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    RACHEL ROSS

    System Tech - Lighting

    RACHEL ROSS

    Rachel does prep and advance work at the warehouse for upcoming shows. Prior to working at Clearwing, she worked at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for 4 years with the Event Production Crew on campus. Rachel started out as a general crew member, and then moved up to become a lighting technician and eventually Crew Chief of the arena. She also worked at the Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire in 2015 and 2016, first as a stage hand and then as Crew Chief of one of the stages. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s at UW- Eau Claire in May of 2016.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sleeping or rock climbing

    Where did you grow up?
    Wauwatosa, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Monteverde, Costa Rica, I went to study the ecosystem but also got to go zip-lining, canyoning, and horseback riding.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My Game Boy Advance

    What scares you?
    When I’m working and suddenly I realize it’s too quiet…

    What was your most memorable concert?
    That’s a tie between Keane at the Pabst Theater in 2012 with my sisters, and Video Games Live at the Riverside in 2008 with my Dad.

    What was your first vehicle?
    Black 1998 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

    What song best describes your life?
    Probably these three songs in an unending loop: I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles; Who Needs Sleep? – Barenaked Ladies; I Need Some Sleep – The Eels.

  • Audio Department Manager

    ANDY ROUSE

    Audio Department Manager

    ANDY ROUSE

    Andy comes to Clearwing’s Phoenix office from Salina, KS. Prior to Clearwing, Andy was Assistant Sound Designer at Music Theatre of Wichita.  Andy attended Wichita State and holds an Associate of the Arts from Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Attempting to sleep in, then relaxing while watching racing, football, or baseball.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dave Temby, Patrick Aiken, and Dave Meuhl (when he’s not “too” busy)

    What was your favorite toy as a child?
    Hotwheel racecars

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Little Rascals

    What’s your favoite CD?
    Garth Brooks Live

    What was your first vehicle?
    1993 Nissan Sentra 

    What’s your favoite holiday?
    America’s racing vacation, IMCA Supernationals.

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Get an old hotrod convertible and drive the west coast ocean highways.

     

  • Driver

    MICHAEL SCHAFFER

    Driver

    MICHAEL SCHAFFER

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With family

    Where did you grow up?
    Santa Maria, CA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Niagara Falls

    What inspires you?
    My kids and grandkids

    What was your first job?
    Picking strawberries

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Betty White

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Tonka truck

    What scares you?
    Spiders

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Shrink wrapped co-worker’s car

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The beach

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

     

  • Ops/Logistics - Audio

    JEFF SCHAUER

    Ops/Logistics - Audio

    JEFF SCHAUER

    Jeff schedules gear and techs, and handles sub rentals, recommendations, and purchase orders. He also maintains and builds relationships with clients, vendors, and freelancers while keeping ahead of the curve with new products and available services. Jeff also does windows as needed.

    Jeff has been with Clearwing for 16 years. Before becoming an Audio Operations/Logistics Manager, he worked as a Tech, Project Manager and Engineer. Jeff also worked for the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as a stagehand and at Best Buy as a Sales and Service Tech.

    Jeff claims to have a Dual Doctorate from Hard Knocks and Life in life studies and the effects of the entertainment industry and you. He also enjoys spending his spare time swimsuit modeling.

    What’s your passion?
    Anything I’m doing… You have to immerse yourself fully into something and the results will be that more satisfying.

    What was your most memorable concert?  
    Pearl Jam- Wrigley Field. Also, one of the longest.

    What’s your favorite CD?     
    Anything by Billy Joel

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?    
    Super Bowl 45- Probably because I ended up with tickets to the game, and the Packers won.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?   
    Convincing a very young and VERY drunk coworker that eating a whole, raw onion like an apple would prevent having a hangover. Still the best 29 cents I’ve ever spent on a joke…

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?         
    There’s a whole thing about a Hog Leg… You’d have to be read in

    Where is your favorite place to relax?         
    My couch

    What was your first vehicle?
    ’78 Pontiac Lemans, Light Blue

    What’s your favorite holiday?          
    Groundhog Day

    What song best describes your life?
    Whitesnake- Here I Go Again

  • Key Account Assistant

    SASHA SCHERLINSKY

    Key Account Assistant

    SASHA SCHERLINSKY

    As the Key Accounts Assistant, Sasha provides support to the sales team by creating show-specific renderings, such as light plots and site maps. Sasha helps gather the information needed to make each event a success, and often assists as part of the onsite production staff for events. Prior to Clearwing, Sasha was employed at the Bryce Jordan Center and was a seasonal Electrics Shop Assistant at Penn State Centre Stage. She holds a BFA in Theatre Design & Technology (Scenic Design) from Penn State. Sasha is the former Director of Events for Movin’ On, Penn State’s annual music festival, which is where she was first introduced to Clearwing.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I never turn down exploring, kayaking, or painting. When I can, I’m usually driving around antiquing and finding ways to make vintage pieces into contemporary design elements. In the winter you can usually find me watching classic Hollywood films or binge watching Bollywood movies while making Indian food. Or in the summer as well. Basically, anytime. There’s lots of Netflix in my life.

    Where did you grow up?
    State College, Pennsylvania (Happy Valley).

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    London – Climbing to the top of St. Peter’s Basilica is not something I will forget anytime soon.

    What inspires you?
    Classical architecture and the Penn State Nittany Lion. WE ARE!

    What was your first job?
    Working at flea markets and festivals with my parents’ t-shirt company.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with… alive or dead?
    Katherine Hepburn or Casey Harris.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    A stuffed cat I name Ra-Ra and my Craftsmen Work Bench.

    What scares you?
    Cockroaches and sketchy ladders.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anything with Adam Sandler and/or Drew Barrymore.

    What’s your passion?
    Traveling and seeing how culturally diverse the world is.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Bon Jovi’s The Circle Tour and the Rscal Flatts’ Still Feels Good Tour.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    The Very Best of Prince, Def Leppard’s The Vault, or X-Ambassador’s VHS.

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Penn State Movin’ On 2016 – There might be bigger and crazy shows, but my home show will always be the one that I love the most.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I’m a firm believer that those who prank others get pranked in return. I like to stay out of it unless provoked, and even then I’m still not the best prankster.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    I have a stuffed squirrel that I take on shows with me (ask me about him sometime), and my advisors at Penn State used to always steal it and hide it. One day I got a picture of it looking like it was about to be cut into fifty pieces – I wasn’t a fan.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Orange Lake Country Club, Orlando.

    What was your first vehicle?
    2002 White Toyota Rav4.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween and the Fourth of July.

    What song best describes your life?
    Here Today – Aloe Blacc.

     

  • Systems Design Engineer

    KURT SCHNABEL

    Systems Design Engineer

    KURT SCHNABEL

    Kurt is a Systems Design Engineer in our Milwaukee office where he focuses on lighting and rigging components of integration projects.  Kurt comes to Clearwing after six years with ACME Production Resources, where he served as Production Manager and Lighting Designer; overseeing integration projects and managing overall production processes. Kurt has a BFA in Theatre Technology from UW-Stevens Point and an MFA in Lighting Design from University of Arizona.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Playing baseball with my kids

    Where did you grow up?
    Oregon, WI

    What was your first job?
    I was 11 years old and kept score for a bowling league using the old overhead projectors and a grease pencil

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Anyone at all, as long as it’s really good coffee

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    The Lego “Outer Space” series

    What scares you?
    Clowns

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    One that includes friends and good conversation

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Blues Brothers

    What is your favorite color?
    G870 because it cools down the tungsten fixtures just the right amount, and R76 because there is nothing else quite like it

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On the veranda with a glass of wine and a good book

    What was your first vehicle?
    A rusty Chevy pickup

     

  • Driving/Staging Tech

    AARON SCHUETZ

    Driving/Staging Tech

    AARON SCHUETZ

    Aaron has been in the production business over 15 years and has worked for various companies throughout the years such as:

    Iatse Local 7 – Stagehand
    Rhino –  Staging Loader, Staging Tech, Stagehand
    DSI Event Group –  Shop Tech
    Summit Music Hall (Soda Jerk Presents) – Stagehand

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Going somewhere rad (wanderlust)

    Where did you grow up?
    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    California is pretty sweet

    What inspires you?
    Music, Art, Nature,

    What was your first job?
    Landscaping

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Johnny Cash

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My bike

    What scares you?
    Negativity

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Hangover

    What’s your passion?
    Art, in all its forms.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Nine Inch Nails Fragile Tour

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Type O Negative- Bloody Kisses

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Rolling Stones Arrowhead stadium Kansas City, Mo

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I’m not much of a prankster

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    It wasn’t funny

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    A beach or a hot spring

    What was your first vehicle?
    1981 GMC van

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life?
    Mad World

  • Project Coordinator

    MADELINE SCHULTZ

    Project Coordinator

    MADELINE SCHULTZ

    Madeline is Clearwing Systems Integration’s Administrative Assistant in our Milwaukee office. Madeline assists with bid documentation, organizing online files and keeping them up to date, following up with clients after installations, creating manuals for clients, and many other things. She has worked in customer service for 7 years, and has also worked as a scenic carpenter for 8. Most recently, she was the Production Coordinator at DSHA for CTW for 3 years where she ran the box office, house managed, coordinated volunteers, assisted with financial documents, and did anything else to help the flow of the production.

    Madeline graduated in 2013 from Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, and in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point with a BFA in Design and Technology and an Arts Management Minor.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Fishing, Camping, enjoying the Sun!

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Brookfield and Elm Grove, two suburbs outside of Milwaukee

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    My junior year of high school I went to London, and cannot wait to go back someday!

    What inspires you?
    My mom’s strength and generoisty

    What was your first job?
    Cleaning and organizing in my mom’s small business

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    My grandparents in heaven. Otherwise, Carrie Underwood is my idol.

    What’s your passion?
    Helping people

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    I just finished Mary Poppins where we did some performer flying and that will never get old.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On a beach

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!

  • Account Executive

    CHAD SIKKINK

    Account Executive

    CHAD SIKKINK

    Located in our Milwaukee office, Account Executive Chad Sikkink manages client accounts throughout the United States. He has worked for Clearwing since 2002 and previously managed our backline department. Chad attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and McNally Smith College of Music.

    Where did you grow up?
    Rochester, MN

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Ask Chris Balke…..

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Arctic Cat outdoor show in Yellowstone during the middle of winter. Literally the coolest show I have ever done.

    What song best describes your life?
    The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait”

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

     

  • Operations Assistant

    LACEY SIMMONS

    Operations Assistant

    LACEY SIMMONS

    Lacey assists account executives, warehouse crew, accounting and the general manager with various tasks. Before working for Clearwing, she toured with The Disco Biscuits as their production assistant for a year. Lacey has also been the assistant festival director for Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival for the last two years.

    She is currently in school at The University of Colorado in Denver for Music Business.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Going skiing, rafting, or dancing to live music.

    Where did you grow up?
    Denver, CO

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Orleans

    What was your first job?
    Caddy

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Pete Shapiro

    What was your first vehicle?
    Geo Prizm

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

  • Driver

    MICHAEL SMITH

    Driver

    MICHAEL SMITH

    Michael ensures that customers receive the equipment they ordered in a timely and safe manner, and works with the crew on site to load/unload equipment at the beginning and end of the show.

    Prior to working for Clearwing, he worked for Werner Enterprises as an OTR CDL Driver, Contractors Siding as a Local CDL Delivery Driver, and Arctic Glacier Premuim Ice as a Local CDL Route Driver

    Michael grew up around the trucking industry, and has always enjoyed the open road and the freedom that comes with the job. For him its a great learning experience where he always gets to meet new people, and constantly run into people he knows.

    He attended Northwest High School and the American Institute of Trucking.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Shooting, wrenching, or gaming, sometimes all 3

    Where did you grow up?
    Grand Island NE

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    The Niobrara River Valley

    What was your first job?
    Began as a shop hand and delivery driver in a Tool and Die shop at 16

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Toy cars, especially Tractor Trailers

    What’s your passion?
    Driving and custom cars, they’re one and the same to me

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Brantley Gilbert at the Nebraska State Fair

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The garage

    What was your first vehicle?
    1989 F250, she was slow, but man she wouldn’t get stuck

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    4th of July

    What song best describes your life?
    Trace Adkins’ Rough and Ready

  • Systems Design Engineer

    SHAWN SMITH

    Systems Design Engineer

    SHAWN SMITH

    Shawn is a Systems Design Engineer for Clearwing Systems Integration, specializing in Lighting and Rigging.

    Prior to joining Clearwing, Shawn was the Technical Director at Phoenix First Assembly/Dream City Church for three years and worked as a lighting director and designer for houses of worship across the valley.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Golfing

    Where did you grow up?
    Tracy, CA

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Barcelona, Spain

    What inspires you?
    My parents and my sister

    What was your first job?
    Lighting Technician at Phoenix First Assembly            

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos and K’nex

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Three Amigos

    What’s your passion?
    Passionate about enhancing event experiences through Lighting and Special FX.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Dave Matthews Band at Cricket Pavillion in 2009

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Love going on road trips up to Sedona and Flagstaff to relax.

    What was your first vehicle?
    2000 Chrysler Sebring JXI Convertible

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas is definitely my favorite holiday.

  • Recruiter

    FRAN SOLOMON

    Recruiter

    FRAN SOLOMON

    Fran has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Her experience ranges from theme parks, cruise ships, festivals, corporate events and national and international theatre tours as both an audio engineer and a production manager. She has been in Arizona for 16 years- the longest she has lived anywhere as an adult.

    Fran attended Indiana University and completed an Individualized Major Program in Audio Technology & Theater. She was also one of the founding members of Desert State USITT and, after serving for 4 years as secretary, was elected and served as chair for 4 years.

    Where did you grow up?
    South Milwaukee, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Lucerne, Switzerland

    What inspires you?
    Helping people

    What was your first job?
    Napa auto parts store in South Milwaukee – the only non-industry job I have had.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    First National tour of Sunday in the Park with George

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

  • Accounting Associate

    ASHLEY SPENCER

    Accounting Associate

    ASHLEY SPENCER

    Ashley assists the Pro Shop sales team with all administrative and accounting aspects of their sales. Prior to Clearwing, Ashley was a supervisor with CaptionCall for two years. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science with a focus in accounting.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Crocheting and/or knitting- I am yarn crazy!

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up a little bit in Illinois, and the other bit in Arizona, so I would say I’m an Arizonan… besides saying “pop.”

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Paris! It was incredibly beautiful and incredibly old, compared to Arizona.

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Doing spotlight for Shrek the Musical with VYT was crazy fun!

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    I covered my roommate’s entire room with newspaper (including the walls, and wrapping every single thing) while she was out.

  • JOE SPITZER

    System Tech - Audio

    JOE SPITZER

    JOE SPITZER

    System Tech - Audio

    JOE SPITZER

    Joe works in the Clearwing, Phoenix warehouse pulling shows and setting up equipment at event sites. Previous to working at Clearwing, Joe was the General Manager for Peaks Audio in Flagstaff, AZ, and before that, the Audio Supervisor at NAU Ardrey Auditorium. He attended Northern Arizona University. Joe played ice hockey for 10 years, is a published film composer, and a classically trained pianist.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Spending time with friends and sharing music

    Where did you grow up?
    Flagstaff, AZ

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New York City

    What was your first job?
    Hockey coach

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jaco Pastorius

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My Go-Kart!

    What scares you?
    People. People are terrifying.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Role Models

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Dave Brubeck

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    My bed!

    What was your first vehicle?
    98 Ford Contour

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

     

  • Pro Shop Sales

    JEFF STEELE

    Pro Shop Sales

    JEFF STEELE

    Jeff is a member of our Pro Shop Sales Team, helping clients find the right equipment to fill their needs.  He has been a fixture in the industry for over 15 years, including time spent in operations and production at Clearwing. Jeff enjoys the fact that he gets to work with the same great clients that he’s worked with for over his career as well as having the opportunity to meet so many new people that he hasn’t had the opportunity to work with in the past.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and three beautiful daughters.  Camping, hiking and boating are some of our favorite family activities. 

    Where did you grow up?
    I was born in Phoenix and have lived within 20 miles my entire life.  I love the desert and I don’t think that I will ever leave it.

    What was your first job?
    When I was about 13 I worked for a Christmas tree lot unloading and loading trees from large trucks and eventually loading into customer vehicles. I did this for several seasons and eventually turned into more regular work for the nursery.  

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    My favorite dinnertime meal is breakfast.  Really, I love breakfast foods, and could eat them for every meal.  Breakfast burritos, pancakes and fried potatoes are some of my favorites.

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    My least favorite household chore is laundry.  If there were one thing that I would hire out, that would be it.

    What song best describes your life?
    The song that best describes my life is Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie.  When I align myself with the right team everything is cool.  My family and my lord and savior Jesus Christ make for one heck of a team.  

     

  • Project Manager - Lighting

    TODD STOKES

    Project Manager - Lighting

    TODD STOKES

    Todd is a lighting crew chief, moving light tech, entertainment electrician, programmer, and show plotter and takes most shows in Denver from advance to fruition in terms of lighting. Todd’s past experience includes 2 years with Opera Shop Denver CO, 7 years with Innovation Group/ Kroenke Sports and 3 years with DSI Event Group.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?       
    Sleeping

    Where did you grow up?   
    Denver

    Most memorable place you have traveled?   
    Cairns, Australia

    What inspires you?    
    Perpetual motion

    What was your first job?  
    Paper eoute

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?          
    A pair of cowboy boots

    What scares you?
    NOTHING

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?      
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    What’s your passion?      
    Execution of large projects, be it personal or professional

    What was your most memorable concert?   
    Robert Plant

    What’s your favorite album? 
    NIN the fragile disk 2

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    The Mountains

    What was your first vehicle?       
    BMW 528e

    What’s your favorite holiday?      
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    “Keep it Simple” – Keller Williams

  • System Tech - Lighting

    CHRIS STONE

    System Tech - Lighting

    CHRIS STONE

    Chris tests all moving light fixtures when they come back from shows and ensures they are all in working order before the next show. He communicates with the service department when he has fixtures that need to be repaired and also performs repairs on fixtures as he can.

    Before joining Clearwing, Chris worked at The Mansion Theatre for three years. The Mansion was the biggest operating venue in Branson, Missouri. He was the Lighting Director and would over see all lighting. He also was the in-house Master Electrician, Designer, Programmer and Board Operator. Chris also worked at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre which was owned by the same owner as The Mansion for three years. He held positions such as Lighting Director, Master Electrician, Designer, Programmer and Board Operator. Chris has also worked for Andy Williams, the illusionist Rick Thomas, and American Idol during Finalist’s Live.

    Chris is obsessed with production and everything about it. He was born into the industry pretty much. His dad was always a Live Sound Engineer and Recording Engineer while growing up and he got wrapped up into the lighting side of it all. He’s never had a job outside of production, it is all he has ever known.

    He started at the age of 10 and has run with it ever since. When he was still in school he would hack the computer and build shows on a 3D visualizer. He’s always humbled when he has the opportunity to go and do shows and work around really good knowledgeable people. He tries to learn everything he possibly can from every situation possible.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Out on the water fishing. pretty much anything that has to do with the lake

    Where did you grow up?
    Oklahoma City

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Cedar Point in Ohio

    What inspires you?
    A really good band and a great sounding audio rig with a killer lighting rig to go with it

    What was your first job?
    Running spot for an Irish singer by the name of Daniel O’Donnell

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Marc Brickman. He was the Lighting Designer for Pink Floyd during the Pulse Tour

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Anything lighting related

    What scares you?
    Losing my fingers or something that could keep me from doing shows

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Don’t watch movies much but Ted I know will make me laugh pretty good

    What’s your passion?
    Lighting and design

    What was your most memorable concert?
    It’s really hard to say

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Who Listens to CDs nowadays? But I am a big fan of anything good that has quality

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Toss up between Kansas and Rick Thomas

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Sent someone into the shop to get me the cable stretcher

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Someone saved my show file on their flash drive and deleted it off mine and off the console 30 mins before doors

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Out on the lake

    What was your first vehicle?
    1986 Z28 Camaro

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    “Test The Limits” by The Ghost Inside

  • National Used Gear Sales

    JASON STONE

    National Used Gear Sales

    JASON STONE

    Jason is responsible for used gear sales for Clearwing Production and Clearwing Systems Integration in Phoenix, Milwaukee and Denver. He was previously Light N Sound’s V.P. of Sales. Prior to that he worked at Guitar Center as a Pro Tools Instructor and Outside Sales Associate.

    Jason has over 20 years of experience as a recording engineer and freelance live engineer in Phoenix. At age 9 he picked up the drums, and did a four show tour in southern California at age 15. Since then, he’s toured all over the west coast as a drummer for hire and has done studio work as well.

    Jason studied Music Production and Business Management at Phoenix College.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my girlfriend

    Where did you grow up?
    Anaheim and Phoenix

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Costa Rican rain forest

    What inspires you?
    My son Evan

    What was your first job?
    Machine Shop

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Charlie Watts

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Skateboard

    What scares you?
    Skateboarding

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Any scary movie

    What’s your passion?
    Playing drums

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Huey Lewis and the News – I was 9 years old

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Sound Engineer at the Pentagon

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Catalina Island

    What was your first vehicle?
    1961 VW Bug

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Love them all if there’s food

  • Backline Department Manager

    NOAH TALLMAN

    Backline Department Manager

    NOAH TALLMAN

    Thanks to his parents, Noah has been around music, concerts, and comedy his whole life.  Before coming to Clearwing, Noah was in food service for 8 years.  Noah has been a part-time music instructor for 7 years, and has played drums for nearly two decades.

    Where did you grow up?
    Arizona

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Canada

    What was your first job?
    Helping run a snack bar at the Warwick Musical Theatre… I was 10!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Vinnie Colaiuta

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anchor Man

    What’s your passion?
    Playing and teaching music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Cher

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Beethovan’s 9th Symphony

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Chicken and waffles

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Spend it with my mom

     

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    RYAN TERRY

    Quality Control - Lighting

    RYAN TERRY

    Responsible for the operations and logistics of our Phoenix Lighting Department, Ryan Terry ensures lighting inventory success as well as handles sub-rentals for lighting equipment. Additionally, he strengthens relationships with both vendors and sub-rental clients. Ryan was previously a freelance Lighting Designer and Lighting Tech for Clearwing and the Owner and Chief Designer for Focal Point, LLC, an Arizona-based lighting design firm that specialized in theatre, dance, corporate AV and weddings. Prior to that, he worked at Precise Corporate Staging, On Cue Systems, and Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.

    Ryan studied Theatre Production and Technology with an emphasis in Lighting Design at Northern Arizona University. He loves spending time with his son and enjoying the outdoors in Arizona.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?         
    Zip-lining through old-growth forest in Boulder, Colorado.

    What was your first job?
    My first job was in the Target Shipping & Receiving department.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?      
    I would love to sit down and have coffee with my grandfather, a prominent architect in the 50s.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?  
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    Seeing the Gorillaz perform live in Phoenix.

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?  
    Coolest show I’ve worked was my first ME position for Phooson 2008 during which Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Fallout Boy performed.

    Funniest prank ever pulled on you?
    Being Sharpie-tattooed by all of my friends following my 21st birthday celebration.

  • QUALITY CONTROL - LIGHTING

    ANTHONY THIGPEN

    QUALITY CONTROL - LIGHTING

    ANTHONY THIGPEN

    Anthony works in the lighting department as a Quality Control Technician. He is responsible for making sure equipment and gear works before it goes out to a site, and ensuring that it is in proper working condition when it returns. Before signing onto Clearwing full-time, Anthony worked for the company as a freelance A/V tech for 4 years. In 2014, he graduated from Collins College. with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Audio Production.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Playing semipro football and building model figures

    Where did you grow up?
    Buena Park, California till age 12 and then Phoenix the last 12 years

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Haven’t traveled much

    What inspires you?
    My family. Especially my mother she’s the reason why I push myself to do better and achieve my goals ,dreams and aspirations.

    What was your first job?
    Car washer/ detailer

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Martin Luther King Jr.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos and K’NEX

    What scares you?
    Heights! You will not see me up in the air on any kind of lift anytime soon

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Friday and Next Friday

    What’s your passion?
    Love. I am passionate about the things that i truly love in life.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Naughty by Nature at Crescent Ballroom

    What’s your favorite album?
    I have so many, the top two though are The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and  Kid Cudi Man on the Moon

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Pot of Gold 2015

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    The toilet

    What was your first vehicle?
    1993 chevy suburban on 22”

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    My birthday

    What song best describes your life?
    Kid Cudi – “Day and Night”

  • Audio Repair Technician

    LUKE TIGARD

    Audio Repair Technician

    LUKE TIGARD

    Luke helps maintain and service audio gear from our clients and our company’s inventory.

    He graduated from University Of Nebraska-Lincoln  and received a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management / Minor in Geospatial Information Sciences. He also attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences – Audio Engineering/Music Production

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Doing anything musical and hanging out with my family

    Where did you grow up?
    Elk Rapids, Michigan

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Champery, Switzerland

    What inspires you?
    Traveling, my family and music

    What was your first job?
    Working on a cherry farm in Elk Rapids, Michigan

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Shaun White

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    What scares you?
    The Conjuring

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Trolls

    What’s your passion?
    Music is my passion

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Yanni

    What’s your favorite CD?
    The Sign – Ace of Bass

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    At the beach

    What was your first vehicle?
    1995 Ford Probe GT

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Valentine’s Day

    What song best describes your life?
    Ace In The Hole – George Strait

  • Staging Technician

    ROB VACCARELLA

    Staging Technician

    ROB VACCARELLA

    Rob Vaccarella is Clearwing Milwaukee’s staging technician, responsible for the set up and removal of all staging elements of a production. He has been working on and off with Clearwing since 1998 in a number of roles including lighting tech, audio tech, rigger, backline tech, staging manager and truck driver.

    His varied prior work experience includes five years as a union carpenter, six years as a US army reserve instructor, five years as a landscaper/snowplower and two years as a scuba instructor.

    What’s your favorite way to spend the day off?
    Fishing or scuba diving

    Where did you grow up?
    Appleton/Milwaukee

    Where is the most memorable place you have traveled?
    Grand Cayman

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Can’t stand coffee… lol

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Atari 2600

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Roast beef and mashed potatoes

    What’s your least favorite household chore?
    Dishes

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Blazing Saddles

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Boston / Starship 2012, since it was the first concert my son Rocky helped me with.

    What’s your favorite breakfast meal?
    Cheeseburger and fries

     

  • Warehouse Assistant/Staging Tech

    ROCKY VACCARELLA

    Warehouse Assistant/Staging Tech

    ROCKY VACCARELLA

    Rocky is a Staging Technician and Warehouse Assistant in Clearwing’s staging department. Rocky previously worked as a stagehand with Clearwing as well.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Skateboarding, video games, scuba diving, and sleeping.

    Where did you grow up?
    Lake Geneva, WI

    What was your favorite vacation?
    The Grand Canyon

    What was your first job?
    Landscaping

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    I’d love to sit with Rob Dyrdek, but coffee is not my style.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Teck Deck finger skateboards

    What scares you?
    Failure

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    21 Jump Street

    What is your passion?
    Skateboarding

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line

    What is your favorite album?
    All the Right Reasons – Nickelback

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Boston and Starship

    Favorite place to relax?
    In a hot tub or anywhere under water

    What was your first car?
    5-speed Saturn

    What is your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving

    What song best describes your life?
    “Survival” by Eminem

     

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    MITCH VAN DYKE

    System Tech - Lighting

    MITCH VAN DYKE

    Mitch prepares lighting equipment for upcoming shows, completes on-site setup of all lighting aspects, and provides maintenance as needed to ensure a properly operating lighting rig. Prior to working at Clearwing, Mitch was the Lighting Director and Rigger at Rhino Staging Arizona and Master Electrician at Arizona Theater Company.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    In the outdoors with others, hiking, camping, or paddling.

    Where did you grow up?
    Neenah, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    The Grand Canyon

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos! Still to this day…

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Anywhere in the mountains

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

     

  • Pro Shop Manager - MKE

    MIKE VON DER LINDEN

    Pro Shop Manager - MKE

    MIKE VON DER LINDEN

    Mike V is the Proshop Manager in our Milwaukee Clearwing office.

    Mike has been playing music since he was 12 years old and loves the feeling that comes from making music with other people.  Mike spent seven years with Guitar Center in Brookfield as the Platinum Room Manager.  He appreciates guitars as art as well as tools of the trade, but his favorite guitar of all is the Gibson Les Paul.  Mike has years of customer service experience and, at Clearwing, feels part of a team of people whose main goal is customer satisfaction.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Cook and find new things to create. Whether it’s Italian, French, Mexican, or good old fashioned American cuisine, I really enjoy the process.

    What is your favorite holiday?
    Halloween.  Candy, costumes, fog juice, and scary movies.  What’s not to like?

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    TIM WATKINS

    Quality Control - Lighting

    TIM WATKINS

    As a Quality Control Lighting Tech, Tim is responsible for making sure that the quality of our gear matches the quality of your show. He pulls the equipment from our inventory to match your order, making sure that you receive all of the gear you need. When the equipment is returned, Tim scans all of the equipment back into our inventory, ensuring that each item is accounted for. Tim then tests the equipment to determine that all of the gear remains in excellent condition. He is a musician who plays piano, guitar, ukulele and drums. He also enjoys bicycling, swimming, target shooting and playing computer games.

    Tim has worked in the live entertainment industry for 13 years with several different production companies in a variety of positions, including:

    Electrician, Feld Entertainment, Palmetto, FL.
    Touring Electrician with Disney on Ice Frozen.
    Lighting Technician, Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line, Miami, FL. Mama Mia, Blue Planet, Oceanaria, Ice Games, and How to Train Your Dragon on Ice
    Automated Lighting Programmer, Bacon & Sons Film Co., Las Vegas, NV.
    Moving Light/Electronics Department Technician, 4Wall Entertainment, Las Vegas, NV.
    Automated Lighting/Media Server Programmer, Steneide Illumination/NW Video Wall, Arlington, WA.
    Automated Lighting Programmer, Joe Cole Lights, Seattle, WA.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Tim enjoys being with friends on his day off.

    Where did you grow up?
    Tim was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in the greater Seattle, Washington, area.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Tim loves to travel and especially enjoyed the United Kingdom.

    What inspires you?
    Creative people

    What was your first job?
    Tim’s first job was a Lighting Technician at Northshore Performing Arts Center (a 605 seat road house) in Washington state.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Brad Schiller

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Lettuce spinner

    What scares you?
    Lack of safety on the job is pretty scary.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Tropic Thunder

    What’s your passion?
    Music

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Tiesto Club Life

    What’s your favorite CD?
    1989 – Taylor Swift

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Fearless- Taylor Swift

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Some high school classmates and I put our high school parking lot lady’s golf cart on the roof of the school (3 stories up).

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My drill instructor made me run around the base wearing tactical goggles and singing “Rocket Man” (Elton John).

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Helipad on the cruise ship under the stars

    What was your first vehicle?
    1999 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab Stepside Pickup

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    “The Loadout” by Jackson Browne

  • Quality Control - Audio

    TYLER WILLIAMS

    Quality Control - Audio

    TYLER WILLIAMS

    Tyler is one of our service technicians in the Phoenix office. He maintains and repairs a variety of lighting and audio gear. He got started in audio back in his freshman year of high school in a new class called CMAS (Contemporary Music and Sound) created by his music teacher. Ever since, he has developed a passion for it and knew that this was what he wanted to do with his life. In college he became fascinated with how the electronics worked and learning to how to fix audio equipment. Prior to Clearwing, Tyler was a stagehand with Rhino Staging and a Certified Crew Trainer at Raising Cane’s. Tyler has an AAS degree in Audio Production Technologies.

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix, AZ born and raised

    What was your first job?
    Entertainer for children’s birthday parties at Party Animals. I was the one in the Spongebob costume.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Tom Dowd

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Wayne’s World

    What’s your passion?
    Learning

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Gin Blossoms at Tempe Beach Park 2007

    What’s your favorite CD?
    All Ages by Bad Religion

    What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas. Seriously, opening presents and eating pie what’s not to like.

     

  • MARKETING ASSISTANT

    TIMPANI WOODSON

    MARKETING ASSISTANT

    TIMPANI WOODSON

    Timpani is a marketing assistant in the Phoenix office. Before joining the Clearwing team she was a marketing assistant at APL Logistics. Timpani graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Journalism.

    Where did you grow up?
    Peoria, AZ

    What was your first job?
    Support technologist

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Bridesmaids

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Cinque Terre, Italy

    What’s your passion?
    Travel. I love to experience new places and cultures.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Twenty One Pilots

    What’s your favorite CD?
    How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence + the Machine

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    London Fashion Week

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