• PRESIDENT/CEO

    GREGG BRUNCLIK

    PRESIDENT/CEO

    GREGG BRUNCLIK

    President and CEO Gregg Brunclik has had a passion for building things since he was young. That passion has evolved over time, from building the company’s first loudspeakers to building Clearwing Productions from a small audio company into a one-stop shop, capable of fulfilling virtually any event or venue’s production needs.

    Gregg leads the Clearwing teams in Milwaukee and Phoenix by leading by example.  “The best way to inspire people to do whatever it takes to get a job done well is to show them I’m willing to do that myself,” he says. Prior to incorporating Clearwing in 1985, Gregg gained 17 years of experience running front of house sound for local and touring acts.

    In addition to building a successful company, Gregg and his wife have also built a life centered on faith and family. His nine children, ranging in ages from thirty-five to six, are his biggest pride and joy.

    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 - MKE

    BRYAN BRUNCLIK

    General Manager - MKE

    BRYAN BRUNCLIK

    Bryan Brunclik oversees the Milwaukee Clearwing office as general manager. 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?
    Bus Boy 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 - 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 - CSI

    MAX BRUNCLIK

    General Manager - CSI

    MAX BRUNCLIK

    Max is the General Manager of Clearwing Systems Integration and has worked seasonally for Clearwing Productions for many years.  Max has worked in inside sales for McGraw Hill and holds a BA in Marketing/Finance from Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  He is excited to work outside of a cubicle.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    On the Water-River, Lake, Puddle…anything

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Queenstown New Zealand 

    What inspires you?
    Pez Dispensers

    What was your first job?
    Bag Boy at Bristlecone Pines CC

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Jeff Gordon

    What scares you?
    Wolves…absolutely terrified

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Notebook

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Coldplay at Alpine Valley

    What was your first vehicle?
    Light Blue Ford Windstar…get at me ladies!

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Spend it with my big brother Bryan…ALL DAY…EVERY SECOND

     

  • General Manager - Sales & Development

    NICK DRESSLER

    General Manager - Sales & Development

    NICK DRESSLER

    Nick is responsible for working alongside Clearwing’s Milwaukee and Phoenix sales teams to monitor sales performance and coordinate company sales efforts.  Nick has been with Clearwing since 2010.

    Nick previously worked as lighting and sound supervisor for the Phoenix Theatre and as audio engineer for the Herberger Theater Center. Nick studied studio engineering at Scottsdale Community College.

    What does he like best about Clearwing?
    “UMMMmMMmMMMmmMM………. I get to work with really cool people”

    Where did you grow up?
    Mesa, Arizona

    What inspires you?
    Competition

    What was your first job?
    Owner of my own YoYo part company “yo-finga” 15 years old

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

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Yo-Yo

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Dinner with Dave and Courtney

    What’s your passion?
    Idea Man

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Deftones at “that damn show”

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Shows are fun? Who’s crack you smokin?

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Sent Temby Gorilla Poop

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Day Spa

    What was your first vehicle?
    Dodge Caravan

     

  • Director of Operations

    BRYAN BAUMGARDNER

    Director of Operations

    BRYAN BAUMGARDNER

    In a nutshell, Bryan Baumgardner’s role at Clearwing is to make 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 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 that 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!

     

     

  • Director of Engineering (Production)

    JAMIE EARLE

    Director of Engineering (Production)

    JAMIE EARLE

    Jamie started working in the shop of a PA company 10 years ago, cleaning sick off of cables and painting speakers. Since then he has toured as Band Engineer and Systems Engineer. He was brought up in a small 8000 pop coastal town in the South East of England and has spent time living and working in Prague, Czech Republic, where he met his Minnesotan future 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

     

  • 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. for 13 years and for the Wisconsin Oven Corporation for 13 years. 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.

  • Accounting Manager

    MEGHAN JAMESON

    Accounting Manager

    MEGHAN JAMESON

    Meghan Jameson manages the Phoenix office and accounting operations. For eight years prior to joining Clearwing in 2011, she performed as a singer/dancer/actor 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 for college. 

    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.

     

  • 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

     

  • IT Manager

    PATRICK DORAN

    IT Manager

    PATRICK DORAN

    Based in our Milwaukee office, Patrick Doran serves both 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?

     

  • 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

     

  • Human Resources Manager

    PHILIP VAN ERMEN

    Human Resources Manager

    PHILIP VAN ERMEN

    Philip Van Ermen is the Human Resources Manager at Clearwing, which he considers to be internal customer service. He handles everything from recruitment, onboarding, training, and development to strategic planning or benefits administration. Philip has over eight years of HR experience in a variety of industries, including hotels and hospitality, higher education, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. He attended Marquette University where he received his bachelor’s degree in History, and his master’s in Human Resources.

    Philip is the youngest of 10 kids, and has 26 nieces and nephews. He is an Assistant Basketball Coach at Mount Mary University.

    Where did you grow up?
    Escanaba, MI.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Too many to list: The Philippines, Japan, Italy, Spain, Guatemala, Great Britain, Canada, and Jamaica.

    What was your first job?
    Paperboy from 6th to 8th grade.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Tommy Boy and Richard Pryor Live.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Jonny Lang at the House of Blues in Chicago.  The man has got soul and blues running through his veins.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Indian Summer by Carbon Leaf.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Hogtied a friend to a luggage cart at a hotel and wheeled him through the Taco Bell drive through next door.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Family Cottage just outside of Green Bay, WI.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas – nothing better than a roaring fire in December.

     

     

  • 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

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • Project Manager - Audio

    KYLE PACE

    Project Manager - Audio

    KYLE PACE

    Kyle assists with the operation of the company’s inventory and training Clearwing employees in the proper use, handling and care of audio equipment. He also helps design and approve audio systems, and guarantees resource availability for events. Kyle supports all company divisions by ensuring procedures for quality control and equipment are correct for assigned projects.

    Before joining the Clearwing Team, Kyle worked at Cornerstone Technologies as the audio department manager and The Complex as a production manager. He also worked as a freelance audio contractor for some time,

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off? 
    Spend time with my wife and kids

    Where did you grow up? 
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Disneyland with my wife and kids

    What inspires you? 
    People helping others. Seeing happiness.

    What was your first job? 
    Landscaping in high school

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    Nikola Tesla

    What was your favorite toy as a kid? 
    Ninja Turtles & Gi Joes

    What scares you? 
    Losing my family

    What movie makes you laugh out loud? 
    Step Brothers/Dumb & Dumber

    What’s your passion? 
    Anything Audio, Electricity & The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    What was your most memorable concert? 
    Thrice

    What’s your favorite CD? 
    What’s a CD? Kidding! Iron Maiden anything 1980-1992

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on? 
    Young Living Essential Oils Convention 2015/2016

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Posting on classifieds that I had sold out Justin Bieber tickets for sale on April fools and used my friends phone number.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    No one pranks me. I’m the prank master

    Where is your favorite place to relax? 
    Cabin in Durango, Colorado

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Ford Ranger

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    National Donut Day

    What song best describes your life? 
    MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This

  • Ops/Logistics Manager - Lighting

    ANIA DANKOW

    Ops/Logistics Manager - Lighting

    ANIA DANKOW

    Ania Dankow in charge of Operations and Logistics- Lighting. Over her 10 years at Clearwing, Ania has also held positions as lighting technician, project manager, and head of the lighting department.

    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

     

  • Training Coordinator

    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, occasionally freelancing with Clearwing’s Production and Systems Integration teams. Marie comes from a theatre audio background, but has always found herself managing and coordinating special projects along the way. She shares her life and home in the Southwest with her partner, Ashley.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    A trip to my gym, a weekend diy project, and hanging out with my wife.

    Where did you grow up?
    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?
    In my front yard, with my wife and our best friends who live next door, playing with their kids.

    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 freshman year in college I won free tickets to Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors concert tour. Turned out to be front & center seats for Cyndi Lauper, The B52s, Wanda Sykes, and the best part: Joan Jett, whose mic kept electrocuting her lips. It took the crew several tries to fix it throughout her set and she was NOT happy. It was awesome.

     

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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 in 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 and all. We videotaped it.

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

  • 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

     

  • 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.

  • Account Executive

    SCOTT BRIESE

    Account Executive

    SCOTT BRIESE

    Scott is an Account Executive in our Milwaukee office.  In the past, he’s worked as a Project Manager for Clearwing as well as a PM from 2000-2009.

    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.

     

     

  • Account Executive

    CLAYTON MELOCIK

    Account Executive

    CLAYTON MELOCIK

    Clayton has worked with Clearwing Productions as a freelance audio tech since 2005, and is now a Phoenix office Account Executive.  He spent 5 and a half years as a material handler, press helper, and roll tender in the Press Room of RR Donnelley and Son’s printing company in Dwight, IL.  Clayton has  toured the country with PEG on “Beehive The 60’s Musical”, “Footloose”, and “The Wedding Singer” as an A1.  He is also the current drummer in “Daniel’s Window”, a Christian Rock Band. Clayton attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

    Where did you grow up?
    On a farm in the middle of a corn field in the Midwest, Mazon, IL to be more exact.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Hawaii stole my heart! Especially Maui.

    What was your first job?  
    Mowing yards when I was 7 or 8, and then on to farm work like bailing hay and plowing fields when in got into my teens.

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Sushi! Who’s in?

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    That would have to be the Virgin Galactic press conference at the Space Port in Truth and Consequences, NM.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    In, around, or next to a body of water!

    What song best describes your life?
    My wife and I picked “Free” by the Zac Brown Band at our wedding to represent our lives and I think that will always hold true for us.

  • 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, system design, etc. Basically, everything under the sun!

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

    Where did you grow up?
    Arizona born and raised! Woo woo!!

    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. Haha.

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

  • ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    JUSTIN BENEKE

    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

    JUSTIN BENEKE

    As 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

  • 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 a driver. Most recently, Jeremy was a warehouse manager and later and Account Executive for DSI Event Group.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Hanging out with my wife and dog Murphy, listening to jazz, hiking Colorado, 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 Chic-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

  • 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.

     

  • Lighting Ops/Logistics - PHX

    JON RIGGERT

    Lighting Ops/Logistics - PHX

    JON RIGGERT

    Jon assists our Phoenix lighting department with ops and logistics. Before joining the Clearwing team, Jon worked as an assistant technical director at Pike Auditorium, a lighting operator/designer for Royal Caribbean International, and as a lead lighting technician at North Point Church Springfield Missouri. He was also a production manager for Carnival UK and a master electrician at Sight & Sound Theaters.
    Jon has a BA in Theater & Communications from Southwest Baptist University.  He also plays the ukulele.
    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Reading and playing with my dog.
    Where did you grow up?
    Small-town Richmond Missouri.
    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Sorrento, Italy.
    What inspires you?
    My family: my mother in particular.
    What was your first job?
    Janitor / custodian for a 1,100 seat college auditorium.
    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Pretty much anyone willing to drink coffee with me. Also, people who like board games.
    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Tie between Matchbox Cars and my GameBoy.
    What scares you?
    Being interviewed.
    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Oceans Eleven (12 & 13 as well).
    What’s your passion?
    Helping people get organized. Seeing people who are down-and-out learn a new trade. I wouldn’t be working for a place like Clearwing without people willing to train me.
    What was your most memorable concert?
    Went to see Bon Jovi at Red, White & Boom Kansas City as a kid. First time the sound was so load I could feel it on my chest.
    What’s your favorite CD?
    The Essential Paul Simon
    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    I was a security guard for a Casino once. Graveyard shift. It wasn’t exactly a “show” but it certainly was entertaining.
    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    There’s this thing on cruise ships called “fog-watch” where a newbie gets left out on deck all night to watch for fog. Cast members always think this is actually a thing.
    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Too many to count. I’m a certified equal-opportunity crap taker.
    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Near a campfire or fireplace.
    What was your first vehicle?
    1990 Buick Regal – Wood Panel Dash with Digital Speedometer. Yeah Baby!
    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!
    What song best describes your life?
    Ramblin Gamblin Man – The Bob Seger System
  • Quality Control - Audio

    SAM BRUNCLIK

    Quality Control - Audio

    SAM BRUNCLIK

    Sam is the Audio Warehouse Assistant in Milwaukee. Previously, Sam worked on special projects at the Phoenix office, and has held positions in the Pro Shop in Phoenix and as a warehouse assistant in the Milwaukee office. Previous to 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.

     

  • Audio Ops/Logistics - PHX

    PATRICK AIKEN

    Audio Ops/Logistics - PHX

    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

  • Account Executive

    RYAN TERRY

    Account Executive

    RYAN TERRY

    Responsible for the operations and logistics of the AZ Lighting Department, Ryan Terry ensures lighting inventory success as well as handling sub-rentals for lighting equipment from the AZ location. 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 Arizona outdoors.

    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.

  • Lighting Department Manager

    GARRITT JIMENEZ

    Lighting Department Manager

    GARRITT JIMENEZ

    Garritt Jimenez picks and pulls orders for shows as well as helping to 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.

     

     

  • Production Manager

    GARY BRUNCLIK

    Production Manager

    GARY BRUNCLIK

    Gary Brunclik is Production Manager at Clearwing Productions. Utilizing his touring experience, his previous Clearwing experience, his venue experience, and his artist experience, he has a 360º view of event execution. He has also filled many other rolls at Clearwing in the past, including Driver, Backline Tech, FOH & Amp; MON Tech/Engineer, Loader, Stagehand, Account Executive, Project Manager, Short Order Prep cook, Site Coordinator, Case Builder (in the early days). Gary attended the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, studied Piano Tuning at UWStout, as well as many self-improvement classes.

    Gary is a proud veteran, and helps veteran causes. He has been around the world and has toured with numerous acts, He once spent eight months on a deserted island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He hitchhiked across the USA for a year, went to every state in the union, and met some of the Manson family.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Scuba diving or riding my motorcycle.

    Where did you grow up?
    Everywhere I went I grew up a little.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Diego Garcia, Singapore, Thailand, Flint MI, Pineville, LA.

    What inspires you?
    Traveling, new and different environments.

    What was your first job?
    Paper route.

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

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Electric football.

    What scares you?
    Indigence.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Fun with Dick and Jane.

    What’s your passion?
    Scuba Diving in the tropics, riding my Harley.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Mott the Hoople 1974; Bob Seger 1985; Queen 1974/2016. So many influenced my musical life and direction.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Do people still own these?

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Queen/Imagine Dragons @ Singapore Gran Prix.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Your Honor, I’m going to invoke my 5th Amendment privilege.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    Again, your Honor…

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Key West after the motorcycle ride getting there.

    What was your first vehicle?
    A hand-me-down Plymouth Valiant from Gregg. The gas tank fell out while I was skipping out of school and hit a cop car.

    What song best describes your life?
    Roll Me Away by Bob Seger.

  • 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.

     

  • Production Asst. / Labor Coordinator

    JESSI MELZER

    Production Asst. / Labor Coordinator

    JESSI MELZER

    Jessi Melzer is the Production Assistant for the Phoenix Office. She mainly handles labor scheduling, invoicing, and general insurance inquiries. Before joining the Clearwing crew, she worked for a variety of corporate financial institutions specializing in consumer banking and fraud prevention. While earning her B.A. in Vocal Performance from Grand Canyon University, Jessi did freelance work for local concerts and corporate events either as a stagehand or stage manager. These experiences have enlightened her with a strong respect and appreciation for the demands of both on-stage and off-stage work.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Writing music and trying new DIY crafts/baking projects on Pinterest.

    What scares you?
    Public Restrooms – SO gross!

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Wayne’s World

    What’s your favorite CD?
    It’s a tie between “Hopes and Fears” by Keane and “X&Y” by Coldplay.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Hawaii

     

  • Ops/Logistics Assistant

    LEXIE HIGGINS

    Ops/Logistics Assistant

    LEXIE HIGGINS

    As the Operations/Logistics assistant, 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.

     

     

     

  • Digital Marketing Associate

    JAY BAUMGARDNER

    Digital Marketing Associate

    JAY BAUMGARDNER

    Jay is a member of the Clearwing Marketing Team and works out of our Wisconsin office. He takes care of social media, email newsletters, on-site photography, web design, management of Pro Shop Online and much more. Previous to working at Clearwing, Jay spent 8 years as a Buyer/Store Manager for an Outdoor Equipment Store. Jay is also a freelance photographer who shoots everything from concerts, to weddings, automotive and more.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Dog walks, beer gardens and bike rides.

    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?
    Anyone. I love to learn about people’s lives and journeys. Everyone has a different layer that you don’t see from the surface. Get to know everyone.

    What’s your passion?
    Photography, traveling, design and building/modifying nearly anything.

    What’s your favorite album?
    A Day To Remember – Homesick

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Giving birth to me. Haha That’s a tough one – most pranks pulled on me result in me pranking back the person in a much way better way.

    What was your first vehicle?
    First vehicle was a ’96 Chevy Lumina. I pulled the engine out and swapped in a larger, supercharged engine. I was 16 and wanted to go fast in a mid-90’s family sedan.

     

  • 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

  • Graphic Designer

    CHRIS BOCK

    Graphic Designer

    CHRIS BOCK

    Designing everything from logos to email blasts, Chris is Clearwing’s go to guy for when things just need to have that “look.”

    Practically born into the design world with a photographer for a mother and an engineer for a father, Chris was immediately exposed to the daily life of content creators. It’s as if Chris was destined to one day put spreads together and kern type until all he could see are lines on the page.

    An avid doodler during grade school, Chris finally found an avenue in which to channel his designs in high school when he began studying under Dianna Cure; an aesthetics master and winner of over 25 skills USA awards.

    In 2014, Chris Graduated from ASU’s Polytechnic Campus in Mesa, AZ with a BAS in Graphic Information Technology.

    What was your first job? I cleaned and maintained weaponry for Scottsdale Gun Club.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? I hate coffee, but I wouldn’t mind struggling through a cup with Noomi Rapace.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid? Skateboard.

    What song best describes your life? Cloud Connected on Reroute to Remain by In Flames

     

  • IT Support Specialist - PHX

    CHRIS LUCERO

    IT Support Specialist - PHX

    CHRIS LUCERO

    Chris Lucero provides IT support for end users and implements new technologies to improve end user experience. Prior to Clearwing, Chris was an Information Systems Specialist at Goldberg and Osborne, C-Level support for Concentrix, and Tier 2 help-desk for Concentrix.

    Chris is currently attending Western Governors University, studying Networking. He used to get made fun of because he works in IT and had never seen Star Wars. “I finally binge watched all of the episodes and I was not impressed. I’m now an outcast in my field.”

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I love anything outdoors. Phoenix offers great trails for hiking.

    Where did you grow up?
    I was a Navy brat, so pretty much everywhere. But I consider southern California my home.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Iraq.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    The younger version of me.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    This is embarrassing, but I was a huge wrestling fan and had all of the WWF action figures.

    What scares you?
    My attic. There are 3 boxes left by the previous owner that I’m terrified to open. Any help with this would be appreciated.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    I’m not big into movies, I prefer to binge watch a series. The one that makes me laugh every time I see it is Silicon Valley. I can relate to much of the content.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    People still listen to CDs?

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    New Years, because it means I made it through Christmas.

    What song best describes your life?
    Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up.

     

     

  • 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 Manager - MKE

    MIKE VON DER LINDEN

    Pro Shop Manager - MKE

    MIKE VON DER LINDEN

    Mike V is our Proshop Manager in the 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?

     

  • Pro Shop Manager - PHX

    DANE HORNER

    Pro Shop Manager - PHX

    DANE HORNER

    Dane is the manager of the Pro Shop at Clearwing’s Phoenix office.  Prior to joining Clearwing in 2014, Dane served on staff at Christ’s Church of the Valley, also here 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.”

     

  • 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

     

  • 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 15 years 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 (9, 6, and almost 1year old).  Camping, hiking and boating are some of our favorite family activities. 

    Where did you grow up?
    I was born in Phoenix and have lived with in 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 form 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.  

     

  • 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?
    Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back.

     

  • Pro Shop Sales

    FRAN SUTHERLAND

    Pro Shop Sales

    FRAN SUTHERLAND

    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 audio engineer and 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, 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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, and as sound engineer/sound designer and sound department manager for The Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia, PA 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
  • Systems Design Engineer

    JILL MAURER

    Systems Design Engineer

    JILL MAURER

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • CTS
    • ETCP – Theatre Rigging

    Jill’s design, installation and contracting expertise ensure each of our clients’ systems is built to their specifications efficiently and effectively. Jill is an InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist and an ETCP Certified Rigger.

    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

     

  • 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.

  • Systems Design Engineer

    RYAN TEAL

    Systems Design Engineer

    RYAN TEAL

    Ryan is a Systems Design Engineer for Clearwing Productions, specializing in permanently installed integrated AV systems. He grew up around computers and electronics, and has had an ongoing passion for acoustics, audio and video systems since early childhood. Despite a college education focusing on theology and psychology, Ryan began a career in Pro AV in 1999 and has thrived in this world ever since. Ryan’s comfort zone is in the design of corporate AV and higher education integrated systems, but he is constantly expanding his abilities and his portfolio. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his kids, pondering the meaning of life, and restoring one of his vintage Volkswagens.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    With my kiddos.

    Where did you grow up?
    Bow, New Hampshire.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    The beaches in Hawaii.

    What inspires you?
    Music, meditation, and my kids.

    What was your first job?
    Mowing lawns.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Albert Einstein or the Dali Lama.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My Walkman.

    What scares you?
    Steven Seagal movies.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    What About Bob?

    What’s your passion?
    Being a dad, acoustics, and Volkswagen.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Taking my daughter backstage at Weezer.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Attaching a sticker to the Keurig machine that said “Voice Activated.’

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Camping, anywhere along the Mogollon Rim.

    What was your first vehicle?
    A 1973 Volkswagen Type 411 Squareback.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween.

    What song best describes your life?
    “Drive” by Incubus.

     

     

  • 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 production 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 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

     

  • 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

  • Senior Project Manager

    MIKE JONAS

    Senior Project Manager

    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

     

  • Systems Installation Tech

    DANIEL SCHMIDTKE

    Systems Installation Tech

    DANIEL SCHMIDTKE

    Dan works alongside project managers to install various types of AV Equipment as well as program user control interfaces. He also does setup, patch lighting,  audio consoles and supports the preexisting installed systems.
    Before joining Clearwing, Dan was a Lead Lighting Designer at Northbrook Church for 3 Years
    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Working on my car in the garage with my brother.
    Where did you grow up?
    Slinger, WI
    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Vicosa Brazil
    What inspires you?
    Great Cable Management
    What was your first job?
    Security at an Auction Company
    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Gavin Mcginnes
    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Bob the Builder Trucks
    What scares you?
    Stepping on Sewer Grates
    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Tommy Boy
    What’s your passion?
    Standing up for people that cannot stand up for themselves.
    What was your most memorable concert?
    Country USA 2016
    What’s your favorite CD?
    Passion 2017
    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Museum of the Bible
    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My prom date thought I took to many photos of my car on the date. So she took car paint and wrote “Just Married to My Car” all over it, Filled the car with Ballons, and tied cans to the back. It was the most effort anyone has ever put into pranking me and my whole youth group was there to witness it.
    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Lake Geneva
    What was your first vehicle?
    1998 Chevy Silverado
    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas
    What song best describes your life?
    Handle
  • 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.

     

     

  • Systems AV Project Manager

    MICHAEL AMROZEWICZ

    Systems AV Project Manager

    MICHAEL AMROZEWICZ

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • CTS
    • CTS-I
    • QSC Q-SYS Level One Certified

    With over seven years of experience in AV Systems integration and design, Michael is our AV Project Manager. As a member of the Clearwing Systems Integration team, Michael works and runs installation projects in entertainment and multi-purpose facilities. Michael’s German Shepard is certified Level III obedience trained, and the two are working on higher levels.

    What is your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Doing things and going places with my GSD

    Where did you grow up?
    Jersey Shore

    Most memorable place you have visited?
    Barbados

    What inspires you?
    My mom and dad

    What was your first job?
    Roy Rogers Chicken

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My first one- Anthrax & Iron Maiden

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Rush – Presto

    What was your first vehicle?
    1987 Chevy Cavalier

    What song best describes your life?
    Social Distortion – Story of My Life

     

  • 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 State 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?
    Caracus, 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.

     

  • Systems Electrician

    DAX BREMS

    Systems Electrician

    DAX BREMS

    Dax has been working as part of the System Integrations team with Clearwing Productions 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.

     

  • Administrative Assistant - CSI

    MADELINE SCHULTZ

    Administrative Assistant - CSI

    MADELINE SCHULTZ

    Madeline is Clearwing Systems Integration’s Administrative Assistant for 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 someday go back!

    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!

  • Administrative Assistant - CSI

    HOLLY BLOOM

    Administrative Assistant - CSI

    HOLLY BLOOM

    As the Administrative Assistant, Holly answers the phones, greets customers, and provides assistance to the staff. Previous to working at Clearwing, Holly was a Customer Service Representative and Receptionist at Capitol-Husting Co. She majored in Marketing with a Minor in Music Industry at UW-Oshkosh, and is the former Live Music Chair for Reeve Union Board.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    On days off you can find me sitting on my balcony either reading a poetry book or writing. If it’s cold out, chances are I am buried under blankets binge watching One Tree Hill.

    Where did you grow up?
    Stillwater, Minnesota.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Paris, France.

    What inspires you?
    Harry Styles.

    What was your first job?
    Receptionist at Regis Hair Salon.

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Zoë Sugg.

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    My doll named Molly that i would take EVERYWHERE.

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

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anything with Amy Poehler.

    What’s your passion?
    Poetry.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    For One Direction OTRA Tour, I paid an embarrassingly large amount of money for 3rd row at the end of the catwalk. It was 100% worth it.

    What’s your favorite CD?
    I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It – The 1975.

    Coolest show you have worked on?
    Wisco! the Music Fest at UW-Oshkosh. We took over Reeve Union for a Star Wars themed music festival featuring eight local bands.

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?
    Right before I moved out, I hid cutout pictures of Shrek all over my roommate’s room. Everyone now associates her with Shrek and constantly sends her pictures/videos of him.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    I am very jumpy, so anytime someone sneaks up on me, they think it’s hilarious.

    What is your favorite place to relax?
    Any balcony or rooftop.

    What was your first vehicle?
    A red 2003 Pontiac Vibe.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas.

    What song best describes your life?
    Flawless- Beyoncé.

  • 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

     

  • Service Manager - PHX

    NOAH SHARP

    Service Manager - PHX

    NOAH SHARP

    Previous to Clearwing, Noah was the Lighting Designer and Coordinator at Evening Entertainment Group and Lighting Designer and Technician for Yavapi College Performing Arts Center.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Step Brothers.

    Coolest show you’ve worked?
    Dillon Francis (as the Lighting Designer) and Steve Aoki (L2).

    What inspires you?
    My biggest inspiration with my work is Disney. Their attention to detail is incredible with how guests focus on the effect versus how they did it or where it comes from.

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix until I was 11. My family and I then moved to Prescott for 7 years until I moved back down to Phoenix in January of 2015.

    What’s your passion?
    Designing, building, and creating lighting and video systems that use cutting edge technology

     

  • Moving Light Engineer

    ANDREW WITTE

    Moving Light Engineer

    ANDREW WITTE

    Andrew Witte has been a member of the Phoenix service department since 2011. He is a certified repair technician for both Vari-Lite and Martin instruments.

    Andrew previously held positions for LMG: Show Technology and Sunbelt Scenic Studios in lighting prep and quality control.

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

    Where did you grow up? 
    Mesa, AZ

    What was your first job? 
    Bus Boy

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with? 
    The President of the United States

    What scares you? 
    Heights and Bridges

    What is your favorite color? 
    Purple

    What was your first vehicle? 
    1979 Camaro

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    Christmas

     

  • 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 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

     

  • 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…

     

  • Accounting Associate

    MONICA KERHIN

    Accounting Associate

    MONICA KERHIN

    Monica handles accounts payable for Clearwing, Wisconsin where she is responsible accounts payable, receiving purchase orders, and assembling checks. Monica has 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 travelling 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.  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 first row tickets.

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

    What is the coolest job you’ve been a part of?
    100th Anniversary motorcyle 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

     

  • Payroll Clerk

    ASHLEY BALSEWICZ

    Payroll Clerk

    ASHLEY BALSEWICZ

    Ashley maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data. She updates payroll records by entering changes in exemptions, insurance coverage, savings deductions, and job title and department/division transfers.

    Ashley attended Cardinal Stritch University.

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

    Where did you grow up?
    Milwaukee, WI

    Most memorable place you have traveled?      
    Grand Cayman Island

    What inspires you?
    My son

    What was your first job?  
    Cashier at Gillies Frozen Custard

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

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Cabbage Patch Kids

    What scares you?
    Heights

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?           
    Pitch Perfect

    What’s your passion?
    To own my own bar

    What was your most memorable concert?      
    Pit Bull

    What’s your favorite CD?
    Michael Jackson Moonwalker

    What’s the funniest prank you have ever pulled?       
    Telling my friend his windows were busted out of his car on April Fool’s.

    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you? 
    My husband moved my car in the grocery store parking lot.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    On the beach

    What was your first vehicle?
    Chevy Beretta

    What’s your favorite holiday?     
    Christmas

    What song best describes your life?
    Beyonce Flaws & All

  • Accounting Clerk

    VANESSA LUCAS

    Accounting Clerk

    VANESSA LUCAS

    Vanessa is an accounting clerk who makes sure things are perfect and things get done. She’s also an army veteran who believes one person can make a difference, and that it’s our duty to leave the earth a better place than when it found us. Vanessa also worked as an accounting assistant at Dowlen Sound for 2.5 years and studied at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off? 
    Hiking with my dogs and husband.

    Where did you grow up? 
    Denver, CO

    Most memorable place you have traveled? 
    Jamaica

    What inspires you? 
    Self improvement and awareness.

    What was your first job? 
    Hostess for a pizza place.

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

    What was your favorite toy as a kid? 
    Tamagotchi

    What scares you? 
    Clowns

    What movie makes you laugh out loud? 
    Liar, Liar with Jim Carey

    What’s your passion? 
    Being a kind, compassionate person & raising good people.

    What’s your favorite CD? 
    I love music too much to chose one genre or one CD.

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

    What was your first vehicle? 
    Oldsmobile

    What’s your favorite holiday? 
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life? 
    Headstrong by Trapt

  • 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!
  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Admin Assistant - PHX

    EMMA TAYLOR

    Admin Assistant - PHX

    EMMA TAYLOR

    Emma Taylor is an Administrative Assistant at the Phoenix office. Prior to working at Clearwing, Emma was an Assistant Teacher at Awakening Seed School for 3 years, working in the classroom and in the after school program directly with children ages 12 months to 12 years. Previous to that, she was a Habilitation Worker/Respite Care Provider through Arizona Autism United for 2 years where she worked directly with children with special needs in their homes to reach their habilitation goals and provide respite time for parents. Currently attending Arizona State University, Emma is studying psychology and global health with a plan to attend nursing school. She participated in theater in high school, as both an actor and on the tech crew, and still enjoys going to see shows and musicals. In her free time, Emma loves to hang out with her family and to do volunteer work.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I really love to read, but lately I’ve been binge-watching a lot of shows on Netflix. Ask me about a show and I’ve probably seen it.

    Where did you grow up?
    Mostly Phoenix, although I have also lived in St. Louis, MO, and The Netherlands.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    I got to visit Croatia while my family was living in Holland, and that was definitely the most amazing place. Really clear ocean water and delicious gelato.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    The Princess Bride.

    What was your most memorable concert?
    My first concert ever was Ozzy Osbourne. I went with a friend whose parents were really big fans. That man can perform quite a show!

    What’s your favorite CD?
    I really loved The Cranberries’ No Need To Argue when I was growing up, but now I have to go with Barton Hallow by The Civil Wars.

    What was your first vehicle?
    I still drive my first ever vehicle. I didn’t learn to drive until I was 19. It’s a 2001 Toyota Camry. It’s not very pretty, but it’s very reliable.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    I have to go with Christmas. Everything is better at 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 BES. Erica is a contractor’s daughter, so prior to BES 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, 9, and Meadow, 11.

    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 disinigrated.

    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… lets 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.

     

  • Warehouse Manager

    ADMIR LEJLIC

    Warehouse Manager

    ADMIR LEJLIC

    Admir Lejlic manages the 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

     

  • Warehouse Manager

    CHRIS BALKE

    Warehouse Manager

    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 Festval 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.

     

  • 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? 
    Chopin Broccoli

    What inspires you? 
    My two Grandson

    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.

     

  • 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!

     

  • 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

  • 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 in Warwick R.I. at the Warwick Musical Theatre… I was 10!

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Vinnie Colauita.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Anchor Man.

    What’s your passion?
    Playing Music, 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.

     

  • Lighting Department Manager

    JEFF JANN

    Lighting Department Manager

    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.

     

  • 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 Darulo at Wisconsin State Fair.

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

     

  • Inventory Control

    PETE MCADAM

    Inventory Control

    PETE MCADAM

    Peter 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.

     

  • 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.

    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!

     

  • Rigging Department Manager

    REBECCA KNIPFER

    Rigging Department Manager

    REBECCA KNIPFER

    Rebecca Inspects, load tests, and certifies chain motors. Her other duties include prepping/de-prepping job lists, inspecting and maintaining rigging equipment, calculating point weights, and creating rigging plots as necessary.
    Before becoming a rigging department manager at Clearwing, Rebecca was a flying director at ZFX. She also worked a scenic carpenter at the Guthrie, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Skylight Music Theatre. She attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    camping and hiking, or sleeping
    Where did you grow up?
    Maple Grove, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis
    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Either Seoul, South Korea, or Monterey, CA
    What was your first job?
    Water Safety Instructor Aide (teaching little kids how to swim)
    What’s your favorite CD?
    Saturday Night Special (Live) by Louden Swain
    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    an immersive version of Peter Pan in Beijing, China
    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    the hammock on my porch
    What was your first vehicle?
    1996 Toyota Camry
    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • 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 the Valley. 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.

     

  • Asst. Warehouse Mgr. - Audio

    BRANDON ANGOVE

    Asst. Warehouse Mgr. - Audio

    BRANDON ANGOVE

    Brandon is the Assistant Warehouse Manager- Audio. Prior to his current position, he was an audio department warehouse assistant. Previous to 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.

     

  • Shipping and Receiving

    ABRAHAM CORTEZ

    Shipping and Receiving

    ABRAHAM CORTEZ

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Working out, training MMA, and spending time with family.

    What inspires you?
    My mother and older brother.

    What was your first job?
    My first job was when i was 18 years old and i worked at GNC.

    What scares you?
    Scary movies scare the living socks out of me.

    What’s your passion?
    I love to snowboard, train MMA, and lift weights.

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    My house.

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Christmas and Thanksgiving because I can eat a lot on both holidays.

     

  • Audio / Video Systems Tech

    MATT ABSTETAR

    Audio / Video Systems Tech

    MATT ABSTETAR

    Matt is an audio / video systems tech working out of our Milwaukee office. Matt was GQ’s 2016 world’s sexiest man alive, has received best grandson award 29 years running, feels eggs are worth it even though they make him gassy, and couldn’t choose his favorite Brunclik, as they are all so loveable.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Near water with a cold drink in my hand

    Where did you grow up?
    Milwaukee

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    New Orleans

    What was your first job?
    Dishwasher at a local Italian joint

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Emma stone…dreamy

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Legos and Hot Wheels kid right here

    What scares you?
    Scary things

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Super Troopers

    What’s your passion?
    Live sound…it’s a pretty cool thing

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    World championship skiing in Vail

    What was your first vehicle?
    91 Camry

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween

    What song best describes your life?
    Regulate by Warren G

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    CHRIS ADLER

    System Tech - Audio

    CHRIS ADLER

    Chris has been involved with all things audio for over 30 years and has worked with Clearwing on and off for over 25 years.  As a System Technician – Audio, Chris preps, deploys, and operates audio systems.  Chris is also a Class A CDL and holds a degree in Electrical Technology.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I love to play golf

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Vietnam

    What inspires you?
    A well produced live production

    What was your first job?
    My first job was flipping burgers at McDonalds

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Frank Sinatra

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    I loved my Erector Set

    What scares you?
    Not being able to rise to the occasion

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Medium rare New York Strip

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

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Ace Venture: Pet Detective

    What’s your passion?
    Being a father to my Son

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

    What is your favorite breakfast meal?
    Mexican Omelette

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    I did monitors for Frank Sinatra Jr

    What is your favorite color?
    Black

    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    That would be on the golf course

    What was your first vehicle?
    1969 AMC Javlin SST

    What’s your favorite holiday? That would be Christmas…

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Spend the day with my Son

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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?
    Either 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

     

  • System Tech - Audio

    HARRISON RUHL

    System Tech - Audio

    HARRISON RUHL

    Harrison’s responsibilities include setting up and optimizing PA systems for concerts, festivals, and other various events Clearwing takes on. He also has the opportunity to mix FOH/Monitors for these events, which is always a blast. Prior to Clearwing, Harrison has been a freelance FOH/Monitor engineer for approximately eight years working alongside TC Furlong, Hedroom Productions, and various other audio companies. He also worked at Azmyth Recording Studio.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Prague of the Czech Republic.

    What inspires you?
    Creatively, beautifully written/performed music

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Led Zeppelin.

    What was your activity as a kid?
    Camping in the woods with my friends.

    What movie makes you laugh out loud?
    Despicable Me

    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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 - Audio

    JOE SPITZER

    System Tech - Audio

    JOE SPITZER

    Joe works in the Clearwing 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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, he was Master Electrician at American Dance Festival in the summer of 2013, and he had 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

    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

     

  • SYSTEM TECH - AUDIO

    ANDY BEISNER

    SYSTEM TECH - AUDIO

    ANDY BEISNER

    Andy is a member of our Phoenix audio team. He works in the shop, pulling and recovering shows, as well setting up and operating equipment for shows. Before working at Clearwing, Andy was a technical manager at Pro Production Services and a producer/engineer at Living Head Audio Recording. Andy studied at 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

  • 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

  • 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

     

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    SEAN HURLEY

    Quality Control - Lighting

    SEAN HURLEY

    Sean worked 14 years as a freelance entertainment electrician in a corporate setting before joining Clearwing as a Lighting System Technician. Sean maintains lighting gear to professional standards and enjoys spending the day with Clearwing’s cast of characters.

    Where did you grow up?
    Buffalo, NY

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    The Grand Canyon

    What scares you?
    Clowns, dwarfs, mustard

    What is your favorite dinnertime meal?
    Cheeseburger

    What was your most memorable concert?
    Phish 1997 the GR8 Went

    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Playstation

    If you had one day left on Earth what would you do?
    Smile

     

  • 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

     

  • System Tech - Design/Lighting

    MICHAEL HIONIS

    System Tech - Design/Lighting

    MICHAEL HIONIS

    Michael Hionis works as a designer and Lighting department system tech for our Milwaukee location. He enjoys the challenge of shaping the creative look and feel of our shows for clients, as well as takes great pride in the planning and effective execution of our events.

    Michael also has a background in stage management and as a master electrician. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in lighting design from the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance.

    Where did you grow up?
    Mt.Prospect, IL

    What inspires you?
    Love, family, Greece, music, art, and great light shows!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    2007 – Paul McCartney at The United Center, Chicago, IL

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    The Sega Genesis and it’s 16-bits of glory

    What’s your passion?
    My passion is live shows and events. The dynamic between art and technology in an ever-evolving industry keeps things exciting even under difficult circumstances.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Systems AV Technician

    AARON FRISBIE

    Systems AV Technician

    AARON FRISBIE

    As A/V Systems Tech, Aaron programs and installs A/V equipment. He has 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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 at 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.

  • System Tech - Lighting

    BLAKE LUMLEY

    System Tech - Lighting

    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

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    MINDY JUDSON-GARCIA

    System Tech - Lighting

    MINDY JUDSON-GARCIA

    Mindy works in the Phoenix Clearwing warehouse as a Quality Control Tech for the Lighting Department. She helps pull gear for shows and rentals and tests lights. Mindy graduated in December 2014 from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Theatre, emphasis in Design and Technology and a minor in Math Education. While at NAU she was the resident electrician and senior house manager for the theatre department. Additionally, she worked 3 years at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium as the Lighting Supervisor. Mindy has also worked with Peaks Audio Productions in Flagstaff for about a year. In the summer of 2014 she was an apprentice electrician for The Santa Fe Opera.

    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

     

  • System Tech - Lighting

    MICHAEL KOWALSKI

    System Tech - Lighting

    MICHAEL KOWALSKI

    Mike has been in the entertainment lighting industry for nearly 20 years, freelancing as a designer, master electrician, and programmer.  Mike lives in Phoenix with his wonderful wife, Nicole, and son, Aiden.

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

    Where did you grow up?
    Phoenix, AZ

    What inspires you?
    To be more awesome like Patrick

     

  • 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 Route

    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

  • Quality Control - Audio

    MIKE BALLINGER

    Quality Control - Audio

    MIKE BALLINGER

    Mike Ballinger started off at Clearwing as 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Lighting Designer

    SCOTT MCCOWAN

    Lighting Designer

    SCOTT MCCOWAN

    Scott McCowan 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…

     

  • 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 Technician, Lighting Assistant

    JEREMY KNULL

    Warehouse Technician, Lighting Assistant

    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 at 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

  • Quality Control - Audio

    KOVASKY AGUIAR

    Quality Control - 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

     

  • 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.
  • 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

    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 lighitng 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.

     

  • 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 Serivces, 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.

     

  • Quality Control - Audio

    DAMON CLAWSON

    Quality Control - Audio

    DAMON CLAWSON

    Damon Clawson 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.

     

     

  • 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. And 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!

  • QUALITY CONTROL - LIGHTING

    ANTHONY LAVINE-THIGPEN

    QUALITY CONTROL - LIGHTING

    ANTHONY LAVINE-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”

  • Quality Control - Lighting

    ABRAHAM HERNANDEZ

    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
  • Quality Control - Lighting

    RICK HOLYA

    Quality Control - Lighting

    RICK HOLYA

    Rick Holya works in the Lighting Department, keeping gear in working condition as well as loading and unloading for shows. Prior to working at Clearwing, he was a Light Board Op. at Phoenix Theatre; he worked in sales at Men’s Wearhouse; was a prep cook at Whole Foods; and worked 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 most I laughed at a movie. 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.

     

     

  • Quality Control - Video

    MEGAN BRANDENBURGER

    Quality Control - 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
  • Warehouse Assistant/Staging Tech

    ROCKY VACCARELLA

    Warehouse Assistant/Staging Tech

    ROCKY VACCARELLA

    Rocky is a Staging Technician and Warehouse Assistant with Clearwing Productions’ 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.

     

     

  • Systems Technician

    ANDY KORWIN

    Systems Technician

    ANDY KORWIN

    His name is Andrew Korwin, but you can call him Andy, or Drew, or Korwin, or “Hey You”.  Before Clearwing, Andy spent time as a Project Coordinator and Light Technician with valley production companies and graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Fine Arts with a Major in Theater.  Andy plays drums with a rock-n-roll band called No Regret!

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    Sitting in my comfy chair and watching the Detroit Red Wings or Detroit Tigers

    Where did you grow up?
    Union Grove, WI

    What inspires you?
    My Mom and Dad’s work ethic and support

    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Dave Grohl. That would the best cup of coffee EVER!!!!

    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Eagles in 2001

    What’s your favorite CD?
    It’s a tie between AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and AC/DC: Back in Black

    What was your first vehicle?
    1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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

     

  • CAD Designer

    CARL PADILLA

    CAD Designer

    CARL PADILLA

    Carl is a CAD Designer in our Milwaukee office. He assists design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales. He has 15 years of professional design experience for retail environments, auto showrooms, trade show exhibits and retail fixtures-concept, prototype and production. Carl was enlisted in the armed forces (Honorable Discharge), and also served his community as a Firefighter/Advanced EMT.
    He holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Recently he has completed some of the core courses for the mechanical design degree at WCTC.
    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    Colorado fly fishing
    What inspires you?
    Being creative
    What was your first job?
    Life Gaurds at YMCA
    Who would you love to sit down and have coffee with?
    Myself when I was about 22 years old
    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Commador 64
    What was your most memorable concert?
    The Band at the VIC in Chicago
    What’s your favorite CD?
    The Wall
    Coolest show (job) you have worked on?
    Honda Motor Cycle Dealer Showroom’s Tier I, II, III
    Funniest prank anyone pulled on you?
    My 8 year old get me with fake dog poop.
    Where is your favorite place to relax?
    Driving
    What was your first vehicle?
    Maxda RX7
    What’s your favorite holiday?
    Thanksgiving-no pressure with gifting
  • 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 theatres.

    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!

     

  • Systems Accounting

    TORI MILNER

    Systems Accounting

    TORI MILNER

    Tori handles accounting for our Systems Integration division. Prior to joining the Clearwing team, Tori attended Arizona State University and worked as a Physical Therapy Technician.  Coming from a sports medicine background, she has loved the opportunity to learn about the audio, lighting, and video technology industry.

    What’s your favorite way to spend your day off?
    I love to be outdoors and any chance I get, I jump in the car and head someplace new and adventurous. So much to see, so little time!

    Where did you grow up?
    I’m very proud to say I was born and raised in Tempe, AZ.

    Most memorable place you have traveled?
    South Africa – camped for ten days along the Garden Route in remote towns along the coast

    What inspires you?
    Traveling and immersing myself in new cultures.

    What was your first job?
    Sonic carhop… Roller-skates and all!

    What was your favorite toy as a kid?
    Polly Pockets! I still have them.

     

  • 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?
    The 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

  • 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.

     

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