M.A. - Michigan University
B.S. - Ferris University and Central Michigan University
A.A.S. - Ferris University
Current Professional/Research Interest:
St. Lawrence University is working on “Going Green” Which in the theatre area means more efficient use of energy / using less energy. Gulick Theatre at St. Lawrence University is one of the finest equipped small theatres in the country. Gulick theatre is controlled by an ETC EOS lighting console, controlling over 250 energy efficient ETC lighting units, plus a dozen intelligent fixtures plus 86 LED fixtures. At St. Lawrence we totally lit two concerts using LEDs plus a couple specials. The concerts used 6.5KW compared to a normal concert using 60KW.Special effects for the stage at St. Lawrence means we create practical, economical special effects. For example we designed and built an elevator that came up out of the stage floor for “Eruydice” the tricky part it had to rain in the elevator whenever the elevator was in use.
Organized and hosted a LED Showcase at St. Lawrence summer 2009Designers design things they rarely have time to write about it; technical directors execute thing. As Master Electrician for Command Performances I have completed/ redesign lights and hung and focused them with my students for over 22 professional productions in the past few years. I have also designed and produced numerous dramatic productions, dance concerts, music concerts and special events at St. Lawrence (25 plus or minus a year.)
I like to solve problems and I like to sail.
List of Professional Associations Membership:
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
PCA 103 Stagecraft
PCA 203 Stage Lighting
PCA 313 B Technical Production
PCA 313C Special Effects
PCA 480 Independent Study
PCA 490 Senior Year Experience.