"My job is a simple one. All I have to do is motivate people to do what they don't like so they can experience what they have always dreamed of." Tom Landry Tom Landry
Southwest Festivals, Inc. Waxahachie, TX 1997 to Present
Scarborough Renaissance Festival and SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park
General Manager (1997-Current)
Entertainment Director (1997-2011)
Responsible for the coordination and management of all festival functions. Set up workshop program for 150 paid and volunteer cast members and negotiated stage contracts. Supervise grounds, 200 independent craft shops, food service, marketing, safety services, accounting, and office support. Manage all new construction, rebuild, and design for 40 acre Faire Site. Oversee entire 154-acre site including utilities and upkeep. Responsible for Board summaries, strategic planning, budget, and annual operational strategies. Average annual attendance for Scarborough Renaissance Festival is 250,000 over 17 days. SCREAMS average attendance is 75,000 over 12 days.
HealthCare Cable Systems, Inc. Conroe, TX 1993 to 1997
Executive Vice President / COO
Duties include contract negotiation, P and L reports, Board Summaries and marketing presentations. Direct supervision of Business Services, Sales, Research and Development, and Technical/Construction Operations. Also held a Director position on the Board.
The Methodist Hospital System, Inc. Houston, TX 1988-1993
MG 02 Visual Communications
Supervised staff of 3 exempt and 22 bi-weekly employees. Services included Computer Graphics, Video Production, TV Services, AV Staging, Patient and Staff Education, and the Print Shop. Annual budget $ 2.7 million. Worked as liaison between Administration and Medical Staff.
The Methodist Hospital Inc. Houston, TX 1987-1988
Instrumental in the planning, designing, and construction of the first, largest, and most profitable two way, 550 MHz, fully addressable private TV System in the world. Liaison between Administration, Medical Staff and Patient Care personnel for the length of the project. Creator and engineer of educational programming venues and hardware support for the Hospital. Total initial cost $ 2.25 million.
South Coast Studios 1986-1987
Instructed Actors and Corporate Executives in on-camera techniques and communication skills. Combination casting facility and training school for actors and production companies filming in the region with ongoing classes for all ages.
Lawbro/Ryan Construction, New Orleans 1983-1985
Responsible for bid documents, material purchasing and scheduling, and coordination of sub-contractors, liaison between owners and architects. Supervision of Accounting, Payroll, and Personnel. Projects included 1984 Worlds Fair, Texaco Center, Canal Place and Jax Brewery.
Warner Amex/Gulf Coast Cable Houston-Dallas TX 1979-1983
Vice President of Engineering/Construction
Assigned to Warner in Dallas, Texas, through Contract Management, Inc., was responsible for the build out and design of 100,000 apartment units per month. Harmonized relationships between City Government, Home and Apartment Owners, and existing Utility Companies during the construction of the Dallas area.
Pyrotechnic And Flame Effect License Current
Texas State Fire Marshal
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Graduate Certificate in Marketing 1999
Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
Amusement Facility Management School 1999
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Graduate Studies Educational Technology 1993
George Washington University
Leading the Way through Leadership 1990
TMH Executive Professional Development Program
First Class FCC License/Radar Endorsement 1979
B. A. Communications 1978
Houston Baptist University
B. A. Theatre 1978
Houston Baptist University