How he got the job: "I began producing DIY art events at a warehouse space in 2001 under the tag AllGoSigns. It was kind of an art and social experiment. They quickly grew into large events. My role was to support whatever crazy work came through the door -- art, dance, music, and performance art -- by trying to add creative layers and glue it all together to create something new, a much bigger work of art. In 2004, it became more than just a DIY event. At a warehouse event, I was introduced to a local theatre executive director, Randy Rollison, and the director of a recently formed art and technology festival, James Levin. Randy gave me full access to the Cleveland Public Theatre for my first legal, above-the-radar event in July of 2005. Six weeks later, I presented AllGoSigns as part of the Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology. Long story short, in 2010, I became the production manager of Ingenuity."
What he does: "I’ll be walking through an abandoned or unused building, whole city block, park, or bridge, and work on the plan to bring them back to life. Then, at show time, I oversee the crew gear and equipment, lighting, audio, video power and all other logistics to present multimedia art events. On a typical day, I may be touring a vacant building downtown in the morning and meeting an artist about their creative project in the afternoon. At night, I might be running audio for a 200-member children choir in Playhouse Square for 1,500 people or hosting a small free jazz event at my warehouse on a Tuesday evening. In 2010, I was part of a team of artists and managers to create a 60ft. wide and 200ft. tall waterfall off the Detroit Superior Bridge as part of Ingenuity Festival. As part of the planning group, my primary task was lighting it with 35,000 watts of light. My favorite part of my work is helping to create new free festival events, transforming familiar parts of the city with art, and changing the way people see a city or space."