With over 25 years of experience in the theatre consulting, architectural lighting design, and audio-visual consulting, Michael has a great all-round understanding of what it takes to design engaging and immersive spaces for entertainment. As a project manager, Michael works on a variety of theatre and event space types. He has a unique specialty in performance design for maritime projects, having designed major venues and technical entertainment systems for over 40 new cruise ships.
Michael joined us from Nautilus Entertainment Design, where he was vice president and principal consultant, working on both maritime and land-based design projects. As vice president of Nautilus, Mike oversaw all facility design projects as well as day-to-day operations, while also directly managing the projects for several long-standing clients. He’s also worked as a mechanical system designer for both JR Clancy and ShowTech, and he’s freelanced as an audio designer for television and movies as well as a video/lighting technician.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College and is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) – Local 74, where he’s been working as a stagehand since 1996. His love of the ocean spills over to his spare time where he enjoys sailing and spending time on the water with his family.