Meet The Team

 
 

What Makes our Team Tick?

 
Neal Cohen - President /Owner
 
 

Neal Cohen - President /Owner

~ What is your favorite food?
I like anything. Sushi, BBQ, Chinese, Italian... Love it all.
~ What is your favorite movie?
That is like asking me who my favorite child is... Much too difficult to make a choice.
~ What is your hobby?
I have a Healy that sits idle in my front yard. It's been on the list of things to restore.
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Pizza, I think.
~ What's on your iPod?
Grateful Dead. I have seen every show since they first played at Red Rocks in 1978.
~ What is your passion?
Music has always been a lifelong passion. I started off in this business setting concerts and shows
and I still love to do it to this day.

~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
Cockroach, please.
Production Tip:
Back engineer an event after you are done to make sure you are as efficient as possible. If there are other
ways to stage the gear for packing the truck, other equipment that could have been supplemented to ease
the set or something we could have done to expedite our set and strike, I recommend it. In the end, being
more observant on the in for a show, ultimately saves our customers time and money.
 
 
 
Acie VanCleave - Vice President
 

Acie VanCleave - Vice President

~ What is your favorite food?
There isn't many things I will say no to, but I have to say anything my wife makes is delicious... and burritos and sushi are never refused!
~ What is your favorite movie?
Too many great ones to pick a favorite, but here are a few I could watch at lease once a week - The Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski, Grosse Pointe Blank, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Multiplicity, The Usual Suspects,
I am Sam and True Romance.

~ What is your hobby?
Getting out in the woods and any activity related to camping, hiking, hunting, etc...
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Salisbury Steak and potatoes with the brown gravy!
~ What's on your iPod?
Well over 80G of music - I always need to be prepared to play something at an event!
~ What is your passion?
My family. I am blessed to have a great wife and a fantastic extended family.
~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
Gladly surrender my phone.
Production Tip:
Get as much detailed information as you can and if you are a client, GIVE as much detailed information as you can, so there are no surprises either of us can't handle.
 
 
 
  Kelly Kucera - Vice President of Sales & Marketing
 
 

Kelly Kucera - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

~ What is your favorite food?
Filet Mignon. I'm high maintenance!
~ What is your favorite movie?
Jaws. Hands down. The images of that film shaped how I went in the ocean in the 70's (I got braver as I got older...)
~ What is your hobby?
I have many! I am a voracious reader, but I also like to knit, cook and entertain.
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
That rectangular slice of cheese pizza that I am sure if I tasted now, would be far from stellar.
~ What's on your iPod?
I am not an Apple girl. So, on my Sony mp3, I have country, classic rock and of course, The Goo Goo Dolls.
~ What is your passion?
Work and Family. Sometimes we have to sacrifice one for the other, but in the end, the balance works. And, the Green Bay Packers. All of my dogs have been named or are named after players. When they lose, it physically hurts. :)
~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
Aren't cockroaches a delicacy in some parts of the world? As long as I could chase it with a good
Chardonnay, the cockroach would be gone...

Production Tip:
Events are made in the pre-production process. Overthink everything so you are prepared for the worst but already expecting (and have planned) for the best. Don't be afraid to explore new things and to try new avenues to present your message. I am a social media ADDICT, so I am always tweeting, on Instagram or Snapchatting my events.
 
 
 
Will Holliday - Special Projects Management
 

Will Holliday - Special Projects Management

~ What is your favorite food?
I LOVE pizza. Preferably with beer.
~ What is your favorite movie?
I have so many - it is too hard to choose.
~ What is your hobby?
Music. I enjoy composing on the piano and songwriting.
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Pizza... what else?
~ What's on your iPod?
C'mon now... this is 2016! My smartphone (non-Apple by the way...) is all I need.
~ What is your passion?
I enjoy learning new things; I started out as an audio engineer and now I have been bitten by the video
bug and I am learning all I can use different switchers and broadcasters.

~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
I would eat the cockroach. My cell is my lifeline.
Production Tip:
If you are speaking in a live environment and will be projected to screens, wear navy blue. It is the one color that looks best on live video - Why do you think the President always wears “Presidential Blue?"
 
 
 
Austin Lankford - General Technician
 

Austin Lankford - General Technician

~ What is your favorite food?
Mac and Cheese!
~ What is your favorite movie?
Exit Through The Gift Shop
~ What is your hobby?
Spending time with my kids, skateboarding, synthesizers, making stickers, lighting, roller coasters
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Chicken-Fried Steak
~ What's on your iPod?
Anything from drum and bass, to backbeats and 80's electro. I am the nerd that still has turntables...
~ What is your passion?
Lighting Design, Skateboarding, Making Music and Learning. I am also a very passionate family guy...
~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
Hmm... I am not a big fan of cell phones, but I am not a big fan of bugs, either. I'll have to get back to you on that.
Production Tip:
Always have a sharpie, preferably black. Believe it or not, they always come in handy.
 
 
  Brett Noel - Rental, Warehouse & Operations Coordinator
 

Brett Noel - Rental, Warehouse & Operations Coordinator

~ What is your favorite food?
Sushi / Sashimi
~ What is your favorite movie?
Friday
~ What is your hobby?
Music
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Pizza of course
~ What's on your iPod?
Umphrey's Mcgee
~ What is your passion?
Playing / Writing Music
~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
A cockroach. Deep fried preferably.
Production Tip:
Become your own cheerleader
 
 
 
Ian Wells - General Technician
 

Ian Wells - General Technician

~ What is your favorite food?
Cheese. Any and every kind of cheese!
~ What is your favorite movie?
There are many, but The Matrix, K-Pax & The Truman Show top my list...
~ What is your hobby?
Photography, biking, adventuring & gaming
~ What was your favorite cafeteria meal when you were a kid?
Pizza with a side of pizza!
~ What's on your iPod?
All kinds of music. Rock, folk, metal, Indie, electronic, pop, punk, rock and everything in between...
~ What is your passion?
Creating art & playing sports/running
~ Would you rather give up your cell phone for an entire year or eat a live cockroach?
Oh my... cell phone for sure!
Production Tip:
When you can, upgrade your wireless microphones for keynote speakers from lavalieres to over the ear headsets. Your speakers will sound so much better, and it will give your event a professional look without spending a huge amount of money.