Systems Engineer, New York
Start Year: 2015
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT FROM THE PAST AND WHY
I recently worked on a project for Klick Health. I enjoyed this project a lot because I was able to see it develop from concept to final product. I was able to visit the venue in Philadelphia to see how all of the components of the project would work. That hands-on experience made the project a lot of fun to work on. Also, Grounded (VH1) was a special project for me because it was the first system I was able to complete on my own and it served as the starting point for me. I was so proud when I was able to complete that drawing after learning about all of the gear that went into it. It was a great feeling and definitely a confidence booster for me.
FAVORITE SHOW VENUE
Jazz at Lincoln Center
WHY COWORKERS ARE GREAT
Everyone in the shop has such a distinct personality and they all bring their best qualities to the table, making it a fun and exciting place to work. You can always expect laughs when you need them and everyone is so hard working. Being the “new guy”, it was such a great experience to see how welcoming everyone was and how eager they were to help me learn new gear.
WORLDSTAGE IN ONE WORD
BEST THING ABOUT YOUR CITY
The best thing about the NJ shop is that it’s located in my home town. I grew up in Secaucus so I felt right at home. There’s nothing better than working in your own backyard.
Soccer, Music, and Art. I coach a U-15 soccer team at Ironbound Soccer Club in Newark, NJ. I spend most of my off time at practice or at games. When I’m not coaching soccer I’m either watching it on television or at Red Bull Arena watching a live match. Music is another huge part of my life. I currently play guitar in a three piece jazz band in Hoboken, NJ.
WHY DO YOU ENJOY WORKING FOR WS
The people and experiences. The guys in the shop make working at WorldStage so much fun. I’ve also enjoyed going on-site to visit some of the nicest venues in the world including Jazz at Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera.