Production Team

We are proud to work with the best people in the industry to tailor fit every event…
 

Hadden Hippsley

“I started when I was young enough not to notice I was taking a chance”

President, 1983 – present

Producer: National City Bank Excel Awards (Cleveland, OH), Continental/New York Yankees “Pinstripes in the Park” (NYC, NY), Great Lakes Burning River Fest (Cleveland, OH), The Riverside Company Annual Investors Conference & Riverside Leadership Summit (NYC, NY)

Industry Consultant: Fashion Week at Bryant Park (NYC, NY), Creative Stage Lighting (North Creek, NY), Eighth Day Sound (Highland Heights, OH)

Tour Production Manager: Phish, Jack Johnson, Al Jarreau, Rick Springfield, Hall and Oats, Van Halen, Marlboro Country Music Tour, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller and Joe Sample

Festival Production Manager: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Manchester, TN), Electric Forest Festival (Rothbury, MI), Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE), Forecastle Festival (Louisville, KY), Free Press Summer Festival (Houston, TX), Governors Ball Music Festival (Randall’s Island, NY), Hangout Music Fest (Gulf Shores, AL), Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (San Fransisco, CA), Treasure Island (San Fransisco, CA), Life is good (Canton, MA), Vegoose (Las Vegas, NV) and New Orleans Jazz Fest (New Orleans, LA)

Special Project Production Manager: William J Clinton Foundation, A Decade of Difference Concert

Event Safety Alliance: Leadership Member

Guest Lecturer: Miami University (Oxford, OH), Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH)

Education: Miami University, 1983 – BA, Communications

Joel Carmichael

“Learned all aspects of theatrical production from my Theater Department father before going home for dinner”

  • Project Manager & Lighting Designer, 1983 – present
  • Former Co-Owner & Manager of The Opera Shop
  • Denver, CO
  • Mesa College, 1979 – BS, Liberal Arts

Paul Dalen

“It all started when my parents took me to see The Beatles”

  • Project Manager, 1979 – present
  • New York, NY
  • 35 years in the live music industry as FOH engineer, production manager, stage manager, tour manager and venue production rep

Steve Drymalski

“Great shows begin with great planning”

  • Project Manager, 2004 – present
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Anna Giordano

“My enthusiasm for music began when I first took up playing cello in the fourth grade”

  • Production Coordinator, 2016 – present
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Baldwin Wallace University, 2015 – BA, Sustainability

Joe Gordon

“We’re very fortunate to be able to work with such talented, dedicated professionals”

  • Project Manager, 1983 – present
  • Owner of Reservoir Inc, Artist Management, Al Jarreau
  • Chicago, IL
  • Miami University, 1984 – School of Business

Mary Ann Hippsley

“Using my background in organizational development and theater production at Lambda”

  • VP & Business Manager, 2011 to present
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Baldwin Wallace University, 1995 – BA, Human Services

John Monroe

“Diving in head first is the only way I have ever known”

  • Director, Event Production, 2015 – present
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Full Sail, 2005 – AD in Recording Arts & BA in Business Entertainment Management

Rob Weil

“Running the Hall of Fame production for 18 years has given me a very unique blend of concert and corporate event experience”

  • Project Manager, 1996 – present
  • Director of Production, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, OH
  • Green Mountain College, 1988 – Retail Business Management

Richard Wold

“Being able to contribute to the quality and expertise that the team brings to all  projects is a true joy”

  • Project Manager & Lighting Designer , 1980 – present
  • Owner of Wold’s World
  • Denver, CO
  • 35 years covering national and international touring including live music, theater and corporate events