Directing Events & Festivals
I have been working in the events industry since the 90’s. In 2001 I became the Festival Director of “The Montana Christchurch Winter Carnival”, a major event in the South Island of New Zealand which I ran for three years.
2003 brought me the opportunity to project manage and deliver the “Lord of the Rings – Return Of The King Premier” for Wellington City Council running their Red Carpet zone for this unique world class event.
I joined with other industry leaders and co-created the inaugural events industry conference and named it “Eventing The Future“. That conference still runs today 17 years later and has led to the forming of the NZ Association of Event Professionals.
I joined the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles as a Live TV Stage Manager after 20 years experience in the event and festival industry. I have worked on Live TV variety specials in Los Angeles including The Emmys, The Disneyland 60th Celebration, The American Music Awards, The Radio Disney Music Awards and on prime time series, The Voice and The X Factor.