Hire Event Professionals

Part of the team at RedFest 2014
The Site Ops Team at South by South Lawn in 2016

Looking to hire event or festival management, staff, or crew? Below is our list of recommended event professionals – many of whom helped bring this website together. We feature a wide range of roles: site crew, stage managers, production managers, site operations managers, talent buyers, hospitality coordinators, and many more.

Feel free to contact anyone directly – everyone here is an independent contractor.

If you are an event professional and would like to add your free listing, contact us.

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Alex Grant
Primary Roles: Festival Manager, Office Manager, Production Assistant, Touring Production, Sponsorship Operations Manager, Signage Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: alexlgrant@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Jam Cruise, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival

Based in: New Orleans, LA


Allison Levy
Primary Roles: Runner, Artist Hospitality Coordinator, Production Assistant, Bartender, Translator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: allisonbeelevy@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Jungle Jam, Jaco Pub Crawl, Costa Rica Party Host, Healing and Wellness Events

Based in: Austin, TX


Amanda Shaftel
Primary Roles: Web Designer, PR / Marketing Materials Creator, Production Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: ashaftel@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: SXSW Eco, do512, Fortress of Inca

Based in: Austin, TX


Amanda Butterfield
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Logistics Manager, Stage Manager, Social Media Manager, Experience Designer, Event Styling

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: hello@amandabutterfield.com

Most Recent Events: SXSW Interactive, Austin Ice Cream Festival, Austin Homebrew Festival

Based in: Austin, TX


Armand Daigle
Primary Roles: Site Crew, Production Assistant, Runner, Driver, Videographer

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: armandovando@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships, AMD Press Event at Long Center 2016, SXSL 2016, All Things Go 2016, Long Center Skyline Theater Series, Nike Longhorn Run 2016, Target / ACL Afterparty 2015, 2015 Space Awards, Samsung Lounge at SXSW

Based in: Austin, TX


Armine Olivas
Primary Roles: Event Marketing Manager, Event Production Manager, Logistics Manager, Translator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: Aolivas1212@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Formula 1, MotoGP, X Games, CONCACAF 2016, Kentucky Derby

Based in: Austin, TX


Billy Gemmill
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Stage Manger, Event Management

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: billy.gemmill@gmail.com
(615) 478-1326
Most Recent Events: SXSW, Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo

Based in: Nashville, TN

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Dudewipes, toothpaste, and my sleeping bag

Brian Reeves
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Site Crew, Carpenter

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: reeves event services

Email address: reeves@reeveseventservices.com

Most Recent Events: ACL Fest, Texas A&M, Chipotle Cultivate

Based in: Austin, TX


Brishon Neu
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Production Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: brishon.neu@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Bonnaroo, SXSW, River City Rockfest

Based in: Austin, TX


Crisene Casper
Primary Roles: Production Coordinator, Stage Manager, Office Manager, Hospitality Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: csi13@live.com

Most Recent Events: SXSW, CounterPoint, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Cultivate

Based in: Austin, TX


Chris Homsley
Primary Roles: Producer, Line Producer, Production Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: chomsley@me.com

Most Recent Events: Detroit International Auto Show, Academy Awards, Red Bull Air Race

Based in: Los Angeles, CA


Cierra Savatgy-King
Primary Roles: Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Pigtail Media

Email address: cierra@pigtailmedia.com

Most Recent Events: Reset Retreat, Boutique Hotel Conference, South Padre International Music Festival

Based in: Austin, TX


Darrell Force
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Production Manager, Artist Liaison

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor
Austin TX
78745

Email address: darrellforce@gmail.com
(512) 736-5595
Most Recent Events: Sound On Sound, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Levitation Fest, Utopia Fest

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Gaff Tape, Leatherman, Ratchet Straps

Emily Heffelfinger
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Runner, Site Operations, Ticketing Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: emily.heffel@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Obama Farewell Speech, Freaky Deaky, Summer Set Music Festival

Based in: Chicago, IL

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: utility knife, zip ties, cell phone charger

Ferrin Schriner
Primary Roles: Production Manager, VIP Manager, Artist Relations Manager, Hospitality Manager, Volunteer Manager, Promoter Rep

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: fschriner@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Fortress Festival, Austin Music Awards, SIMS Foundation: Heart of the City

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Fanny pack, wireless & coffeeee!

Gary Brunclik
Primary Roles: A1, Front of House Engineer, Tour Management, Production Management, Monitor Engineer

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: foh4k@att.net

Most Recent Events: NFL Superbowl Tailgate Party, Summerfest, Country Thunder

Based in: Milwaukee, WI


Glenna Tooman
Primary Roles: Event Planner

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: glenna@memorable-events.com

Most Recent Events: Medical Meeting, 50th Anniversary Party, Patient Education Meeting

Based in: Boise, ID


Brandie Louck
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Tour Manager, Stage Manager, Site Operations, Production Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: brandie.louck@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Marvel Expereince Tour, Pharrell Williams Tour, Paramore Tour, Austin 360 Amphitheater, Live Nation SF

Based in: Austin, TX


Jake Houp
Primary Roles: Parking Operations Manager, Site Operations Crew, Signage Crew, Stagehand

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: jhawkvisions@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: NFL Draft 2016, Mysteryland USA, TomorrowWorld USA, Coachella, Lollapalooza

Based in: Chicago, IL


Jarin Wadiwalla
Primary Roles: Production Coordinator, Media Relations Manager, Event Manager, Hospitality Coordinator, Artist Liaison

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: jarin.wadiwalla@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: X Games, Formula 1, MotoGP, SXSW

Based in: Austin, TX


Jason Gwin
Primary Roles: Tour Manager, Artist Liaison, Production Management

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: jason@productionsimple.com

Most Recent Events: Forecastle, Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees

Based in: Austin, TX & Louisville, KY

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Laptop, Cell Phone, Gaff Tape

Jason Tremblay
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Stage Manager, Theatrical Stage Manager, Playwright

Able to Travel? Ask

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: jnt01304@hotmail.com

Most Recent Events: Moontower, SXSW, X Games, DNC, UN Foundation, COTA

Based in: Austin, TX and Grand Rapids, MI


Jen Caruso
Primary Roles: Sponsorship Management, RFID Operations/Consulting, Site Manager, Vendor Coordinator, Site Ops, Production Coordinator, Artist Hospitality, VIP Coordinator

Able to Travel?
Company: Freelance Festival & Events Specialist

Email address: jenlcaruso@gmail.com
(919) 656-5035
Most Recent Events: Bonnaroo, Panorama, Outside Lands, SXSW, Desert Trip, Life is Beautiful, Savannah Wine & Food Festival

Based in: Charleston, SC

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My festival pack which holds my golf cart key, zipties, sharpie, paper, box cutter

Josh Ball
Primary Roles: Site Operations Manager, Production Manager, Audio Engineer, Lighting Designer, Carpenter, Site Crew

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: jjrball@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: SXSL at the White House, LouFest in St. Louis, Float Fest in Austin

Based in: Austin

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: A fancy Kubota, forklift keys that don't disappear, and a fine cigar

James Lavis
Primary Roles: Technical Director, Production Manager, Show Operator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: globaljames@hotmail.com

Most Recent Events:
Based in: Scottsdale, AZ


Josh Levin
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Production Coordinator, Marketing Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: josh@xxiv.co

Most Recent Events: Orpheum Theater Madison, Revelry Music Festival, X Factor USA

Based in: Madison, WI


John Ferguson
Primary Roles: Stagehand, Site Crew, IT Engineer, Software Programmer

Able to Travel? Ask

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: John_Ferguson@kc.rr.com

Most Recent Events: Taylor Swift, Annie (Theater), Rolling Stones

Based in: Kansas City, MO


Josh Hatton
Primary Roles: FOH Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Stage Manager, Production Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Muscle Shoals Productions & an Independent Contractor

Email address: joshsrpro@gmail.com
(256) 661-0015
Most Recent Events: Shoals Community Theater, Singing River, Broadcast Radio

Based in: Muscle Shoals, Alabama


Justin Hayes
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Fork Ops, Site Crew

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: justinhayes79@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Aftershock Music Festival, Life is Beautiful, Lockn

Based in: Seattle, WA

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My leatherman, sunblock, and a good pair of sunglasses

Kara Oppermann
Primary Roles: Festival Producer, Stage Manager, Production Manager, Hospitality Manager, Transportation Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: kara.oppermann@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: X Games, Shell Corporate Event, California Democratic Convention

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My event binder, my favorite sharpie, and my mophie!

Kara Casteel
Primary Roles: VIP Manager, Hospitality Coordinator, Production Assistant, BOH / FOH Manager, Front Gates Manager, AR Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: kkara89@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Float Fest, Blues on the Green, Free Press Summer Fest

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Bathrooms, snacks, good company!

Katy Vandiver
Primary Roles: Hospitality Coordinator, Office Manager, Production Assistant

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: vandiver.kl@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Whitewater Amphitheater, X Games, RedFest, Austin Fan Fest

Based in: Austin, TX


Kelly Erickson
Primary Roles: Production Assistant, Marketing Manager, Social Media Coordinator, Brand Ambassador

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: erickson.kellye@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Nike, X Games, Formula 1

Based in: Austin, TX


Kelly Khun
Primary Roles: Production Management, Artist Services Management, Tour Management, Festival Management

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: kellykhunmusic@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: KAABOO, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Comic Con

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Black Gaff, Kershaw, Yerba Matte

Kristin Mohn
Primary Roles: Marketing Coordinator, Site Crew, Hospitality Coordinator, Production Assistant

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: kmohn@live.com

Most Recent Events: X Games, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pachanga Latino Music Festival

Based in: Austin, TX


Kyle Nelson
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Event Coordinator, Promoter Rep

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: kyleontour@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: SXSW, LiveNation, TM for Big Gigantic

Based in: Austin, TX and Kansas City, MO


Lauren Gicas
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Logistics Manager, Sponsorship Operations, Marketing Materials Creator, VIP Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: laurenrgicas@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: USA Science & Engineering Festival, Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Live Well Festival

Based in: Charleston, SC

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Fanny pack, iphone, coffee

Lyla Lagner
Primary Roles: Box Office Management, Sales, Ticketing Staff

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: lyla.lagner@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: TicketsWest, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Reservations Plus

Based in: Austin, TX


Michael Allegretto
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Technical Producer, Festival Consultant

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: mallegretto@icloud.com

Most Recent Events: Red Bull, North Coast Music Festival, MagnoliaFest

Based in: Oceanside, CA


Matty Reininger
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Site Crew, Production Assistant, Stage Crew

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: matty@soseventservices.com

Most Recent Events: Sound on Sound Fest, Mohawk Shows, Fortress Festival

Based in: Austin, TX


Melissa Rangel
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Stage Manager, Hospitality Manager, Art Vendor Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: Meli.Rngl@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Chipotle Cultivate, Day for Night, X Games

Based in: Austin, TX and Houston, TX


Meagan Hofstetter
Primary Roles: Production Runner, Front of House Staff, Production Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: meagan.hofstetter@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Skyline Theater, Erwin Center, ACL Live

Based in: Austin


Mike Hanley
Primary Roles: Festival Producer, Production Manager, Site Operations Manager, Promoter Rep, Stage Manager, Talent Buyer

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: mike@festivalandeventproduction.com

Most Recent Events: LouFest, South by South Lawn, SOS Music Fest

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Leatherman, Portable Monitor, Hover Camera

Nelson Gomes
Primary Roles: Stage Technician, Stage Manager, Director of Production, Tour Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: nelsongomes.set@gmail.com
(650) 785-3651 (650) 785-3651
Most Recent Events: Riot Artists, Gallo Center for the Arts, SF Jazz Center

Based in: Oakland, CA


Nick Kleinschmidt
Primary Roles: Site Operations, Hospitality Manager, Transportation/Shuttle Manager, Stagehand, VIP Operations

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: nkleinsc@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Winter X Games, Electric Zoo, Fare Thee Well

Based in: Austin, TX


Primary Roles: Festival Art and Decor Designer, Hospitality Management, Production Management

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: oriel.poole@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Burning Man, Electric Daisy Carnival, Outside Lands

Based in: Los Angeles, CA


Patrick Duvall
Primary Roles: Site Crew, Stagehand, Production Assistant, Carpenter, Runner

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: defiantlabs@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: SXSW, ACL Fest, Formula 1

Based in: Austin, TX


Petur Redbird
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Stage Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: peturredbird@me.com

Most Recent Events: 2016 Global Dance Festival, 2016 Voodoo Fest, 2016 Sonic Boom Fest

Based in: Mesa, AZ


Rachel Simmons
Primary Roles: Staffing Director, Parking Manager, Office Manager, Production Assistant

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: 3 Way Events, Inc

Email address: rachel@3wayevents.com

Most Recent Events: X Games, 360 Amphitheater Concerts, ROT Rally

Based in: Round Rock, TX


Raquel Coronado
Primary Roles: Production Assistant, Event Operations, On-site Coordinator, Tour Manager, Artist Relations, Media/Marketing Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: raquelestelle7@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Euphoria Festival, SXSW, Day for Night

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Zip ties, portable charger, Yerba Mate

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