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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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


Micah Cottingham
Primary Roles: Site Ops, Artist relations, Management, Coordinator, Bartender, Runner, Stagehand

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: cottinghammicah@yahoo.com

Most Recent Events: 1. Electric Forest 2. Camp Bisco 3. Bonnaroo

Based in: Nashville, TN

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: 1. Water Bottle 2. Sand Scarf 3. Knife

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

Mollie Johnson
Primary Roles: Production Assistant, Stage Hand, Artist Relations, FOH Assistant

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: molliesj56@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, Music Row Live CMA Radio Remote, NOLA Jazz Fest

Based in: Nashville, TN

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Sunglasses, Dad Sandals, and my killer wit

Morgan Ponsetti
Primary Roles: Food and Beverage Director, Sponsorship Management, Festival Consultanting, Operations Manager, Vendor Relations and Coordination, Logistics, VIP/Artist Hospitality, Point Of Sale Operations, Cash Operations, Office Manager, Inventory Management, Project Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: morganponsetti@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: NFL Draft Fan Festival, Voodoo Festival, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Nashville Food and Wine, Austin Food and Wine

Based in: Austin, TX


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


Nick Barbian
Primary Roles: Festival / Event Producer, Talent Booker, Production Manager, Festival & Venue Consultant, Tour Manager, Promoter Rep

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: nick@angryarmadillomusic.com

Most Recent Events: AT&T Mobility & Entertainment Kickoff, 80/35 Festival, JUMP & Rolling Stone Magazine ‘Ride with Jump’ ACL Festival activation

Based in: Central Texas / Milwaukee / Des Moines


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

Ryan Harder
Primary Roles: Operations Manager, Site Manager, Site Crew, Stage Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: Ryan@GoForRyan.com
(512) 412-5317
Most Recent Events: Austin360 Amphitheater, Formula 1, X Games

Based in: Austin, TX


Sage Allen
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Audio Engineer

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: sageallen@outlook.com

Most Recent Events: X Games, 360 Amphitheater Concerts

Based in: Austin, TX


Sara Berner
Primary Roles: Event Production Manager, Event & Marketing Manager, Hospitality Manager, VIP Coordinator, Sponsorship Manager, Logistics Coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: sararoseeventsco@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Super Bowl LI Halftime Show, Super Bowl Live, NCAA Men's College Cup

Based in: Houston, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: iPhone, Gaff Tape and Sharpies

Sara Victor
Primary Roles: Administrative manager, staff manager, staff resource coordinator, executive producer assistant, ticketing manager, people and things coordinator

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: sacredhands3@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Enchanted Forest, Lucidity Festival, Envision Festival •

Based in: Santa Barbara, CA

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Giant water bottle, sunglasses, at least 3 caribiners

Scott Davidson
Primary Roles: Public Safety Director, Permit Acquisition Manager, Security Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: scott@code4mgmt.com

Most Recent Events: Euphoria Fest, Levitation Fest, Austin Music Hall

Based in: Austin, TX


Sean McCreavy
Primary Roles: Ticketing, VIP Hospitality, Artist Relations, Site Ops crew, Marketing Coordinator, Stage hand, Production assistant, Guest Services Lead, Egress

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: seanmccreavy@comcast.net

Most Recent Events: Voodoo Music and Arts Experience (2014, 2015, 2017), Flambeau Fest (2017), Freret Street Festival (2017), Wanderlust 108 (2018), New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2018, Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas (2018), Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival (2018), Electric Forest Festival (2018), Lollapalooza (2018), Music City Food and Wine Festival (2018)

Based in: New Orleans

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

Shelbie Johansson
Primary Roles: Production assistant, production team, VIP concierge, FOH coordinator, event marketing manager, social media manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: shelbiejohansson@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Lewis Energy Group holiday party, Austin City Limits, Noon (formerly VERTS Mediterranean Grill) NYC grand opening

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My clipboard, timeline, and radio/ cell phone

Elle Mahoney
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Production Manager, Runner

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: stylelle@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Austin City Limits at Moody Theater Concerts

Based in: Austin, TX


Talib Abdullahi
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Hospitality Manager, Talent Buyer, Site Crew

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: talib.abdullahi@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Austin360 Amphitheater, The Parish Austin, Austin Fan Fest

Based in: Austin, TX


Tanya Kollar
Primary Roles: Food Vendor Curator, Food Vendor Coordinator, Food Program Manager, Culinary Operations, Culinary Stage Production, Artist Relations, Artist Liaison, Artist Transportation, Bartender

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contrator

Email address: osltanyak@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, BottleRock Napa Valley, Stagecoach, Sunset Campout, Dirtybird Campout, Coachella

Based in: San Francisco, CA


Erica Thieler
Primary Roles: Rigger, Climber, Lighting Tech, Site Crew, Stagehand

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: trit12@yahoo.com

Most Recent Events: Guns N Roses, Austin City Limits Fest, VooDoo Fest

Based in: New Orleans, LA


Trey Ellerbee
Primary Roles: Site Manager, Carpenter, Site Crew, Quartermaster, Operations Manager

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: densonellerbee3@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: ACL Fest ,Lollapalooza, Chipotle Cultivates

Based in: Austin, TX


Victoria Lively
Primary Roles: Project Manager, Event Manager, Onsite Manager, VIP Manager, Volunteer Manager, Site Manager, Event Coordinator, VIP Coordinator, Recruiter, Travel Director

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: contact@livelymgmtllc.com

Most Recent Events: Food Shippers of America Annual Conference, Wings and Wheels Charity Event Jet Sale, Copa América Centenario, Hangout Music Fest

Based in: Phoenix, AZ

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Black coffee, power outlet/portable charger, a flashy backpack to carry a bunch of other items I also need

Matt Ziegler
Primary Roles: Stage Manager, Talent Buyer, Artist Liaison, Box Office Management

Able to Travel? Yes

Company: Independent Contractor

Email address: zmattyz@gmail.com

Most Recent Events: Flagstaff Hullabaloo, Flagstaff BrewHaHa, Orpheum Theater Concerts

Based in: Flagstaff, AZ


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