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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: talib.abdullahi@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Austin360 Amphitheater, The Parish Austin, Austin Fan Fest

Based in: Austin, TX


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: mallegretto@icloud.com

Last Few Events Worked: Red Bull, North Coast Music Festival, MagnoliaFest

Based in: Oceanside, CA


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: sageallen@outlook.com

Last Few Events Worked: X Games, 360 Amphitheater Concerts

Based in: Austin, TX


Roggie Baer
Primary Roles: Advancement (artist and logistics, sponsors, vendors), Artist Relations, Artist Booking, Artist Managment, Corporate event planning, Hospitality Coordinator, VIP Coordinator, VIP Experience Concierge,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: roggie@rajiworld.com
(512) 554-4004
Last Few Events Worked: Fortress Fest 2019, Old Settlers Music Fest 2019, ACL Fest 2018

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: a good spreadsheet, water and my big, fat rolodex!


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: jjrball@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: nick@angryarmadillomusic.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: sararoseeventsco@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: foh4k@att.net

Last Few Events Worked: NFL Superbowl Tailgate Party, Summerfest, Country Thunder

Based in: Milwaukee, WI


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: hello@amandabutterfield.com

Last Few Events Worked: SXSW Interactive, Austin Ice Cream Festival, Austin Homebrew Festival

Based in: Austin, TX


Jen Caruso
Primary Roles: Festival Director, VIP & Elevated Experiences Management, Sponsorship, Sustainability Consultant, Decor Manager, Beverage Director, RFID Operations, Festival Consultant, Site Manager, Vendor Coordinator, Site Ops, Production Manager, Visual Design Manager,

Able to Travel? yes

Type of Worker: Caruso Presents, LLC

Reach Out: jen@carusopresents.com

Last Few Events Worked: Rockville, Epicenter, Bonnaroo, SXSW, Envision, Charleston Beer Fest, Summit DTLA, Coachella, Country Jam, Broccoli City Festival, Panorama, Outside Lands, High Water, Desert Trip, Life is Beautiful, Savannah // Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Based in: San Diego

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My festival pack which holds my cart and forklift keys, zipties, sharpie, knife, chapstick, earplugs


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: csi13@live.com

Last Few Events Worked: SXSW, CounterPoint, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Cultivate

Based in: Austin, TX


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: kkara89@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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!


Daniel Chapman
Primary Roles: Production Management, Stage Management, Site Operations, Audio Engineer, Hospitality,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: thesoundorchard@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Trans Pecos Fest, LouFest, Float Fest

Based in: Austin, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Sunscreen, Caffine, Leatherman


Michael Clarkson
Primary Roles: Stage Manger, Show Caller, Producer, Assistant Director, Production Manager / Coordinator, Event Management,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: mtclarkston@me.com

Last Few Events Worked: Step It Up NYC, Viacom Velocity, Nickelodeon Upfronts, Doodle 4 Google, Dubai International Film Festival

Based in: New York, NY

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Diet Coke, Hard Candy, Mini Post It’s


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: raquelestelle7@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Euphoria Festival, SXSW, Day for Night

Based in: Austin, TX

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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: cottinghammicah@yahoo.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: armandovando@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


Scott Davidson
Primary Roles: Public Safety Director, Permit Acquisition Manager, Security Management, Medical Management, Law Enforcement Fire Department,

Able to Travel? Risk & Safety

Type of Worker: Code 4 Event Management / Code 4 Emergency Services

Reach Out: Scott@WeAreCode4.com

Last Few Events Worked: Euphoria Fest, Levitation Fest, Austin Music Hall

Based in: Austin, TX


Jeremy Denton
Primary Roles: Site ops, Vendor Ops, Runner, Assistant to Stage Manager, Carpenter, Art Design & Install,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: jdography@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Forecastle, Electric Forrest, Bonnaroo, Coachella

Based in: Nashville, TN

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Sunglasses, Multi-Tool, Sand Scarf (wished I could bring my dog)


Jessica Dudley
Primary Roles: Hospitality, Artists Relations Assistant, Guest Services, Production Assistant, Runner,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: jesshanleyart@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Kindmind Campout, Lightning in a Bottle, Envision

Based in: San Diego

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Hydroflask, Palladium boots, fanny pack


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: defiantlabs@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: SXSW, ACL Fest, Formula 1

Based in: Austin, TX


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: densonellerbee3@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: ACL Fest ,Lollapalooza, Chipotle Cultivates

Based in: Austin, TX


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: erickson.kellye@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Nike, X Games, Formula 1

Based in: Austin, TX


Janine Fazzolari Punales
Primary Roles: Production Assistant, Production Runner, Hospitality, VIP Coordinator, VIP Host, Artist Relations, Artist Transportation, Production Office Assistant, Vendor Coordinator,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: jfpunales@yahoo.com

Last Few Events Worked: PHX Vegan Food Festival, Innings Festival, Lollapalooza, KAABOO

Based in: San Diego, CA

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: smartphone, comfortable sneakers, notes on event


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

Able to Travel? Ask

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: John_Ferguson@kc.rr.com

Last Few Events Worked: Taylor Swift, Annie (Theater), Rolling Stones

Based in: Kansas City, MO


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