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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor
Austin TX
78745

Reach Out: darrellforce@gmail.com
(512) 736-5595
Last Few Events Worked: 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


Candace Geers
Primary Roles: Hospitality Coordinator, VIP Coordinator, Production Assistant, Artist Hospitality, Event Administration, Guest Services,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: candaceegeers7@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Flambeau Fest, Sloss Fest, COTK Dream Team Celebration

Based in: New Orleans, LA

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Fanny Pack, Sunscreen, Portable Battery Pack


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: billy.gemmill@gmail.com
(615) 478-1326
Last Few Events Worked: SXSW, Hangout Festival, Bonnaroo

Based in: Nashville, TN

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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: laurenrgicas@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: nelsongomes.set@gmail.com
(650) 785-3651 (650) 785-3651
Last Few Events Worked: Riot Artists, Gallo Center for the Arts, SF Jazz Center

Based in: Oakland, CA


Gary Graham
Primary Roles: Stage Manager,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Freelance

Reach Out: Gary@garygrahamstagemanager.com
(407) 509-1460
Last Few Events Worked: Disney World Marathon, Pleasure Island live band stage, Girl Scouts Worldwide Jamboree

Based in: Orlando, FL

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Coffee Maker, personal headset, workbox


Mena Guy
Primary Roles: Videographer, Site Crew, Production Crew, Video Team,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: guymena96@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Taste of Country, MTV VMAs

Based in: New York, NY

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: portable phone charger, extra camera batteries, a fanny pack to hold all the materials


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: jason@productionsimple.com

Last Few Events Worked: Forecastle, Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees

Based in: Austin, TX & Louisville, KY

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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: mike@festivalandeventproduction.com

Last Few Events Worked: LouFest, South by South Lawn, SOS Music Fest

Based in: Austin, TX

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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: Ryan@GoForRyan.com
(512) 412-5317
Last Few Events Worked: Austin360 Amphitheater, Formula 1, X Games

Based in: Austin, TX


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Muscle Shoals Productions & an Independent Contractor

Reach Out: joshsrpro@gmail.com
(256) 661-0015
Last Few Events Worked: 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

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: justinhayes79@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: emily.heffel@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


Dan Hill
Primary Roles: Operations Manager, Project Manager, Logistics Manager, Site Manager, Site Ops Lead, Staffing/Admin,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator
83646

Reach Out: DanHill.Operations@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Mountain Home Country Music Festival (x4), Willamette Country Music Festival, Idaho Potato Drop, Eagle Fun Days, USO Tours, Cal Jam 18, etc.

Based in: Boise, Idaho

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Leatherman multi-tool, chest rig radio holder w/ storage pockets, and a huge stockpile of zip ties!


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: meagan.hofstetter@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Skyline Theater, Erwin Center, ACL Live

Based in: Austin


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: chomsley@me.com

Last Few Events Worked: Detroit International Auto Show, Academy Awards, Red Bull Air Race

Based in: Los Angeles, CA


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: jhawkvisions@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: NFL Draft 2016, Mysteryland USA, TomorrowWorld USA, Coachella, Lollapalooza

Based in: Chicago, IL


David Huber
Primary Roles: Site Ops, Hospitality, Production Assistant, Runner, Stagehand,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: davidreesehuber@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Moogfest, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Hulaween

Based in: Austin

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Gaff, Zipties, Sunglasses


Jaclyn Huff
Primary Roles: Planner, Logistics Manager, Expo/Exhibitor Manager,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: jaclynmorganhuff@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: API World, DevWeek, Beyond Escape

Based in: Houston, TX

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: iphone, goldfish (the snack!), laughter


Jamie James
Primary Roles: Production Manager, Operations Manager, Box Office Manager, Artist Relations, Content Manager, Contract Manager,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: jamiejamest@gmail.com

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

Based in: Austin TX and San Francisco CA

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: Radio shoulder holster, my combat boots & zip ties


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: shelbiejohansson@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: molliesj56@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: 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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: kellykhunmusic@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: KAABOO, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Comic Con

Based in: Austin, TX

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


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

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contractor

Reach Out: nkleinsc@gmail.com

Last Few Events Worked: Winter X Games, Electric Zoo, Fare Thee Well

Based in: Austin, TX


Heather Kohler
Primary Roles: Management , Box Office Operations, Artist Relations, Hospitality, Staffing Coordinator, Production Assistant,

Able to Travel? Yes

Type of Worker: Independent Contrator

Reach Out: heather@ultimopresents.com
(615) 977-6717 (615) 977-6717
Last Few Events Worked: Beyond Wonderland, Life in Color Miami, iiipoints, Dirtybird Campout

Based in: Nashville, TN

Three Event Items I Cannot Live Without: My Runnur, a good pair of boots, and a great team to work with.


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