John is the Assistant Technical Director and Instructor of Lighting & Sound at The University of South Carolina. A graduate of West Virginia University with a BFA degree in lighting and sound design. He has worked on a national tour, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, as the master electrician after a contract with Royal Caribbean International as a stage technician. Commercial theatrical work includes installing Prodigy Hoists, an automated rigging system from Electronic Theatre Controls. Recent selected design work includes, My Way, Million Dollar Quartet, Bluest Water, Whipping Man, The Mystery of Irma Vep and Waist Watchers: The Musical.