HIGHLIGHTS

Kimball Keller

Entertainment Executive

Creative mindset along with years of live entertainment experience in senior level management including casting, contracts, operations, logistics, direction, show creation, show build and Technical Production, pyro, sound, lighting, rigging, design, creative team, visionary and more.

“Successfully turns ideas into major productions”. I know what it takes to put on a spectacular production and exactly how to make it happen.

 

Artistic Director/GM Consultant  National Enquirer Live Attraction​

    Brought in to create crime scenes/layouts/props/lighting/sound direction/building oversight.

  • Creation of GM role and supporting documents/sop/recruitment/safety/life safety

  • Procurement of attraction props/necessary exhibit elements

  • Implementation of established creative direction

  • Oversight of staffing needs and planning.

  • Artistic and creative direction​​/Music selection and production for all exhibits

GM/Executive Producer 

Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud Attraction/Fee Hedrick Family Entertainment

  • Responsible for both entertainment and revenue streams while maintaining show creation continuity

  • Oversight of contracts, entertainers, F&B, facilities, staffing, box office, ticketing, attractions, operations

  • Capital projects and budgets, forecasting

  • Safety Training, Competent Inspector, multio venue All technical aspects including pyro, effects, lighting, sound, video, rigging

  • P&L for attraction with over 500,000 visitors annually

  • Executive leadership team develop insights and operational statistics to measure KPIs for continuous improvement recommendations

  • Set expectations for overall performance to hold team accountable for meeting expectations to increase productivity.

  • Managing and directing the creative development process for new shows.

  • Rock solid understanding of story creation and analysis, audience perspective, and interlacing the creative and workable to a finished product.

  • Analyze guest satisfaction reports and social media for known KPI in show satisfaction

  • Created safety training program, reduced TOSHA fine after and accident by developing new safety standards for company.

 

VP of International show operations and logistics

Family Entertainment 

  • Oversee all international show operations including casting, contracts, riders, transportation, shipping of equipment, contracts, show

  • creation, show build, theme park project planning including India, Dubai, China and US.

  • Work with clients to maximize profits while providing first class entertainment.

  • Domestic Sponsorship packages and operations​.

Director of Operations 

"Valitar" Equestria Development

  • Transformed concept into traveling theatrical extravaganza with 75 show horses of all types; Handled all local, state and Federal compliance and permitting requirements."

  • Supervised build-out of $4M tent that required two cranes and 30 riggers to erect 12-beam structure in 4 days and 75 semi-trailers to transport to each venue.

  • Secured vendors and equipment; negotiated leases and capital contracts, insurance, horse transportation, veterinary"services, staff and talent, riders and contracts.

  • Senior Creative Team member for show build , show continuity, show production and welfare of all animal stock.

Consultant - Blue Sky Productions

Provided consulting services; conceptualized and produced colossal events.

  • Devised cost-effective strategies. Employed latest technology and cutting edge equipment and industry best practices.

  • Developed pricing to meet sponsor needs and ROI, based on gate and souvenir sales projections.

  • Produced marketing collateral (news releases, full-page color ads, print and TV media).

  • Establish KPI's, Capex and EBITDA for long term growth strategies.

  • New show development, creation, mange script writers, scenery, wardrobe, technical team including rigging, sound, lighting, hydraulics, safety, pyro, pool safety.

Head of Rigging

Criss Angel''s Believe/ Cirque du Soliel

  • Managed 15-member rigging crew, $500K annual budget and $12M dollar roof/rigging revamp project.

  • Maintained all performance and rigging equipment, documentation and monitored show operations.

  • Utilized MS Project, Visio and Auto Cad to manage design-build team.

  • Instituted inspection process for analysis and maintenance scheduling.

  • Coordinate all show related rigging issues, keeping cast safe, oversaw safety and training to Keep Principal Star safe.

Production Manager / Operations Manager 

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.

  • Managed Red Unit (Animal, Train, Transportation and Food Service) for 300 annual shows.

  • Monitored fleet during rail to fairground transfers—installed emergency lighting on all equipment. Oversaw 250–300 staff, safety, train movements and ensured adherence to Teamsters Union rules.

  • Handled logistics, strategic planning, risk management, finance, compliance and human resources to ensure

       rational efficiency.

Kimball Keller