Kirt Bachiero - Vice President of Sales

Kirt has over 30 years of business management experience and has spent more than 20 years on the sales side. As director of our west coast regional offices, Kirt manages all account relationships in the region. Kirt has been a sales representative for TLS Productions, Inc. since 1998 and was promoted to VP in 2012. Kirt is charged with expanding the sales effort, both geographically and into new business lines.

John Briggs - Electronic Services Engineer

John has spent his entire adult life working “behind the scenes” of both theatre and film. At one time he was the technical director and later producer of a local children’s theatre group. Early on, he partnered with two others to create “Alternative Light”. This began a career of working with some of the most recognizable names both in live theatre and popular music. In 1997, Alternative Light was sold to TLS Productions, Inc., where he continues to stay active within the company and its respective industry.

Robert Glowacki - Assistant Production Manager

As assistant production manager and special events supervisor for TLS Productions, Inc., Robert is our youngest team member. Graduating with a BFA in Theater Design from Oakland University, he has worked from NYC to LA, with a huge focus on work in the Metro Detroit area. With a focus in lighting design, he has designed for theaters, dance companies, and several corporate events. With his young age and desire for knowledge, he brings new and innovative ideas to an ever-growing company.

Pat Harper - Director of Productions

Pat has over 30 years experience in all technical areas of live event production and touring. While working in the entertainment industry, he held a number of important roles including tour manager, stage manager, technical director and head rigger. Since joining TLS Productions, Inc. in 2003, Pat has brought his experience to guide all auto and trade show production management. As Director of Productions, Pat is TLSP’s principal on-site manager for all customer projects.

Brad Hayes - President

President and Partner of TLS Productions, Inc., with over 20 years experience in the entertainment, lighting & production industry; Brad worked with local musical acts as he started out his career, then worked on national & international tours and industrial markets as electrician, master electrician, crew chief, stage manager, and production manager, before coming to TLS Productions, Inc. in 1997. Since then, Brad has been a pivotal element for the growth and success of the company.

Emily Ann Jugowicz-Miller - Account Specialist

Emily is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and holds a BS in Entertainment, Design, and Technology as well as Arts Management with a focus in Stage Management. While enrolled at EMU, she had the pleasure of working with a few professional theatre companies, including: Performance Network, Mosaic Youth Theatre, BlackBag Productions, Threefold Productions, Waterworks Theatre, and Warren Civic Theatre. She describes herself as a go-getter who loves spreadsheets, sticky notes, and kittens.

Aaron Kashmer - Purchasing

Aaron has over 15 years of experience in theater, dance, and industrial lighting production. After Graduating with a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he’s carried many positions at TLS Productions, Inc., from lead lighting tech to rental and sales manager to purchasing and gear sourcing. Aaron claims, “there are very few people in the rental lighting and production industry that don’t know me.”

Carl Kedzierski - Director of Marketing

Carl has been involved in the special event production and entertainment industries for the past 15 years, bringing experience, creativity, and education to the table. Carl is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, and also possesses a Masters of Business Administration in Management from Florida Institute of Technology; Carl also attended Oxford University for a portion of his MBA coursework.

Michael Kelty - Field Service Technician

Michael has over seven years of experience with TLS Productions, Inc. Michael’s education includes a double major in Telecommunications & Film / Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts / Painting from Wayne State University. Michael is also an adjunct professor and has taught art related courses at the college level. Michael uses his creative abilities on a daily basis for problem solving, troubleshooting, and working as a team member to continue to make TLSP a thriving company within the industry.

Li Liu - Accountant

Doyle Martin - VP of Show Services | Director of Design Services

Doyle graduated with a BFA in Theatre Design from the University of Texas, he has designed a wide range of lighting projects over the last 3 decades and has provided lighting designs ranging from outdoor environments to the UN Economics Convention, lighting for Grammy Award winning musical groups and Fortune 500 companies. As Director of Design Services, Doyle manages all aspects of design for TLS Productions, Inc.’s various projects.

Dustin Miller - Audio & Lighting Technician

Dustin specializes in Lighting & Sound Design, Composition, Projection & Video Design, Graphic & Website Design as well as Playwrighting & Stage Management. He has his roots in educational theatre at Eastern Michigan University, where he recently graduated in 2014. While attending EMU, he worked with professional theatre companies including; Performance Network, 8th Wonder, Planet Ant, & Threefold Productions. While at EMU, he worked as a Scenic Studio Technician under the Technical Director of EMU Theatre, John P. Charles, and as a Technology Assistant under the Radio/T.V. Engineer of the Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Department, Steve Martin. Dustin lives in a small ranch home in Ypsilanti Township with his wife, Emily, and his two cats, Chandler & Marshall. Currently, Dustin holds the position of Lighting Technician at TLSP and he feels he has finally found a home in the field of entertainment.

Ryan Nicholson - Lighting Designer

Ryan graduated with a BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, and in 1987 began working at one of the big lighting companies in Los Angeles, subsequently touring with big name musical acts, learning the lighting business from the ground up, then designing and running major tours. Ryan went freelance in 1998 and has been part of the design team, serving as Lighting Director for Neil Diamond’s World Tours for 15 years. When he was not on tour with Neil Diamond, Ryan would freelance for TLSP as a master electrician and lighting designer for the major car shows in the U.S. In May of 2013, TLSP hired Ryan on as a full time lighting designer.

William Ross - President

President and Partner of TLS Productions, Inc., he received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University with a degree in Technical Theater; and has over 25 years experience in the industry working within a variety of local, educational, regional, industrial, and professional theater settings. Bill’s attention to detail and ability to adapt to each and every client has helped to make TLS Productions, Inc. the successful company it is today.

Cameo Stancliff - Account Executive

Cameo Stancliff recently joined TLS Productions, Inc., and will be concentrating on driving sales outside of the auto industry. Over the last year she has focused on custom booth sales and management with Plus Studios, Inc., as well as consulting and assisting customer needs on large accounts in the Las Vegas area.  
  Cameo has over 18 years of experience with the Freeman Companies, serving in roles such as Exhibitor Service Supervisor for Freeman's Service Desk onsite, also running the overall in-house service department.  She then moved in to Operations / Sales and assisted in creating the Freeman Rigging Department, where she worked first hand with venue engineers, submitting all necessary drawings. Cameo was also responsible during that time for managing labor budgets. 

Eric Topliss - Controller

Eric has 20+ years of experience in public and corporate accounting. Eric received his BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from San Diego State University. He began his career in public accounting as an Audit Associate with Coopers & Lybrand in San Francisco, and continued his career in public accounting with Macdonald, Page & Co. in Portland, Maine, becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1994. In the mid to late nineties through 2002 he held the positions of Senior Accountant with The Medstat Group in Ann Arbor and Controller with McFarlane Toys in Plymouth, MI. He has held his current position as Controller for TLSP for over 10 years and is registered as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan.

Adam Weakley - Shop Manager

Adam has spent a lifetime working in theater, both on stage and off. He’s designed, operated, and installed wide range of lighting, rigging, special effects, and truss structures. He’s worked in schools, places of worship, bars & nightclubs, on film and TV shoots, stages, and in convention halls alike. Adam is a Columbus McKinnon certified hoist tech, and recently completed Total Structures outdoor structures class. He’s been managing the shop operations for TLS Productions, Inc. for the past 13 years. He also likes pie.