• Rachel Bacheller
    Rachel Bacheller Senior Account Executive - New Business

    Rachel enjoys running at speeds of 1000mph and takes on challenges with a “yes” mentality.  After graduating from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, she quickly found her niche in experience marketing and comes with a nine year proven track record of success.  Previously working with brands like Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Magneti Marelli, Harman, General Motors, Pernod Ricard, and McDonald’s, she understands the needs of varying brand initiatives and that no detail is too small.  She thrives on building rapport, problem solving, and the fast-paced experiential marketing environment.

  • John Briggs
    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.

  • Elizabeth Essex
    Elizabeth Essex Production Coordinator

    Elizabeth has been a part of the entertainment industry since a young age and she has a wide range of experience. Some professional positions held include: Production Manager, Rigging Supervisor, Assistant Technical Director, as well as General Manager of a construction company. After receiving her BFA in Theater Management from Longwood University in VA, New York became home before settling in California. Elizabeth has freelanced for TLS Productions, Inc. in the past on major auto shows and now she returns as Production Coordinator located on the West Coast.

  • Miriam Fazekas
    Miriam Fazekas Operations Coordinator

    Miriam came to TLSP with 15 years of retail management experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an HR Major. She has worked for several small businesses providing operations support to senior staff. She left PepsiCo Beverage Company to join TLS Productions, Inc. in the fall of 2016. Miriam coordinates labor & facility management, travel & lodging among other responsibilities.

  • Robert Glowacki
    Robert Glowacki Senior Lighting Designer
    Robert has a very stylized approach that lends itself to unique designs for our clients. He graduated with a BFA in Theater Design from Oakland University and has worked from NYC to LA, and everywhere in between. He still spends some time at his old position of production manager on events. Robert brings new energy and ideas to a fast growing company. He is also currently the lighting director for Brett Eldredge, where he is sharpening his skills, and bringing new ideas back to TLSP. 
  • Brad Hayes
    Brad Hayes Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer of TLS Productions, Inc., with over 35 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
    Emily Ann Jugowicz Sales, Rentals, Permanent Installations Social Media Coordinator
    Emily is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and earned her degree in Entertainment, Design and Technology with a focus in Arts Management. She found her calling over 10 years ago within the Metro Detroit theatre scene. Her vast network of technicians lends to her skyrocketing the productivity of the rentals and installations department at TLSP. For those of you that know Emily we think you can agree; she is a master of all things time management, a lover of sticky notes, color coordinating, and kittens!
  • Aaron Kashmer
    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
    Carl Kedzierski Director of Operations & Marketing

    Carl has been involved in the special event production and entertainment industries for nearly two decades – 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
    Michael Kelty Senior ETC Installation Engineer

    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.

  • Tim Kruse
    Tim Kruse Account Executive

    With over 25 years experience in the entertainment industry, Tim offers a wide background to the TLS Productions, Inc. team. Over the years he has worked with a number of touring artists and large corporate events around the world. Tim has also taken on the task of Production Management and Site Operations for some of the top festivals in America as well as heading up the sales team for a major truss manufacturer in the U.S. 

  • Li Liu
    Li Liu Accountant

    Li has more than 15 years of experience in corporate accounting. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Beijing Post and Telecommunications Engineering University. She held positions as a hardware engineer and a data base developer before taking a position with TLS Productions, Inc. in 2003. She currently handles sales & use tax, payroll tax, pension and bank compliance along with managing accounts payable for TLSP.

  • Christopher Maassen
    Christopher Maassen Electronics & Warehouse Operations - Ann Arbor

    Chris has been with TLS Productions, Inc. since 2014. Chris’s experience includes over seven years at Washtenaw Community College as Video Conference Technician in conjunction with the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters construction supervision program. Chris worked several years for the City of Ann Arbor Community Television Network as a production assistant on various in-studio and in-field productions. He was also the Network Assistant Programmer for Channel 19 CitiTV and Channel 16 GovTV, providing coverage and production for City of Ann Arbor Public Meetings.   

  • Doyle Martin
    Doyle Martin Chief Operating Officer

    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.

  • William Ross
    William Ross Chief Administrative Officer

    President of TLS Productions, Inc., he received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University with a degree in Technical Theater; and has over 35 years of 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.

  • Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan Lighting & Audio Technician | ETC Service Technician

    Paul has been a theater technician in some capacity for the last 10 years and graduated from Siena Heights University in 2013 with a BA in Theater to continue that career. He has been working for TLSP on and off since 2014 while working on cruise ships and in other venues as a lighting technician. He now works for TLSP as an Audio & Lighting Technician and an ETC Service Technician. Paul loves his new wife Alison, and enjoys woodworking in his spare time. 

  • Cameo Stancliff
    Cameo Stancliff Senior Account Executive | Trade Shows

    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
    Eric Topliss Chief Financial Officer
    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
    Adam Weakley Director of Warehouse Operations

    Adam has spent a lifetime working in theater, both on stage and off. He’s designed, operated, and installed a wide range of lighting, rigging, special effects, and temporary structures. He’s worked in schools, places of worship, bars and nightclubs, on film and TV shoots, stages and convention halls. Adam is a Columbus McKinnon and Stagemaker Certified Hoist Technician, and has completed Total Structures Outdoor Structures Class. He’s been managing the warehouse operations for TLS Productions, Inc. for the past 16 years. He also likes pie.

  • Melissa Williamson
    Melissa Williamson Lighting Technician | Cable Department

    Melissa graduated from Eastern Michigan University in April of 2016 with a major in Entertainment Design & Technology, with a primary focus in lighting. She began working for TLS Productions, Inc. the following May as a shop technician. Melissa is also a part of the road crew for TLSP and travels with them to various cities. Aside from TLSP, Melissa works at Skyline High School as their lighting designer. She also freelances throughout Michigan.

  • Kayla Younkin
    Kayla Younkin Administrative Assistant

    Kayla is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she pursued a major in Music with a Theatre Arts minor. She has over 10 years of theatrical performance experience and has worked with several groups across SE Michigan. She has also stage-managed, music directed and conducted pit orchestras for several shows in the area. Kayla joined the TLS Productions, Inc. team in early 2017 as a shop technician in the cable department and is now the Administrative Assistant. In her free time she can usually be found karaoking, napping in her hammock, or roaming around Target.

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