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OPERATIONS MANAGERS
Fred Foster
Fred Foster
Operations Manager
It's been quite a journey to get to this point. I was born on a small farm in Western New York and spent 18 years in the same area, pretty much isolated from everything in the rest of the world. Like most people in the area I sought out the military to escape from the seclusion of the rural life.
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Fred Foster

Fred Foster

Operations Manager
It's been quite a journey to get to this point. I was born on a small farm in Western New York and spent 18 years in the same area, pretty much isolated from everything in the rest of the world. Like most people in the area I sought out the military to escape from the seclusion of the rural life.

After four years in the navy, which included a stint in the Persian gulf during the first Desert Storm, I returned to New York to enter into school and find a career that suited me. Graduating from Alfred University with a BFA in sculpture and drawing with a minor in education I started looking for a teaching position in Arts. My search brought me to Orlando with my future wife packed in an 88 Ford Festiva.

I soon realized that teaching was more of a hobby than a career to me. I then entered the entertainment business, hoping to utilize my art degree and knowledge. My prior job was as a show lead for an event company specializing in entire event packaging. Our clients included Pfizer and Bristol-Meyer, among many others. This was my door into lighting and the other aspects of the industry.

Upon the news that my wife was pregnant I sought out a company that would keep me in Orlando more than out of it. In my search, a friend contacted me about a possible opening in rigging with the company he was with, Christie Lites.

I received my chance and soon became rigging dept. head, using my knowledge of mechanics, fabrication, and technical ability to increase the efficiency and safety of the department. Soon opportunity called again when I was offered the position of Warehouse Manager, and I accepted the job.

When I'm not working I can be found in the gym, on my motorcycle, or with my wife Dawn and daughter Malaya at home.

As with all my previous jobs, I hope to pull from my reserve of knowledge and physical skills to create a shop in which the workers and clients feel at home and appreciated. Though this position is a forest unto itself, I still realize it's the leaves that make the trees.

Tim Haack
Tim Haack
Regional Operations Director (West Coast)
From over 20 years ago, I knew the Entertainment Industry was where I wanted to be. I have been quite involved in the music industry for years and have worked at many show and performance venues.
I started a Promoting company in Colorado and also here in Seattle, Washington. Working at Christie Lites has allowed me to get in behind the scenes and see all of the involvement and processes needed to get a production on the road and stay on the road! A true commitment from all parties involved leads to the success of a production.
Full Bio
Tim Haack

Tim Haack

Regional Operations Director (West Coast)
From over 20 years ago, I knew the Entertainment Industry was where I wanted to be.  I have been quite involved in the music industry for years and have worked at many show and performance venues.
I started a Promoting company in Colorado and also here in Seattle, Washington.  Working at Christie Lites has allowed me to get in behind the scenes and see all of the involvement and processes needed to get a production on the road and stay on the road!  A true commitment from all parties involved leads to the success of a production.
I enjoy getting out to shows as much as possible, traveling and play is equally important as the dedication and commitment I have had with Christie Lites for over 13 years.