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SHOW MANAGEMENT
Mark Wolverton
Mark Wolverton
VP of Show Management
Mark’s career in the entertainment business began in Kindergarten, when he was cast as Joseph in the annual Nativity play at St. Mary’s Academy. The joys of play-acting continued through his youth, but it was in High School when Mark finally got behind the scenes to where the real action was.
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Mark Wolverton

Mark Wolverton

VP of Show Management
Mark’s career in the entertainment business began in Kindergarten, when he was cast as Joseph in the annual Nativity play at St. Mary’s Academy. The joys of play-acting continued through his youth, but it was in High School when Mark finally got behind the scenes to where the real action was.  
In 1986 Mark had his first professional job as a follow-spot operator for the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, part of a summer internship with Carnegie Mellon University. Fully hooked, he then went on to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to study Scenic and Lighting design. But soon Mark realized that design was not his cup of tea. It was the hands on action of a theatre technician that called to him. And so he returned to his home of Denver, Colorado to work at a new Theatre. 
 
After 6 years of toil at the regional theatre level, in 1995 Mark finally got called up to the big leagues for his first Broadway National Tour. He worked his way through the ranks of humble one-nighters, to spilt weeks, to the fabled ‘Full Pink’ shows. All in all, he was an audio guy, carpenter, or electrician for over 15 Broadway tours. During his tenure, Mark was a production electrician for most of those tours, building rigs from scratch and trouping them all over North America.    In 2008, Mark said goodbye to the world of touring Broadway Theatre, finishing with a multi-year stint with Disney’s The Lion King. Having to hear Hakuna Matata 1500 times will bring anyone to quit their day job.
 
After spending a 5 year sabbatical re-acclimating to life outside of a hotel room, Mark joined the team for the newly created Christie Lites New York shop as its Operations Manager in 2013. After three years in New York, Mark took his dedication and expertise across the ocean and helped bring the Christie Lites way to our newest shop in Coventry, England.
 
With his sojourn in Great Britain complete, Mark has returned to America for the next leg of his journey with Christie Lites, as the VP of Show Management. His goal is to continue to help Christie Lites succeed, and thrive, by managing the very talented Show Management team.

Gord MacFarlane
Gord MacFarlane
Show Manager
Gord began his stage lighting career in high school. He attended Red Deer College Technical Theatre Studies program and then went on to work at the college as a Stage manager and Technical Director. From there Gord left to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts lighting work study program.
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Gord MacFarlane

Gord MacFarlane

Show Manager
Gord began his stage lighting career in high school. He attended Red Deer College Technical Theatre Studies program and then went on to work at the college as a Stage manager and Technical Director. From there Gord left to attend the Banff Centre for the Arts lighting work study program.

In 1998 he moved to Calgary and worked for various small theatres as a technician and lighting designer.

In the summer of 1999 Gord started work for Christie Lites as a freelance technician. Shortly after that he accepted a full time position and went on to become part of the Tech Rep program. Most of his time as a technician with Christie Lites was spent touring the globe with 'Barrage' as a programmer and head electrician.

In 2005 he joined the Operations team and has been enjoying his new role as Operations Manager and now his updated role as Show Manager ever since.



Eric Jensen
Eric Jensen
Show Manager
Eric has been interested in lighting since he ran the follow spot in grade six for his school play.
This year marks Eric's 22nd year working professionally in stage lighting. From his early years working at West Coast Stage Lighting, to Westsun, Freelancing, GM Place and of course Christie Lites Vancouver, he has learned all aspects of the lighting field.
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Eric Jensen

Eric Jensen

Show Manager
Eric has been interested in lighting since he ran the follow spot in grade six for his school play.

This year marks Eric's 22nd year working professionally in stage lighting. From his early years working at West Coast Stage Lighting, to Westsun, Freelancing, GM Place and of course Christie Lites Vancouver, he has learned all aspects of the lighting field. He uses all this knowledge towards his job as the Operations Coordinator for Christie Lites Vancouver.

Eric has been with Christie Lites Vancouver since its beginnings in 1993. He was one of the first employees to help build the company from its stock of 8 Intellabeams and 2 controllers, working out of the back of another lighting company's shop to where it is now.

During the past years, Eric has been proud to be a part of the monumental growth of the Christie Lites organization. He finds new and exciting challenges everyday in his role at Christie Lites.

Robert Irving
Robert Irving
Show Manager
Like most people I chose my career in high school after taking over as the lighting tech. Even though Gordon Graydon wasn’t into putting on plays or musicals, they still kept me busy. From there I decided that I should work as a co-op student at Jack Frost before spending all kinds of money on college for a career I knew little about, but was determined to work in.
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Robert Irving

Robert Irving

Show Manager
Like most people I chose my career in high school after taking over as the lighting tech. Even though Gordon Graydon wasn’t into putting on plays or musicals, they still kept me busy. From there I decided that I should work as a co-op student at Jack Frost before spending all kinds of money on college for a career I knew little about, but was determined to work in.

I ended up loving the work so I enrolled in the Theatre Production program at Humber College. I spent my first year like most just trying to learn as much as I could before having to run crews during the second year. After graduating, I moved on to take my first professional job at the Blyth Festival as Head of Sound for one season. I have to say I hated the hours but I wouldn’t trade them for the anything.

After the summer of 2002 in Blyth, I decided I would prefer working regular hours. This brought me to Christie Lites. I started in the Toronto shop in the Conventional department. From there I worked my way up to department head, then onto the Dock as department head, then Operations Coordinator, and finally on to my current post as Show Manager.