Rob joined the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley, Utah, in 2003 as Technical Engineering Manager. He and his team are renowned for designing and building unique sets and implementing forward-thinking automation. His favorites include tracking systems for 9 to 5 The Musical, a 17 foot tall telescoping tower for Rapunzel in the production of Into the Woods, the ‘flying’ car for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a compact rig to fly Mary Poppins, and water tanks and automation for Big River andTreasure Island.
In 2012, Rob was invited to join the design team for a new, 130,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility for HCT in Sandy, Utah. Rob’s knowledge of theatrical automation, and his unusual construction experience, enabled him to serve as the owner’s representative during the planning and construction. He also participated in designing the building and world-class, highly automated stage.
Rob is very proud of his career participating in the creation of over 100 productions with Hale Centre Theatre and loves the opportunity to be involved in tours of the new facility, explaining and showcasing how the building was constructed and how the incredible automation works.