Chelsea Genser, Production Manager
Chelsea joined Advanced Productions in August of 2015 and has become a Production Manager. She works both in the office and in the field overseeing all of the logistical aspects of each event and is the office go-to for all event and scheduling related questions. In the “off” seasons, Chelsea works on business development and marketing. She has been working in the event/theater business for many years, beginning as a performer when she was young, and ultimately finding her way behind the scenes as sound designer/operator. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Science from Towson University in Electronic Media and Film. Chelsea has both technical as well as administrative/customer service skills, making her qualified to adjust to whatever needs a client may have. In her time away from the office, Chelsea dances with Vaught Contemporary Ballet and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Ethan Cooper, Warehouse Manager
Ethan joined Advanced Productions in the spring of 2015 as a part-time A/V Technician. He was promoted to Warehouse Manager in the spring of 2018, and continues to expand his knowledge with every event. As Warehouse Manager, Ethan works tirelessly to ensure each and every event leaves our warehouse properly packed and in proper working condition. He works just as hard as each show is returned to our shop by checking in and testing every piece of equipment. In his time away from work, Ethan enjoys spending time with his two daughters.
Julian LaRocca , Warehouse Assistant / Field Engineer
Julian LaRocca joined Advanced Productions in the spring of 2016 as a part-time Audio Engineer, and is now a full-time member of the team. Julian acts as an audio engineer, lead, and warehouse assistant. Julian LaRocca has been interested in audio ever since he was a child, helping his dad setup his live shows. In early 2015 he graduated from Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts in Phoenix, MD where he studied both studio and live sound. Julian found himself gravitating towards live sound because of the unique challenges it had. After graduation, he went straight into the production world as an audio engineer. Since joining Advanced, Julian has been broadening his horizons to include lighting and video training. In his free time, Julian enjoys going to live shows and playing the drums.
Adam Brewington, Warehouse Team / Field Technician
Adam joined Advanced Productions in the summer of 2017 as a part-time technician, and has since become an integral part of our warehouse team. In the busy months, Adam acts as a Warehouse Assistant, as well as a technician on our events. In his free time, Adam enjoys live music and traveling.
Rob Liberati, Warehouse Team / Field Technician
Rob joined our team in the spring of 2018 as a part-time stagehand for Advanced Productions. Since the spring, Rob has become one of our warehouse team members as well as a valuable technician in the field. Rob graduated from Towson University in May of 2018 where he studied Audio Engineering. Rob has worked for several companies as an assistant engineer including Mobtown Studios and Clean Cuts. He also works at Towson University as a Supervisor / Technician, facilitating their live events. In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family and playing the drums.
Cazz Cerkez, Warehouse Assistant / Field Technician
Cazz joined Advanced Productions in the spring of 2016 and quickly demonstrated his audio/visual skills in both the field as well as the warehouse. As assistant to the Warehouse Manager, Cazz works to ensure events leave and return to the warehouse properly packed and organized. In May of 2016, Cazz graduated from Towson University where he studied Electronic Media and Film. Outside of his work with Advanced, Cazz freelances as a film composer and works as a post-production sound editor with Studio Unknown in Catonsville, Maryland. In his free time, Cazz enjoys watching movies, snowboarding, and playing music with his band.
Rich Bussey, Production Lead
As a Production Lead, Rich provides overall event production support with specialization in audio technology. Rich began working part time for Advanced in 2013. He accepted a formal position with the company during the winter season of 2015 in which he balances his time between fieldwork and supporting the warehouse staff with pre-production preparation. Rich graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County having studied music and the recording arts. Outside of his work with Advanced, Rich freelances as an Audio Technician at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium and works as a post-production editor with Studio Unknown in Catonsville, Maryland. Rich dreads leaving voicemails, enjoys listening to video game soundtracks, and almost always leaves room for dessert.
Tim Brown, Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Tim coordinates and produces anywhere from 5 to 20 events per week. He spends much of his time overseeing the daily work of our company both in the office and out in the field. Tim is heavily involved in the production work undertaken by Advanced Productions, collaborating with each client to ensure their event is implemented with care and precision from start to finish. Tim is truly dedicated to making each event personalized and successful. He also oversees the internal infrastructure of the organization, working closely with his managers to plan and apply future business development strategies for Advanced Productions. Tim has an extensive background in event design and management experience including a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management Studies from the University of Maryland. When he is away from the office, Tim enjoys boating, skiing, and spending time with family.
Abbey, Administrative & Production Assistant
Abbey is a Junior at the University of Tampa currently participating in the Disney College Program and has been working part time at Advanced Productions since May of 2015. As our production assistant, Abbey helps Advanced Productions with various administrative tasks that include assisting our front office staff with accounts, data entry, updating the event system with pertinent event information, and additional assignments as necessary. Abbey has been dancing for 14 years and is looking forward to finishing college.
Lisa Brown, Business Manager
Lisa has worked as Business Manager for Advanced Productions since 1996. She assists clients with non-technical requirements including accounting, administrative needs, and logistical requests. From primary consultation to post-production feedback, Lisa is the primary point of contact for accounting questions or concerns. Lisa also works closely with business development and the internal structure of the company. Lisa and Chelsea, our Production Coordinator, work together to administer and coordinate seamless events week after week. Fondly referred to as the “office Mom,” Lisa can tackle any issue with confidence and calm. In her time away from the office Lisa loves to ski, scrapbook, and spend time with her family.
James Garvin, Creative Services Consultant
Since joining the Advanced Productions team in 2001, Jamie has become the driving force behind our creative services department. With over 20 years of experience in the event industry, Jamie will seamlessly take you from the conceptual and planning stages of your event to the completion and production of your vision. Jamie’s experience and creative expertise comes from working with numerous large companies such as Microsoft, Deliotte, Touche, Forbes Magazine, and the Direct Marketing Association just to name a few. As our Creative Services Consultant Jamie brings a unique perspective to event design. By utilizing all of our resources, James, will ensure your message and brand captivate your audience. Along with extensive experience, Jamie has a degree in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute of Art.