Mark Hanneman has been working in the live event industry for nearly 30 years. In that time he has worked in numerous positions and worked on thousands of shows with many fabulous artists. From Opera to Rock n' Roll, from Theater to Circus and on to Ballet, and even in the Special Events industry Mark provides expertise, artistic counsel and design. His formal education awarded Masters degrees in Lighting and Scenic design from the University of Pittsburgh after which he was a founding partner of Total Stage Consulting and Design and later CEO of Total Stage Rigging. Mark is an award winning lighting designer who most often works in the areas of Production Management, Event Consulting and Technical Direction. Currently he resides in the Washington DC area running Production at a theatre and special events for Local Government; in addition to freelancing. He is thrilled to be working with the fine artists of Aerial Animation to collaborate, create, and entertain this lovely world.