Visual Terrain

Team

Lisa Passamonte Green

Principal Designer, CEO

Recognized as an leading international designer, Lisa’s projects can be seen throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Recent clients include: Fort Edmonton Park in Alberta, Canada, Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Fort Worth Air and Space Museum and the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa.

Lisa also oversaw the development and management of park-wide lighting and control systems and standards for Universal Islands of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando, Florida and Universal Studios Dubailand Theme Park located in Dubai, UAE.

Lisa’s work has been recognized with sixteen Lumen West Awards of Merit, three Lumen West Awards of Excellence, a Light for Living Award, and two IIDA Awards of Excellence for her work on the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Morongo Casino Resort and Spa and seven THEA Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Lisa was also honored with a nomination as an Outstanding Woman in Business by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Lisa is an Associate member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA). She has served on the Board of Managers with the Los Angeles Section of the IESNA and has served on the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

Educated in theatrical lighting design at San Diego State University, she launched her career at Walt Disney Imagineering, creating lighting for themed environments prior to founding Passamonte Lighting Design, Inc. in 1995. In 2001, she merged her firm with Moody Ravitz Hollingsworth Lighting Design, Inc. and together they created Visual Terrain.

In 2011, Lisa became the co-owner of Visual Terrain with her husband, David Green.

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Lisa Passamonte Green

Lisa Passamonte Green

Principal Designer, CEO

David Green

President/COO

David Green joined Visual Terrain in 2011, bringing over 25 years of experience in managing and delivering large and small development projects, including web site producing, creative and technical writing, theme parks, film, television and animation support, software development, information architecture, project management, public relations and photography.

In 2001, David founded Monteverdi Creative Inc., a media services consultancy specializing in bridging technical and creative endeavors for large-scale multimedia and themed entertainment projects. The company quickly established a clientele that includes the Walt Disney Internet Group, the TEA (formerly Themed Entertainment Association), The Hettema Group, Thinkwell Design, Technifex, Dedica Group, SHO Concepts, and Visual Terrain, as well as DIRECTV, Technicolor, SMART Design, Black Light Design, and Moto Design Group.

Prior to forming Monteverdi Creative, Inc., David’s past experience includes 14 years with the Walt Disney Company, working on projects such as Walt Disney Internet Group broadband media projects, Disney’s EPCOT Center, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland California Fantasyland Rehab, Walt Disney Feature Animation Management Enhancement (FAME) database. Outside the Disney company, David also worked on MicroCADAM software (for a division of IBM), Linn Electronics musical instruments and equipment, and feature news reporting for the Los Angeles Reader.

David is an inventor or co-inventor for <a href="http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&amp;Sect2=HITOFF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&amp;r=0&amp;f=S&amp;l=50&amp;TERM1=Green&amp;FIELD1=AANM&amp;co1=AND&amp;TERM2=DIRECTV&amp;FIELD2=ASNM&amp;d=PTXT">eight U.S. patents</a> for user interface design for TV set-top boxes.

David has won awards for creative and technical writing, and has published everything from poetry to 800-page user manuals. "<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Building-Better-Mouse-30th-Anniversary/dp/1479379476/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1516238397&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=building+a+better+mouse">Building a Better Mouse</a>" was co-written with Steve Alcorn, and was published by Theme Perks Press in 2007. "Confessions of an Estrogen Evangelist" a book co-written with Joyce A. Kakkis, M.D., was published by Kensington Publishing in 2001.

An award-winning photographer, David's work is included in "Allensworth: A Place. A People. A Story." an exhibit and accompanying catalog in the permanent collection of the California African American Museum. He is a former, three-term president of the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association, and taught photography, Photoshop, and creativity workshops at the Santa Clarita Valley Center for Photography for several years.

David is married to Visual Terrain CEO Lisa Passamonte Green.

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David Green

David Green

President/COO

Swanee Konkin

General Manager

Suzanette Konkin, affectionately known as Swanee, arrived at Visual Terrain in 2006 with a background as an executive assistant, office manager, and payroll manager. Swanee’s experience in banking, engineering, human resources, and management make her especially qualified to wear many hats at Visual Terrain.

Swanee has a  Masters of Business Administration from the Philippines School of Business Administration.

Swanee is the General Manager of Visual Terrain, and handles many of the day-to-day and financial responsibilities of the company.

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Swanee Konkin

Swanee Konkin

General Manager

Michael Mahlum

Principal Designer, Director of Design and Production - Chicago

Michael Mahlum, a native of Denver, Colorado, has designed lighting for dance, theatre and architecture all across the globe.

Currently Michael is Principal Designer, as well as Director of Design and  Production at Visual Terrain’s Chicago, Illinois, office.

Michael’s recent projects include historic re-creation of the Capitol Theater in Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton Alberta, Canada; Hugo Boss Retail; the House of Blues in Hollywood, California and Women &amp;amp;amp; Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, a national traveling exhibit.

Past projects include Hard Rock Cafe Tampa; Choctaw Casino and Resort Durant; Beyond All Boundaries; Americas Mart; Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton; Americana At Brand; Dubai Festival City; a 3-D dark ride for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a Theme Park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Looking Corporate Office; Lund Cadillac; Spartanburg Cultural Center and Hubbell Lighting Headquarters.

Michael’s work has been recognized with two 2011 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Awards of Merit for Hard Rock Cafe Tampa and Choctaw Casino and Resort, two 2011 Lumen West Awards Award of Excellence, also for Hard Rock Cafe Tampa and Choctaw Casino and Resort, and a 2009 Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D cinematic experience at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Prior to joining Visual Terrain, Michael’s  background in lighting design includes Death of a Salesman, A Night of Innocent Games, Dustbowl Gothic, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and L’italiana in Algeri. He has worked for the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, and Lighting and Designlab Chicago.

Michael holds a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre from the University of Wyoming.

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Michael Mahlum

Michael Mahlum

Principal Designer, Director of Design and Production - Chicago

Steven Young

Principal Designer, Director of Design

Steven currently serves as Principal Designer and Director of Design in our Los Angeles office. His designs for Visual Terrain include the Buffalo Creek Resort and Casino in Buffalo, NY; themed attractions in Las Vegas; King Kong 360 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood; Rivera restaurant in Los Angeles; Ecolav dry cleaner in Miami, FL; Choctaw Resort Facades in Durant, OK; the Kongen Park Firefighter attraction in Norway; and Beyond All Boundaries at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA. Current projects include renovations to the Beverly Palm Plaza retail center in Beverly Hills; House of Blues Sunset Boulevard facade enhancements.

Steven’s portfolio includes designs for Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, Warner Bros Movie World theme parks in Germany and Australia, Argosy Casino Kansas City, and LEGOLAND parks in California, Windsor and Denmark.

Steven’s work has been recognized with two 2011 The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit for Hard Rock Cafe Tampa Choctaw Casino and Resort and two 2011 Lumen West Awards Award of Excellence also for Hard Rock Cafe Tampa and Choctaw Casino and Resort, plus the 2009 Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Beyond All Boundaries a 4D cinematic experience at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Theatrical design credits include Los Angeles Ovation Award winning designs for Songs for a New World, Jekyll and Hyde, and Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, plus productions in New York, Coconut Grove, Buffalo, Winnipeg, Cincinnati, and Pasadena.

Steven holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Production from University of Cincinnati, CCM and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre from Indiana State University.

In 2004, Steven was honored by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle with the Angstrom Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Steven Young

Steven Young

Principal Designer, Director of Design

Kate Furst

Principal Lighting Designer

Kate joins Visual Terrain with ten years as a Lighting Design professional, designing architectural solutions, drama, musical theater, dance, and opera. She has designed for a variety of spaces, ranging from theaters to night clubs and bars, programming a variety of lighting consoles using both static and robotic instrumentation, and working with untrained and union crews.

Kate earned her M.F.A. in Lighting Design at University of Cincinnati: College – Conservatory of Music, then spent several years as a freelance lighting designer in New York City, designing eight productions at the New School for Drama and several regional theater productions. She assisted, dance, opera, and concert, designers to adjust their designs to the space, supervised change-overs, and tracked equipment and orders for the entire festival. Kate also has a bachelor of science in Business Administration and Theatre from Mary Washington College.

In November of 2008, Kate opened her first Off-Broadway show, "Dear Edwina." Her numerous credits include work for The New School, Cortland Rep. Theater, Horse Trade — Kraine, Theatre Row-Studio and JLP Dance in New York, as well as the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA.

Prior to joining Visual Terrain, Kate worked as an Engineer or Associate Engineer on the Disney Magic, Oceania Marina, Royal Caribbean Project Sunshine, and other cruise projects, for an internationally known entertainment consulting and installation firm.

Since joining Visual Terrain, Kate has worked on projects in China, Jerusalem and around the United States.

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Kate Furst

Kate Furst

Principal Lighting Designer

Jonathan Lebovic

Senior Lighting Designer

Jonathan comes to Visual Terrain after four years with Vortex Lighting. Previously he was on the lighting design faculty for Harvard-Westlake School, as well as a freelance lighting designer. Jonathan brings considerable experience with multiple hotels, restaurants, and residences, among other project types. He has received awards, including the IALD 2014 Emerging Lighting Design Professional, and a Lumen West Award of Merit for “Light Cycles.” He has already added to his awards at Visual Terrain, receiving a 2018 Lumen West Award of Merit for Universal Studios Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida. Jonathan has a BFA in Production and Design, with a specialty in Lighting Design, from California Institute of the Arts School of Theater.

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Jonathan Lebovic

Jonathan Lebovic

Senior Lighting Designer

Anthony Jannuzzi

Lighting Designer

Anthony comes to Visual Terrain from a lighting design internship at The Thinkwell Group. Previously, he was a freelance lighting and media/projections designer for various live productions throughout the Southwest United States. Anthony has a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre: Lighting Design, from the University of California, San Diego. He was also a Lighting Fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Lighting Design Intern at California Shakespeare Theater, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater: Design and Production, from Arizona State University, where he graduated <em>summa cum laude</em>. He was nominated  for the AriZoni Award for Theater Excellence in Lighting Design for <em>Picnic</em>, and received the award for <em>Zoot Suit</em>.

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Anthony Jannuzzi

Anthony Jannuzzi

Lighting Designer

Nicole Eng

Production Designer

Nicole comes to Visual Terrain with considerable experience as an Entertainment Production Intern for Universal Studios Hollywood, Intern at 22 Degrees Entertainment Design Group, Lighting Tech for Echo/Echoplex, Lighting Intern for Emmy Foundation Television Academy, Show Crew at Universal Studios Hollywood, Electrician for USC School of Dramatic Arts, Lighting Tech for Trojan Events Services, Spot Light Operator for National Dance Institute, and Master Electrician for Atlantic Stage 2. She has numerous production credits as lighting designer, light board programmer and master electrician. Nicole has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production Design from the University of Southern California.

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Nicole Eng

Nicole Eng

Production Designer

Jennifer Doran

Senior Lighting Designer

Visual Terrain welcomes back Jennifer Doran after a 10-year absence. She first joined us from 2006 to 2008, then journeyed through the lighting industry, working as an inside sales rep for OCS Lighting, a lighting designer at Lighting Design Alliance, and a senior designer at Oculus Light Studio.

Jenn graduated with honors from OTIS College of Art and Design, from which she received a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in the Architecture/Landscape/Interior Design major.

She is a two-time consecutive First Place winner of the AIA Interscholastic Interior Design Charette Competition, in Fall 2006 and Spring 2007.

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Jennifer Doran

Jennifer Doran

Senior Lighting Designer

Jesse Fryery

Lighting Designer

Jesse comes to Visual Terrain after an exciting stint at Warner Brothers Theme Park, Abu Dhabi. His work spans a variety of genres including theme parks, theater, live events, art installations, film, and immersive entertainments. Jesse has worked at varies stages of production from conceptualization, development, design, budgeting, management, and maintenance of shows in said genres.

He has a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from California Institute of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production and Design from the University of Florida, from which he graduated cum laude.

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Jesse Fryery

Jesse Fryery

Lighting Designer

Rose Malone

Lighting Designer / Production Designer

Rose is the third Cal-Artsian to join the Visual Terrain team. An Arizona native, she joins us after four years as a freelance theatrical lighting designer, working on productions at the Echo Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, A Noise Within, South Coast Reperatory, The Theatre @ Boston Court, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among many others.

A self-professed "nerd," Rose brings considerable technical skills to our team, including rendering, 3D graphics, and Grand MA and ETC EOS programming.

She is currently adjunct faculty at California Institute of the Arts, and has also taught at USC, Santa Barbara Community College, and Grand Canyon University.

Rose has an MFA in Design from Cal Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Grand Canyon University.

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Rose Malone

Rose Malone

Lighting Designer / Production Designer

Christina J. Martin

Lighting Designer

Christina comes to Visual Terrain from an internship with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, where she helped the magic come to life for live entertainment in the parks. Christina’s unique background in both design and performance has allowed her to create unique experiences for the live entertainment and theatrical industries. Previously working as a freelance designer, assistant, and programmer for the last six years, Christina has experience lighting theatre, dance, opera, live entertainment, art installations, and architecture.

Her favorite projects include the design of Timken Museum of Art’s <em>Jewels of the Season</em>, <em>Miracle on 34th Street</em> (SDMT), the San Diego regional premiere of <em>Billy Elliot</em> (SDMT), <em>9 to 5</em> (SDMT), and the world premiere of <em>The Loneliest Girl in the World</em> (Diversionary Theatre). Her work has taken her from California to New Jersey as well as overseas to Italy.

Christina considers herself a “tinkerer” and has worked to create many fun projects including a “low-budget” take on a Daft Punk Helmet. She likes both the design and technical sides of design and likes to ride the line of designer and programmer.

Christina received her MFA in Lighting Design &amp; Technology from San Diego State University, where she also studied sound design and media design. She received a double major in BFA Lighting Design &amp; Technology and BFA Musical Theatre from Rockford University.

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Christina J. Martin

Christina J. Martin

Lighting Designer

Nina Agelvis

Intern

Nina is Visual Terrain's intern for Summer 2019. She joins us from the Master's program at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Nina has a lot of experience under her belt, having already done lighting design for over 20 productions. She has also programmed several productions, and also worked as Assistant ME/LD for 10 shows.

Additionally, Nina has experience in art gallery installations.

Nina got her undergrad degree at University of California, Irvine. She is fluent in Spanish, Mandarin and Taiwanese. We're looking forward to having her with us for the summer. Check back here in August for Nina's intern interview!

For previous Visual Terrain intern interviews, &lt;a href="http://www.visualterrain.net/internships/"&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt;.

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Nina Agelvis

Nina Agelvis

Intern