The Team

Walt De Jong


Walt De Jong

Technical Producer | 3D Projection Engineer

Walt brings over 27 years of multimedia staging, theatrical, and digital cinema experience to SenovvA.

Walt’s career began at Plummer Auditorium in the Orange County area and by the age of 21 he attained the job of Technical Director. While working at Plummer Auditorium, he worked as a freelance Lighting Designer to Los Angeles and Orange County theater/ dance groups. Since 1999, Walt has worked as a Technical Director at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, as Director of Production & Building Operations at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and as an independent Technical Director for DreamWorks SKG.

Walt has worked as Technical Director at the Cannes Film Festival, the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, and numerous domestic and international premieres, screenings, and special projects for major studios, including DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures and Disney. He has also overseen general sessions and keynote presentations for Intel & Microsoft and Pfizer/Wyeth Pharmaceutical. Walt’s experience includes producing screenings in unusual venues, such as a 3,000-year-old Greek amphitheater, as well as a 5,000-seat concert venue in Tokyo, Japan.

Walt specializes in 3D digital cinema projection engineering using RealD, Dolby 3D, and XpanD systems. He has extensive expertise designing high profile events using three-dimensional CAD modeling.

 

Scott Kellogg


Scott Kellogg

Producer

A native Californian, Scott’s early experience in theater production, stage performance and studio recording allowed him to progress into various technical management positions where he designed, lead and executed hundreds of staged events in the Western United States for Swank Audio Visuals.

Following his role as Area Manager for the South San Francisco Bay Area, Scott relocated to Dubai as Regional Director for PSAV to launch and lead the Middle East operations in the UAE & Qatar, recruiting over 70 full-time staff to serve numerous 5-star luxury hotels and corporate events over a 5 year span.

A graduate of Concordia University, Irvine with BA in Business Management & Marketing, Scott brings 13+ years of technical, management and business development experience to SenovvA’s Systems Design Group to expand client service offerings, incorporate solution driven designs with a production approach and enhance the way people interact and engage technology in ways never thought possible.

 

Vince Pecchi


Vince Pecchi

Producer, Content Design & Management

Vince brings over 21 years of production experience along with the skills of a multidisciplinary designer to SenovvA. His experience includes film production, live event production, graphic/web design, and AutoCAD draftsmanship. While the range of his skills are vast, Vince’s passion is in brand identity design, content creation, website development and pixel perfection.

In his 8 year tenure in the film industry, Vince was a member of IATSE Local 600 and worked for clients such as Viacom, Warner Bros., and Spelling Entertainment. Vince has served long-term clients such as Four Seasons, Mercedes-Benz, The Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, CTN Animation Expo, and THQ as producer and technical director. Additional projects include editorial work on SenovvA’s promotional trailer and documentary exposing large scale projection mapping at Ultra Music Festival 2012. His current roles with SenovvA include content manager, webmaster, brand manager and event producer.

Vince is a graduate of Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara with a BA in Motion Picture/Video. His experience compliments the unique landscape of the SenovvA team. He lives by the motto “Love what you do & you’ll never have to work a day in your life!”

 

Tanny van Ligten


Tanny van Ligten

Producer

Tanny brings more than 30 years of combined creative and technical experience from throughout the United States as well as internationally. Tanny is a natural collaborator who thrives on bringing people’s creative inspirations to life. Tanny started his career at the academic level in architecture but quickly discovered his passion for tele-production and live event staging. In addition to countless engagements as Technical Director, Tanny has been Video Director for various musical groups, promotional and music videos, educational programming, and corporate entities. His study of architecture has served him well, alternately in the role of second stage designer for corporate theater, educational classes, and live entertainment venues.

Tanny is trusted by clients ranging from Big Pharma to Fiduciaries; Automotive to Entertainment; as well as Educational to Special Live Events. His clients have included: General Motors, Disney Imagineering, Honda Motors, Philip Morris, Consumer Technology Association, Cisco, Miller/Coors, Harrah’s Entertainment, Time Inc, L’Oreal, Washington Mutual, FOX , CW, AIPAC, ALIS, BioGen, and the Superbowl.

Tanny holds a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications from San Diego State University, as well as an Associates Degree in Television Production from Palomar College. When he’s not coordinating or directing or framing a client’s vision and message through the video lens, you’ll find him traveling the world, framing the human experience through the lens of a still camera.

 

Steve Nider


Steve Nider

Producer

Steve has accumulated over 40 years of producing and planning corporate meetings, concerts & special events. His background as a key member of large-scale concert production teams, gave him the opportunity to tour with some of the top names in the music industry, including recording artists such as: The Eagles “Hell Freezes Over Tour”; Michael Jackson’s “Victory Tour”; Mariah Carey; Bonnie Raitt; Jackson Browne; Foreigner; and Aerosmith, to name a few.

Steve has further developed his skill-set as a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), through the CMP program sanctioned by the Convention Industry Council (CIC), and sponsored by Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Thus expanding his many years of on-the-road concert production experience toward producing high-end corporate events, trade shows and more.

Since joining SenovvA in 2013, Steve has worked collaboratively with OSK/Mercedes Benz, Killingsworth Presentations, and AgustaWestland‘s Exhibit Booth for Heli-Expo 2013 and 2014. He has a proven track record of success in supporting his clients, while smoothly integrating union labor, local staffs, and technology professionals into productions.

 

Brian Tracy


Brian Tracy

Producer

Brian brings two decades of unflinching professional ability in creative and technical fields to SenovvA. He studied fine art in New England and worked as a video technician in his home state of Rhode Island for Indigo Design Group working with Hasbro, Met Life and others. When it became clear that he wanted a bigger, warmer, and new environment, he moved west to Los Angeles.

He quickly became a great resource to SenovvA. His creative approach to technical solutions, along with his ability to share a client’s vision, has made him invaluable to the annual EJAF Oscar Viewing Party. As Project Manager with SenovvA’s band of multi-disciplinary wizards, he handles LA-based corporate clients like Capitol Records and NBC/Universal. He returned to the East Coast this past winter to project manage the partner floors of the TWC Studios Super Bowl Activation.

He may prefer the title God of Hellfire, but his coworkers and clients know him as the detail-oriented-problem-solver who delivers technology with vision.

 

Fred Jacobo


Fred Jacobo

Project Manager

Fred is a take-charge guy who believes the job is not done until the expectations of the client are met and exceeded.

As Project Manager for SenovvA, Fred not only manages the daily operation of multiple ongoing projects, but he also anticipates potential problems, effectively communicates with the necessary teams and facilitates the timely (and often cost-saving) resolution. His proactive nature and strong leadership gives his clients full confidence that SenovvA will complete their project on time and always with their best interest.

Fred first started his professional career straight out of high school when he volunteered for service with the US. Marine Corps. Little did he know that this decision would be the foundation for the rest of his life, giving him the tools to handle any situation. Fred later earned a degree in Architecture, but it was through his side job as a residential audio/video installer, that he used to support his way through college, where he found his true passion for creating user experiences. Fred is proud when he sees his clients enjoying the innovative interactive technology that his team has created for them.

Fred brings to SenovvA more than 15 years of experience working with high profile residential and commercial clients like TransPak, Apple, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Carlos Santana’s Maria Maria’s Restaurants, Chris Webbers Center Court and most recently, YouTube’s Brand Lab.

 

Michael Scheliga


Michael Scheliga

IT Manager

As a chief engineer and Systems Project Manager, Michael is in a class by himself. His specialties are project management and engineering oversight of integrated video systems for permanent installations and engineering support and production management for live events.

Put in simple terms; Michael works on such high profile, high octane projects as the Academy Awards “Oscar” telecasts, television’s “The Marriage Ref”, Broadway’s “American Idiot”, past Emmy Awards telecasts. Needless to say, this means that Michael has managed a wide variety of projections for live and taped broadcast shows, worked with large blended screens, color matched large numbers of screens/projections in the same venues, along with trouble shooting and problem solving projectors, signal paths, and support equipment.

 

Ian Strimple


Ian Strimple

Project Manager

Ian brings 17 years of theatrical and live event production experience to our New York office team. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he graduated from Oklahoma City University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theatre. Prior to joining SenovvA, Ian had spent 10 years involved with production at the US Open in Flushing, NY.

As a Project Manager specializing in LED technology, he incorporates his Eagle Scout, “Be Prepared” motto into every project. Whether he’s working on Broadway, in a local theater, a national tour or a corporate event, this exceptional work ethic and attitude is what has made Ian a skilled leader and a valuable asset to SenovvA.

 

Coty Shipe


Coty Shipe

Project Manager

As Systems Engineer, Coty brings a fresh perspective to SenovvA’s Systems Group. Early in his career as a technical director for the international mission organization, The Continental Singers, Coty was introduced to Camarillo-based touring / AV company, Delicate Productions. A healthy business relationship developed and eventually Coty became a project manager for the Delicate Electronic Sales – Audio Visual installation team. In his six years at Delicate, Coty’s skills grew from project management to systems design.

Joining SenovvA’s Systems group in 2013, Coty took his experience as an AV contractor to a new level. Expanding his education and technical skills as an audio DSP programmer including Bi-Amp, BSS, and QSYS and his experience with AMX and Crestron control systems, he has recently earned Infocomm’s CTS and CTS-D credentials (Certified Technology Specialist Designer). Additionally, his advanced skills in CAD and other graphical visualizations software make him a unique asset to the Systems team.

Coty’s project experience has ranged from churches, nightclubs and theaters to conference rooms, experience centers and museums including the Historic Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, and the Discovery Center Education Simulator, Reagan Library, Simi Valley.