Will Soley




New York – San Francisco


Will has been adding value to large and or high profile events for over 10 years. He is expanding his client base and looking for companies desiring highly resourceful technical directors, or driven audio, video, or rigging leads with very broad experience.


Ongoing employment in a contract or staff position, in the event production or technical theater industry.


Technical Director  •  Department Lead  •  Union Lead  •  Audio Engineer  •  RF Engineer

Video Engineer  •  Projectionist  •  Switcher  •  Data Op  •  Head Rigger  •  Master Electrician

Lighting Designer  •  Electrician  •  Overpaid Spot Op  •  even Gaffer.

Core Competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of live theater and event production.
  • Diverse experience managing & on crews, in high pressure show environments.
  • Specializes in innovative, aesthetic solutions to sound, light, and rigging challenges.
  • Specification, design, vendor/contractor relations.
  • Works well on a team and/or directing others.
  • Balances all aspects of production to achieve uniformly high quality.


  • Sound:  Meyer, JBL, Yamaha, Allen Heath, Shure, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Dugan, line arrays, monitors, etc.
  • Video:  Barco/Folsom, Sanyo, Christie, Eiki, Sony, LED wall, DVI Fiber, HD SDI, 5Wire, flown projectors, large screens, etc.
  • Lighting:  High End, ETC, Leprecon, Strand, Martin, ColorKinetics, Other LED, etc.
  • Electrician:  Tie in, generators, 3 phase power, load balancing, class C wiring, soldering, repairs, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Rigging:  High steel, motors, lifts, dead hangs, bridals, spanners, cable picks, Super Towers, etc.
  • Heavy Machinery: Man, scissor, knuckle boom, & fork lifts, Gradall, elect & propane, class C trucks.
  • Computers:  Mac & Windows, PowerPoint, Keynote, QLab, PlaybackPro, CAD, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, rapid reliable file distribution or backup, LAN, WAN, troubleshooting, etc.


MVS Mountain View Staging

AVT Audio Visual Techniques

Corporate AV, LLC


Trademark Productions


Munday & Collins AV

D&V Sound, Inc.

End Clients:


American Heart Association

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

American Red Cross

Apple Inc.

Bank of America

Bausch & Lomb Inc.


Blue Cross Blue Shield

California Department of Transportation


Corporation Churchill Club

City of San Jose

Deutsche Bank

Ericson Inc.


GM Cadillac

Icon Aircraft

Intel Corporation

Johnson & Johnson Lifescan

Lucasfilm Ltd. – Industrial Light & Magic

Medtronic, Inc.

Microsoft Corporation


Nike, Inc.

Novartis AG

Oakland Symphony


Salesforce.com, inc.

Siemens Healthcare

Singularity University

SOCAP International

Stanford University

Sun Microsystems

TED Conferences, LLC.

Tesla Motors

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Tech Museum

Toyota Scion

Victorias Secret


Bank Of America Building

Bill Graham Civic Center

Boston Convention Center

Fox Theater Oakland

Gaylord Texan

Las Vegas Conv. Cent.

Living Dessert Palm Springs

McCormick Place Chicago

NASA Ames Research Center

Peabody Orlando

Riviera Palm Springs

Santa Clara Convention Center


As long as I can remember I have been drawn to theater. I produced shadow puppet shows as a child, but it was the swivel exacto, and the shape of the light beam that captured my imagination. In elementary school, I was in every show, but I bartered fewer lines for the freedom to make custom curtain systems, modular stages, sound, and lights. As a kid I got to see shows in London, but I did not use the binoculars to watch the actors, and I did not stop watching during blackouts. In High School, my designs won awards, and I began to get paying gigs. Now I enjoy an excellent sense of fulfillment supporting myself by doing something I love and excel at.


Photography, mountain and road biking, hiking, rock climbing, ham radio and shooting.



References available upon request.
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