Tuesday, December 6, 2022

PGAV Destinations adds new team members to its Saint Louis and Orlando studios

PGAV Destinations announced new teammates representing several creative and professional disciplines to its growing team. This growth in talent comes with the firm’s double-digit growth in volume for 2022, representing increased activity in theme entertainment, zoos, aquariums, museums, brand destinations and hospitality projects around the globe. These teammates include additions to PGAV Destinations’ studios in Orlando and Saint Louis. 

InPark Guest Contributor Gene Jeffers digs deeper into the development of PGAV Destinations’ leaders as they prepare the way for the future of themed entertainment.

“We could not be more excited to welcome these amazingly talented new teammates, who will enable us to further reach for the highest standard of design and innovation. This is a remarkably exciting time in the industry, and we are so pleased to enjoy a sustained period of growth. This growth comes from several key initiatives, many of which were started prior to 2020,” said Mike Konzen, PGAV CEO. “We are looking forward to further robust growth in 2023 as we continue to build strength and momentum.”

Introducing PGAV Destinations’ new team members:

Taylor Baird: Designer/Illustrator from Heber City, Utah, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Production Design with a minor in Themed Entertainment from Savanah College of Art & Design. Taylor has over 10 years of prior experience, the majority of which was at Universal Creative and the Walt Disney Company. 

Jennifer Beaudean: Executive Assistant from St. Louis, Missouri, received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Missouri. Jennifer has over 16 years of experience in Administration and Account Management at Ladue Early Childhood Center.

Todd Dalsimer: Senior Designer from Los Angeles, California, majored in Environmental Design at the Art Center College of Design. He has 30 years of previous experience with Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Creative, BRC Imagination Arts, Wyatt Design Group, and Landmark Entertainment Group.

Breann Davis: Designer from Dallas, Texas, received her Master’s in Interior Architecture/Product Design and a Minor in Scenic Design from Kansas State University. She has previous experience as a Technical Designer and Project Manager in fabrication for the Live Entertainment Industry.

Elizabeth Ellinger: Architectural Designer from Great Falls, Virginia, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. She has previous experience in architecture and lighting design at Bechtel, Oculus Light Studios, and Radiance Lightworks.

David Garey: Architect from Port Orange, Florida, received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California. He has 5 years of previous experience through SchenkelShultz Architecture and internships with BPF Design and Universal Creative.

Rachel Rimmer: Architectural Designer from Eugene, Oregon, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Rachel has prior experience with Walt Disney Imagineering, along with Civic and Institutional Design, Nonprofit Design, and freelance with Hotopp Design Studio.

Jacob Silbermann: Architectural Designer who received his Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Sustainable Real Estate from Tulane University. He joins us from Safety Harbor, Florida, and has prior experience in landscape architecture for residential and campus projects in Chicago.

Rachel Smith: Interior Architect/Designer from Knoxville, Tennessee, received her degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has prior experience at Johnson Architecture, Inc., Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), and the in-house architecture team at Pilot Company.

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