Friday, September 22, 2023

Phil Hettema named judge for the 2020 Rose Parade

The Hettema Group is excited to announce that the Pasadena Tournament of Roses has named Phil Hettema as one of three judges for the 2020 Float Awards. This is a dream come true for Phil, a native of Pasadena, who grew up watching the Rose Parade every year and has contributed to the design of theme park parades throughout his career.

Phil is in good company with the two other 2020 Float Awards judges: Hitomi Gilliam, a world- renowned Japanese Canadian flower artist, innovator and educator, who has guest-designed around the globe; and Lilit Khatchaturian, the Founder and CEO of Pavé Fleur, a revolutionary system for shipping hand-crafted, premium floral arrangements anywhere in the U.S. within 24 hours.

The award-winning floats will be announced the morning of January 1, 2020 on the front steps of Tournament House. For more information see:

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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