Los Angeles Staff

Production Resource Group is constantly expanding and evolving. Here at the Los Angeles depot you will find highly-trained professionals and seasoned veterans of the live event and entertainment industries. Both PRG- Los Angeles and PRG Nocturne- Los Angeles are available to provide you with the specialization that your production needs

  • Brian Edwards
  • Peter Alexander
  • Byron Brainard
  • Chris Craig
  • Ron Crume
  • Chuck Estrada
  • Jeff Javier
  • Tim Murch
  • Nate Murphy
  • Julie O Malley
  • Nicole Plaza
  • Scott Sawyer
  • Tom Sorce
  • Tony Ward
  • PRG Music Group
  • Sharon Adrianson
  • Bobby Allen
  • Jeff Allen
  • Norah Blumberg
  • Julian Edwards
  • Curry Grant
  • Jason Hennion
  • Nicholas Jackson
  • Randy Schafer
  • John Wiseman
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Russell Wingfield

Brian Edwards

President, North America Television and Film Sales

As President, North America Television and Film Sales in the PRG Los Angeles office, Brian oversees all aspects of PRG’s Los Angeles division, including sales, event labor, and rental operations.

A veteran of nearly two decades in the motion picture and television lighting support industry, Brian comes to PRG from Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY, where he served for three years as Vice President of Operations. Before that, he was with Paramount Pictures for 10 years, as Executive Director of PPSI, Paramount’s lighting rental company in New York and Los Angeles.

Peter Alexander

Senior Account Executive, Lighting

Based in PRG’s Los Angeles office, Peter Alexander develops lighting and rigging solutions for trade show exhibits, corporate events, special events, and concert tours.

Born and raised in Tilbury, England, Peter was a founding member of TASCO, a UK-based company that grew to become a leading multinational supplier of lighting and audio services during the 1970s and early 1980s. While at TASCO, Peter performed many operational functions and helped establish a new production office for the company in upstate New York. Through this new office, Peter supported North American tours by Aerosmith, KISS, Jethro Tull, Blue Oyster Cult, and many other bands.

In 1985, Peter left TASCO for the Los Angeles office of Light & Sound Design (LSD). Over the next 15 years, Peter supported numerous concert tours, corporate events, special events, and trade show applications in operation roles for LSD. When LSD was acquired by PRG in 1999, Peter joined the company’s business development team. He has since developed and overseen the implementation of lighting solutions for many corporate event, trade show, and special event clients, including Budweiser, the US Air Force, the State of California, and NATO. Peter’s very strong operational background makes him a “hands-on” developer of client solutions.

When not on the job, Peter loves to spend his time fishing.

Byron Brainard

Technical Services Manager, Lighting

Chris Craig

Account Executive, Lighting

Ron Crume

Production Coordinator, Lighting

Chuck Estrada

Account Executive, Lighting

As the operations manager for PRG’s Los Angeles office, Chuck Estrada oversees that office’s in-shop preparation of client solutions. He also takes the lead in developing and delivering solutions for many clients.

Chuck joined PRG in 2001 from Sony Corporation’s Automated Studio Lighting division, where he had been responsible for automated lighting, dimming & control systems, and studio sales for more than 10 years. Prior to joining Automated Studio Lighting, Chuck was a freelance lighting technician serving the television & film industry for many years.

During his career, Chuck has developed lighting solutions for many well known feature films, including Spiderman, Men in Black, and Ali. Chuck has also developed solutions for many television programs, including Malcolm in the Middle, Ellen, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Academy Awards, and other programs produced by ABC-TV, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, Disney, Fox, and Sony Studios. He has had an opportunity to work with many of the in-house lighting designers and producers of the major television & film studios, as well as with such renowned independent lighting designers and producers as Full Flood and Design Partners.

Prior to starting his career, Chuck pursued electronics studies at ITT Technical Institute.

When not at work, Chuck enjoys boating, waterskiing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Jeff Javier

Production Coordinator, Lighting

Jeff Javier is a Production Coordinator specializing in entertainment lighting. While studying Technical Theatre and Design at Cal Poly Pomona he was an intern at Full Flood Inc. for 3 years. Full Flood exposed him to the process of lighting large scale productions such as The Oscars, The Grammys, and The Super Bowl Half-Time Show.

Near the completion of his degree, he began his second internship at PRG. A year later, he was hired full-time as a Production Coordinator and continues that role today. He now supports the day-to-day needs of PRG lighting accounts such as Dancing with the Stars, American Music Awards, and Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, to name a few.

He enjoys camping where there’s no cell phone reception and off-roading in his Jeep Wrangler.

Tim Murch

Vice President, Business Development

Tim helps direct the company’s sales and service efforts in the concert touring, corporate event, special event, and trade show markets. He also still directly supports such concert touring clients as Rod Stewart, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Pearl Jam and such corporate clients as J.D. Edwards and Sammy Studios. He is particularly fond of introducing his clients to cutting-edge technologies and production techniques.

Tim Murch traces his interest in theatrical lighting to his high school days in the United Kingdom when he served as a stagehand on school plays. His professional career began when he joined T.A.S.C.O. in 1976 as a lighting technician in London. After 3 years with Tasco, Tim moved north to Birmingham to become a crew chief for Light & Sound Design (LSD). In 1981, he moved to the United States to help LSD establish new offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. During the 1980s and 1990s, Tim managed the day-to-day operations of LSD’s U.S. offices, helping the company grow into one of North America’s largest suppliers of lighting services to the concert touring, automotive, tradeshow, and corporate event markets. Tim joined PRG when it acquired LSD in 1998.

During the 1990s, Tim served on the board of directors of the Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA) for 3 years representing the interests of lighting rental companies.

When not working, Tim likes to spend time with his family. He also enjoys ocean sailing and sports cars.

Nate Murphy

Account Executive, Los Angeles

Nate has been with PRG for 16 years. As an Account Executive working out of the L.A. location, he provides all aspects of production solutions for events internationally. A few of his televised productions include: America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show, La Voz, Iron Chef, and Survivor. Installations at broadcast studios ESPN, CNBC, and MLB are part of his body of work. Nate works with a growing list of theatrical clients such as The San Francisco Opera, The San Francisco Ballet, Washington National Opera, and the Old Globe Theatre. Corporate clientele includes Dreamforce, Cisco, Texas Pacific Group, and AEG.

Nate has a long history in the industry. Starting in the caverns of the lighting department of LSD (Light and Sound Design), he later moved on to touring. He has toured with many renowned acts such as Madonna, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, and and has done programming for The Eagles. Nate eventually went on designing various corporate industrials and concert touring events.

A Southern California native, Nate enjoys landscaping and astro photography while spending time outdoors. He lives in Burbank, CA with his wife, Kelly, and young daughter, Clara.

Julie O Malley

Purchasing Manager, Lighting

Julie has served as Purchasing Manager for PRG in Los Angeles since 2004. She also is the Production Coordinator and Sales Executive for Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim.

Julie joined PRG in 2003 as Rentals Coordinator, after working for eight years as the Senior Manager of Set Lighting and Grip at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood and Manhattan Beach, CA. Prior to joining Raleigh, she was as a grip on commercials, documentaries, music videos and feature films. Julie also co-produced an independent feature film, Only in L.A., as well as produced a CD album entitled Gas Mask for the Venice, CA-based band, The Sundowners. During her career, she has worked with such esteemed directors and producers as Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, and Barry Sonnenfeld.

A natural artist and performer, Julie loves acting, painting, singing, and playing the piano, flute, baritone saxophone, and cello. Julie’s acting credits include being cast as an FBI agent in the feature film The Negotiator, and her musical credits include three years as the house pianist at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. She is also a freelance writer and a working voiceover talent, and is ‘the voice’ on PRG’s US and Canadian phone systems.

Nicole Plaza

Production Coordinator, Lighting

Scott Sawyer

Pacific Regional Manager, Sales & Integration

Based in PRG’s office in Los Angeles, Scott Sawyer develops permanently-installed entertainment technology solutions for all types of facilities, including churches, studios, performing art centers, concert halls, schools, night clubs, and casinos.

Scott worked in the aerospace industry as a fabricator prior to joining Light & Sound Design (LSD) in 1997 as a lighting and special effects technician. He joined PRG when it acquired LSD in 1998. Recent projects that Scott has worked on include: installation of lighting in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, lighting, dimming, and control in the Geffen Playhouse, and a complete design build with architectural lighting in the BMW Design Center.

Scott majored in Anthropology at California State University in Northridge. Outside of work, he enjoys relaxing and spending time with his wife and son.

Tom Sorce

Audio Design and Engineering

Thomas Sorce serves as an Audio Designer, FOH/Monitor Audio Engineer, Intern Program Developer, Project Manager, and Business Consultant for PRG in Los Angeles.  

Since 1982, Tom has served as the CEO for several entertainment service companies in the audio, lighting and special effects markets in NYC, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville and Los Angeles, as well as a VP and General Manager for PRG LA.

Prior to 1982, Tom worked in the Concert Touring, Star Policy and Broadway tour markets on the crew in rigging, lighting, audio, lighting design, audio design and technical direction.

Tom has a BFA and a Masters Degree, along with post-graduate certificates in leadership, negotiations, and accounting from USC.  Tom continues to be active in production work in North America and internationally for PRG and for personal clients including a thirty-year relationship with Ms. Bernadette Peters as her audio designer.  Recent highlights include working with the Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the NY Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tony Ward

Vice President, Television & Special Events

Based in Los Angeles, Tony develops lighting solutions for television productions and special events.

Tony joined PRG in 1997 after spending over 16 years at Chuck Barris’ television lighting company, Automated Studio Lighting. During his career, Tony has had the opportunity to support some of the best known lighting designers in the television industry, including John Conti, Bill Klages, Red McKinnon, John Rook, Greg Bunton, Olin Younger, Jeff Engel, and Bob Dickinson. Through these designers, Tony has developed lighting solutions for literally thousands of television productions and special events, including: the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards  Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants; opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul  America’s Funniest Home Videos and Star Search; HBO’s USA for Africa special, including the filming of the video, We Are the World  remote productions of Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price is Right and music specials for Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin.

PRG Music Group

Sharon Adrianson

Project Manager, PRG Music Group

Bobby Allen

Vice President of Global Accounts, Global Entertainment Group

Robert "Bobby" Allen has had an extensive career that has covered many aspects of the live event/live entertainment world. He started his career at an early age, starting out as a rigger and carpenter at the New York Metropolitan Opera. 

From there, Bobby worked the circuit of theatres and stages of New York City and honed specialized skills working on television shows like Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and ABC and NBC News shows, all the while still working performances and theatres like New York City Center Theatre's dance companies including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Paul Taylor and Broadway shows including Lion King, Aida, and Phantom of the Opera.

The next rung on the career ladder landed Bobby at the mecca of live entertainment, Madison Square Garden. He started there in 1994, and worked regularly at MSG until 2009, making lasting friendships and many relationships that stand to this day. During his tenure in NYC, Bobby became a member of IATSE Local One and still holds his card to this day.

In 1995, Bobby took his first touring position with Luther Vandross as Head Rigger. This experience inspired him to open two of his own companies, RDA Entertainment Rigging Inc. and JAX Logistics Inc. In a very short time, Bobby moved up and assumed the roles of Staging Supervisor and Production Manager on international record-setting tours featuring artists like Andrea Bocelli, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Usher, Maroon 5, Beck, and many more. 

In the past 10 years, Bobby has successfully transitioned between the worlds of touring, live events, festivals, sporting events, multi-act and multi-camera variety television shows, promotional marketing, large scale corporate activations and has even stepped into the political arena, as Staging Supervisor of Barack Obama’s Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech in Denver.

Bobby joined PRG in June of 2011 as an Account Executive for the concert touring division, and now operates out of the PRG San Fernando, CA office.

In his spare time, Bobby enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and four children; cooking for friends and family using his secret BBQ recipes; a round of golf; or a refreshing hike in the Agoura foothills. Bobby is a trusted and seasoned entertainment professional.

Jeff Allen

Financial Controller, PRG Music Group

Norah Blumberg

Project Manager, PRG Music Group

Julian Edwards

Account Executive, PRG Music Group

Julian trained in Technical Theatre Arts and Management at the Centre for the Performing Arts in the West Midlands, UK. After graduation in 1989, he worked on many productions at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicestershire, UK and in London’s West End.

In 1993, he took a position as an Electrician at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. His next employment was Lighting Operator for the tour of the West End production of Return to the Forbidden Planet. Consequently, Julian found himself bitten by the touring bug and he left commercial theatre in 1996 to work for Light and Sound Design (LSD) as an ICON Technician. Julian began touring the world with many of LSD’s clients, including Bon Jovi and Tina Turner. Julian was also the touring Lighting Director for Bryan Adams.

Julian joined PRG in February 2007 as an Account Executive for the concert touring division, based in the Los Angeles office.

Julian and his wife, Sae, have two sons, George and Aubrey.

Curry Grant

Vice President, PRG Nocturne

Based out of PRG in Los Angeles, Curry Grant develops lighting solutions for concert tours, music videos, corporate events, and television & film productions.

Curry began his career in 1974 working as a Lighting Technician for Wild West Productions in Houston. During the latter half of the 1970s and much of the 1980s, Curry worked as a freelance Lighting Designer for such well known acts as Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, and Hall & Oates. He also helped Marty Callner, the esteemed music video producer, create some of the world’s first long-form music videos. Curry’s lighting designs can be seen on MTV videos produced for many different performers, including Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Stevie Nicks, and Chaka Khan.

Since joining Vari*Lite in 1988, Curry had the opportunity to support some of the industry’s best known lighting designers, including Steve Cohen, Paul Guthrie, Bryan Leitch, Peter Morse, and Simon Miles.  Before answering the call of the road, Curry completed over four years of studies at the University of Houston.

He has been nominated for numerous VPA Monitor lighting awards, including Best Lighting Director, and in 2014 received a Primetime Emmy Award for his support to “Dancing With the Stars.”

Curry joined PRG in 2004 as a result of the merger between PRG and Vari*Lite Production Services (VLPS).

Jason Hennion

Asset Manager, PRG Nocturne

Jason Hennion is part of the asset management team at PRG Nocturne - Los Angeles. He supports sales, operations, and warehouse personnel with order creation, transfer of equipment, and packaging of events.

Jason began his career working for Light & Sound Design in 1997 as an electronic technician where he sharpened his skills in control and automated control systems. In 2006, he returned to school to further his knowledge of computers and networking technologies. After running his own networking support company, Network Extreme, he returned to the entertainment industry as a show control technician for Creative Technologies Inc. With his strong knowledge of equipment, he began working for Chaos Visual Productions in 2010 as asset manager and IT director.

Jason enjoys bicycle riding and tinkering with remote control helicopters in his spare time.

Nicholas Jackson

Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group

Nick Jackson started his storied career in Birmingham, UK, as co-founder of the legendary production rental house Light and Sound Design (LSD). He was instrumental in the company's growth from the late 70’s to early 90’s. In this time, LSD became the premier concert touring company with a focus on lighting systems and lighting innovations including the first aluminum PAR cans, a proprietary color mixing system, and eventually, the ground breaking ICON automated system, and the Medusa and M Box products.

Nick spent his early years in the business building the LSD brand in locations that included Birmingham and London in the UK, as well as Nashville and Los Angeles in the United States. LSD was purchased by Production Resource Group in 1998 where Nick remained in charge of Concert Touring and special projects for another ten years.

Nick joined Chaos Visual Productions in January 2009, as Chief Operating Officer and partner. After a solid five years of building up the video rental powerhouse, Nick returned to PRG with the formation of the new Music Group.

Randy Schafer

Production Coordinator, PRG Music Group

Randy Schafer began his professional career in video production while attending Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. He worked for the local PBS affiliate WTVP-TV as well as the Bradley University video department. After graduating in 1981, he took a full-time position with WTVP-TV as a master control operator. A year and a half later, he was hired to run the Bradley University video department. In 1984, he moved to Los Angeles and was hired as a video producer and director by Redken Laboratories. He spent nearly 10 years with Redken advancing to senior producer and director, then to video production manager. He was responsible for producing, directing, and editing internal and external video projects for the company as well as directing multi-camera remote beauty shows.

In 1993, when Redken moved their headquarters to New York City, Randy formed his own company NikZak Entertainment and went independent providing services as a video director, engineer, and editor. In 2001, he took a full-time position with PSL-Los Angeles as the operations manager. While at PSL, he transferred into the video production division of the company as a director and engineer where he directed single and multi-camera corporate events and concert productions. He was also in charge of designing, assembling, and engineering portable production units.

In 2004, Randy took a position as an avid editor for Access Hollywood where he remained until 2006. He began freelancing until February 1, 2010, when he joined Chaos Visual Productions as the senior video engineer.

Currently, Randy is video engineer for PRG's Music Group on the road for PRG Nocturne- Los Angeles' concert tours.

John Wiseman

Senior Vice President, PRG Music Group

John began his career in live event production in 1979 as the Concert chairman at California State University, Sacramento. He also managed local bands in the area and owned a small production company. RCA Records signed Steel Breeze to a recording contract with John as their manager and executive producer of the self-titled debut album which launched two top 10 singles. This was the big break that opened the door to the concert touring industry for John as Steel Breeze supported national tours for Kansas, Hall & Oates, and The Who.

When the band broke up in 1985, John began renting sound and lighting gear to local and national shows. During this time, John was drawn to the technology sector of the production world and joined Vari-Lite as Vice President. John stayed in the manufacturing and sales of automated lighting and control products. He helped usher in Coemar automated lighting products to the US. In 1996, he joined High End Systems and Flying Pig Systems as executive vice president, running their worldwide sales force and was also a member of their Board of Directors until 2006.

During this time, John saw lighting and video merge becoming one. He was instrumental in launching Catalyst, the first computer based media server and a forerunner of many to come. Although it was a valuable learning experience, the manufacturing and sales end of the business was not on the front lines of delivering the actual shows. John began to look for an avenue back to where he began his career.

This passion brought John to XL Touring Video in Los Angeles. After four years of unprecedented success there, he felt the need to create his own team and Chaos Visual Productions was conceived in December of 2008. Chaos was acquired by PRG in January 2015 becoming a part of PRG Nocturne.

Andrew Wilson

Project Manager

Russell Wingfield

Production Coordinator, PRG Music Group

Russell, a former NAVY member, began his career in the entertainment industry in 1997. He worked at the OBIE company as a shop assistant, repairing gear and assisting in the prep of tours. From 2002 – 2006 he worked at Stagetech, 4th phase, Lights West as an LD for a small band called KMFDM. From 2006-2009 he worked for XL Video touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers/TSO and Keith Urban. When Chaos Visual was born, Russell came on board and focused on touring, serving as Crew Chief for major touring acts. In 2014, when PRG merged with Nocturne, Russell ended his year of touring and opted for a stationary job as a Project Manager and Rentals manager.

In his spare time, Russell enjoys staying active with scuba diving, biking, swimming, running, and shooting.

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