⊕ W. James Tetlow: President, Principal Consultant, Lighting Designer
⊕ Michael Lindauer: Vice President, Principal Consultant, Project Manager
⊕ Laura B. Tetlow: Secretary Treasurer, CFO
⊕ Brian Pratt: Director of Design
⊕ Denis McCubbin: Associate Consultant, Senior Project Manager
⊕ Bill Havens: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
⊕ Daniel LePage: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
⊕ Carissa Walker: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
⊕ Alan Edwards: Principal Audio Design Consultant
⊕ Tristan Gates: A/V System Designer
⊕ Kurt Doemelt: Lighting Designer
⊕ Michael Paolini: Lighting Designer
⊕ Ashley Johnstone: Lighting Designer
⊕ June Higginbotham: Drafter/Design Assistant
⊕ Gabrielle Heerschap: AutoCAD Specialist
⊕ Latisha Jones: Office Manager
- BFA Carnegie-Mellon University
- American Society of Theatre Consultants
- Illuminating Engineering Society
- PLASA N.A.
- Showlight International Committee Member
- Themed Entertainment Assoc. TEA
- National Association of Television Arts and Sciences
- International Cinematographers Guild
Mr. Tetlow is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and has been working as a lighting designer and consultant for television, theatre, and architecture since 1975. He is Principal and President of Nautilus Entertainment Design Inc., a California company since 1990.
He is a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, International Photographers Guild #600, The Illuminating Engineering Society, Showlight International Committee Member, The International Association of Lighting Designers and the American Society of Lighting Designers.
His awards include a 1990 Emmy Award for the lighting of "Sesame St."; a 1987 Monitor Award for "Courting", an original studio drama; and a 1985 Monitor Award for a music video with Jim Henson's Muppets. Additionally, he has received two other Emmy Award nominations and three other Monitor Award Nominations.
Live television credits include The 1992 "Democratic National Convention"; The 1984, 1988 and 1996 "Republican National Conventions", the "Daytime Emmy Awards", the NBC "Olympic Broadcast Center" in Barcelona, and The "Miss America Pageant" and seven years of the "Miss Universe Pageant" from locations around the world. Other television credits include such diverse productions as “The Tonight Show”; "Sesame St. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"; The "Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular"; "Life Magazine's 50th Anniversary Special"; and the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" for the BBC.
Live special events include the Hong Kong and Macau Handover Ceremonies, all of the Presidential Debates from 2000-2012, numerous Presidential Inaugural Balls, the World University Games and the "Singapore 25th Jubilee Spectacular.”
Architectural lighting design projects include both the interior and exterior lighting of the Silver Star Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia, MS, special architectural feature lighting onboard the Holland America ship “Rotterdam IV”; and the Fountain of Angels in Carthage, Missouri. Unique projects include feasibility studies for the redesign of both the architectural and television lighting of the Senate Chamber and the House Chamber in the United States Capitol, and the lighting consultation for the restoration and video upgrade for two Senate Hearing Rooms.
In 1993 and 1994, Mr. Tetlow consulted for Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, providing lighting training and design services for new studios and upgrading current facilities.
In Las Vegas, he has designed the lighting for "Night Dreams" at the Dunes Hotel, relighting of selected scenes in the “Folies Bergere”, and the 10 year run of "Enter the Night" at the Stardust. Similar projects include the production of “Beyond Belief” in Sun City, South Africa and numerous productions onboard various ships for Carnival Cruise Lines.
Mr. Tetlow has also worked extensively as a lighting designer on corporate videos and live theatrical productions for such clients as General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Daimler-Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Michelin, Polaroid, IBM, and an interactive live/video presentation with Mummenschanz for AT&T.
Exhibit lighting designs include the entire General Motors exhibit for the years 2007 -2013 for the Detroit Auto Shows, Hewlett Packard exhibits at CES and at ITU, IBM and Apple exhibits at COMDEX, an AT&T exhibit at EPCOT, and temporary exhibits for Porsche, Universal Pictures and Sony HDTV.
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College
- American Society of Theatre Consultants
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 74
- Infcomm Organization, Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
As Vice President of the firm, Michael oversees all active design/consulting projects in addition to serving as principal consultant and project manager for several of his own projects. His technical theatre, production and audio-visual design experience spans over 25 years and encompasses lighting design, rigging system design, moving light programming, stage management and audio design for live performance and film. Since joining Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) in 1999 as an associate consultant, Michael has consulted on a wide variety of projects including theatres, discotheques, exterior movie arenas, ballrooms, cruise ships, casinos, meeting rooms and cabaret lounges.
Notable projects include principal consulting for the 40+ entertainment venues on board the historic Queen Mary 2 ocean liner (Archi•Tech Magazine's AV Award 2004 for Best Overall Design); principal consulting for the Phoenician Resort expansion in Scottsdale, AZ; design/project management for Carnival Cruise Line's E2.0 corporate-wide entertainment renovation; principal consulting for the USMC 41 Area project at MCB Camp Pendleton; principal consulting for the 30+ entertainment venues on board the Carnival Breeze; principal consulting on St. Augustine HS Performing Arts Center in San Diego, CA.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College and has been a member of the American Society of Theatre Consultants since 2006. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences including PLASA, Ship Interiors Expo, and LDI while also contributing written articles to several publications including Lighting Dimensions, PLSN, Cruise Ship Interiors, Archi•Tech, Lighting and Sound America and Sound & Communications.
- M.A. University of Southern California
- B.A. Tulane University Newcomb College
- American Association of Museums
As co-founder and secretary-treasurer of Nautilus Entertainment Design, Laura is comptroller and administrator of employee benefits, and oversees day to day organizational requirements for staff and subcontractors. Prior to NED, Laura worked at Imero Fiorentino Associates in New York where she initiated a job costing system and became directly responsible for monitoring operating budgets exceeding $5 million. Clients included Republican National Committee, Epcot/Disney; Sesame Street; Neil Diamond/Archangel Productions; Anheuser Busch, MTV and other major television networks.
- BFA Emerson College
- Infocomm Organization, Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
- Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA)
- Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP)
- ETCP - Certified Entertainment Electrician
- ETCP - Certified Rigger - Theatre
Brian came to NED from Boston where he was the lighting supervisor for Boston University and the Huntington Theatre Company for five years. Previous to this he was a project manager for High Output Inc. in both their production and permanent A/V installation divisions. Before this time Brian was an associate lighting designer for Pinkney Associates doing lighting design and logistics for IBM’s Business Partners Executive Conferences for five years and also the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum “What’s in the Mail” exhibit.
Brian has also worked on TV shows for WGBH TV Boston where he has been the Master Electrician and handled logistics for Antiques Road Show for Seasons VI thru XII, Americas Ball Room Challenge Seasons I & II, and has worked on many televised productions with Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Brian started with NED in November, 2007 as part of the new-build commissioning team for Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding, commissioning AV systems in public spaces for many ships, and is currently working on coordination, design and integration of AV and control systems on most of NED’s current projects.
- National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)
- Lighting Certified (LC)
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 631
Denis is a Lighting Certified (LC) design professional, and has been responsible for the Project Management and Development of a variety of land and ship based projects. Some of these include themed retail spaces at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, the complete lighting and A/V systems for The Choctaw Resort and Casino in Durant, OK, the onboard entertainment systems for the Holland America Vista Class ships, and the Sushi Theatre in San Diego.
Denis joined NED in January of 2000 after owning a company based in Florida, where he consulted on lighting and rigging installations, including area development for the Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando, FL. He has worked as a technical director and lighting director for a variety of special events and programs including Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, Miss Universe, MTV, VF Corporation and Deloitte and Touche. As the first president of ShowPower, Inc, he was an innovator for portable power supply systems for the entertainment industry. Early in his career, he worked at Showlites, Inc. as a dimmer technician and toured with several bands including Van Halen, David Bowie, Kiss and many others.
- B.A. Connecticut College
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 538
Bill Havens has been working as a project or production manager for well over a decade, and in the cruise shipping industry for over 20 years. Bill was the project manager for Holland America's EURODAM and is currently managing the sister ship to P&O's VENTURA and the Seabourn ODYSSEY. Bill's credits with NED include project manager for all local entertainment systems on Cunard's Queen Mary 2, commissioning manager for P&O's ARCADIA and consultant to Holland America Line's Signature of Excellence initiative.
Prior to joining NED, Bill spent seven years at Fourth Phase / Production Arts, most recently as senior project manager for the Systems Group. The larger projects he was responsible for include five studios at Fox News Network, Mohegan Sun Casino, and five ships for Holland America Line. Prior to joining Production Arts, Bill served as production manager for Ellis Island Entertainment, working on shows for many corporate and cruise shipping clients. Bill has also served as production electrician on a wide variety of productions, working everywhere from Broadway to the beaches of Cancun.
Dan joined Nautilus in 2011 as an Audio-Visual System Designer and Project Manager. Dan brings 17 years of experience in the audio-visual industry to Nautilus, including an extensive installation background. In addition to entertainment and A/V systems, Dan has extensive experience with teledata, phone, fire and security systems. Currently at NED, Dan is the project manager for multiple military projects.
Dan is CTS-I certified, and has industry training from Altinex, AMX, Barco, Christie Digital, Crestron, Extron, Gentner, Mitsubishi and Polycom.
- B.A. Theatre Arts in Design and Technology, San Diego State University
Carissa graduated from San Diego State University, where she obtained her degree in Theatre emphasizing in lighting design. While at SDSU, she had the opportunity to design a variety of productions including Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado with the San Diego State Opera Theatre and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House directed by C.J. Keith.
Since joining NED she has worked as a lighting designer on the annual GM International Auto Show in New York and multiple architectural design concepts. She has also been involved with the system design and onsite commissioning for cruise line clients including Princess and Seabourn.
As one of two project managers handling all of NED's government projects, Carissa not only organizes the information flow for all of them, but also the day-to-day details for her specific assignments.
- Infocomm Organization, Certified Technology Specialist in Design (CTS-D)
- Synergetic Audio Concepts Certification (Syn-Aud-Con)
- Microsoft Corporation, Technical Systems Specialist Certification
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
Principal Audio Design Consultant for Nautilus Entertainment Design, with responsibilities in system designs of audio reinforcement, audio distribution, IT network design for audio over Ethernet, and provides production audio design for various cruise line clients. Other responsibilities also include network administration for all NED IT needs.
Before joining Nautilus Entertainment Design (NED) in 2000, Alan freelanced as a consultant and production sound designer. Alan has many production credits with various theme parks and toured on numerous ice shows and Broadway tours; as well as been involved with a number of ice show television specials. Alan has served as production sound designer for Norwegian Cruise Line and commissioned audio systems for Royal Caribbean International. He has held a class "B" high-intensity mobile laser license from the State of New York and worked for a number of laser companies such as Laser Media and Image Engineering.
Some of Alan's recent projects with NED include:
- Production audio design for Holland America Line
- Showroom audio system design for Holland America Line’s ROTTERDAM class and STATENDAM class “Signature of Excellence” refits
- Audio system and infrastructure design for Phoenician Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
- Local entertainment system audio designs for Carnival’s DREAM and the forth coming MAGIC and BREEZE
- Local entertainment system audio designs for Seabourn’s ODYSSEY and SOJOURN luxury yachts
- Local entertainment system audio designs for Costa's LUMINOSA and DELIZIOSA cruise ships
- Local entertainment system audio designs for Cunard's QUEEN MARY 2, QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH Cunard vessels
- Design of IP based distributed audio system and paging system for Cunard's QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH
- Local entertainment system audio designs for Holland America Line's VISTA class and SIGNATURE OF EXCELLENCE class of cruise vessels
- Various local entertainment system audio designs for P&O Cruise’s ARCADIA and AZURA
- Audio reinforcement design of outdoor line arrays for LED displays on multiple Carnival, Costa, and Holland America vessels
- Audio system designs for Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma
- Distributed audio system design for NEW YORK-NEW YORK Hotel and Casino meeting rooms in Las Vegas
- Paging and audio distribution system design for the Long Beach Cruise Terminal
- Environmental noise study and audio system design of outdoor sports complex for Santa Fe Christian Schools in San Diego
While at NED, Alan's credits include an invited paper by the Acoustic Society of America entitled "Audio System Design for Cruise Ships" (3pAA1, December 2001), featured in a few articles with industry trade magazines, and served as a speaker at various trade shows. Alan has been an active part of R&D with many professional audio manufacturers such as Midas Digital XL8 audio console, Yamaha digital signal processors, Soundcraft small-scale digital console, JBL ceiling loudspeakers, EAW reinforcement loudspeakers and Meyer Sound Labs loudspeaker solutions. He has also worked with numerous loudspeaker manufacturers to develop marine grade weatherization of loudspeaker products
Alan is a member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ACT and the Audio Engineer Society (AES). He is Microsoft Certified, and received certification from Synergetic Audio Concepts. Alan has numerous levels of training in AMX control systems, Level Control Systems (LCS), received levels 1&2 certification for Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers (EASE) and holds a CTS-D (Certified Technology Specialist in Design) ANSI certification through the InfoComm Organization.
- BA San Diego State University
- Infocomm Organization, Certified Technology Specialist in Design (CTS-D)
Tristan joined NED in 2008 after working as a designer and programmer in the entertainment industry throughout Southern California. Tristan finished his bachelors in theatrical design in 2006 at San Diego State with an emphasis in lighting. His studies also included computer sciences, film, video, and audio production.
His work before coming to NED has included shows and events including fund raisers for the Globe Guilders, the Athena Scholarship as well as numerous private events encompassing corporate theater, parties, and concert events. He has now begun working on several audio and video systems including Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, OK, the Phoenician Ballroom at the The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, as well as several upcoming projects for Carnival Cruse Lines.
- Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts
A member of the Nautilus team since 2003, Kurt is a Lighting Designer, AutoCAD specialist, Project Manager, and Programmer. From press events, to displays areas, galas and reveal shows, Kurt has designed for a wide range of clients including Hewlett Packard, Intel, GM, RSA Security, and others. With a 15 year background in lighting for the stage, Kurt has worked in regional theatre, dance, corporate events, movie premiers, and more. A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, he is knowledgeable in lighting, sound, video, rigging and stagecraft. Kurt has programmed many custom VBA enhancements for AutoCAD, as well as being a proficient programmer for ETC and GrandMA lighting consoles.
- B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington
Since 2007, Michael has been working with NED on a variety of projects where his responsibilities include designing, drafting and commissioning lighting systems for temporary entertainment projects and permanent installations.
Michael has designed lighting for a variety of venues including live performances such as dance, opera, plays and musicals to corporate events and exhibits. While in school in Indiana Michael worked as a free-lance designer, electrician and programmer. He moved to San Diego in 2005 to pursue an MFA at San Diego State University. While in San Diego and working part time on the drafting team at NED, Michael designed many local shows as well as assisting at the Old Globe Theatre and was the resident assistant lighting designer for the San Diego Opera 2009 season.
For NED Michael has designed lighting for the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, OK, exhibit lighting for the GM Detroit & Chicago Auto Shows and exhibit lighting for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC. Michael is also part of the team of entertainment system designers and new-build commissioning inspectors for Carnival Corporate Shipbuilding.
- M.F.A. Theatre Arts: Lighting Design, San Diego State University
- B.S. Theatrical Design, Northern Arizona University
Ashley joined Nautilus Entertainment Design after receiving her MFA from San Diego State University in 2009. Primarily working in corporate shows and events, she has been involved in a wide range of projects for General Motors, Toyota and Hewlett Packard. In 2011 and 2012 she designed the lighting for the GM exhibits at the Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago and New York Auto Shows. Ashley also worked on the lighting design for Qualcomm’s 25th Anniversary Museum at their San Diego campus, which was awarded an IES Award of Merit on both the local and national levels.
In the San Diego area she has designed lights for San Diego Dance Theatre, Hammond School of Dance, Royal Dance Academy and Cygnet Theatre, and worked for other theatre companies including The Old Globe Theatre, Malashock Dance, Native Voices at the Autrey and The La Jolla Playhouse.
Ashley has been a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology since 2003.
- B.A. Theatre Arts Design and Technology, San Diego State University
June joined the Nautilus Entertainment Design team in 2012 as a drafter and design assistant. She has assisted on Lighting and AV system designs for corporate events and shows as well as cruise ships and military projects. In 2012, she was an on-site Assistant Lighting Designer for the GM exhibit at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
In the San Diego area, June has worked for The Old Globe Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet and the San Diego Repertory Theatre.
June has been a member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology since 2011
- B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology, Penn State University
Gabrielle joined the Nautilus Entertainment Design team in Spring 2014 as a Drafting Assistant for Lighting and A/V Systems.
In the San Diego Area, Gabrielle has worked for The Old Globe, Ion Theatre, DM Scenic Productions, and Point Loma Nazarene University. She is currently in her second year pursuing an M.F.A. in Technical Direction for Theatre at San Diego State University.
Gabrielle has been a member of United States Institute for Theatre Technology since 2009.
Latisha joined Nautilus Entertainment Design in 2013. She came from the Oil and Gas industry in Houston, Texas. Her previous experience included over ten years of supporting 200+ engineers and designers with administrative, human resources and payroll duties. Since joining Nautilus Entertainment Design she has contributed to the office travel coordination, project billing and greeting our clients and vendors.