NED Staff

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
Bill Havens: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
Daniel LePage: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
Carissa Walker: Associate Consultant, Project Manager
Stephen Lars Klein: Project Manager, Theatre Planner
Joseph Tolle: Project Manager
Alan Edwards: Principal Audio Design Consultant
Tristan Gates: A/V System Designer
Kurt Doemelt: Lighting Designer
Ashley Johnstone: Lighting Designer
Tyler Lambert-Perkins: Lighting Designer
Tyler Glover: Lighting Director/Associate Consultant
Latisha Jones: Office Manager

W. James Tetlow
President, Principal Consultant, Lighting Designer
W. James Tetlow
  • B.F.A. 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.

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Michael Lindauer
Vice President, Principal Consultant, Project Manager
Michael Lindauer
  • 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.

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Laura B. Tetlow
Secretary-Treasurer, CFO

Laura Tetlow
  • 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.

Brian Pratt, CTS, ETCP
Director of Design

Brian Pratt
  • B.F.A. 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.

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Bill Havens
Associate Consultant, Project Manager

Bill Havens
  • 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.

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Daniel LePage, CTS-I, DMC-E
Associate Consultant, Project Manager

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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.

Carissa Walker, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Consultant, Project Manager

Carissa Walker
  • B.A. Theatre Arts in Design and Technology, San Diego State University


After obtaining her degree in Theatre with an emphasis in lighting design from San Diego State University, Carissa joined the NED team in 2010. As a lighting director she has worked on projects for Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac. Currently, she serves as the associate project manager for cruise ship newbuilds, managing the day-to-day details and contractual milestones of each of the projects. These clients include Princess, Seabourn, Holland America, and Carnival. She also contributes as part of the onsite commissioning team for the majority of Nautilus's cruiseline clients.

As clients Carnival and Holland America have been upgrading their theaters to introduce LED video scenery, Carissa has performed as a project manager seeing the designs from original concepts, coordinating between the different vendors scopes of supply, to finally commissioning the completed systems onboard in drydock. She has also served as project manager for government and military projects where NED has provided A/V design services.

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S. Lars Klein
Project Manager, Theatre Planner

Denis McCubbin
  • M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
  • B.A., Pepperdine University
  • American Society of Theatre Consultants, Associate Member


Lars brings more than a twenty-five years’ experience to his role as Project Manager and Theatre Planner for Nautilus. As a theatre professional, Lars’ prior projects are international in scope and encompass theatre consulting, theatrical systems design and technical stage production. His portfolio includes planning, programming, and design for over fifty performance spaces – venues ranging from New York to California, Denmark to Singapore. Since joining Nautilus in 2014, Lars has served as project manager for several land-based theatres – both new construction and renovation.

Building on broad involvement with hands-on show production, Lars began his consulting career with Bronx based Pook, Diemont and Ohl, where he worked as a rigging system designer and project manager (installations ranged in scope from small black boxes to Hollywood’s Dolby (Kodak) Theatre). Lars moved from PDO to Artec Consultants, NYC in 2002. For over a decade as Senior Consultant with Artec, Lars served as Project Manager and Theatre Planner for Denmark’s North Jutland House of Music (from bare earth to opening day). His stewardship of the design and building of this Concert Hall/Performing Arts Center/University Music School is one element in a broader portfolio of major projects, that includes new construction of The Star Performing Arts Center in Singapore; renovation of the Salle Pleyel Concert Hall in Paris; and various combinations of design, construction, and commissioning of projects ranging from the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland to the Palladium at the Center for the Arts in Carmel, IN; from Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theatre in Costa Mesa, CA.

Lars is an associate of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC), and a member of PLASA’s Technical Standards Rigging Group. He holds an M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama, along with a B.A. (technical theatre emphasis) from Pepperdine University/Tennessee Technological University. In his spare time, Lars is pursuing a master’s degree focused on applying geospatial analysis to design and planning of performance venues.

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Joseph Tolle
Project Manager

Denis McCubbin
  • M.F.A. Production Technology and Management: Technical Direction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.F.A. Theatrical Production and Design: Technical Production, State University of New York at Fredonia


Joe joined Nautilus Entertainment Design after receiving his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. During his time at CMU, Joe worked as a Project Manager, Technical Designer, and Job Lead for various projects managed by Carnegie Scenic Studios. He has also worked with the Automation Department for Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, and as a Draftsman for Lexington Design and Fabrication on projects for Universal Studios Florida, and other clients.

Additionally, Joe has worked for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., the Santa Fe Opera, and PRG: Scenic Technologies (New Windsor).

Since joining NED, he has been working on theatre design projects for both land based and cruise line projects.

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Alan Edwards, CTS-D
Principal Audio Design Consultant

Alan Edwards
  • 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.

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Tristan Gates, CTS-D
Audio-Visual System Designer

Tristan Gates
  • B.A. 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.

Kurt Doemelt
Lighting Designer

Kurt Doemelt
  • Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts


A member of the Nautilus team since 2003, Kurt is a Lighting Designer, AutoCAD specialist, Project Manager, Console Programmer, and Code Monkey.  A graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, he is knowledgeable in all aspects of lighting, sound, video, rigging and stagecraft.  With a 15 year background in lighting for the stage, Kurt has worked in regional theatre, dance, corporate events, movie premiers, art installations and more... From press events, to display areas, galas and reveal shows, Kurt has designed for a wide range of clients including Hewlett Packard, Intel, General Motors, RSA Security, Pepsi-Co, Toyota and others. He is a proficient programmer of Arkaos, Catalyst, ETC, GrandMA, Whole Hog, and various other lighting consoles and media servers.  Kurt has also developed many custom VBA tools and enhancements for AutoCAD and Excel, as well as developing custom HTML interfaces for lighting control applications.

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Ashley Johnstone
Lighting Designer

Ashley Johnstone
  • 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.

Tyler Lambert-Perkins
Lighting Designer

Kurt Doemelt
  • M.F.A. Theatre Arts: Lighting Design, Boston University
  • B.A. Theatrical Design, Hamline University


Tyler joined Nautilus Entertainment Design after being awarded his MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design from Boston University in 2014. He has been involved in a variety of projects for clients ranging from Intel to the East County Performing Arts Center. Tyler has been heavily involved in designing the lighting from the GM exhibits at the Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, and New York Auto Shows.

Tyler has designed lighting for many productions in the Boston area with the New Repertory Theatre Company, the Underground Railroad Company, and Boston University. Furthermore, he has assisted on projects including Macbeth at Lincoln Center, The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, and several productions with The Boston Ballet, the Huntington Theatre Company, and the Boston Lyric Opera. In addition to his design work, Tyler worked for a year on a touring production with Vee Corporation, traveling to a hundred cities, maintaining and adapting the lighting design as each unique venue dictated.

Tyler Glover
Lighting Director/Associate Consultant

Tyler Glover
  • B.A. Vassar College


Prior to joining NED in 2014, Tyler most recently worked for Entertainment Lighting Service (ELS) in Los Angeles. While at ELS, he worked on designing events and parties such as the NHL Stadium Series game, as well as working as an electrician on-site for events like the BET Awards, the Sharknado release party, and programming for the Stand Up to Cancer event in the Hollywood Dolby Ballroom.

Tyler worked for the Williamstown Theater Festival and the Glimmerglass Theater Festival during his time at Vassar College.

At NED, Tyler has been working on press events and exhibits in the automotive sector, a new lighting system for the East County Performing Arts Center in San Diego, and on various cruise ship projects.

Latisha Jones
Office Manager / Project Coordinator

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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.

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