The name says it pretty well; MNicolai stands for Mike Nicolai. I live just west of Milwaukee, WI, by about 30 miles. I'm still a student of a mere 17 years of age, but have worked over 24 construction-to-production shows, not including the various concerts and projects I've worked on. I'm sort of the all-in-one kind of guy, having done audio design/ops/mentoring, lighting design/ops/programming/mentoring, as well as technical oversight, safety consulting, and stage management. A large portion of my resume is built from the nearby school districts and some school districts not as close as I would like them to be. (e.g., two months out of the year I practically live 20 miles away, which wouldn't be so bad if the pay justified the gas for driving that each day, but oh well, it's experience) With school districts my primary function is to mentor technical theatre, but I've also been brought in to serve no other purpose than to monitor the safety of the show or the load-in phase. Another house I've worked in is that of Theatre On Main in downtown Oconomowoc, WI, which is a non-profit community theatre. I don't do as much there now as I used to but I helped them get on their feet after they renovated the building and come in when they have special projects. Specials projects range from cutting tracks for a Christmas album to setting up a float for the Parade Of Lights. The Parade of Lights is probably my one of my most favorite shows to do each year. About 15-20 boats set up light rigs, usually Christmas lights and boom boxes...okay, we went overboard. We put up a 2000w sound system plus 1000w powered sub, few theatrical lights, and on the top of a double-decker pontoon boat had people in costume jamming to RENT tracks. Courteousy of Enterprise Lighting we borrowed $8000 worth of Color Kinetics gear and put on a 30 minute LED light show to it. Speaking of which; if anybody has heard of Enterprise Lighting out of Wisconsin, aka ETC's wholesale rep for the entire state, the owner Michael Beglar played the part of Tito in Lend Me A Tenor there. As of the past year or so I've been an overhire at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI, doing a little bit of everything. My latest project has been designing a total renovation for Oconomowoc High School's smaller house, seating ~120. The deal has pretty much been that the audio needs to be replaced as well as the entire electrical and lighting systems have to be ripped out to bring the place up to code so I've been busy in meetings planning the electrical work that needs to be contracted out, and all sorts of fun stuff. Hello to all, and nice to meet you.