Founder, Staging Producer — Technical Director
Rick Jobson’s career began in lighting and rigging for numerous touring shows such as Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Chicago and the Rolling Stones. His career broadened into television events including the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Carter/Mondale and Reagan/Bush presidential election committees, and ABC Sports and News programs. He has provided staging production and technical direction for corporate presentations and events over the past three decades. In 1993, Rick founded Technical Show Management in an effort to provide his services not only for corporate presentations, but also to expand his involvement in other large scale events and attractions.
With such a diverse technical background, Rick offers extensive experience in the areas of rigging, lighting, staging, video production and “live event” management. His overall management skills provide excellent coordination among vendors, management, facilities and union labor negotiations. His intense pre-production time spent on scheduling, budgeting and working with creative directors has provided for cost effective ways of producing the show, while enhancing the concept.
Assistant Technical Director
Dianne Jobson began working at Technical Show Management in 2004, serving as a production assistant and then as technical coordinator for dealer meetings, outdoor events and product launches. With a background in soft goods manufacturing, Dianne also worked at local lighting and A/V shops while pursuing Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (graduated Class of 2008). She now manages some of her own events for TSM, handing the breakouts, off-sites and parties for the larger multi-day and multi-venue experiences.