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About Us

At Technical Show Management, we have a team of professionals across the country we bring in for large events. Having a core group of freelancers means that we can staff up or down for each particular event as needed. The core of TSM is the father-daughter duo of Rick and Dianne. Now in its 23rd year in business, Technical Show Management is continuing to provide excellence in events.

 

Rick brings over 25 years of industry experience and his love for a job well done to every event.

Rick brings over 25 years of industry experience and his love for a job well done to every event.

Rick Jobson
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.

 

Dianne likes travel, coffee, and her job, which provides her with a lot of both items.

Dianne likes travel, coffee, and especially her job, which provides her with a lot of both items.

Dianne Jobson
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.