I was a Lighting and Technical Direction Apprentice, one of three in 2001. I designed lighting for a production called Flyin’ West, however, I was offered a position with a professional theatre company and left the apprenticeship after one semester. I am currently the Lighting and Sound Supervisor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In my professional career, I attempt to recreate the relationship of mutual trust and respect that I learned being a part of production teams at Lehigh University. At UAB, I mentor 3-5 students in lighting and sound. Their successes and motivation to continue in theatre is my greatest accomplishment, and something I learned as an apprentice.