About Pacific Coast Entertainment

From their early beginnings Pacific Coast Entertainment has aspired to the highest standards in audio, video, staging, and lighting.

Thanks to a fast-paced, quality-focused work ethic; years of combined experience; a multitasking, multitalented team that functions like a tight-knit family; and cutting-edge connection to the latest technology, this professional aspiration has become reality. In fact, it’s enabled PCE to win clients throughout the region, around the state and across the country.

THE BOTTOM LINE: PCE wouldn’t be in business if it didn’t have a core commitment not merely to meet client expectations, but to surpass them. All clients have their own unique set of live event production needs and expectations. PCE’s consistent response is a simple yet powerful mantra: “Whatever your needs, it’s no problem!” PCE will get them handled—faster, better and more cost-effectively than the competition.

Management

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Ryan Steidinger

CEO
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Ryan has been with PCE since it was first envisioned. While his role at PCE is Chief Executive Officer it is not limited to just that – he tends to do whatever he can to help the company grow and thrive. Ryan says, “PCE is my passion and it’s become a big part of my life.” A Huntington Beach native, he remains local to this day, with his girlfriend Mary and their sons, Jeffrey and Ian. His hobbies outside of the office include overlanding as a 4x4 off road adventurer. Ryan has a passion for local history and trains. With over a decade under his belt at PCE and over two decades in the industry his enthusiasm continues to grow every day.
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Brandon Domercq

COO
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Brandon has been working with PCE since the company’s infancy. In the early days he assisted on a project-by-project basis with fabrication and video expertise. In 2006 he became a full-time PCE team member spending many years working on the road. In 2010 he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and in 2016 to COO and one of the principals – now managing the warehouse staff and all equipment. Brandon’s wide range of technical knowledge and natural knack for problem solving makes his role at PCE most invaluable. His leisure activities include working on classic Chevrolets, going to the shooting range, traveling, and spend time with his best friend and wife, Laura and their son Dylon.
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Joseph Annigoni

Director of Dollars & Cents
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Joseph comes to Pacific Coast Entertainment with a technology consulting background combined with financial expertise through investments in and operation of bars and restaurants. His financial background is utilized to benefit the growth of the company as well as investment backing. Joseph and Ryan Steidinger, the CEO of PCE, originally met when they were both in grade school, and they have remained friends ever since. In October of 1999, Joseph and Ryan created one of the largest residential haunted houses in which Joseph’s love for production and special effects were realized. Joseph’s other businesses include technology consulting, bar/restaurant operating and an online fashion store. Joseph also enjoys collecting cars.
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Daniel Baird

Director of Information Systems
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With professional skills in lighting design, audio design, scenic carpentry, CAD/drafting, and Information Technology, Dan’s talents are invaluable to Pacific Coast Entertainment. Before coming to PCE, Dan worked as the Master Electrician and Audio Engineer at Saddleback Civic Light Opera; he spent six years in the Electric Department at South Coast Repertory; and has been involved with productions at the Huntington Beach Playhouse and One More Productions (The Gem Theater). Dan describes himself as someone who likes to make things run as efficiently as possible. When he is away from the office Dan volunteers his production expertise at schools in the Tustin School District. He enjoys cars, cooking, woodworking, craft beers and anything to get his adrenaline pumping – he has been skydiving, bungee jumping, ziplining, and next up he plans on white water rafting.

Sales

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Tim Hemrich

Account Executive Production & Rentals
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Tim joined PCE in 2009, after distinguishing himself with more than 15 years of film and event productions from coast to coast. Tim continues to bring creativity and professionalism to all production departments under his direction. The driving forces in Tim’s life are continuing education, community outreach and a personal involvement and commitment to ‘The Arts’. These pursuits also keep him on a short list with top corporate event and festival producers. Tim continues to reside in Orange County with his wife, Colinne – who in her own right, is a true force for the advancement of art and creativity throughout the world.
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Jon Hyrkas

Design & Technical Account Executive of Strategic Accounts
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Jon has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years and is an experienced Lighting Designer, Master Electrician, and Production Manager. Away from work, Jon can be found at Disneyland, playing drums in his band, adding to his collection of tikis & other retro items or up to the central coast with his Fiancé.
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Christian "Shippy" Canter

Account Representitive e-Commerce
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Christian first became acquainted with PCE while studying technical theatre at Huntington Beach High School’s Academy of the Performing Arts. After graduation, Christian continued his technical education at Cal State Long Beach and began working at PCE. He loves eating Asian food with his high school sweetheart even though he can’t use chopsticks to save his life.

Administration

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Cassidy Bujan

Account Specialist
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Cassidy is the face of PCE (at least when you walk through the front door)! Born and raised in Orange County she enjoys working out, spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, and going to baseball games. She loves live events and has plenty of experience working them – from bartending to managing. Cassidy is super social with an excellent smile! She makes any visit to PCE a delightful one!
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Chris Kelishes

Executive Project Coordinator
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Born and raised in Orange, Chris grew up in Dana Point and spent most of his adult life in San Diego. He worked for SeaWorld for 11 year on technical project management for the animal shows and seasonal events. His background is in live video production. He used to work in post-production in the television industry in LA and in the radio and TV news industries in San Diego. He loves to travel the world, make beer, wine and cheese at home, see comedy whether it’s in a club or when he’s clumsy.

Production

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Gerald Werner

Production Manager
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Gerald is a veteran in the industry with over two decades of experience. His talents are specialized in the lighting world but he is certainly no stranger to video and audio. Having designed shows for clients such as Suzuki, Warner Bros, Disney, Mitsubishi and Cisco, he joins PCE to help grow the client base and expand design services. Gerald has been married to his wife, Tricia, for 10 years and they have two sons, Nathan and Carter. Gerald loves the Anaheim Angels and holds season tickets, but when not enjoying a game at “The Big A” he is coaching his son’s baseball team.
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Jean-Yves Tessier

Resident Lighting Designer
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Jean-Yves Tessier is an international lighting designer of musical theatre, drama, dance and event production. He is credited with over 200 productions but some favorites include Sweeney Todd (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Baron Rojo (Nova Barna Servies - Barcelona), Parade(3D Theatricals), Man Of La Mancha (Performance Rivserside), Equus (Fox Theatre), and Spring Awakening (Riverside College). Other designs include Club Atlantis (SeaWorld - San Diego), Maestro (Crystal Cruise Lines) and Menopause The Musical aka Menopause Out Loud in Canada (ToC/G4 Productions). Originally from Montreal, Canada, Jean-Yves admits he was seduced by a blond siren from California and that is how he ended up here. Jean-Yves is the Resident Lighting Designer for Musical Theatre West, Performance Riverside, 3D Theatricals and now Corporate Lighting Designer for Pacific Coast Entertainment. Someday he hopes to climb a mountain, run a marathon and swim the Great Barrier Reef (in that order). For a photo gallery and video clips of his past productions check out his website.
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Aaron Shetland

Production Technician
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One of the best guys to work with – Aaron is very talented in lighting and video. He got his start in production while still in high school, working events for the school and at local theatres. He went on to study Cinematography at LA Film School, but ended up returning to theatre and now enjoys life as a freelance technician. Born and raised in Mission Viejo, he met his wife, Jen, at South Coast Repertory. He was a staff electrician/board-op and she was an assistant stage manager. Aaron says his favorite part of his job is the variety of shows – it is always interesting and every day is different; he also gets to travel and meet new people. Outside of working, Aaron loves the outdoors and has developed a talent in Fine Art Photography. Feel free to check out some of his work on his website or Facebook page.

Operations

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Chad Fernandes

Warehouse Manager
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Chad worked his first production gig over 15 years ago – a Maxim Hot 100 Party in Lake Tahoe. He has been in the business ever since. He grew up in Central and Southern California. He now lives in Long Beach with his wife, Rachel, and their four children. Chad plays percussions and loves to surf, skateboard, and snowboard. He can often be found playing reggae music in the warehouse too!
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Luis Garcia

Shop Crew
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Luis came to PCE in 2013 with no previous experience – except he could drive. After outgrowing his behind-the-wheels skills he began working in the warehouse where he says it’s always a challenge and he learns something new every day. “Paco” was born and raised in Orange County. He enjoys baking, cooking, fishing, and hanging out with family and friends. His favorite holiday is Christmas but his favorite time of year is summer because it’s hot – he likes the pool, beach, and hiking.
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Ryan Coon

Shop Crew
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Coon has been a handyman and scenic carpenter for the last 10 years working on projects for local high schools, The Gem Theatre, 3D Theatricals, and Musical Theatre West. Coon came on board with PCE before PCE Scenic Studios launched but now Coon is Scenic’s number one builder. Coon’s talents fall beyond construction, making him an asset to PCE. He is well versed in lighting and audio and is no stranger to stage performance. He has starred in Little Shop of Horrors (Maverick Theater, Fullerton), Jesus Christ Super Star (Mysterium Theater, Santa Ana), Guys and Dolls (Fullerton College), and many other well know works. When Coon gets a little free time he loves attending live shows and concerts as well as going to the movies. He also hopes to take another trip to NYC sometime in the near future.
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Anthony Bravo

Shop Crew
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Anthony, born and raised in Southern California just minutes away from Disneyland, has years of work experience in the entertainment industry. Prior to this, Anthony worked with semiconductors. At a very young age, he picked up a camera and hasn’t put it down. He is passionate about photography and especially wildlife photography. In his free time he likes to stay active by hiking and swimming in the river with his family. He loves living in Orange County with his girlfriend Karen and his daughter Madison.
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Dan Malarky

Scenic Foreman
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Dan built his first skateboard ramp at the early age of 10 and has been involved in the building trades ever sense. He is an avid music fan, amateur artist and loves the outdoors.
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Glenn Vaughn

Workforce Coordinator
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Glenn brings 8 years of Workforce Coordinator experience to the team. He grew up about an hour south of Buffalo, NY and only recently moved to California in October 2015 with his wife Jennifer. He has 4 kids and an amazing grandson named Maddox. Glenn has a few IMDb credits for acting/background/production and hopes to be a household name someday. He is an avid gym rat and has completed two Tough Mudder events (2014/2015). Glenn is also fluent in sarcasm and loves shenanigans of all types.
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Mike Slavick

Driver
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Mike is a veteran of the entertainment industry, working as a stagehand and carpenter. for the past 4 years as a stagehand and carpenter. In addition, Mike has more than 20 years of experience truck driving and heavy equipment operating. When not working he likes to go sport fishing and enjoys spending time with his friends and his family.