About Us

Pushing Pixels Since 2007

Founded in 2007 by Danny Whetstone, a 20+ year industry veteran, DWP LIVE is known for excellent customer support, devoted expert staff, and consistent quality. DWP LIVE’s expert team of programmers, projectionists, and technicians has helped produce shows all over the globe.

In 2012, the versatility of DWP LIVE was highlighted in venue, application, and audience with two high profile events: Beyoncé’s “I Was Here” music video projected inside the United Nations General Assembly Hall for World Humanitarian Day and the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show featuring Madonna. DWP LIVE helped execute projection mapping pieces in 2015 for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals launch, the World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Adele Live in New York City at Radio City Music Hall, and much, much more. DWP LIVE celebrated its first permanent install in New York City at Radio City Music Hall for the Rockette’s New York Summer Spectacular and Christmas revues in 2016.

Also in 2016, DWP LIVE spread its wings and square footage moving into a 33,000 square foot, custom renovated building in Nashville. Now with all facilities under one roof, our expert team is focused on heightened excellence and continued growth.

Through our advocate clients and amazing team, we know that we can ACHIEVE great things. We strive daily to live this acronym: Accountability-Communication-Harmony-Efficiency-Integrity-Versatility-Excellence.

 

Client Testimonial

“Reliable equipment, knowledgeable staff, and service beyond expectations – that’s why I choose DWP!”

- Jason George Director, PSAV®

“I love all your gear. It is always a blessing to have guys, like your staff, that prepare & label everything how we ask. This is much appreciated especially when I’m prepping for a show.”

- Chad Yeary, Thrasos Media

“Working with DWP is one of the best decisions we’ve made. They care about our shows and do whatever it takes to make them even better than we envisioned. DWP has solved every problem we’ve thrown at them.”

- Pete Young, The Lampo Group, Dave Ramsey’s Company

“As a boutique firm, Snap! relies on partners as extensions of our team. Danny and his team were honest, realistic and transparent all the way. Our client was delighted with the event and working with DWP was a big part of the success.”

- Terri Sue Wensinger, Snap! Event Productions

“DWP has been instrumental in helping us fill creative needs event after event. Danny and team not only provide great gear, they offer a level of service that makes them our one and only call.”

- Troy Bartholomew, Willow Creek Community Church

“DWP is a key partner for staging events across the globe. The equipment is always the latest spec, and proven onsite to be fast and reliable. I will continue to use DWP as a resource for future events.”

- Branden Roth, iGAD Productions

Our Team

Danny Whetstone

Founder + President

Danny Whetstone

Founder + President

With over 20 years of video production and projection mapping experience, Danny provides strategic direction for DWP LIVE and ensures that we stay at the forefront of event production technology. From his early days as a lighting technician at the 1996 Olympics to video projection at the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, Danny has earned his stripes on some of the biggest events in the world.

Danny helped innovate video production for artists such as Hank Williams, Jr., Bon Jovi, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He was video director on Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers 2005 tour, which was the first tour ever to use projection mapping. In 2007, he engineered the first full HD camera system for a touring band on Keith Urban’s, Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy World Tour.

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Marilyn Whetstone

Founder + Vice President

Rick Boot

General Partner

Rick Boot

General Partner

As head of our L.A. office, Rick develops new business and oversees project management and inventory for our West coast clientele. He maintains a strong focus on building relationships with production and rental clients—a cornerstone of our business from the beginning—and ensures that all of our technicians are certified and factory trained.

Rick’s more than 20-year career in sound production began in the theater space, which took him around the globe designing audio for musical theater productions. An expert in the corporate and special events market, he has produced exceptional results for clients such as Cirque du Soleil and the Detroit Auto Show.

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Loree Seilkop

Controller

Chris Prosio

Director of Sales

Chris Prosio

Director of Sales

Chris Prosio has joined video and projection mapping company, DWP Live, as director of sales. Chris will promote the DWP Live brand while expanding the company’s equipment rental, event production and 3D laser scanning divisions.

A 25-year veteran of the audiovisual and media production industries, Chris previously worked for display hardware and software manufacturer, Barco. His most recent role was regional sales manager, with a sales territory covering much of the U.S. where he was was responsible for $20 million sales in the corporate A/V and rental and staging display markets.

In the area of product management, Chris led efforts to provide the market with the best solutions in image processing, video switching, video projection, LED displays and interactive collaborative systems. Those efforts delivered products that defined and redefined the market space they were designed to fill. He also worked as a product application manager for the image processing line at Barco.

Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in communications – media production from California State University in Sacramento.

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JuLee Brand

Director of Marketing/Creative

JuLee Brand

Director of Marketing/Creative

With over 25 years of industry experience, JuLee is well-versed in graphic design, video/video production, art direction, and marketing. Her experience and passion show in every campaign and project that she produces.

Most recently at Hachette Book Group, JuLee designed book jackets and directed photo shoots for the company’s FaithWords, Center Street and Jericho imprints. Her production experience was birthed and honed as creative director at High Five Entertainment for over seventeen years, creating and animating show graphics as well as designing all marketing and identity pieces for the television production company.

JuLee earned her bachelor’s degree from Belmont University. After she received a Master of Fine Arts in media design from Full Sail University, JuLee taught graphic design classes at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film and the Art Institute. She is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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Ryan Darling

Director of 3D Laser Scanning

Ryan Darling

Director of 3D Laser Scanning

Ryan Darling is responsible for building DWP Live’s newfound laser scanning division, working closely with the company’s projection mapping unit –the core of DWP Live’s technological and creative abilities. Ryan joins DWP Live from Darling Geomatics in Tucson, Arizona, where he’s worked since 2002, most recently as vice president of 3D technologies. While at Darling Geomatics, Darling managed hundreds of 3D laser scanning projects — also known as high definition surveying projects. These projects expand over many industries, including mining, power generation, power distribution, defense, wastewater, airports, manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, chemical, civil, forensics, historical documentation, sports broadcast, and entertainment. Darling also has aerial mapping experience and has mapped and surveyed with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones.

A graduate of The University of Arizona, Darling brings more than just scanning experience to DWP Live. He is a certified commercial pilot of both single- and multi-engine aircrafts, and has helped teach others how to fly at Sonoran Wings Aviation in Tucson for the last 10 years.

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Liz Pinkston

Office Manager

Steve Austin

Technical Director

Steve Austin

Technical Director

As Technical Director, Steve Austin oversees DWP Live’s shows and live events. With more than 27 years of experience in the audiovisual industry, Austin comes to DWP Live most recently from Anode, a digital creative studio, where he served as technical director.

At Anode, Austin helped design shows from concept to technical reality. Managing shows onsite, he ran crews and provided technical support. He previously worked for LMG as accounts’ manager. His primary responsibility at LMG was to open and manage the Orlando-based company’s Nashville outpost. Austin also gained audiovisual experience in Nashville at Staging Techniques and AVWTELAV.

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Justin King

Inventory Control + Purchasing Manager

Matthew Rampulla

Rental Manager

Katie Whetstone

Assistant to the President

Jamie Smotherman

Marketing Assistant

Rebecca Tamer

Event Coordinator

Melinda Nouth

Office Systems Specialist

Clay Tipton

Department Head of Media Servers

Clay Tipton

Department Head of Media Servers

As a member of the team since 2013, Clay Tipton is DWP Live’s Department Head of Media Servers. He touches many aspects of DWP Live’s event productions from generating show content ideas and assisting with video engineering design to serving as an onsite media server technician.

On a daily basis, Tipton is also responsible for ensuring that DWP Live’s media servers are clean and up-to-date. Tipton’s favorite part of his job is the sense of accomplishment after successfully completing a gig, especially a high pressure, high stakes client event.

Tipton has always been a video hobbyist with a passion for motion graphic design and video editing. While in college at Middle Tennessee State University, Tipton interned with DWP Live and when he graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in electronic media production, he joined the team in a full-time capacity.

Edward Lunsford

Projectionist + Media Server Technician

Corinne Wolowicz

EIC / Shop QC

Justin Hancock

Technician

John Gleason

Warehouse Assistant

Nolan Simmons

Warehouse Assistant

Keegan Brunk-Fraederik

Warehouse Assistant

Careers

When you come to work with DWP LIVE you’re more than an employee, you’re a member of our family and an ambassador of our brand. And, you’re in good company. DWP LIVE works with an extensive team of talented programmers, engineers, producers, projectionists, technicians, and support staff.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please connect with us on social media and check out our blog — this will help you get a better sense of DWP LIVE’s culture and core values and whether they align with your own. See our open positions below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Warehouse Assistant

This full-­time position receives, stores and distributes materials and equipment within the warehouse, ensuring accuracy and efficiency of all job functions.

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Phone

1-844-DWP-LIVE
615-355-8687

Nashville

885 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

Los Angeles

135 East La Porte Suite A,
Arcadia, CA 91006

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