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Anthony Pruett

2022-07-22T17:24:39+00:00

William Alton Senior Vice President Business Affairs and Project Execution Anthony Pruett joined The Hettema Group in 2008 as a project director with more than 25 years of experience managing the design and construction of tourism, hospitality, and retail projects. Anthony brings extensive on-site project and construction management experience in Asia, the Middle East, and North America to all THG projects. Prior to THG, Anthony was involved in assignments that included the Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi, the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino in Tucson, AZ, and a wide variety of Las Vegas-based projects. In addition, Anthony project managed a design expansion of the Gardens Shopping Mall in Dubai, U.A.E., the Durban Film City in Durban, South Africa, the Exterior Show Pavilion/MS Band of Choctaw Indians in Philadelphia, Mississippi, as well as projects in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. Pruett also served as technical advisor to the Abu Dhabi government for a range of projects in the emirate.  Anthony’s career in the entertainment industry began with a stint at Spectra Entertainment, where select clients included the Sands Hotel (Atlantic City, NJ), Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, and Microsoft. Anthony possesses a rare blend of artistic talent and business savvy that make him a true renaissance man. He received an MFA degree in theatrical design from the California Institute of the Arts and is also an attorney, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2006. Anthony is also a member of the Themed Entertainment Association International Board of Directors and an AYSO13 soccer referee. Back to team

Justine Huseth

2022-07-22T17:32:31+00:00

William Alton Senior Producer Possessing a rare combination of analytical thinking and creativity, Justine is a proven leader of complex and ambitious projects in the U.S. and abroad. She brings to THG a lifelong passion for rich and engaging content, as well as an intuition for collaborating with international clients and vendors. These talents are backed by academic training in anthropology and a prior career as a writer and producer in non-fiction television. Justine’s television production experience engrained in her the tenacity to find a way through any obstacle, which has served her well in the world of immersive entertainment. EDUCATION B.S. Anthropology, Spanish Minor Boston University NOTABLE PROJECTS The Crystal Pavilion, The Galaxy Integrated Resort in Macau, SAR The Freedom Theater, National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA Unannounced Immersive Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA Broadcast Content for Networks such as: Netflix, National Geographic, The History Channel, NBC, FOX, ABC, etc. Back to team

Ezra Perez

2022-07-22T17:33:18+00:00

William Alton Senior Project Manager Thoughtful, versatile, and dynamic project director with 15+ years’ experience working with and guiding creative project teams from concept to delivery. Accustomed to managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver world class one of a kind attractions on accelerated time tables in logistically challenged environments as the Owners representative. Projects completed total $1.1B over a 15 year period. NOTABLE PROJECTS  Fast and Furious: Supercharged, Universal Studios Hollywood, California The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida Velocicoaster, Universal Studios Orlando, Florida Back to team

Jared Peter

2022-07-22T17:33:46+00:00

William Alton Senior Producer Prior to joining THG, Jared was Production Manager at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood where he worked on the integration of complex productions including the Oscars, AFI Fest, AFI Honors, and a wide range of live events, major movie premieres, and theatrical productions. Prior to that he worked as Producer on the schematic and detail design phases of Bollywood Park in Dubai. In the eight years before the Dolby, he worked exclusively with Cirque du Soleil on the production and creation of three major productions: The Beatles LOVE in Las Vegas; ZAiA in Macau, China; and IRIS in Los Angeles. NOTABLE PROJECTS Cirque du Soleil, The Beatles LOVE, Las Vegas 87th & 88th Academy Awards Bollywood Park, Dubai Back to team

Bria Alvarenga

2022-07-22T17:39:19+00:00

William Alton Project Coordinator Bria is stepping into the world of experiential entertainment after more than 3 years in corporate event staging. She comes with 12 years of customer service experience and a desire to learn and grow in the entertainment industry. What better way to accomplish this than as a Project Coordinator? In this role, Bria will support her teammates across all departments, and as we all know, teamwork makes the dream work! In her spare time, Bria likes to enjoy the sun with her two faithful canines hiking in the mountains or strolling through the dog beach. NOTABLE PROJECTS The Crystal Pavilion, The Galaxy Integrated Resort in Macau, SAR The Freedom Theater, National WWII Museum, New Orleans, USA Unannounced Immersive Exhibit, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, USA Back to team

Joli Lam

2022-07-22T18:26:21+00:00

William Alton Project Coordinator As a coordinator at THG, Joli combines her creative and organizational skills to help her teams generate deliverables and presentations for the project clients. Before beginning her career in the themed entertainment industry, she earned a degree in psychobiology at UCLA and worked as a graphic designer producing signage and display cases for the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame. Joli is an avid Trader Joe’s snack taste tester and enjoys reading, learning new crafts, and exploring nature in her free time. EDUCATION B.S., University of California, Los Angeles Back to team

Marney Miller

2022-07-22T18:29:48+00:00

William Alton Project Coordinator As a Project Coordinator, Marney oversees holistic creative execution by combining her love for collaboration and immersive art. She is driven to create experiences that are not only tangible and true to their narrative but are also spectacular for viewers. Marney was able to pursue her love of research and storytelling while earning a B.F.A. in Studio Art and Art History from New York University, followed by her M.F.A. in Applied Arts from California Institute of the Arts. In her free time, Marney can be found continuing her exploration of story by creating digital and physical art, playing video games, and indulging in movies. EDUCATION B.F.A, New York University M.F.A, California Institute of the Arts Back to team

Nicole Balderrama

2022-07-22T18:30:25+00:00

William Alton Senior Project Coordinator Nicole attended UCSC where she double majored in Film and Sociology. She jump-started her animation career with an internship at Creative Capers Entertainment where she worked over the years as a freelance artist and production coordinator, working with talented people on a number of Disney projects including the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive experience at Disney World Resort. Nicole also built an overflowing book, comic, and graphic novel collection while she was a manager at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. EDUCATION B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz NOTABLE PROJECTS Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Disney World Resort The Lion King DVD Blooper Reel Back to team

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