Our Events Team

Daniel Clawson

Vice President, Events

Dan began designing lighting in a community theatre in 1978. He has also worked as a production manager, stage manager, master electrician, and rigger (and stagehand, and spotlight operator, and carpenter, and shop tech, and truck driver….). His career has taken him around the world, and includes projects in theatre, music, dance, corporate meetings, and laser light shows. His credits include Lighting Director at the Warwick Musical Theatre from 1989 -1994, and Master Electrician for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company from 1998 – 2007.

Dan joined the Events Department at ALPS in 1999. In the decade since then he has developed a highly regarded sales and design team, and continues to design lighting for a wide range of events.

When he’s not working Dan indulges his passion for long distance bicycle touring, and he is still involved at the community theatre where he got his start as a teenager.

Alexander Cheng

Lighting Designer

Alex started in theater at a very young age and has been designing lights since before there were lights. He started out with sparks he made by banging rocks together. Event planners loved his sparks then, and they still do today.

Alex’s first association with ALPS was in 1988 as a freelancer. He was finally convinced to join ALPS full-time in 1997 and quickly transitioned into the Events Department. He credits his success and longevity to the many, far more talented people with whom he surrounds himself.

Though he always seems to be busy working events, Alex spends much of his spare time playing with his 3 dogs, Bailey, Sidney and Melman, and 3 cats, Mylo, Katya and Tia. He rediscovered his love for playing lacrosse and travels around the New England area, as well as up and down the Eastern Seaboard playing as much as he can. You can also find him on the golf course with other members of the company relieving stress by hitting little white balls. He intends to find time to ride his motorcycle more and perhaps develop a sport combining skiing, lacrosse, golf and dogs.

Alex fervently urges everyone to be kinder to each other and to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Christopher Flynn

Lighting Designer

Christopher Flynn graduated with a B.F.A. in lighting design from Emerson College in 1995. He joined the ALPS family in March of 1996, starting in the Rental warehouse pulling and delivering rental orders. Since then he has moved his way up to his current position, as one of the staff designers and the lead automated lighting programmer for the Events Department. Christopher’s ability to help clients complete their visions has proved to be his passion. The genuine teamwork of the Events Department is what has kept him here at ALPS all these many years.

In his spare time Christopher enjoys cooking, golf, video games, and playing house with his wife Kate, son Oliver and their two incredibly large cats Lucero and Lando.

Alex Bombard-Fitch

Lighting Designer

Originally from Burlington VT, Alex has a BA in Theatre from the University of Vermont. She comes from a Broadway touring background and has worked on such notable production as The Light in the Piazza, Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, and RENT. The opportunity to work on such large scale productions with incredible design talents helped Alex decide that she wanted to design on a more regular basis.

Alex joined the ALPS team in 2007, adding a welcome fifth wheel to the Events Department design wagon. She finds great joy in the organic development of lighting and production design, as well as the look on people’s faces when they see the finished product.

When she is not working, Alex enjoys all things geeky, trying new restaurants, and spending time outside with her wife Ashley and their very fat cat Frankie.

Alex is a member of IATSE A.C.T.

Michael Barczys

Lighting Designer

Michael brings over 13 years of lighting experience to ALPS from designing, installing, and programming hundreds of theatrical shows, films, national and international tours, product launches, and events. He has worked at the metropolitan opera, on and off Broadway, in regional theatres, performing arts centers, arenas, convention centers, and ballrooms. Past companies he has been involved with include BNL Design Inc, Michael Riotto Design, The Metropolitan Opera, Big Apple Circus, Tyler Perry Studios, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and High Output.

Jenn DeSutter

Events Administrator/Labor Coordinator

Formerly known around the Boston Area Theater and Events scene as “Jenn Brown”, she has extensive experience in the community as a free-lancer, stage manager, and production manager.

She was a leader in the management of the Boston Center for the Arts for many years, including during the period of collaboration with the Huntington Theatre creating the Calderwood Pavilion and collaborating with the partners of the Beehive.

Previously Jenn worked as a PSM for several productions at the Huntington Theatre. For years she worked alongside ALPS in her many varied positions, and is extremely happy to be a part of the Events Department.