Every Friday for the next couple of months we will be having a Staff Spotlight blog, highlighting one member of our incredible staff each week. This week let’s take a look at Andrew Latimer, our Equipment Manager!
How did you get started at Endless?
I knew Will [Curran, President] from working events in college. There were a handful of times that we worked the same event. When an opportunity to work for Endless as a stagehand opened up, I began working on some shows with Endless. The position for Equipment Manager became vacant right when I was graduating from college, so I took the opportunity and became Endless’ new Equipment Manager.
How would you describe what you do to someone who doesn’t work here?
I make sure that we are delivering the highest quality and coolest production for our events. I also make sure that all equipment is in working order, is technologically up to date, and am constantly looking to expand our on-hand equipment. When it comes to larger-scale productions, I help design all production elements to make them as memorable and unique at possible.
What was your most rewarding moment at Endless so far?
Coming in and getting the Equipment Manager job two days before a weekend with six events and being able to pull everything together was great. All 6 events were fairly large events with complicated setups, so it was a long and complicated weekend to put together on such short notice. Even though it was a hectic time with late nights, all of the events went very well.
What is something unique about you that most people don’t know?
I always thought I would end up being a pilot or aeronautical engineer. I have my pilot’s license and thought I would make that my career when I was younger. Instead, I ended up getting into events and realized I liked them more. So here I am!
What is one unique, extra enjoyable moment you’ve had at an event?
Doing sound and lights for a small, intimate event at the monOrchid in downtown Phoenix for the Downtown Chamber Series. They had a guest artist performing named Joe Pug. It was a very intimate performance with Joe playing guitar backed by a string quartet. The venue space, simple lighting, and music all complimented each other so well. It was a very cool experience.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to participate in any outdoor sports, like hiking, climbing, skiing in the winter, etc. I also enjoy playing the drums and experimenting with lighting, visuals, projection mapping, and more.
Any favorites that stick out?
Denny’s has a special place in my heart because they’re always there at the end of a late night event. I also love Italian food.
I’m a big fan of the book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith and Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Lou Gerstner. And Harry Potter… Because it’s Harry Potter.
What is a quote that you live by?
“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day” – Alex Noble