Kurt Doemelt recently joined Nautilus Entertainment Design as an associate lighting designer, AutoCAD specialist, and project manager for both the live production and facility design divisions of the company. He is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and was most recently assistant lighting director for The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Kurt has served as a lighting programmer for Princess Cruise Lines, a staff master electrician at The San Diego Repertory Theatre, a shipboard lighting technician and programmer for Carnival Cruise Lines, and a lighting designer for several San Diego theatres, including Asian American Repertory Theatre, New Village Arts, the Fritz Theatre, Euro Trash Productions, and McCaleb Dance.

Says principal consultant Jim Tetlow: “This year we are on track to design about 60 shows and exhibits as well as all of our entertainment facility projects – which include five new cruise ships. Kurt has a broad range of experience and a strong mix of technical skills that will allow him to function well in both divisions. We are very lucky to have found someone with this diverse background who can hit the ground running--we are thrilled to have him on board.”