Designers, Architects, and brand new skillsets join PGAV Destinations Team
PGAV Destinations, the global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, today announced the hiring of six new team members, continuing a 10% year-over-year growth for the last seven years.
“The global destination market continues to evolve and innovate as attraction types merge and strive to differentiate themselves amidst a more competitive set of leisure alternatives,” said PGAV CEO Mike Konzen. “We are honored at PGAV to have the fortune to attract fresh, top talent in this industry to continue to meet this exciting challenge head on, and these six individuals are ideal complements to our creative and collaborative culture and work.”
Executive Assistant Lynn Berg, from Dubuque, IA
received his Associates Degree in Communications
from Kirkwood Community College, Bachelor of
Arts in Art from Truman State University (’91), and
his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from the
University of Louisville (’97). He has previously served
as a senior assistant at Citigroup and an Artistic Producer
at Ten Directions.
Exhibit Designer Steffaney Martin, from Streetsboro,
OH, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program (’19).
She has previously interned with Jack Rouse Associates,
Theatre Deli, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, and Stewart,
FRCH Nelson, and Champalimaud Design.
Content Researcher and Interpretive Planner Tally Narishkin,
from Boston, MA, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art
History and Criticism from Webster University (’15), and
completed her Master’s Degree in Museum Studies at the
University of Missouri St. Louis (’18). She has previously
served as a Research Assistant at the World Chess Hall of Fame
and as an intern and contractor for the
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Exhibit Designer Melissa Simmons, from Haubstadt,
IN, received her Bachelor’s in Architecture from Ball
State University (’11) and her Master’s in Museum Studies
from Indiana University at IUPUI (’14). She has previously
served as an exhibit designer at both the Musical Instrument
Museum and the Heard Museum.
Architectural Designer Blake Sneed, from St. Louis, MO,
received his Master’s in Architecture from the Kansas State
University Kansas City Design Center (’18). He has previously
interned at PGAV Destinations, as well as served as an
architectural designer at Burns and McDonnell.
Exhibit Designer Melissa Rivera Torres, from Cocoyoc,
Morelos, Mexico, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (’01)
and her Master’s in Art and Design Teaching from the Rhode
Island School of Design (’05). She is the founder of Unleash
Studio for innovative design, helped develop three-dimensional
concepting and design with Group Delphi’s creative team, served
as an exhibit designer with Papalote Museo del Nino STEM
museum, and has taught art and design at a variety of schools on Oahu, Hawaii.
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