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America Says Camera and Electrical Department
(2018-2019)
Confetti Camera and Electrical Department
(2018-2019)
Minute to Win It Camera and Electrical Department
(2010-2013)
Weakest Link Camera and Electrical Department
(2001-2002)

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 2017-2019 The Jim Jefferies Show (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 71 episodes)
- There Are Too Many Choices (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Are Japanese B-Stylers Racist? (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Why Americans Fear the Wrong Things (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Legal Prostitution vs. Sex Trafficking (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Jim's Ride-Along With His Cop Brother (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
 2018-2019 America Says (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 225 episodes)
- Classroom Moms vs. Puppet People (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- The Grahams vs. Dog Parents (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Zumba Girls vs. MMA Fighters (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Entrepreneurs Club vs. Data Brigade (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Kingpins vs. Fair Fanatics (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
 2019 Lights Out with David Spade (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 39 episodes)
- Episode #1.39 (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.38 (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.37 (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.36 (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.35 (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
 2018-2019 Confetti (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 422 episodes)
- Confetti México 7 de Octubre, 2019 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Confetti México 4 de Octubre, 2019 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Confetti México 3 de Octubre, 2019 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Confetti México 2 de Octubre, 2019 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Confetti México 1 de Octubre, 2019 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2018-2019 Deal or No Deal (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 33 episodes)
- Looking for Luck in All the Right Cases (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Vision Quest (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Martinis for a Million (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Roller Coaster Motion (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Magic Touch (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
 2018-2019 Confetti (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 249 episodes)
- Episode #1.248 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Episode #1.247 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Episode #1.246 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Episode #1.245 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Episode #1.244 (2019) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2010-2019 America's Funniest Home Videos (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 198 episodes)
- Episode #29.19 (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #29.18 (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #29.17 (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #29.16 (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #29.15 (2019) ... (lighting board operator)
 2019 Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 10 episodes)
- Munchie Snackdown (2019) ... (Lighting Director)
- Eat Your Heart Out ... (Lighting Director)
- Holiday Frost Fight ... (Lighting Director)
- #Friendsgiving Face Off ... (Lighting Director)
- Halloween Food Fight ... (Lighting Director)
 2018 Snap Decision (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 2 episodes)
- Star Treatment (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
 2018 Norm Macdonald Has a Show (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 10 episodes)
- Lorne Michaels (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Billy Joe Shaver (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Michael Keaton (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- M. Night Shyamalan (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Chevy Chase (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
 2018 Help Us Get Married (TV Series) (lighting designer - 12 episodes)
- I Do (But I Don't) (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- No Time for Cold Feet (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Victoria's No-So-Secret (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- His Ex, Her Bridesmaid (2018) ... (lighting designer)
- Bubble, But (2018) ... (lighting designer)
  The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 19 episodes, 2018) (lighting director - 2 episodes, 2018)
- We Spent All the Money (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Need Another Drink? (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- The Best Damn Country in America (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Michael! (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
- Pink (2018) ... (Lighting Director)
 2017 Make Up or Break Up (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 9 episodes)
- Shoulda Put A Ring On It (2017) ... (lighting board operator)
- Parental Control (2017) ... (lighting board operator)
- Relationship Status: It's Complicated (2017) ... (lighting board operator)
- More Money, More Problems (2017) ... (lighting board operator)
- Single Life or Married Wife? (2017) ... (lighting board operator)
 2017 Beyond Stranger Things (TV Series documentary) (board operator - 7 episodes)
- Closing the Gate (2017) ... (board operator)
- The New Class (2017) ... (board operator)
- The AV Club (2017) ... (board operator)
- Truth in Hawkins (2017) ... (board operator)
- Unlikely Allies (2017) ... (board operator)
 2013-2017 @midnight (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 532 episodes)
- August 4, 2017 (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- August 3, 2017 (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- August 2, 2017 (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- August 1, 2017 (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- July 31, 2017 (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
  Celebrity Name Game (TV Series short) (Lighting Director - 335 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (lighting board operator - 96 episodes, 2014)
- Matt McGorry & Dascha Polanco (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- Julie Chen & Sheryl Underwood (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- Vivica A. Fox & Scott Wolf (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- Melissa Peterman & Tommy Davidson (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
- Yvette Nicole Brown & Ian Gomez (2017) ... (Lighting Director)
 2017 Problematic with Moshe Kasher (TV Series) (Lighting Designer - 7 episodes)
- Psychadelics (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
- The Alt-Right (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Guns (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
- The Dark Web (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
- Islamophobia (2017) ... (Lighting Designer)
 2016 Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (TV Special) (lighting director: Billboard Hollywood Party)
 2016 Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (TV Series) (lighting director - 20 episodes)
- 24 Hours in a Strip Club (2016) ... (lighting director)
- Museum of Broken Relationships (2016) ... (lighting director)
- Is This Forever? (2016) ... (lighting director)
- Rock-Hard Weekend (2016) ... (lighting director)
- Blind Date Champion (2016) ... (lighting director)
 2015 Tengo talento, mucho talento (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 43 episodes)
- Episode #13.43 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #13.42 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #13.41 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #13.40 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #13.39 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
 2013-2015 The Chase (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 38 episodes)
- Don't Mess with Texas (2015) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #5.7 (2015) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #5.6 (2015) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #5.5 (2015) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #5.4 (2015) ... (lighting board operator)
 2015 The Josh Wolf Show (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.6 ... (Lighting Director)
 2015 Monopoly Millionaires' Club (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 22 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.22 ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.21 ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.20 ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.19 ... (Lighting Director)
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (lighting director - 1 episode)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (lighting director - as Michael Updegraff)
 2014 Wolf Watch (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 23 episodes)
- Episode #2.12 (2014) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.11 (2014) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.10 (2014) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.9 (2014) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.8 (2014) ... (lighting board operator)
 2010-2013 Minute to Win It (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 71 episodes)
- Team Five Year Itch and Team Double Trouble (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Team Travsay (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Battle of the Sexes (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #2.23 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Girls Got Game (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
 2013 Noches con Platanito (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 118 episodes)
- Cheech Marin/Jacqueline Alcala/Salvador Ibarra (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
 2013 Premios De La Radio (TV Special) (Lighting Director)
 2013 MDA Show of Strength Telethon (TV Special) (Lighting Director)
 2013 The Winner Is (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
 2012-2013 Oh Sit! (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.19 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.18 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.17 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.16 (2013) ... (Lighting Director)
 2011-2012 Rove LA (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 23 episodes)
- Eddie Izzard/Krysten Ritter/Jesse Tyler Ferguson (2012) ... (Lighting Director)
- Sarah Silverman/Judd Apatow/Rashida Jones (2012) ... (Lighting Director)
- Kate Walsh/Maggie Grace/Eric Idle (2012) ... (Lighting Director)
- Olivia Newton-John/John Travolta (2012) ... (Lighting Director)
- Zach Braff/Nicole Richie/Tom Kenny (2012) ... (Lighting Director)
 2012 Take It All (TV Series) (Vari*Lite Programmer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
 2012 The American Bible Challenge (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2012) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... (lighting board operator)
 2012 MDA Show of Strength (TV Special) (lighting director)
  BrainSurge (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 121 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (gaffer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #3.40 (2011) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #3.33 (2011) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #3.1 (2011) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.38 (2011) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #2.37 (2011) ... (lighting board operator)
 2011 The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (Lighting Director)
 2011 Mi Sueño Es Bailar (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 47 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.12 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.11 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.10 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.9 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
 2007-2011 Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 7 episodes)
- MDA Labor Day Telethon 2011 (2011) ... (Lighting Director)
- Telethon 2010 (2010) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode dated 6 September 2010 (2010) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode dated 7 September 2009 (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
- Telethon 2009 (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
 2010 1 vs. 100 (TV Series) (electrician - 2010)
 2009-2010 The Wanda Sykes Show (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 21 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (2010) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.20 (2010) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.19 (2010) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.18 (2010) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.17 (2010) ... (lighting board operator)
 2009 Catch 21 (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 25 episodes)
- Soap Stars (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
- TV Stars (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
- Child Stars (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
- American Idol (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
- Music Icons (2009) ... (Lighting Director)
 2009 20Q (TV Series) (Vari*Lite Programmer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (2009) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.8 (2009) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.7 (2009) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
 2009 HGTV Showdown (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Battle of the Backyards (2009) ... (lighting technician)
 2008 New Year's Rockin' Eve 2009 (TV Special documentary) (Lighting Director)
 2008 1 vs. 100 (TV Series) (lighting technician - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2008) ... (lighting technician)
 2007 New Year's Rockin' Eve 2008 (TV Special) (Lighting Director)
 2006-2007 The Megan Mullally Show (TV Series) (Lighting Director - 71 episodes)
- Episode #1.71 (2007) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.70 (2007) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.69 (2006) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.68 (2006) ... (Lighting Director)
- Episode #1.67 (2006) ... (Lighting Director)
 2006 The Teen Choice Awards 2006 (TV Special) (lighting board operator)
 2005 All That (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 3 episodes)
- American Hi-Fi (2005) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #10.3 (2005) ... (lighting board operator)
- Brooke Valentine ... (lighting board operator)
 2003-2004 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 36 episodes)
- Teri Hatcher/Freddy Adu/Maroon 5 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Premiere with Noah Wyle, Kelly Clarkson (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Allison Janney, John Ratzenberger, Alexander Gould (2003) ... (lighting board operator)
- Bob Newhart, Clay Aiken (2003) ... (lighting board operator)
- Alicia Silverstone, Anthony Anderson (2003) ... (lighting board operator)
 2003-2004 Star Search (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 41 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 March 2004 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 6 March 2004 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 28 February 2004 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 21 February 2004 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 14 February 2004 (2004) ... (lighting board operator)
 2002-2003 Dog Eat Dog (TV Series) (Vari*Lite Programmer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #2.11 (2003) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #2.8 (2003) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #2.7 (2003) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.5 (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Episode #1.0 (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
 2002 8th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (TV Special) (lighting board operator)
 2002 The 4th Annual Family Television Awards (TV Special) (lighting board operator)
 2001-2002 Weakest Link (TV Series) (Vari*Lite Programmer - 35 episodes)
- Anne Robinson Look-Alike Edition (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- Rap Stars (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- NBC All-Stars Editon (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- L.A. Law Edition (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
- TV Moms Edition (2002) ... (Vari*Lite Programmer)
 2002 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (TV Series) (dimmer board operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (dimmer board operator)
 2000-2001 Hollywood Showdown (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 12 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 March 2001 (2001) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 29 March 2001 (2001) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 28 March 2001 (2001) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 27 March 2001 (2001) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode dated 26 March 2001 (2001) ... (lighting board operator)
 1999-2000 Passions (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 184 episodes)
- Episode #1.385 (2000) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.379 (2000) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.378 (2000) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.377 (2000) ... (lighting board operator)
- Episode #1.376 (2000) ... (lighting board operator)
 1997-1999 Unhappily Ever After (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 43 episodes)
- Le Morte D'Floppy (1999) ... (lighting board operator)
- Tiffany Tutors the Teachers (1999) ... (lighting board operator)
- Date to Win (1999) ... (lighting board operator)
- The Artist and the Con Artist (1999) ... (lighting board operator)
- The Perfect Guy (1999) ... (lighting board operator)
 1996-1997 Pearl (TV Series) (lighting board operator - 22 episodes)
- Billy Returns (1997) ... (lighting board operator)
- My So-Called Real Life (1997) ... (lighting board operator)
- Mommy Dearest (1997) ... (lighting board operator)
- The Two Mrs. Rizzos (1997) ... (lighting board operator)
- The Write Stuff: Part 2 (1997) ... (lighting board operator)
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