Thank you to John-Michael Hines and Chris Nobels for joining us for Immersive Conversations!
John-Michael and Chris are key members of our Fairgrounds team!
With more than twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry, both Chris and John-Michael are experts in creating engaging and entertaining experiences that push the boundaries of what is possible. Each are respected experts in their respective fields, known for building lasting relationships and constantly being on the cutting edge of industry trends. From concept to creation, their ability to envision and execute an exciting and memorable guest journey is unmatched. Fairgrounds St. Pete is honored and inspired to work with them.
Prior to joining Fairgrounds St. Pete, John-Michael was the General Manager for the immersive retail entertainment space with Nickelodeon Slime City and Trolls the Experience. John-Michael is an expert in managing and enhancing guest experience. His enthusiastic and high energy hands-on management style makes work alongside him fun for everyone. At Fairgrounds, he has overseen the implementation of our timed entry system and the creation of pathways for guests that allow for maximum interaction with Fairgrounds’ St. Pete weird, wacky, wonderful world.
“When thinking about our guests’ experience, it is important to Fairgrounds St. Pete that every person and all ages are welcome and have fun! While we are a choose-your-own-adventure experience, our friendly team of Experience Managers and Guides are here to enhance the experience and help you investigate the mysteries of Fairgrounds” said John-Michael.
Having toured the globe managing productions and live events, Chris brings his extensive background in production and operations are critical to build and launch Fairgrounds St. Pete as a world-class arts and technology destination. Most recently, Chris was the Senior Director of Production and Associate Producer for Feld Entertainment. He’s uniquely suited to bring a narrative-based, immersive experience like Fairgrounds to life. With storytelling and the guest journey at the heart of everything he does, his work with the team to make the exhibit an aesthetically pleasing and safe and comfortable space to create lasting memories.
“I’m excited to highlight each individual artist in a way that lifts them up while also weaving their work together to create the overarching Fairgrounds St. Pete narrative. The guests feeling immersed in the world of Fairgrounds from the moment they walk in the door has been at the heart of every decision we have made from the beginning. We want them to feel like they’ve stepped into a new reality where they are invited to explore and be inspired,” said Chris.
By bringing in industry experts like John-Michael and Chris, our team has set out to raise the bar for what is possible in experiential entertainment. Their knowledge has allowed us to create an environment where people can learn through discovery no matter their stage of life and develop a love of art and technology. They have helped craft an atmosphere that is exciting and where guests will find something new to enjoy every time they come back.
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