Eli’s 11 years at Evolve allow him to be tuned to not only the industry, but also Evolve’s specific needs. He started in quality control and built our current process. He moved on to the training team to give other techs the tools they need to grow. Later he joined our Solutions team as the projection expert. In all roles his attention to detail, extensive knowledge, and thoughtful questions helped customers get the equipment and training they needed most. Now, Eli mainly supports Evolve internally, but when customers require unique solutions, he and the Solutions team find the best way to create exceptional experiences with our products. He’s also a master at extinguishing fires. If a technician doesn’t understand the tech, Eli can hop on a call to talk through the problem, or hop on a plane to host an impromptu training. On site, you can find him backstage, available to jump in to assist with any issues. In his spare time, he kayaks, fishes, and hikes with his family. He also hosts board game nights for his closest friends, often bringing his favorite titles such as Splendor, Root and Blood Rage.
Elijah’s Day to Day
As the Director of Solutions, Eli has a wide range of duties. Internally, he orders and tests new equipment, onboards employees, supports the academy, and coordinates with the sales, operations, and the solutions team. Eli is available to support our clients with his technical expertise. He often researches, specs, quotes, and pieces together the equipment needed in the pre-planning phase for larger productions. He also supports live events by putting out fires, training technicians, or providing overall support. His favorite projects are big projector mapping events – think large projections on a building in NYC or on a mountainside in Malibu. If it breaks the mold of a traditional corporate event, Eli jumps at the chance to get involved. His most memorable gig was mapping a large building on a college campus in upstate New York in the winter. He remembers a helpful but limited staff due to the pandemic and wishing he brought a warmer jacket for the cold rainy nights of warping. If you want to hear stories of some grueling shows, ask him about doing anything with a political campaign.