We have a fantastic group of fearless leaders that design the road map, set the expectations, and manage the company as a whole. Combined, these owners represent more than 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Get to know them a bit more by reading their bios below.
Jeff Schilling – Founder
Jeff’s experience spans over 20 years in the amusement industry specializing in the design, construction and build-out of attractions and environments for various entertainment businesses. As an investor and consultant in various complimentary businesses as well as an author and speaker for industry events, Jeff is always looking for ways to help further the development of the amusement industry and elevate the guest experience. As the Chief Architect of Experiences, he guides the team in creating unique and engaging experiences for our clients.
Favorite Quote: “Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy
Favorite Entertainment Destination: Cruising to global destinations to experience various cultures – Greece, Australia and Europe remain at my top
Favorite Company Project: Too many to list…love taking ideas of our clients and building their dreams
Armando Lanuti – Vice President
Armando has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including operations, consulting, marketing, product development, and sales management. He has a unique perspective, having worked as both an operator and a vendor. This perspective allows him to help facility owners grow their businesses and differentiate themselves from competitors. Armando is a huge technology geek, and as his title would suggest, he’s always looking for ways to inspire our team.
Favorite Quote: “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you choose to react to it.”
Favorite Entertainment Destination: On the golf course with friends.
Favorite Company Project: Creating a custom “Bat-Cave” movie theater for Fort Wainwright AFB.
Kimberly Schilling – Facilitator of Fun
Kim has possibly the most unique background of anyone in our company. She started out as an elementary school teacher and after 6 years decided it wasn’t her “calling”. She then spent a decade on a small team organizing conferences for medical and health associations. Now, as the Facilitator of Fun, she’s involved in just about every facet of our company: sales, operations, trade show planning, relationship building, and most importantly fun!
Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Favorite Entertainment Destination: I love to ride roller coasters!
Favorite Company Project: Installing custom bird nest beds for ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show in Fairdale, KY
We bring your ideas to life with a talented team of designers, sculptors, craftsmen, painters, and artisans. Our 30+ team members belong to multiple departments that make sure every piece we build supports our mission of delivering the WOW Effect to you.