The staff at the Highlander Auditorium is dedicated to providing quality service to our guests, clients, and performing groups. We pride ourselves on delivering the outstanding service you have come to expect. Our team is comprised of working professionals in all areas of the Entertainment industry. We have a part-time staff of over 20 professionals that help produce all the art that is presented at the Highlander Auditorium. Below we invite you to get to know our Management and Resident Departments a little better.
Eric Mensen – General Manager
Eric Mensen was promoted in 2014 to take over as the new Highlander Auditorium General Manager. Prior to being promoted, he was the full-time Production Manager. Eric has been working for the Highlander Auditorium since 2004 and enjoys being apart of the Highlander family. Eric prides himself on his professionalism, problem-solving, technical and organizational skills. Eric is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technical Theatre & Design. Eric also enjoys working as a freelance audio engineer and technician at many local venues here in Southern California.
Cameron Swenson – Production Manager
Cameron Swenson has been working at the Highlander Auditorium, since 2005. In 2009, he became the venue’s Lighting Designer. At present-day, he holds the position of Production Manager at the Highlander Auditorium. Cameron also enjoys doing lighting, video, audio, and graphic design, for small productions, concerts, and art installations, around the Southern California area. He has had the pleasure of doing the lighting design for the opening number of the International Thespian Festival, in previous years. Cameron is certified in many lighting and audio consoles and is proficient in a large number of computer languages. When he is not doing technical theatre and design work, Cameron heads Crafted Studios recording studio, as the company’s main producer, mixer, and recording engineer.