John Yelvington

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Born in Florida and coming to us by way of Los Angeles, John serves as the Director of Operations, where he manages the successful execution of all Creative Visions projects. The Operations Team collaborates to create a seamless harmony between Client need, creative design and technical practicality all while building thoughtful internal and external partnerships.

John has enjoyed over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of trade and production management positions in live entertainment, shows and events. Most recently at NBC Universal Studios in Hollywood, John oversaw operations for several large show venues, a variety of daily entertainment offerings and a portfolio of some of the most acclaimed and profitable seasonal events such as Halloween Horror Nights.

An avid fan of noir fiction and mystery genres, John closely identifies with the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Philip Marlowe. With their strong moral codes and a combination of both brains and brawn, they are a two-sided coin of what makes an extraordinary problems solver.

Inspired by his parents’ model of selfless service and a contagious positive attitude, John’s greatest joy comes from helping people find their path, understand their opportunities and achieve their greatest potential. John has also taught at a prestigious arts high school, been a John Belushi impersonator and public speaking coach. In his spare time, you’ll find John cooking, antique shopping and spending time with his wife Jaimie and their dog, Floyd. His favorite quote is, “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” –Roald Dahl