Archives: Team Members

Anthony Tornambene is LDG’s Equipment Coordinator, based at our warehouse space in New Jersey. Since beginning his career at the company in 2015, Anthony has enjoyed a variety of roles, ranging from Production Assistant to freelance Assistant Lighting Director at CNN. After work, Anthony is often playing Dungeons & Dragons and traveling the world with his wife Julia. BFA: SUNY Buffalo

Sky is an Assistant Lighting Designer currently assigned to the CNN Bureau. Originally from Long Island, NY, Sky enjoys traveling, hockey and is a music/concert lover. BFA: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Evan joined LDG full time in 2021 as a Gaffer. He was part of LDG’s team supporting the 2020 Election Cycle coverage, coverage of the MLB National League Championship Series, NBA All Stars, and NCAA Men’s Final Four games as well as studio installations across the US. Originally from Vermont and after years based in Chicago, Evan has a wide range of experience working with installed systems and live events. He holds several industry manufacturer & safety certifications.

Daniel DeFranco started as a Production Assistant at LDG in July of 2021. Currently, he serves as the Scheduling Coordinator for LDG, managing the staffing & crewing of all projects. Daniel is a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he received degrees in both Theatre: Stage Management, and Business Administration.

With a diverse background in theatre and entertainment, Scott has worn many hats including director, designer, technician, consultant, and project manager. He has experience both in the professional and educational realms and brings a unique vision to his work in both lighting and sound. He joins LDG from Barbizon Electric where for the past 5 years he worked as project manager, and field project coordinator with clients that ranged from Broadway theatres, top name brands and offices buildings to School’s and universities.

Before joining as a staff designer, Dale Knoth had already worked on many LDG studio designs at Fox News and Fox Business Network. In addition to Fox News, he worked as an Associate Designer for Paul Palazzo Design, Inc. Dale was also a staff designer for FLDA where he was Sr. Lighting Director at CNBC and designed for ESPN, Disney+, ABC, NBC, and BNC. Outside the realm of TV lighting, he’s designed diverse projects in theater, live events, architecture and television. His credits range from the photographic series Home by Justin Booth-Clibborn (National Portrait Gallery, London) to design work on several Broadway shows including Nine (2003 revivial) and Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme. Dale now resides in Jackson Heights with wife Saisha after growing up in upstate New York. MFA: NYU

Joining LDG in 2019, Robin Wallace is an Assistant Lighting Director currently assigned to CNN. Originally from the Chicago area, she enjoys reading and various artistic endeavors in her time not spent at work or in the theater. BFA: The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University

Declan Moore is a roving Assistant Lighting Designer from Westchester County, New York. Since joining LDG in 2019, he has worked with a variety of LDG’s clients including CNN, Bloomberg, NBC Olympics (Beijing 2022, Tokyo 2020), NBC News, Telemundo, Turner Sports, MTV & Peloton Interactive. BFA: SUNY Purchase

Jon Goss is the Director of Equipment Operations who started working for LDG in 2013. Jon’s focus is on new studio installations and special events and is currently gearing up for a busy 2020 election season. He was a part of LDG’s install at China Central Television, SNY’s Studios at 4 World Trade Center, and CNN’s move to Hudson Yards in NYC. The Baltimore native previously worked for Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Jon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College.

 

Dante Olivia Smith is a Lighting Director currently assigned to NYC’s CNN studios. Dante comes to LDG from the world of theatrical lighting and scenic design where she worked with Hartford Stage, Signature Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and DC’s Studio Theatre among others. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, she’s considered NYC home for a good many years now and can be found antiquing or baking when not on the job. MFA: NYU Tisch