Pennsylvania Production & Rental Team
From a young age growing up in Pittsburgh, Noland followed his passion for music and played guitar in a few touring bands. After some time, however, he knew it could never provide a stable career. The focus of his college education became professional lighting.
In his last two years of higher education, Noland was picked up by a few bands to tour as their lighting director. Juggling both a full time job on the road and online classes, he graduated in 2010 from La Roche College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Video, and Media with a concentration in theatrical lighting design.
Upon graduation and finishing his tours, Noland moved on to Opus One Productions/Mr. Smalls Theatre as their production manager and head lighting designer/tech. Throughout those years, Noland would choose Vincent Lighting to purchase tape, lamps and other expendables. Recently, while on the VLS website, Noland noticed the production manager opening and thought that it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. He interviewed, and in 2012, Noland joined Vincent Lighting Systems as production manager.
Random Fun Facts
- Noland loves anything and everything music related.
- Noland has an extra rib in his ribcage.
Rental Shop Manager
Gary joined the VLS staff in 1999, where he is in charge of maintaining and managing the incoming and outgoing equipment in the Pittsburgh Rental Warehouse.
Matt Shearer join the production and rental department in September of 2017 as a Production Specialist. He received his BFA in Theatre Technology from Point Park University. Matt was first introduced to the industry when he attended a performing/fine arts high school, and has loved the field ever since.
Random Fun Facts
- Matt loves hiking, playing video games, skiing, traveling and playing his guitar in his spare time.
- Whenever Matt has the chance, he loves to head up to Michigan to his aunts horse ranch.
Amanda has worked with VLS on a part time basis for several years, in both our Solon and Pittsburgh rental departments. In July 2018, Amanda joined the Pittsburgh rental department full time, as our Rental Administrator and provides support both in the office and in the rental shop.
Amanda is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s Technical Theatre program, where she focused her studies in lighting design. Amanda is also a well-trained lighting technician and brings her technical knowledge to VLS.
"The concert came together very nicely and we couldn't have done it without Noland and the help of VLS. Thank you so much for helping us fit within our budget while still providing us with awesome lighting."-Kenneth Cohen