Round Eyes Fireworks | Seminar Presenter

Round Eyes Fireworks

We are 1.4g fireworks company. We do fireworks display shows. With custom lace work.

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Hauter Fireworks

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Big Sky Fireworks

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Stellar Fireworks

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Jakes Fireworks

Mike Garrett | Seminar Presenter

Mike Garrett

Mike has been intrigued by the beauty and ephemeral nature of fireworks for as long as he can remember. However, until 2009 it never occurred to him that anyone could legally make their own fireworks as a hobby. At that time, he discovered two fireworks clubs that changed everything about the way he viewed fireworks and began his journey as a fireworks maker. Those clubs were the Western Pyrotechnic Association (WPA) and Pyrotechnic Guild International (PGI). Mike uses his background in physics and engineering as a foundation to make traditional and not-so-traditional fireworks. He thinks fireworks is the perfect blend of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to express his creative visions. He strongly believes that education will preserve the art of fireworks and make it safer for the hobbyist to participate. You will often find Mike teaching or facilitating educational seminars and workshops related to fireworks at club events. Don’t get him talking about fireworks unless you have an hour to burn.

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Mike Gerson

Mike Gerson started his fireworks career as a part time crew member before obtaining his operators’ license about 10 years ago. Since then he has shot shows all over California as a licensed operator. At some point during that time he met a guy named Tommy who invited Mike to build shells at a WPA event called Do-It. Mike was immediately hooked on manufacturing and joined the WPA to build fireworks at every event he could attend. A few years later Mike caught wind of the fact Harry Gilliam of Skylighter was closing up shop and liquidating the inventory. Would all that wonderful free information about projects and all those handy charts and tables be lost forever? Since Mike had not had a real job in about 10 years (and being basically unemployable) it occurred to him that “Maybe I could be the guy to carry the Skylighter torch for Harry.” After a flurry of emails and texts they struck a deal and now it’s Mike’s problem. Since that time he has updated the Skylighter website and restocked the popular kits and chemicals. Regarding the fireworking community in general, Mike is certain that he has found his people and now owning Skylighter he is “living the dream.”

Zach Gilbert | Seminar Presenter

Zach Gilbert

Zach Gilbert is the sales and support manager at COBRA Wireless Firing Systems, the industry leader in wireless firing technology. With a passion for pyrotechnics, Zach brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has been working in the field for many years and has a deep understanding of the technology and the industry. Zach is responsible for managing the sales and support team at COBRA Wireless Firing Systems, ensuring that customers receive the best possible service and support. In addition to his role at COBRA Wireless Firing Systems, Zach is a pyro at heart.

Monty Gill | Seminar Presenter

Monty Gill

Monty crewed his first public display Independence Day 2006 and has not looked back since. He joined the WPA a few years later. When not working as a professional bio writer, he is doing mature adult things. Definitely not reading comic books, playing video games, watching cartoons, going to heavy metal shows, watching horror movies, shooting stuff, or playing with fireworks.

Martin Hildeberg | Seminar Presenter

Martin Hildeberg

Martin, a well-known Swedish pyro, has been fascinated by fireworks since the age of 7. He has worked all his life in the design of fireworks and pyromusicals, boasting 27 gold medals from international fireworks competitions. Martin is a recent WPA member and in his private life he enjoys travelling, diving, hunting and cooking.