Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm
Bay Stage Live understands the importance of a flawless event and is committed to providing quality customer service beyond regular business hours. Our 24-hour hotline is handled by one of our experienced team members, ready to assist you with any onsite production demands.
For after-hour support, call our office line at (813) 877-1089 and select option 3 for the 24-hour hotline. Follow the guided instructions to receive an immediate response by one of our team members.
|Yvonne Felicione Justo
[email protected] After working for her family business as a young girl, Yvonne is now the President and Co-Owner of Bay Stage Live. She worked for the company throughout high school always wanting to take on the challenge. Alongside her Presidential duties at Bay Stage Live, Yvonne has recently retired from teaching for over 30 years. Yvonne is a woman who has danced all of her life; her fondest memories are of the many years she danced and taught for Jackie’s Dance Studio. Her most cherished things in life are her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Nicole and Danielle, who also work for Bay Stage Live. She also loves to travel with her husband whenever she gets the chance. Yvonne values the employees at Bay Stage Live. “We have come such a long way from a simple rental company to now also specializing in the production and creative aspects of the industry. I credit all of our success to the dedication and talent of the people who work here. I am so fortunate and proud to be working with such wonderful people.
[email protected] After meeting his now wife Yvonne; Brian began to work for Bay Stage Live in the 1970’s in hopes to one day own the family business. Since he left Bay Stage Live he committed his career in the Wine Industry spending the majority of his time traveling all over the world. In 1998 his dream came true when Brian and Yvonne bought the family business from Yvonne’s God Father, Sam Marino. Brian still has not given up his career and works for a Spanish family with five wineries located in Spain, his favorite place to travel. The little time he has outside of the Spanish Wine business and Bay Stage Live, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Yvonne, and their two daughters, Nicole and Danielle…if it can be within a party at their home, all the better. Brian describes himself as “a man you would want to hang out with to enjoy good wine, food, and cigars and a lot of laughs.”
V.P. Business Development
[email protected] Born and raised in Tampa, Nicole Justo Idziak has been with Bay Stage Live since 1998. Working primarily in Business Development, Nicole is part of the success Bay Stage Live has today. Nicole is an active alumnus with the University of South Florida and an Advisor for the USF Delta Gamma Foundation. Most of her free-time is spent preserving historic Tampa homes and selling real-estate. She cherishes her adopted Labrador Retriever, Luke and spending time in her Seminole Heights Community with her husband Scott. In the future, she would like to see Bay Stage Live grow to even higher heights.
|Danielle Justo Sherwin
[email protected] Ever since Danielle can remember, Bay Stage Live has played a big factor in her life. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Danielle grew up around the family business. After receiving a degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, she began working full time for Bay Stage Live in 2005 and is now the company’s Vice President of Administration. She handles Human Resources, Accounts Payables, as well as Bay Stage Lives marketing efforts with her sister, Nicole. Working for the family business seemed like a perfect thing to do because family is what matters most to her. Spending time with her husband, Mike, and her Cocker Spaniel, Max, is something she also enjoys doing very much. Danielle enjoys shopping, people watching, being creative and being surrounded by people she loves. In the near future Danielle hopes to start a family of her own!
V.P. Creative Services
[email protected] Greg joined the Bay Stage Live team in 2001. As a “creative eye” and lead LD for Bay Stage Live, Greg is the one responsible for bringing many visions to life. The desire for a warmer climate brought Greg to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1998 from Loves Park, Illinois where he was born and raised. Greg is a man who values Chicago Cubs Baseball, Chicago Bears football, and good music. For over 17 years, Greg has taken great pride in working with the Special Olympics. As a Lighting Designer, Greg’s inspiration comes from his favorite band “KISS”. He enjoys what he does and it can be seen through his creative work, “I love Bay Stage because it allows me to explore the creative and fun part of life.”
[email protected] Chris Hardt has been a part of Bay Stage Live since Halloween of 2008. She started as an Independent Contractor, moved up to the Warehouse Supervisor position, and now coordinates all productions and is responsible for Independent Contractor relations. She was a young girl when she moved down to Sarasota, FL from Milwaukee, WI. Chris majored in Theatre Arts and is part of the local theatre community. When Chris is not preparing for Bay Stage Live productions; she enjoys painting and reading everything from comic books to classical literature. She loves her demon Manx named Gallahad the Brave Hardt.
Account Executive/ Rental Division
[email protected] Cody first joined the Bay Stage Live team as a part-time employee in the warehouse, while he was finishing his degree. His strong work ethic and growing interest in lighting led him to the full-time position as Warehouse Coordinator. Recently, Cody has take on a new role and is now our Account Executive for the Rental Division. “I enjoy the challenges of my job,” says Cody. Since working at Bay Stage Live, Cody has graduated with a degree in Digital Multimedia. He hopes to apply what he learns both in the classroom and on the job, to one day become a front of house manager and/or designer for large productions. When he isn’t hard at work or hitting the books, Cody enjoys playing the drums and working on his truck.
[email protected] In the late 1980s, Michele came from Portland, Oregon to vacation in Florida and has been here ever since. Describing herself as crazy but loveable; Michele has been a part of the Bay Stage Live team since 2003. In addition to being the smiling face at the Sales Counter, Michele oversees expendable sales and inventory, account receivables, purchase orders, and client contracts. As a self-proclaimed “Gobo Queen,” Michele also handles all gobo orders. She says the lighting created by Bay Stage Live has really opened her eyes to a new, unimaginable world and just how much can be accomplished through lighting, “I love how lighting just brings every element together.” During her free-time she enjoys the beach, reading and being outdoors. She has a strong passion for sports and especially loves cheering on her college team, the Oregon Ducks. To get rid of all the stresses in the world, Michele finds serenity in crafting and making greeting cards.
[email protected] Patrick started at Bay Stage Live as a Warehouse Coordinator. He quickly became interested in the Service and Repair Department. Patrick was quickly promoted to our Service and Repair Manager, working on all Bay Stage Live and customer equipment and most recently has become our Operations Manager. Patrick was aware of his audio visual interests since before college, and decided to major in Fine Arts with a concentration in Technical Theatre. His experiences as General Manager, Master Electrician, Technical Director, as well as business owner is what led his experience in lighting and productions to align perfectly with Bay Stage Live. The year long summer weather brought Patrick to Clearwater, Florida in 2004 from Pawtucket, Rhode Island where he had lived the majority of his life. He and his fiance are die hard Tampa Bay Rays fans, and have been season ticket holders for the past 5 years (you can usually find him in the front row in the right field).
[email protected] Matt’s event lighting and design journey began when he left Polk County at age 19. Matt toured with Disney on Ice, various Broadway shows, the Ringling Brother’s Barnum and Bailey Circus, and many more! Over a 5 year period, he has had the great opportunity to visit 48 states and 27 countries. Now, as the Warehouse Coordinator for Bay Stage Live, he handles all of the quality control within the warehouse. In Matt’s free time, he designs and installs art installations for music festivals. He also enjoys taking care of his large garden and mountain biking.