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Leonard Brice Pickel
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
leonardpickel@gmail.com ·  (972) 951-5100
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Career Summary:
Over 35 years experience across the country and overseas in the scripting, design, working drawings and building of various building functions including hotels and strip centers; specializing in amusement attraction and theme design.

Skills:
A creative thinker, Leonard is highly skilled in design techniques, sketch perspectives, marker renderings, study and finish models. Experienced AutoCAD drafter, Sketchup 3D Presentation, published creative writer,  public speaker, Excel spreadsheets and database developer.

Employment History:
March 2013 – September 2013  – Evermore Park, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Master Plan and Design of a 30 acre themed event park. In charge of building design and coordinating with landscapers for overall park layout, AutoCAD drawings of buildings and urban design. Provided conceptual Sketchup 3D models for various attractions in the park.

March 1997 to present  – Hauntrepreneurs®, Winter Garden, Florida, www.hauntrepreneurs.com
Designer and Consultant to the Dark Attraction Industry, and broker for used Haunted attractions. In charge of Sales, accounting, billing, master planning, design development and onsite construction supervision for attractions, dark rides, museums, mirror mazes and  Halloween events around the country.

April 2004 to Present  – Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, www.hauntcon.com
Owner and event coordinator for the annual conference that moves to a new city each year. Programming includes seminars, trade show, off site excursions, mixers and night time gala.

February 2000 to November 2000 – Morris Costumes, Charlotte, North Carolina, www.morriscostumes.com
Themed, designed, art directed, scripted, hired cast, operated and oversaw every aspect during the construction of two Haunted Attractions for the industry’s leading Haunted Attraction prop distributor.

April 1995 through March 2009 – Haunted Attraction Magazine, Charlotte, NC, www.hauntedattraction.com
Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Haunted Attraction Industry’s leading publication; in charge of all aspects of the daily operations of the quarterly magazine.

June 1995 to September 1998 – Carter Architecture, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, www.carterarch.com
Part time Draftsman, Designer and Project Manager for local building renovations.

April 1993 to October 1999 – Mayhem Manor, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Designer, builder, art direction and operating partner of the summer seasonal Haunted Attraction.

August 1989 to March 1991 – James Pratt Architecture, Dallas, Texas – www.prattarchitects.com
Project Architect, Designer, Architectural Delineator, and Artist for various urban design projects in and around the Dallas area.

September 1987 to March 1997 – Elm Street Hauntrepreneurs, Inc., Dallas, Texas
President and Chief Designer of what was then the largest manufacturer of ‘Turn Key’ Haunted Houses in the country. Sold interests in the company in 1997.

February 1988 to September 1989 – J. Roger Crownrich & Assoc., Inc., Dallas, Texas
Project Architect for various car dealerships across the country.

November 1985 to September 1987 – Pinkerton Architects, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Project Architect, Designer and Architectural Delineator

July 1983 to October 1985 – Greener & Sumner Architects, Inc.,Richardson, Texas
Junior Designer and Job Captain

June 1982 to July 1983 – Art Williams Jr. & Assoc., Architects, Dallas, Texas
Junior Architect and Draftsman

July 1981 to June 1982 – Richard Ferrara, Architect, Inc.,Dallas, Texas
Junior Architect and Delineator

May 1980 to July 1981 Henningston, Durham & Richardson, Dallas, Texas
Architectural Draftsman

College Education:
May 1980 Graduation – Bachelor of Environmental Design, TexasA&MUniversity, College Station, Texas

 

Willing to travel and relocate for the right position.

Interests:
History, Inventions, Victorian and Gothic Architecture.
Enjoys tennis and table tennis, volleyball and indoor roller skating