TJ Wilhelm began working behind the scenes at his church overseeing the lights and sound and production elements. He spent about 15 years performing as a puppeteer and improv comic. After managing numerous departments at theaters, he found his favorite role was being Stage Manager. As Stage Manager he became a licensed pyrotechnician and certified by Foy as an Aerial Operator able to fly 5 performers in the air simultaneously. TJ has been in charge of casts of 50 performers, technicians and animals and controlled automated scenery systems. He worked for Royal Caribbean cruise lines as Production Manager making sure four different shows operated smoothly while sharing a stage. TJ recently got married in 2019 to the love of his life Jessica and is looking forward to having children of his own that will one day join Creative Theater.