The Core Team

Core Staging has a dedicated staff of technicians, tech directors, set designers, support staff and project managers, each with an average of 15 years in the business. Our core team includes:


Marty Brooks, Owner & CEOFrom account executive for a national A/V production company to technical director and stage manager, Marty draws from hands-on experience in all phases of audio visual production and staging.

Bryan Presnell, Project ManagerAn experienced project manager, Bryan handles much of the scheduling and logistics involved in live production events and multi-city shows.

Kurt Douglas, PM/Tech DirectorWith over 23 years of experience as tech director, project manager and engineer, combined with expertise in lighting and audio production, Kurt is a number one most valuable player on the Core team.

Chris Rivera, PM/Tech DirectorAs Core Staging's lead Technical Director and Project Manager, Chris has a very impressive background in Scenic Production and Fabrication in addition to Scenic and Lighting Design. Chris plays a critical role in every Core Staging production. With over 20 years under his belt, there is no challenge to big.

From its base in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Core Staging serves companies all over the country with full-service A/V, staging and production services.