As co-founder and President of Musical Theatre Orange County, Mitch is realizing a dream of instilling a love for live theatre into the youth of our community. Mitch recently started a new position at Knott’s Berry Farm as Director of Production. Prior to Knott's, Mitch was with the Disneyland Resort for over 28 years most recently as Senior Technical Director. In his time there, he worked on diverse projects such Frozen Live at the Hyperion, Fantastic!, Parade of Dreams, Electrical Parade, Haunted Mansion Holiday, ElecTRONica, Aladdin The Musical Spectacular, Celebrate!, and many others. Prior to, and during this time Mitch also continued to nurture his love for theatre with his outside role as Technical Director with various community theaters, including lighting design duties for over 50 productions. Mitch’s theatre experience goes back to Junior High School where he began working in technical theatre. Mitch and his wife Lori are both natives of Orange County, California and have raised their four children in the city of Orange.