Neil Johnson is new to the Impact Team. He comes to us with over 25 years of Leadership experience with many years in the event industry. Neil possesses a proven track record of financial, sales and team performance managing successful business in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Seattle. As the General Manager, Neil’s responsibilities include leading an exceptionally talented team of Lighting Designers, Account and Project Managers, sales, warehouse and field production professionals while overseeing Impact’s financial operations.
A 20-year veteran of the lighting industry, Peter Donovan oversees all Impact Lighting events, serves as a client liaison and provides onsite stage and production management. He also works hand-in-hand with our in-house designers. He’s been with Impact Lighting and sister company, Hartmann Studios, for a combined service of nine years and no one knows the business better.
A native of England, Peter began his career in Britain working with lighting for rock and theater productions that included world-class performers such as Phil Collins, Black Sabbath, INXS, and Jethro Tull to name a few. Peter has traveled the world in perfection of his craft for more than two decades.
Kim Martin has enjoyed diverse experiences across many lighting disciplines throughout her career and was one of our event and concert lighting designers for twelve years. In 2012 Kim took on the Sales Management and Marketing position to focus on industry relationships while strengthening the support and training for our team to achieve successful growth. Kim continues to hold a few design/programming accounts while supporting the company overall vision.
Before joining us, Kim taught lighting design to high school students, designed and sold permanent installation lighting systems and designed and programmed lighting for music venues, television stations, and concert tours.
Originally trained in theater lighting design and production, Kim holds a bachelor’s of arts and master’s of fine arts in technical theater from California State University in Hayward and the University of California, Los Angeles, respectively. She is grateful to have found a career which she enjoys that allows her to grow daily due to the ever-changing design and technical challenges in the lighting field.