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Business with flair

Corporate events might not seem as enticing to a young LD as concerts or theatre, but think again, says Chuck Gomez. "Since I was a teenager, lighting has been such a joy for me," says Gomez, who fresh out of high school picked up some manuals at the behest of a club owner he knew and learned how to light. A decade or so later, the LD teaches others how to use the gear, and has graduated from clubs to days-long business affairs for 15,000 guests, the mainstay of his own three-year-old company

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