Gopher Stage Lighting Welcomes Stephanie Atkinson As Rigging Project Manager


Gopher Stage Lighting, Inc., an employee-owned company, welcomes Stephanie Atkinson to the team as our Rigging Project Manager. Stephanie joins GSL after 20+ years working in various capacities for a manufacturer of products for the performing arts and for music and theatre education. Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge to GSL in project coordination, organizational skills, and customer solutions.

Stephanie received an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology from Minneapolis Technical College and started her career working for architectural firms in Rochester, Minnesota. Following her transition to the performing arts world, Stephanie added a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management and Leadership from Concordia University (St. Paul, MN) as well as a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.

Stephanie lives in Owatonna and enjoys golfing, gardening, and riding her Harley-Davidson. She enjoys spending time with her two children and four grandchildren. Stephanie was born and raised in Lake City, Minnesota, the birthplace of water skiing, but doesn’t water ski.

Gopher Stage Lighting provides lighting and rigging systems for architectural and entertainment installations. Founded in 1958, Gopher Stage Lighting operates today under the ownership of Melanie Holloway and the employees of GSL and under the management of Melanie Holloway. Gopher Stage Lighting, Inc. is a certified DBE/WBE/SBE Minnesota corporation.

Stephanie can be reached by phone in the office at 612-871-0138 or by email at [email protected]

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