Director / Producer
Justin Fix has a tenacious personality that drives him to fight for what he believes in. After studying at the Roosevelt Performing Arts Conservatory in Chicago, Justin eagerly pursued a career in the arts, which would allow him to explore his lifelong fascination with horror and haunted houses. Justin has performed for over twenty years, with various roles in productions ranging from national tours such as Cats, The Full Monty and Hairspray; to television, including shows such as Pretty Little Liars and Bones; and films, including August Falls and Terror on the Road. Justin also boasts a strong hospitality and marketing background in which he has held many titles, including Director of Operations for a restaurant group and Executive Producer for the events firm, Bash Please.
J.T. SWIERCZEK – Executive Producer / Partnership Director
SBE, TAO, Hwood Group, Red Bull North America
J.T. Swierczek is a marketing and branding entrepreneur who began his career in the music business when he was 19 years old. After graduating with 2 degrees and top honors from Texas Christian University, in Television and Film Production as well as Business Marketing, he moved to LA in 2003. He built a successful lounge from the ground up, assisted in building a tourism magazine platform and represented hundreds of brands in the wine and spirit industry. Currently, aside from being a Producer at JFI Productions, he runs the sales and marketing initiatives in Southern California for Red Bull North America.
STEPHANIE TUREK – Creative Supervisor / Choreographer
Stiletto Entmt., Oprah’s Trip of A Lifetime NCL, Dancing with the Stars
Stephanie Turek, an Ohio-trained dancer, attended Point Park University as a jazz major. She traveled the world for several years as a lead dancer on Holland America Line and went on to become a Show Director for Stiletto Entertainment based in Los Angeles. Some of her credits include: HARPO & Oprah Winfrey’s Trip of a Lifetime, Janet Jackson Tribute, Julie Marie and Mindless Behavior tour, the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel showcase featuring Sam Sparrow, Mayor Hawthorne featuring Tuxedo, Dancing with the Stars, & NBC’s “Marry Me.”
DANIEL MONTGOMERY – Writer / Artistic Director
Disney Channel, Funny or Die, Hulu, Top-charting podcast “Welcome To DeadCast”
Daniel Montgomery is a bonafide horror-movie addict, Halloween fanatic, all-things-scary expert, and host of the official Goosebumps podcast, Welcome To DeadCast (on iTunes!). In addition to being a writer, director, and content-creator, Daniel is also a trained performer (USC School of Dramatic Arts, Beverly Hills Playhouse) who works in theatre (Celebration Theatre, Sacred Fools, Rogue Machine) and TV/Film (The Middle, Mom, HULU’s Complete Works, Grey’s Anatomy and the award-winning horror film, Pals).
DAVID RUZICKA – Artistic Director
Weta Workshop, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Halloween Horror Nights
David Ruzicka is a creative thinker with a weird last name and even weirder dreams. During the day, he is Associate Creative Director at The Bezark Company (mostly for bright, shiny, family-friendly theme park rides and shows). In the dark and dreadful night, he consults with immersive theater companies and haunted attractions. He has contributed writing and creative direction for Disney Imagineering, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Motiongate Dubai, and more. David is thrilled to be finding his inner Creep in 2017.