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Presentation Resume for Leonard Pickel - With over 35 years experience across the United States and overseas in the scripting, design, working drawings and building of various building functions …

Presentation Resume for Leonard Pickel - With over 35 years experience across the United States and overseas in the scripting, design, working drawings and building of various building functions including hotels and strip centers; specializing in amusement attraction and theme design. A creative thinker, I am highly skilled in design techniques, sketch perspectives, marker renderings, study and finish models. Experienced AutoCAD drafter, Sketchup 3D Presentation, published creative writer, public speaker, Excel spreadsheets and database developer.

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  • 1. LEONARD PICKEL Innovator Designer Historian Illustrator Speaker Artist Inventor Writer Owner Coordinator Builder Leader
  • 2. Innovative Problem Solver FirstTurn-key Haunted House “Kits” Adapted “FieldTheory” to Attraction Design DevelopedTheTriangular Grid Wall Panel System Multi-element Approach to Halloween Events Double Pepper’s Ghost Illusion Kit Haunted House
  • 3. Illustrator and Artist DinoTerror Inflatable Hand Sketching
  • 4. Illustrator and Artist 2D CAD Drawings Mirror Maze for Ocean Park RoseWindow Design
  • 5. Illustrator and Artist SketchUp Drawing of the Psycho House 3D CAD Drawings
  • 6. Illustrator and Artist Downtown Lake Project for DallasTexas Marker Rendering
  • 7. Illustrator and Artist Mirror Maze Panel Assembly Drawings Coffin Drawings Slap-Down Shack
  • 8. Illustrator and Artist Façade Paper Fold Up Model Model Builder
  • 9. Pepper's Ghost Illusion Designer Endless Hallway Illusion for Area 52: Scare Zone
  • 10. Mirror Illusions Illusion Designer Monument Illusion - Lizzie Borden Museum, Salem, MA
  • 11. Mirror Illusions Illusion Designer Endless Hallway - Area 51: Scare Zone
  • 12. Mirror Illusions Illusion Designer Bottomless Pit – Kandy Halloween Party, Playboy Mansion, CA
  • 13. Blue Room Illusion Designer Blue Room Illusion, Dr. Evils
  • 14. Forced Perspective Illusion Designer Forced Perspective Facade
  • 15. Façade Specialist Queen Ann Facade
  • 16. Façade Specialist Frightmares PortableTent Facade Asylum
  • 17. Façade Specialist Frightmares PortableTent Facade Farm House
  • 18. Attraction Designer 35Years Attraction Design and Construction Management PortableTent Attraction Walk-Throughs
  • 19. Dark Rides Attraction Designer Haunted Hotel Dark Ride, Myrtle Beach, SC 35Years Attraction Design and Construction Management
  • 20. Mirror Mazes Attraction Designer Mirror Maze - Ocean Park, Hong Kong 35Years Attraction Design and Construction Management
  • 21. Inflatables Attraction Designer Terror Inflatable Walk-through 35Years Attraction Design and Construction Management
  • 22. Museum Attraction Designer Pirates: Legends of the Gulf Coast 35Years Attraction Design and Construction Management
  • 23. Architectural Designer Commercial Institutional Leisure High Rise Hotel Design Architectural/Environmental Design degree, Texas A & M University
  • 24. Architectural Designer Architectural/Environmental Design degree,Texas A & M University Low Rise Hotel Design Commercial Institutional Leisure
  • 25. Architectural Designer Residential Historic Urban Design House for Gerry Cowan, Dallas,TX Architectural/Environmental Design degree,Texas A & M University
  • 26. Architectural Designer Evermore Park, Salt Lake City, UT Architectural/Environmental Design degree, Texas A & M University Residential Historic Urban Design
  • 27. Architectural Designer Trinity Lake Project, Dallas,TX Architectural/Environmental Design degree,Texas A & M University Residential Historic Urban Design
  • 28. Architectural Designer Apartment Design Architectural/Environmental Design degree, Texas A & M University Residential Historic Urban Design
  • 29. Architectural Experience Job Captain Project Manager Construction Documents High Rise Hotel Design 10Years Architectural Design and Project Management
  • 30. Architectural Experience Evermore Events Park Salt Lake City, UT Architectural/Environmental Design degree,Texas A & M University Job Captain Project Manager Construction Documents
  • 31. Writer and Researcher Creative Storylines Technical Writing Publication Editor Founder and Editor of Haunted Attraction Magazine for 50 Issues
  • 32. Writer and Researcher Exhibit Descriptions Lizzie Borden Museum True Story of Lizzie Borden, Salem, MA
  • 33. Writer and Researcher Exhibit Descriptions Pirates: Legends of the Gulf Coast Pirates: Legends of the Gulf Coast - Galveston,TX
  • 34. Renowned Speaker Themed Attraction Design Increasing AttractionThough-put OpeningYour First Haunted Attraction Effective ScareTechniques Special Amusement Building Design and Code Compliance Leonard has spoken at every major industry convention including IAAPA
  • 35. Halloween Industry Expert Travel Channel Special About Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida America’s Best Haunted Houses Leonard was honored with a question using his name in the Millennium Edition of the gameTrivial Pursuit, as well as a question on the television game show Jeopardy.
  • 36. Halloween Industry Expert Travel Channel’s Making Monsters Chiller’sThe American Scream Martha Stewart Halloween Special Leonard was honored with a question using his name in the Millennium Edition of the gameTrivial Pursuit, as well as a question on the television game show Jeopardy.
  • 37. Event Coordinator Educational Program Development Tradeshow Management Off-siteTour Development
  • 38. Leader Founder and Editor in Chief of Haunted Attraction Magazine 1994 - 2009 Founded the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) Created the Haunt Industry’s First Convention - Haunted Attraction NationalTradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon) 2009 LifeTime Achievement award by the International Association of Haunted Attractions, (IAHA)
  • 39. Madison Square Garden Universal Studios Florida Ocean Park SCREAMSTerror Park Playboy Mansion Halloween Party Past Clients Leonard has also designed attractions in foreign countries includingAustralia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Russia,China, and India.
  • 40. Six Flags St Louis Six Flags Great America Six Flags OverTexas Six Flags Over Georgia Six Flags AstroWorld Kentucky Kingdom Past Clients Leonard has also designed attractions in foreign countries including Australia, Puerto Rico,Canada, Russia, Chi na, and India. PortableTent Haunted House Kit
  • 41. Computer Programs AutoCAD SketchUp TurboCAD Excel Word Power Point Photoshop
  • 42. Hands On Abilities Production Manager Set builder Scenic Painter Playboy Mansion Halloween Party
  • 43. Hands On Abilities Carpenter Prop Builder Set Dresser Mirror Maze Construction
  • 44. Hands On Abilities FX Makeup Sculpting Doctor Evil’s Haunted Houses
  • 45. Contact Leonard Pickel 972-951-5100 leonardpickel@gmail.com www.hauntrepreneurs.com Winter Garden, Florida Resume Available on Request