John started as a musician. A Connecticut native, he’s also been a fixture of the concert industry in the Greater Boston area for over two decades.
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a BFA in sound recording technology and music performance, John embarked on a career in concert production and established an enduring working relationship with Bill Blaine. In 2017, he took a significant step by becoming a partner in WHB, where he focused on expanding WHB's services to nontraditional venues, such as school systems and houses of worship. His dedication and hard work eventually led him to acquire the company.
John has a wide range of experience in the production industry. In addition to his work at some of New England’s premier venues, John has also worked for Scharff Weisberg (now WorldStage Inc.) - New York City’s foremost corporate event and concert production company. He has also taken his expertise on the road, touring both nationally and internationally, as an audio engineer and production manager for artists performing at venues ranging from small clubs and theaters to arenas and amphitheaters.
Drawing on his wealth of experience, John adeptly handles all aspects of A/V design, production, and installation with expertise, care, and professionalism. His steadfast commitment, extensive knowledge, and unwavering integrity shine through in every project and musical endeavor he undertakes.
Jo, a seasoned professional in the world of entertainment and event management, has built a dynamic career spanning over two decades. She orchestrates the seamless execution of a wide range of events, ensuring top-notch production and client satisfaction.
Holding a BFA in Theatre Arts from New York University, Jo developed an extensive background as a Director, Producer, Stage Manager, and Designer, collaborating with multiple theater and production companies over the years. Her comprehensive experience includes directing both musicals and straight plays, managing stage design, and coordinating major lighting installations. Jo's dedication has also extended to mentoring at-risk youth in theater and guiding young talents in the art of performance.
Jo's professional journey has included key roles as the General Manager of the Cape Cod Melody Tent, the Director of Operations and Patron and Artist Experience at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, and the Director of Operations for the BMW-Guggenheim Lab in New York City. Throughout her career, she has been a driving force in elevating the artist, patron, and staff experiences, always seeking innovative solutions to enhance operations and deliverables.
An advocate for the arts and a jurist in the making, Jo is currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at New England Law | Boston.
Evan started his career in concert production at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, in 2008, while simultaneously pursuing an Audio Engineering degree at The New England School of Communications. After graduating in 2011, he spent several years as a freelance audio engineer, working in multiple venues further developing his craft. Evan found his home at WHB in 2017, where he has expanded his skills to include gear repair, audio, lighting & video installation, and managing the set up and use of a multitude of sound and lighting applications.
Proficiency, attention to detail, and compassion are some of the key components to Evan’s dedicated work ethic. Maintaining the belief that this line of work is almost entirely customer service based has allowed for an honest and ego-less commitment to the job.
Outside of work, he can be found enjoying the outdoors, swimming, riding a bike, or camping. Music creation and consumption are crucial to who Evan is, but his time is most importantly spent connecting with family and friends. At the end of the day, if the people around him walk away with a smile on their face, his work is done.
Bill, a former musician, discovered his talent for designing high-end audio and lighting systems while working with his band. This passion led to the creation of his first company, New England Audio Tech/Rainbow Concert Production.
After selling that venture, Bill shifted his focus to seasonal and permanent audio and lighting installations for a select clientele. In 2005, WHB Concert and Production Services was born. The business eventually expanded to include sales to theaters, school installations, and corporate events.
With over 30 years of collaboration with the iconic Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Bill's legacy is undeniable. Although he has stepped back from his operational role, WHB continues to embody his values of professionalism and integrity in every project we undertake.