Kalen Larson is Managing Principal of Thorburn Associates, an engineering firm specializing in Acoustics, Audiovisual, and Lighting Design. With over 16 years of experience with management, operations, and design experience, he has served as a tenured Associate Professor (ranked in the top 10% of instructors on campus) and was recognized for the innovate design of his hybrid courses.
He has been a part of technical teams around the world creating special effects of live performer flight. Select national tours include SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, Elf the Musical, Finding Neverland, Wizard of Oz, and Wicked.
Kalen has been a voting member of the ESTA technical standards program, establishing ANSI standards for theatre and served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the ETCP certification program. Publications include “Proscenium Sized Butterfly Wings” and “Fauxberglass: An Inexpensive Alternative to Fiberglass”.
Kalen holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Art from Siena Heights University; his MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and his Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.