Event Designer & Coordinator
Schilling brings a breadth of artistry to the position having spent more than 30 years as a theatrical designer and instructor at YSU and 20-plus years of experience in many varied aspects of event design and production. Following his retirement from higher education, W. Rick jumped full-time into the fast-paced world of special events working at one of the region’s most distinguished companies where he helped to create high-end customized private parties, weddings, and corporate events with budgets ranging from $1,000 – to $500,000.
“I have had the opportunity to work in many large venues between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, including The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Heinz Field to name a few. Yet, there is often nothing more satisfying than creating décor for an intimate party in a private home or on site at an unconventional space,” says Schilling.
“I thoroughly enjoy meeting and working with each new client here at The Peter Allen,” says Schilling, “and helping them to realize the party of their dreams through table settings and the environment. Organization and communication are the keys to success no matter how big or how small the budget.”