Leadership Team

Isaac Kinakin, Director of Business Development

Isaac started off in technical theatre and has worked in all production facets of the live entertainment industry over the past 17 years.  He has toured with Sarah McLachlan and the Barenaked Ladies as both a Head Carpenter and a Stage Manager and has worked in film and corporate events all over North America.  Isaac brings extensive experience to the management team at Scene Ideas both as a Technical Director and a Project Manager.  Isaac has also worked on a large number of successful corporate events and is knowledgeable and aware of the nuances of working within a corporate structure.  During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Isaac and the Scene Ideas team successfully procured and managed the “Scenic Cladding” contract with David Atkins Enterprises for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at BC Place Stadium, concurrent to the fabrication and installation of staging and scenic elements for several other hosted venues.  Isaac brings attention to detail, a progressive management style and a budget conscious mindset to every project he tackles.

Ken Hollands, Director of Operations & Rentals

Ken grew up in Prince George, BC and graduated from UBC Fine Arts in 1996 with a degree in Technical Theatre.  His work running a theatre venue on Commercial Drive gave him an appreciation for seeing a project through on budget and on time.  He has worked both as Technical Director for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and as Production Manager for the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver.  Moving out of theatre and into the event and music touring industry, Ken went on to tour as a Stage Carpenter with the Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, and Michael Buble.  As a Director at Scene Ideas, Ken puts all of this experience to great use managing the builds and execution of large tradeshow booths, touring sets, theatre productions, event stages, and commercials, and he continues to provide technical production services in the Vancouver region and beyond.

Al Frisk, Director of Fabrication

Al is a graduate of UBC’s BFA program in Technical Theatre and Design.  He has worked in carpentry and set construction for most of his life.  He has been a Technical Director for numerous Vancouver theatre companies and is also a founding member of the Mad Duck Theatre Collective, a theatre company that has produced several critically acclaimed shows that has been nominated for 11 Jessie Richardson Awards.  Al is also a set designer for theatre and has been nominated for 3 Jessie Richardson Awards for his designs and won a Jessie for his set design on Carousel Theatre’s Production of Pharaoh Serket and the Lost Stone of Fire.  He has also worked as a Construction Foreman and Lead Carpenter on numerous films and television series, such as The Fantastic Four, Battlestar Galactica, Sandlot 2 and So Weird.   Al also brings his cabinet-making background along for the ride in his career in the scenic construction and live entertainment industry.