Our People

Through the years, we have gathered the most talented people in their fields to be on our team of craftspeople.

We Build Anything

We have strived to nurture an intimate group of experts that work extremely well together to create quality, professional products in a timely and cost effective manner, and are highly effective in problem solving and finding creative solutions.

Bill Swanson

Bill Swanson

Designer / Project Manager / Partner

Bill is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has over 25 years experience working in the film, entertainment, event, and theatrical industries. He is our in-house art director and project manager, specializing in all aspects of design from concept to finish. Extensive knowledge of materials and fabrication methods inform his process to bring ideas to life with creative solutions. Bill is also an accomplished fine artist and exhibits his painting nationally.


Aaron Shores

Aaron Shores

Project Manager / Partner

Aaron is a veteran of the entertainment industry, having worked in theater, film, and television as well as live events of all kinds. He got his start in theater working his way up from set builder to design and leadership roles at various theatrical companies including TheatreWorks, Berkeley Repertory Theater, and American Conservatory Theater. Including an early stint as a performing actor, Aaron has lived a life in the theater since his teenage years. Eventually lured into film production, he worked as prop maker, special effects technician, and construction coordinator for feature films, commercials, and episodic television. As a proud member of IATSE Local 16, Aaron enjoys working with both clients and labor to bring an idea to fruition. Aaron joined the Acme Scenery team in 2012 as a project manager and has helped coordinate a wide variety of projects. His can-do attitude, along with his wealth of practical knowledge of materials, construction methods, and engineering provides the backbone of our team.


Matthew Stancik

Installation Supervisor / Shop Foreman

Matt is a master craftsman who has a reputation for precise and fastidious work. He was technical director for the San Francisco Opera Center before joining Acme, has a keen eye for detail, and is uncompromising in the quality of his work.

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