|Mike Winkelman (Set & Lighting Designer) is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery and has also been named an Outstanding Alumni of the University of North Texas. Mike has designed the lights and/or sets for over 200 productions for such esteemed companies as the Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Blowing Rock Stage Co. (Blowing Rock, NC), the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Hilton Head, SC), the Eclipse Theatre (Chicago, IL), Candlewood International, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre (Roanoke, VA), the Springer Opera House (Columbus, GA), Dallas Repertory Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, the Alabama Dance Theatre, the Montgomery Ballet, and the Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts. He has been honored with several awards for his design work, including being nominated for Chicago s Jeff Award, 2 Lois Garren Awards for Design Excellence, and also had two designs included in the 2005 World Scene Design Competition. Mr. Winkelman is also the owner/operator of First Tech, L.L.C. M.F.A. (1990), The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (1984) North Texas State University.