When Gene’s family attended a wedding in Madison, Wisconsin, he jumped at the chance to show his children the Overture Center. Their gracious guide was Theater Technician Davin Pickell—he toured the group through every major space, from the orchestra lift machinery pit to the rooftop! Gene worked on the Overture Center for six years as project manager and (later) principal in charge for Theatre Projects. The center opened in phases, from late 2004 to mid-2006, and the building recently celebrated ten years of operation. You wouldn’t know it to look at it—the building is well cared for. Madison loves the Overture Center, and it shows.