Carl Mack, President
Carl Mack began his career in entertainment as drummer and xylophonist, and soon branched out into clowning, mime, magic and more.
Over the past three decades he created a talent agency to book other entertainers, and a costume design studio with a collection of thousands of costumes for his performers.
Carl Mack Presents is now the largest entertainment company in New Orleans, servicing the Gulf South region with quality entertainment for conventions, casinos, venues and sporting events.
Rickey Lee Wingo, Director of Sales
Rickey Lee Wingo began her career in the hospitality industry at House of Blues New Orleans in 94’ as a cocktail server. There she spent the next 17 years learning and loving the entertainment, music and hospitality industry. She worked in a wide variety of positions, including server, trainer, corporate trainer, Green Room server (one of her favorite positions, as it allowed her to work directly with bands, including her beloved Widespread Panic), Special Events Manager, and Restaurant Manager. Rickey Lee has visited most of the House of Blues locations and, along with New Orleans, worked at their Orlando, Atlantic City, and most recently, Chicago, venues.
In search of a new opportunity when New Orleans was calling her home from Chicago, she found Urban Earth Designs Studios to be a perfect fit. There, Rickey Lee spent four years as an Event Producer, helping design and produce spectacular events around her beloved city for brides, same-sex couples, and corporations.
Having collaborated with Carl Mack Presents in the past, it made sense to Rickey Lee to start a new adventure with the “magic maker of 35 years.” Since late 2014, she has been working to make magic happen for local and national clients, and was recently promoted to Director of Sales. She can also be found, on occassion, working as talent for Carl Mack Presents, and is also an Organ Grinder, and a belly dancer with the Shimmy Shakti Troupe.
Aaronesia Christophe, Marketing / Casting Agent
A born and raised New Orleans native, Aaronesia got her start in the entertainment industry at the tender age of 16, working at Six Flags in New Orleans East. She was then a barista for CC’s Coffee House, until realizing she wanted be a part of the New Orleans tourism industry. At the age of 18, Aaronesia became a front desk associate for Hotel Le Cirque, where she worked for two and a half years before deciding to purse her degree.
Aaronesia obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern University in Baton Rouge. During her college years she worked full time for the largest Marriott in Baton Rouge as a front desk associate for three years, and then as a full-time clinical service representative for Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for a year and a half.
Three months before graduation, Aaaronesia secured a job as an executive store manager for the second largest retail company in the United States, where she worked for three years before life brought her to Carl Mack Presents. Aaronesia is a casting agent for this magical corporate entertainment company!
Laura Shrewsbury, Costumer
Ms. Shrewsbury has spent over 25 years as a costume and fashion professional, working in live theatre, film and television. Former employers include Ballet Hispanico of New York, New York City Ballet, Motown the Musical (Broadway), Bridges of Madison County (Broadway) , Beauty and the Beast (Broadway), Mary Poppins (Broadway), Cinderella (Broadway), and Les Miserables (Broadway) and assisted both the Royal Shakespeare Company and Le Comédie-Français at the Lincoln Center Festival.
She has worked with the Metropolitan Opera, MoMIX, The Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet San Francisco, The Australian Ballet, Compagnie Marie Chouinard, and many others.
She is also a professional tailor. Clients include Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Kendrick Lamar(under the direction of The Atelier In-House), Alec Weck, Vitamina, the Greyers fashion catalog (under the direction of Arts and Motion), Kea Ho, Gina Ruiz for Pierce Brosnan, and the Breitling watch company.
Ms. Shrewsbury is a member of IATSE Union local 764. She is loving life in the Big Easy.