Colleen Cussick first started in the “music biz” at the ripe age of 16, booking bands at the Boys & Girls Club and Citywide Picnic so that kids her age could see music without having to wait until they were of drinking age to go to clubs or pay for expensive concert tickets. She left NJ in July of 1982 – a month after graduation – and hasn’t looked back. While at the University of Arizona, Colleen was the Director of Concerts, working with national acts that came to campus, advancing all aspects of their concert, as well as finding local and regional talent to play at the various venues and clubs around Tucson. She interned with Island Records, promoting an up-and-coming band named U2 around campus and the local clubs, as well as other bands that college radio loved to play. After graduating from the University, Colleen continued to work with national concert promoters, advancing promotional needs as well as running the production office on show days. As she established her knowledge and connections, Colleen moved to Nashville on the advice of many friends in the touring business. She worked for both Tim McGraw and LeAnn Rimes as their Production Assistant, and toured all over the country as well. After coming off of the road, Colleen desired stability in her life, running a stagehand concert for four years before settling in at a local live production company, still advancing production needs with national acts, as well as corporate conferences and meetings, and one-off special events.