Each member of the EPS team brings a unique background and perspective to the production of an
event, ranging from event production planning and management, music merchandising, art & design,
media, web design, marketing, and promotions.

With a common love for live music and a strong work ethic, the EPS team strives to produce fun, safe,
fan-friendly events, enriching the communities hosting them. We work hard to ensure a rewarding
experience for music fans, sponsors, vendors, partners, client and bands alike.

  • Jeff Miller – Founder / Executive Director / Talent Buyer

    With over 20 years working in the music business, Jeff brings a vast array of talents & experience to every project. A proven leader and dedicated manager, with a long track record of successful events. Jeff’s varied roles have included concert producer & executive director of Austin based Event Production Services (EPS), merchandising design & sales for bands such as Furthur, Gov’t Mule & Widespread Panic, and art and food vendor manager for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. In addition, he is a highly sought after concert poster artist. His fanatical love for live music and energetic work ethic are well known by anyone who has worked with him. His drive for a successful event is evident by the countless hours of thoughtful planning and insight that can only come from someone with his extensive & varied experience.

    Jeff’s current projects include Event Production Services (Founder / Director of Events / Talent Buyer), Cryptical Development Creative Group (Owner & Artist), and Production Director for several high profile events.

  • Alex Vallejo – Partner / Talent Buyer / Director of Community Relations

    Alejandro “Alex” Vallejo is best known as the drummer and founding member of the award-winning Austin rock band VALLEJO. Alex is also the VP of Vallejo Music Group, artist consultant and board member at Austin Music Foundation, co-founder of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, board member for non-profit EQ Austin, & music director at School of Rock. In addition to his long-term role on the EPS team as Talent Buyer and Director of Community Relations, as of early 2019, Alex joins our executive team as Partner at EPS and EPS Presents. Alex brings a wealth of industry experience, knowledge and seemingly endless positivity and energy to every project he is involved with.

  • Mike Fackler – Producer / Production Manager

    Mike supplies EPS with a diverse range of knowledge, skills & backgrounds in athletic as well as music events. Born & raised in Texas, he began his studies in business & sports management at the University of Texas. Mike lent his development & management skills to help design & set up the bike course for the first two Danskin Women’s Triathlon Series in Austin. As a trained triathlete, he’s served as former board member of both the Austin Triathletes Club & North Austin Youth Association.

    Mike’s love for the live music scene led to his eventual involvement with the production end of the business. Ranging in roles from roadie, merchandising, and emcee to stage & production manager, he has met every position with enthusiasm & vigor.

    Mike joined the crew in 2007 to work EPS produced events such as Keep Austin Weird Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest and several others. As EPS has grown, so have his contributions. Mike’s knowledge, skill, & leadership are a valuable asset to our staff. The EPS team is proud to offer his expertise & management for any event.

  • Kristina Miller – Producer / Vendor Manager

    Kristina brings a variety of skills & expertise to the table, helping EPS grow from its inception. In addition to production experience, she also is an artist & former vendor, giving her inside knowledge of how vendors & production operate. She can foresee their needs, as well those of the event, and incorporate the two seamlessly.

    Kristina has offered her services to various non-profits such as Old Settler’s Music Fest since 2000. Starting out as the assistant vendor coordinator, she has been Vendor Relations Manager & on-site coordinator since 2004. Most notably, Kristina lent her hand in the creation of the vendor system & policies for Austin City Limits Music Festival. From 2003-2006, she was the lead vendor supervisor on duty, and the on-site vendor manager for the ACLMF art market. Her insight, flexibility, people skills, and pure passion make her a key member of the EPS planning & production teams.

  • Jon Blue – Operations Manager

    Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Jon grew up with a strong appreciation for live music and festivals. Jon started doing production work part-time during high school and has been working in the industry ever since. Having honed his leadership and team building skills in the United States Marine Corps, Jon brings a unique ability to manage crews in any situation that may arise.

    Jon joined the EPS team in 2009 while attending music business school and running crews for many events including SXSW, Carrolton Switchyard Festival and Pachanga Latin Music Festival. Jon is currently writing, performing and producing his own music and consults for several Austin venues on live sound and stage production.

  • Charles D. Kithcart – Site Operations

    For over 20 years, Charles “D” Kithcart has been a valued influence on the special event and live music scene. Charles’ career has covered all aspects of production, primarily site and stage crew management. For the past 16 years, he has created visual effects, including shooting video and film content of events and international music groups at major festivals. His creativity enhances visual aspects of stage shows with cutting edge images; melding old-school analog with new digital media.

    A well-known figure in the industry, D’s hard work and experience always leads to consistently positive, memorable results.

  • Pat Gilles – Director of Business Development / Senior Event Manager

    Patrick’s skill and expertise with large scale project management and developing and maintaining relationships, developed serving the public for 25 years, fit well into the EPS team. His extensive experience providing event management, managing artist and sponsor hospitality have led to high levels of client satisfaction and multiple compliments from artists and management.

    Patrick regularly serves large scale international conventions for up to forty thousand attendees. He has provided installations and operations for exhibits at major pop cultural events across the country with over 100,000 attendees. His past events include service to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Carrolton Festival at the Switchyard and The Cuervo Games.

  • Darlene Starr – Business Development / Hospitality Manager

    Central Texas native, Darlene Starr, brings decades of entertainment industry expertise to the EPS team. Including marketing, promotion, logistics and event management. Experienced with media outlets, promoters and venues coast-to-coast, dozens of international recording companies, and countless live productions with touring acts, Darlene is as comfortable behind-the-scenes as on the front lines. She possesses knowledge of all the moving parts that must blend harmoniously to achieve a successful event. Proudly, it all started here in Austin, when she began working the door and selling merch for local bands as a teen. During college, she continued sharing her passion for our community establishing music series at record retail and for causes, and as an A&R scout for labels and publishers eager to find Texas’s best. These led to being hired and rising to executive ranks at national companies. Since 2010, she has served on the Board of Directors at SIMS Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit providing access to mental health and recovery services for musicians and their families. She now brings her expertise to the EPS team managing both business development and hospitality needs for all EPS events.

  • Curse Mackey – Brand + Partnerships

    Curse Mackey is an Austin-based musician/artist entrepreneur specializing in music, tech & entertainment lifestyle brand partnerships and event marketing. He has had two books (DRAW, Rides of Passage) and numerous articles published on his art and marketing projects. Curse is the Director of Artist & Media Relations for FX Group, the official publishers of the GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards Program Guides and the co-founder of the Mosaic Sound Collective, a sustainability model for the Austin Music & Arts Community.

  • Kesey Hunter Miller – Director of Office Morale / Ambassador of Good Will

    Kesey Hunter is a pure bred Chesapeake Bay Retriever owned by EPS owners Jeff and Kristina Miller. You may meet Kesey greeting guests at EPSHQ or out at shows as EPS ambassador of good will.

    Follow Kesey’s adventures on Instagram!

  • Woody Hunter Miller – EPS Mascot

    In remembrance of: Woody Hunter Miller, 9/6/2005 – 11/21/2018
    Woody was a good boy and was loved. He lived the life of a king. We all miss him dearly. Especially by his mom and dad.

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