Ben WilkesWarehouse Project Manager

Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, Ben started his adventure in special effects at the age of 16, getting into pyrotechnic show development and set up for a small, local company he helped run for over 14 years. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012, and after pursuing other careers and interests, landed in the special effects industry full time in 2015.

Ben has toured with some of the biggest names in showbiz, implementing techniques and skills used from a colorful and wide background of knowledge. Ben’s specialty and passion continues to be pyrotechnics, both outdoor aerial and indoor proximity, along with a multitude of flame effects to bring the best equipment and product to Image SFX customers to make their shows amazing experiences for all involved.

He continues to tour when not ensuring quality product and organization at the Image SFX warehouse, along with providing local clientele any of their special effects needs.

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