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01 Jul 2011

Matthew J. Shea is Vice President of Atlas PyroVision Productions, which is responsible for the special effects that fire from the Hatch Shell during the Fourth of July concert. In addition to the Fourth of July event, he has produced pyrotechnic shows for several well-known Boston events, such as opening day at Fenway Park and New Year’s Eve.


24 Jun 2011

Steve MacDonald is a Firefighter and Public Information Officer for the Boston Fire Department, but he has also been heavily involved with the Fireworks Spectacular for many years. At the event, he is responsible for distributing credentials, working with the media, coordinating with the National Guard to set up the cannons, and assisting with the positioning of the fireworks barges in the Charles River.


21 Jun 2011

Photojournalist Bill Brett is a renowned artist, and spent much of his photographic career working for the Boston Globe. Since his retirement, he has published several photography books and has worked at many major Boston events, including the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, which he has been involved with since it began in 1974.


03 Jun 2011

Jack Bakey is the Coordinator of Public Safety for the City of Cambridge. During the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, he works with the police to manage parking, vendors, and crowds in Cambridge. He has been involved with public safety at the celebration since its beginning in 1974.


31 May 2011

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27 May 2011

Dorreen is the IT Manager at Mugar Enterprises, Inc. At the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, she is responsible for the IT setup and management of the production trailers and the Unified Command Center. Her job includes managing and maintaining much of the technology that is used behind-the-scenes at the event.

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