The Team at Tinc

Tinc has a core team of full-time project managers and support staff, and an employee base of over 700 talented professionals.  

Our employees are passionate, highly skilled professionals

J. Ryan KirkCo-Founder
Biography
As a former freelance production manager, Ryan excels because of his organizational abilities, interpersonal skills, and exceptional work ethic. He’s served in managerial roles for the majority of his 16 years in the entertainment industry and has coordinated events of every shape and size. He has taught production management on undergraduate and graduate level and worked with many of the largest companies in the world.
Ryan acquired his MBA from Stern school of business at NYU. He also has a passion for cooking, meeting new people, and traveling to little-explored corners of the world.
He is also the acting CEO and owner of Propared, LLC, a software company building a management platform for live event managers.
Contact
Email:  ryan@tincproductions.com


Melissa JohnstonCo-Founder
Biography
Melissa’s focus is ensuring that Tinc is continually moving forward. She constantly pushes Tinc to improve its processes, focus, and employee and client relations with an unshifting focus on efficiency, transparency and creativity.
Previously she production managed live events for various companies in the US and managed global educational events for Goldman Sachs. She has been with Tinc from the very beginning and in her free time she sings, rock climbs, plays Zelda and cuts gemstones.
Melissa is also the acting Chief Operations Officer and owner of Propared, LLC.
Contact
Email:  melissa@tincproductions.com


Duncan NorthernPresident/Production Supervisor
Biography
Duncan Northern is the President / Production Supervisor of Tinc Productions. He started at Tinc in 2012 as an employee, taking over the company as President in 2018. Born and Raised in Colorado, his background as a technician and stage manager culminated in his eventual progression into Production Management. He is dedicated to bringing top shelf production supervision and technical direction to a wide variety of projects including Fashion Shows, Theatrical Productions, Special and Corporate Events. 
Contact
Email:  duncan@tincproductions.com

Erica BlumrosenProduction Manager
Biography
Erica started working with Tinc on the New York Musical Festival ’16. Previously she had worked on the production management team of various shows with Aurora Productions. She can be found putting her degree in Theater Studies from Emerson College to good use by making crazy theater happen in and around the city. When not working on shows, she is usually going on rock climbing adventures or chilling out with a good book.
Contact
Email: erica@tincproductions.com


Jeremy OwensProduction Manager
Biography
Jeremy joined the Tinc team in 2017 on a show all about Elvis impersonators and strives to bring that same giddy excitement to every project he works on. He graduated the College of William and Mary with a degree in Psychology (which he finds very useful in his current role). Jeremy has worked as a lighting designer and technician in addition to Production Management for theater and events. In his free time Jeremy loves to dance, read about science or psychology, and experience all the amazing food this city has to offer.
Contact
Email: jeremy@tincproductions.com


HelixCheerleader / Head of Security
Biography
Let’s not kid ourselves. Helix is really the team member that keeps us going. Her rallying cry never fails to put everything in perspective and reminds you it’s time to take a break (at least twice a day). When you drop by the office, be prepared for a greeting, but don’t worry, we have treats enough for everyone, human and dog alike.
Contact
Email: helix@tincproductions.com