Jessica Leivo Show Set Project Manager

Jessica serves as the interface between the Creative and Architecture departments to develop, coordinate, and deliver all architectural /experience show packages. She manages and provides document control for all digital assets for the Architecture department as well as providing 2D and 3D digital drawing support for Architecture team. Prior to THG, Jessica spent 15 years in the home remodeling industry, gaining diverse experience in construction and project management. She graduated valedictorian with a degree in set & exhibit design before crossing over into the themed entertainment world.  

EDUCATION:

B.S., The Art Institute of California

NOTABLE PROJECTS:

Parkwide Holiday Decor, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Press Event, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, Yorba Linda, CA

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, UAE

DreamWorks WaterPark, East Rutherford, NJ

Theme Park Experience Center, Orlando, FL

 

Jodi Roberdes, AIA, NCARB Director of Architecture

Jodi has played an integral role in many architectural and interior design projects for The Hettema Group since 2009, including the Dragons Wild Shooting interactive ride at Lotte World in Seoul, the Malaysia Truly Asia Center in Kuala Lumpur, The High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas, and the DreamWorks Water Park at the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex in New Jersey. She served as the Lead Architectural Designer for the award-winning One World Observatory experience at One World Trade Center in New York City.

Prior to joining THG, Jodi was Director of Design at Scenery West Design & Construction, creating turnkey projects involving multiple disciplines and specialty consultants, as well as architectural facility interface and show integration. She was responsible for projects such as Sony’s Where the Wild Things Are attraction in Japan, SeaWorld’s Circ de la Mer attraction in San Diego, the Texas Wild! 8-acre expansion at the Fort Worth Zoo, five GameWorks Entertainment Centers throughout the U.S., and Oakley flagship stores. As Senior Associate at JKI International Architectural & Planning, Jodi executed multiple design/build projects domestically, as well as interior entertainment facilities and attractions internationally. She also served as a consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering, assisting with exteriors and interiors for Disney’s California Adventure.

EDUCATION:

B.A., Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

M.A.,Urban Design and Planning Technical University, Athens, Greece

NOTABLE PROJECTS:

One World Observatory at One World Trade Center, New York City

High Roller Observation Wheel, Las Vegas

The Crystal Pavilion at The Galaxy Integrated Resort, Macau

Sunnie Burke Executive Architect

As an executive architect licensed in California and Florida, Sunnie leads The Hettema Group’s architecture team on many company projects. For more than 20 years, she has worked on a wide variety of building projects, including entertainment, residential, commercial, and institutional facilities. She is known throughout the themed entertainment industry as a skilled leader in facility architecture. Sunnie’s knowledge, experience, and production management talents have been a key factor in the success of many projects at THG and industry wide. 

EDUCATION:

B.S., School of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.A., Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture

NOTABLE PROJECTS:

Disneyland Resort: Anaheim

Universal Studios: Singapore, Japan, Hollywood

K-Culture Valley, South Korea

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