The Hawkmoon Team
We make the magic happen.
Meet the Founders
Nic Kessler has a Masters in Drama from Washington University in Saint Louis. He has called Orlando home for the last 20 years and has worked as a Show Director and Show Writer in themed entertainment, immersive experiences and theatre. His most recent projects include serving as Show Director for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World and as Senior Show Writer for Universal Creative. Nic has created experiences all over the world from epic spectaculars to intimate one-of-a-kind shows.
Brit Brennan has a BFA in Theatre Production from the University of Pittsburgh, which she used to land a job in sunny Orlando nearly 20 years ago. Brit has led a rich and diverse career life, from The Walt Disney company, both domestic and international, to traveling the world with Cirque du Soleil, to a building a diverse and talented team while introducing world class programming for Knotts. Spreadsheets are her love language, and she helped create the company with her creative flair for business.
Executive Show Director
As part of her role at Hawkmoon, Michelle supervises the creative development of live event entertainment. Michelle is an Orlando native and UCF grad. After being on Broadway with Jersey Boys, Michelle premiered and starred in the off Broadway musical Disenchanted (Lucille Lortel award Nominee-Lead Actress). Other credits include national tours of Grease (Rizzo) and the 30th anniversary tour of Annie. Most recently, Michelle was the lead vocalist in national concert tours such as The Golden Age of Broadway and Rhapsody and Rhythm. Michelle was often a leading player with the Orlando Philharmonic (My Fair Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed.)
Marcus comes to Hawkmoon with an extensive background in Entertainment and Live Events, as an Executive Producer, Director or Operations, Head of Department and A/V Technician through his work with edgefactory, Wizard Connection, Blue Man Group and Universal Orlando. With his wealth of knowledge gained from his BA in Entertainment Management from UCF and many years of experience in leadership, Marcus is prepared to lead Hawkmoon’s strategic growth to reach global opportunities as well as its execution of productions.
Director, Live Entertainment
As part his role at Hawkmoon EJ serves as Music Supervisor and leads the charge on new vocal arrangements. E.J. has performed all over the world in a variety of ensembles and venues. Some of his favorite theatrical credits include, Les Miserables (Marius), Quasimodo (The Huncback of Notre Dame) In the Heights (Piraguero), and a variety of featured roles for the Walt Disney Company. As a session vocalist, he has recorded in studios such as Capitol Records, The Imagination House, Roy O. Disney Studios, Jim Henson Studios and many more. He has sung background vocals for well-known artists such as SuperFruit, Jordan Fisher (ABC), Shoshana Bean, Jackie Evancho, Chris Daughtry and others. Go Hawkmoon!
Lindsay Flick Cardona
At Hawkmoon Lindsay serves as Music Supervisor and collaborated on new vocal arrangements. Lindsay Flick has worked as a professional singer, actor and vocal arranger for the better part of 15 years. She has graced the stage and screen in both live performances and commercial work. You’ve seen her singing across the globe from Walt Disney World to Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines and as far as Okinawa, Japan. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wright State University and she is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.