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September 27, 2020 48 mins

Mike Aug is an amazing example of resiliency. As a Project Manager and a Production Manager, you have to be. In this episode, we talk about COVID-19 Compliance, and what film and event locations might look like in the coming months. We also discuss courses you can take to get certification as a COVID-19 Compliance Officer, and talk about who pays for your quarantine time, as well as the value and fun of re-inventing yourself in a niche business.


Mike Aug



Concert Shop:






Chicken Scratch LLC:





Behind the Scenes Foundation:


Terri Walters

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LinkedIn: @TerriLWalters -



Event Yak


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Moonfish Production, Ltd.



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Episode 22 By the Numbers:

00:00 | Terri Walters

Meet Mike Aug: Event Production Manager, Certified COVID-19 Compliance/Safety Officer, Entrepreneur and Gadget Geek.


04:05 | Mike Aug

Why I stepped off after 22 wonderful years at a staff position.


09:37 | Terri Walters / Mike Aug

On being a teacher/staffer vs. being an owner, the challenges of working for yourself, and the key to surviving.


12:36 | Terri Walters

Is there a difference between working corporation gigs vs. outdoor, festival-type events?


16:33 | Terri Walters / Mike Aug

A COVID-19 silver lining – safety first!


22:49 | Terri Walters

What surprised you the most during your COVID-19 safety compliance training?


24:39 | Terri Walters / Mike Aug

What happens when an event professional has to quarantine after traveling to an event? Who pays for your mandatory “down-time?” What does the new work model look like?


31:48 | Mike Aug

A new niche? The COVID-19 Compliance Officer (CCO) creates an entre for people wanting to get into production.


35:06 | Mike Aug

The Gadget Geek takes over and creates the “Concert Shop Store” – everything a black shirt (and dirty handers) needs on-site!


43:45 | Mike Aug

Charity Giving with the Behind the Scenes Foundation – helping entertainment technicians in need.


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