In my final installment of Authors Turning Pages Spotlights, I am THRILLED to introduce you to Todd Olson.
Todd is our director/producer. If you’re local, he is also the director of Heart of La Crosse, an improv comedy troupe that will make you laugh SO HARD your jaw will hurt. Seriously.
I don’t even remember meeting Todd. Not in the way that he is not memorable, but in the way that I just feel like I’ve always known him. As a businessman, he is, without a doubt, the man you want in your corner. He’s smart and level-headed, he can make a decision without being wishy-washy but also without being brash.
He owns this INCREDIBLE videography company called Cine1Productions and if you take a look at his projects, you’d think these are coming straight from Hollywood. I mean it-no matter what I do, everything I make LOOKS like it was made on my mac. He has an enormous talent in making a clean, organized, crisp, HIGH quality video. He made us a few commercials for this event and it was SO fun. One day, we literally bounced a ball down the street from Onalaska all the way to LaCrosse.
He is also SO FREAKING FUNNY. Whenever I’m down, he’ll do or say something to make me laugh. Oh, hey, did I mention he’s married to Lisa David Olson? Sometimes I just sit and imagine how they live in their house together without just peeing their pants from laughing so hard all day long. He can do ANY accent you want, and you’ll believe you are talking to someone from Scotland, or Australia, or a German with a bad English accent.
He can also make the best faces I’ve ever seen. Case in point:
As a human being, you would LOVE him. It is so easy to see why he and Lisa are perfect together. He hasn’t had it easy in this life—but you’d never know it. He takes everything in stride and stays true to his integrity and high moral code. As a father, I can see just how much he loves ALL his kids, and when I’m frustrated about my own children or a situation at school, he listens and gives great advice. When that day comes that you need to bailed out of jail, he’s the guy that will bail you out first, and THEN let you know exactly what he thinks about that.
I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone, but one time I brought these tiny little (seriously, miniature) water color paints and mini notebooks and just because it would make me happy, he painted a little bit for me. This is the kind of guy you want on your side, right?
You’ll see him/hear him in our show, but also know that he’s in charge of the line up, the lighting, the sound, and basically pulling us to our full potential (hopefully).
Go like his production page, and if you need a video made, he is SO your man. We ALL can’t wait to see you on October 24th or 25th at the Pump House. Get your tickets now!