David joined the staff as Executive Director in July of 2017. With over 30 years of management experience in the entertainment industry, he has found a home at the Riviera where he shares his enthusiasm for promoting a diverse lineup of concerts and events.
David graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.
Christopher MahiquesController & HR
Christopher joined the theatre staff in 2013. He has always had a love for the arts and music. Originally a theatre major, he transitioned into accounting after a few years. Here at the Riviera, Christopher gets to meld his passion with his work. As the Controller, he now manages all of the fiscal aspects of the theatre, as well as human resources. Every now and then, after hours, you may find him center stage looking into the audience and reliving his dreams.
Chuck AntolinaTechnical Director
Chuck is a retired touring Front of House Audio Engineer and Tour Manager. A 35 year veteran of the entertainment and corporate production industry, his clients have included Presidents, Royalty, and some of the biggest names in entertainment. He brings a perspective that helps us prepare for even the most demanding of Artists.
Derek HecklerDesign Specialist
Since 2010, Derek has been responsible for all things visual at the Riv; be it the posters, the marquee, or the website – as well as making the stars look good – the lighting for our shows. He holds a BFA in Lighting Design from SUNY Purchase, and has worked on several productions in a multitude of settings – from ABC Studios in NYC, to the Niagara Falls. He is proud to bring his knowledge and experience to the Riv’s diverse entertainment environment.
Neal BrodfuehrerProduction Manager
Neal is a production specialist and former touring sound engineer and tour manager. With 15 years of experience in the industry running multiple venues, touring acts and festivals. He’s proud to bring these skills to the Riviera.