Some called him the lighting guy, Dad’s called him family, everyone knows him as a Legend.
The youngest of three brothers, raised by a loving single mom, Conan grew up in Marietta (Scarrietta) Ga. He loved Soccer, Lacross, and as a musician won a National Championship with the Lassiter Highschool marching band. After obtaining a lighting degree at Georgia College and State University he heard the ATL calling as the Hollywood boon gripped the city. Conan worked his way from PA to Lighting Tech in the studios of Turner Broadcasting. From NBA TV to Turner Classic Movies Conan brought his laid-back style and persistent work ethic. While Josh blossomed at Turner he rooted himself at Dad’s Garage, falling in love with theatre all over again. Conan died February 10th 2018 at the age of 32 after a year-long battle with Lung Cancer. In Conan’s final year not a day didn’t go by when he was healthy that he’d make his way back to Dad’s to design with lights. Only Conan never regarded it as work, lighting was his love. Conan hopes to help you out in finding what it is you love to do so that you may truly live every day.
Next time you’re at Dad’s look up into the lights and Conan’s Legend burns bright.
Want to find out more about the Legend? Click here to visit his site, www.joshsantamariafund.com
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