Nick Zazal is Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP's Director of Events & Patron Services and is responsible for overseeing the FOH department, client event sales, concessions, merchandise, security, resident company relationships and logistics for a wide variety of specialty events. A two-time graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nick has a BFA in Stage Management(Theatre) and a MS in Recreation, Sports and Tourism. Nick relocated to Fayetteville from Urbana, IL where he had spent 9 seasons as Coordinator, then Director, of the Events Department overseeing production and logistics for a wide variety of touring productions, rental events, and student music ensembles. Nick continues to travel to Urbana for his work with the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, where he is on the planning committee.
In his stage management/production days, Nick spent time with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT), and Wildwood Opera Festival (Little Rock, AR)
Nick and his wife, Sallie, are the proud parents a 4-year old daughter (Anya) and a 1-year old son (Jack).