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 is also a member of the Fayetteville Arts Council.
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 6-year old daughter (Anya) and a 2-year old son (Jack).