Born and raised in rural Arkansas, Jamie Collins moved away to the “big city” as a young adult, where he graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in Political Science and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Writing. He spent many years organizing and managing political campaigns at various levels ranging from city to Presidential elections, as well as working as a Legislative Analyst for the State Legislature for 11 sessions. Jamie eventually moved to Northwest Arkansas and began working on a Master’s in Public Policy at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. It was there that he began working as a stagehand during the summers at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.
He quickly developed a passion for working in the industry, and spent several years doing lighting for the venue, as well as various concert tours and music festivals. In 2018, he left the AMP to build, maintain, and operate North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. When the three-year run of the immersive, outdoor light-sound art installation ended, Collins chose to move to Denver with the dream of one day building a bigger, better version here in the mountains.
Kaleidoscope seemed like the perfect fit for his goals, as well as his talents. His background gives him plenty of experience working in fast-paced, high-stress environments, with a variety of colleagues of various heirachy levels and personality types, while constantly trying to evolve the system to maximum efficiency. He aspires to achieve the level of organization he utilized on political campaigns to improve the day-to-day workings of our company. He looks forward to creating a seamless inventory system that anyone can use with little guidance. In a matter of time, Collins will have Kaleidoscope operating at maximum efficiency, with room for expanding to keep pace with our constant growth.