Raised in Reading PA, Craig attended Susquehanna University (1998) and Lancaster University (1997) in the UK. In his first job as a cashier at Weis Markets in Wyomissing, PA, it is statistically possible he waited on an infant Taylor Swift and her family. This may in turn have led to his first lighting design job on Selinsgrove High School’s production of Fiddler on the Roof for which he was paid $200, a sum he considers too much given his ability at the time. Undaunted, he learned lighting basics at Kinetic Artistry in Takoma Park, MD, Artistic Concepts in Chantilly, VA and took a leap over to Hawaii Stage and Lighting Rentals in Honolulu, HI. Back in LA, board operator gigs at The Wiltern Theatre taught him the art of busking to previously unheard songs, a perfect preparation for his current position as Emmy winning Lighting Director for The Voice. Craig credits a mentor program under Andy O’Reilly for teaching him the fundamentals of television lighting and credits his “penchant for witty banter and a general bon vivant air” for blazing his career path. Asked about his favorite technology, he admits to a great admiration for penicillin and vaccines, and for all Ayrton products, especially the Magic Blade. He deeply mourns the passing of moving mirror fixtures. His essential tools include a multiple USB stick, pocket knife and Sam Barker’s phone number. He loves that lighting allows him “to tell stories through light,” and hates when this is not done well, and that DMX is still being used to control complicated fixtures. In breaks from DarkFire Lighting projects, he is a yeoman competitive poker player, photographer, reader and writer.