Jim Cooper is the Theatre Scene Shop Supervisor and Master Carpenter. He holds a B.A. in Theatre and an M.A in Theatre Lighting Design from San Diego State University. Jim brought a broad background in Technical Theatre before coming to Palomar where he served as primary lighting designer for over 100 theatrical and dance events.
Jim was the Palomar Performing Arts Technical Director for over two years and has also taught stage crafts and lighting classes. Jim has been a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology for twenty years and served at its national level as Commissioner for Health and Safety for five years. He was also an active member of the users group that designed the new Performing Arts Complex.