Speakers

Phil Raybourn

Working At

Raybourn Creative

About

Phil Raybourn has worked in theatre, film, and commercials for over 30 years and is a Creative Principal at Raybourn Creative. A SAG-eligible actor, he has written and directed more than 150 productions including plays, musicals, stunt and acrobatic shows, and song and dance revues. Phil worked for 15 years as a creative director, event concept designer, and producer for Busch Gardens Williamsburg, developing and designing attractions, shows, and kiosks for the award-winning Food and Wine Festival. His creation and design of haunted attractions and experiences for Howl-O-Scream ranks consistently in the top 10 of theme park Halloween events. He has 8 years of large scale event design development and implementation experience. He was part of the inaugural design and creative team for ChristmasTown, developing shows and experiences that continue to make memories for guests and drive increased revenue year after year. He is the co-creator and director of “Celtic Fyre”, four-time winner of the USA Today Best Theme Park Show Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Shakespearean studies and a minor in philosophy from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree from Full Sail University in media design. Phil has led teams of up to 50 and overseen multi-million dollar budgets, delivering on-time and on-budget strategic entertainment initiatives that excel in consumer satisfaction. His unique combination of social media influencer skills, leadership, and entertainment brand experience allow him to create product that can speak to the consumer and tell a story that will go beyond the moment of the event.
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