On The Hiyu – Mission
On The Hiyu is a unique floating venue dedicated to the presentation of arts, entertainment and events from a multitude of cultural and creative traditions. Our mission is to empower artists, musicians, celebrants and creative thinkers to bring their unique and inspiring gifts to the world. We serve as a space that fuels positive thought and action, enhances community, inclusivity and furthers conscious connection through the joyous celebration of life.
Jeff Wilson – President of Menagerie Inc.
Jeff is a businessman, entrepreneur and agent of positive change through the arts. His core principles embody a spiritual consciousness, and the belief that “we attract what we think”. Early on, Jeff’s passion for the arts seed was planted. At the age of 10, he spent his first time on a movie set, with the legendary Angie Dickinson and Earl Holliman. His passion for facilitating entertainment started there, seeing all the work that took place behind the scenes to make the magic unfold. He is committed to supporting creative individuals in sharing their gifts with the world.
David Crellin – Artistic Director
David has been a part of the Northwest arts scene for over 20 years. Co- founder & Ringmaster of the legendary Circus Contraption, he has collaborated with many NW art makers, including the Can Can Cabaret, School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Moisture Festival, Seattle Immersive Theatre and many more. He has been travelling the world for over 15 years in demand as an emcee, director, creative consultant and educator. He has created entertainment events for clients and corporations in the Northwest and internationally for over 10 years. He is thrilled to be bringing his artistic vision to this one-of-a-kind project, and to highlight the wealth of talent and vibrant arts community that exists in Seattle and the Northwest.
Al Parisi- Operations and Special Events
For over 12 years, as Director of Seattle’s Fremont Fair, Al grew the festival from a neighborhood celebration into a Northwest touchstone. Part of the production team for the Washington Brewer’s Festival, he also co-produced Tall Ships Tacoma and produced local festival and concert series for the City of Burien. Recently clients include The Workshop for the grand opening of Sound Transit Light Rail and the opening of the 520 bridge. Al’s mission and intention is to create, collaborate, and orchestrate meaningful projects and events.