Driven by a lifelong passion for both theater and themed entertainment, Ben Wszakek received his formal education Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY studying theatrical direction. It was during this time that Ben served as student-director for several large-scale theatrical productions including The Zoo Story by Edward Albee and The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard.
Upon receiving his Bachelors Degree in 2013, Ben segued into the themed entertainment and hospitality industries, holding numerous positions at The Walt Disney Company—first as Attraction Lead for Disney Studio Special Events in Hollywood and later transitioning to hospitality where Ben worked as a front desk host at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. After relocating to Orlando, Florida to complete a year-long management internship program at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa at Walt Disney World, Ben served as a Guest Service Manager at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. In 2015, armed with an unrelenting desire to delve deeper into experiential entertainment, Ben returned to his native Los Angeles where he joined Rethink Leisure & Entertainment as Project Coordinator. In the spring of 2016, Ben was then brought aboard the illustrious team of creatives at Favilli Studio where he lends his extensive knowledge of every realm of the entertainment industry and continues to hone his skills in both project coordination and development.
Tina Gu, a native of Beijing China, received her Bachelor of Architecture from the Beijing Polytechnic University and worked in one of top 5 Chinese design institutes for 4 years as an architectural designer. She moved to the United States in 2002 to continue her architectural studies and attended the University of Arizona where she was an active student member of the AIA, winning a coveted design award in 2002. Tina received her Master’s of Architecture degree in 2003.
Early in Tina’s career, she worked as an associate architect and project lead on notable projects such as the California Latino Museum, the Pacific Amphitheater, the Georgia Aquarium and the LA Live Luxury Hotel and Conference Center. Realizing she had an affinity for hospitality and entertainment projects, Tina began to focus in that sector with projects that involve theme park planning and design, hospitality real estate development and residential commercial mix-use projects. Nurturing her interest in the industry, Tina joined the FS team in 2014 as a concept architect where she applies her talents to many facets of the projects from planning to design.
With over 25 years of experience and a record of accomplishments in the field of surveying in topographic survey, boundary surveying staking and civil engineering including commercial, residential and industrial project, Serge Tavour brings a wide variety of talents to FS. He is hands-on professional and results-oriented individual whose extensive work experience and thorough knowledge of computer software programs such as AutoCad, Civil 3D, Autodesk Land Desktop and MicroStation. Serge’s major strengths are his proficiency and his strong ability to follow and comply in all regulated environment and codes.
Prior to FS, Serge held many positions as Senior CAD Operator. His multilayered skills in surveying, topographic surveying, boundary surveying, staking, project design, street and railroad track improvement plans is a diverse set of skills. His extensive experience also includes consulting on variety of projects such as traffic improvement, railroad track improvement, Gold course projects, commercial, residential, and industrial precise and rough grading plans.