When he isn’t rigging for Blue Lapis he is a Senior Guide and Director for Outpost Wilderness Adventure. Under the tutelage of Lead Rigger Barry Wilson, James has enjoyed learning the complex setups required for Blue Lapis dancers to perform in unique settings. James is an accomplished climber and mountaineer, having climbed big walls and peaks in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California and Mexico. He is a certified American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor. James is also a currently certified Wilderness First Responder, a 70+ hour wilderness medical course. Over the last several years James served on the Central Texas Climbing Committee and the Board of Directors for Advance Colorado. He enjoys working with all the creative folks at Blue Lapis!
Scott Hathaway is a freelance filmmaker with a passion for the arts. He graduated with an English degree from Appalachian State University in 2007, focusing on the experimental films of Jean-Luc Godard and Ladislaz Starewicz. He began working with Blue Lapis Light in 2009 by filming “Impermanence,” set atop the J.J. Jake Pickle Federal Building. Creating beautiful, engaging videos that faithfully recreate each site-specific performance has been Scott’s greatest challenge and pleasure. When not filming for Blue Lapis Light you will have to look hard to keep up with his travels. He is motorcycling to South America in 2017-2018.
Earl has more than 30 years experience with film and digital still photography. His work has appeared in numerous publications and web sites including Business Week, Rolling Stone, Wired and Spin.
He has collaborated with numerous choreographers and dance companies including Deborah Hay, Forklift Danceworks, Yakov Sharir, Jose Bustamante, and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. His work has been recognized with Austin Critics’ Award nominations for Best Original Composition and wins in 2007 and 2010 for Best Sound Design. Meadows has been the resident sound designer and technical consultant for Blue Lapis Light since 1996.
He served as the President Elect of the Central Texas Climbing Committee (CTCC) for 10 years. The CTCC is an independently chartered advisory committee established to provide guidance and expert knowledge to Texas Parks and Wildlife regarding rock climbing resources and the placement of fixed protection at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. When not throwing ropes for Blue Lapis, Barry can be found hiking, climbing, biking, and repairing the trails of Central Texas and North America.