The dedicated professional staff at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater is ready to help you make your event a success. General questions can be sent by email to email@example.com or you can call 972.219.8446 during regular business hours.
Denise Helbing- Arts Center Manager
Denise joined the MCL Grand team in July 2017. She comes to Lewisville after spending four years with the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. She served as Operations Manager, overseeing operations of the world-renowned arts venue. Prior to the Meyerson, Denise spent five years at the Dallas Museum of Art, as the Manager of Partner Programs.
Helbing is a St. Louis native, but has lived the last few years in Lewisville. She has a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration from Drury University. Before moving to Texas, she was as an Event Coordinator for Contemporary Productions, a St. Louis based events and artist management company where she served as Tour Coordinator for the late jazz and trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson.
Helbing is no stranger to the stage. She has been a member of several singing and theater groups throughout high school, college and after, and has even performed at MCL Grand several times – including the opening weekend festivities in 2011.
Denise lives in Lewisville with her husband Stockton and their two children.
Taylor Dupree - Arts Center Event Supervisor
Taylor joined the MCL Grand team in July 2016 as the Events Supervisor. He is a former student-athlete at Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management. Taylor has over five years of event management experience, working for two premier sports & entertainment venues in Texas – Toyota Center (Houston) & AT&T Stadium (Arlington). He is dedicated to planning & executing exceptional events, creating memorable experiences with clients, and developing more fans of Old Town Lewisville.
Aaron Kays - Arts Center Specialist
Aaron joined the team at the MCL Grand in June of 2012 as a part time Theater Attendant, moving to his current position in November of 2015. He attended Sam Houston State University where he received a BFA in Tech Theatre. Aaron has worked in various entertainment fields, from theatre, film, haunted attractions, and street performance, to special effects makeup, designing and constructing sets and costumes, acting, and directing. He loves working in the Lewisville community and helping clients in any way he can. He and wife, Jessica, and their four kids live in Denton.
Joe Nagel - Arts Center Specialist
Joe joined the team at the MCL Grand in June of 2012 as a part time Theater Attendant, moving to his current position in March of 2014. In 2004 Joe started as a general stagehand in local theaters. He has since worked in nearly all capacities behind the scenes of numerous productions. With five years of corporate entertainment experience and eight years of technical experience in theaters, Joe is thrilled to be on team and working with so many wonderful clients and helping them have the best productions possible.
Tim Phillips - Event Programming Coordinator
Tim is an original member of the MCL Grand staff and helped open the facility in 2011 after moving over from his position as Senior Media Specialist at City Hall. Tim books the artists for the Texas Tunes Concert Series as well as the Black Box Songwriter Concert Series. He is also responsible for rentals at Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Tim is a 1982 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University where he earned a BA in Communication with an emphasis in Radio/Television. With a minor in Music Education he fits in with the Arts crowd at the MCL Grand. Tim has been employed by the City of Lewisville since 1985 after moving from Wichita Falls where he directed commercials and news at KAUZ-TV. He and his wife Kim live in Denton