Head of Security
Born and raised in Bloomington, MN, I graduated from Prior Lake H.S. I began working concerts in 1980 with Campus Crusade for Christ at U of M, and took over as Director of Security at the Sonshine Festival in 1987, the same year I graduated from North Central University. I was a Youth Pastor at Prior Lake and Bethel Assembly of God in the mid to late 80’s, and now attend Grove Christian Center in Maple Grove where I am a deacon and youth leader. I’ve worked with Jam Productions since 1996 (now Sonshine Concerts), and Grace Church since 2001. Running shows is my passion, and as a fellow volunteer working with wonderful people, I could not imagine doing something more enjoyable. I like to think Sonshine Security is the best group of security volunteers in the Nation!
Assistant Head of Security
I’ve been married to Jeff since 1985 and worked side by side with him running security at the Sonshine Festival since we took over in 1987. We have two wonderful children and they’ve never known anything but year-round Sonshine planning, which I thoroughly enjoy! Working with the 135+ on crew each year at Sonshine can be a little exhausting for me but I wouldn’t give it up for anything. At Sonshine I am responsible for distributing the wristbands, meal tix, and schedules to the entire crew on Wednesday. I am the Church Secretary at Grove Christian Center where we have attended since the mid 90’s. I’m involved in the Nursery, Youth, and any other areas that need attention!
Crowd Patrol Supervisor
I grew up in Prior Lake, Mn and graduated in 1983 from Prior Lake H.S. My wife Claudia and I have been married since 1996 and have two daughters. We attend Evergreen Church in Bloomington, Mn where we met. I have been doing concerts almost as long as my brother Jeff, but I let him take charge of everything…he has a fragile ego. I enjoy patrolling through the Sonshine Festival grounds getting to know people and seeing them having a good time in many unique ways while not breaking any rules, then we have to do the not-so-fun part of our job. I have been doing Security at Sonshine since 1987 and enjoy it and the fellow volunteers I work with thoroughly.
I was born and raised in Redwood Falls, (about an hour from Willmar) and I’ve been an avid Sonshiner since I was 12. I joined the Security Crew in 2006 where I was put on the Crowd Patrol team. A few years passed, and I was enlisted into the Supervisor ranks as Administrative Assistant. I help with all "administrative" (aka, paperwork) duties prior to the Festival, (which believe me, there is a LOT of.) While Sonshine is in full swing, I assist Jeff and Sheila Quiggle with..well..whatever! It's the longest 5 days of the year, but SO rewarding and SO worth it! I am also a full time Mommy to my beautiful baby girl, Nikki Jean, and a full time wife to Nighttime SRT member, Kinsey. All 3 jobs are pretty spectacular, and I couldn't ask for anything more. When I'm not chasing down my very active baby girl and have just a few minutes to myself, I can be found drinking a cup of coffee and reading a book.
Overnight SRT (Strategic Response Team) Supervisor
Born in Colorado but raised in White Bear Lake MN. Just finishing a degree in alcohol and drug counseling and pursuing my PsyD in Clinical Psychology. I work full time at a youth chemical dependency treatment center, and part time for white bear lake as a Firefighter/EMT. Been attending and working security at Sonshine since 2002. Rock Climbing, playing guitar, Disc golf, and Longboarding are things i enjoy. I love God, love meeting new people, and have a heart for struggling youth. Understanding what makes people tick is fascinating.
Assistant SRT Supervisor
I was born in Omaha NE and moved to Minnesota in 1999. I did security for shows in Omaha and later at Club3Degrees in Mpls. I’ve been working Sonshine Security since 2006 and was made SRT Asst Sup in 2008. Both of my sons Brandon and Adam have also been on the security crew at Sonshine. I am an Electrician by trade and love my heavy metal music. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at sonshine every year.
Artist Crew Supervisor
The eldest of the "infamous" Biddle sisters (you'd have to have been around from 1996-2003 to know what that means) :-). I grew up in Waconia, MN, and love it here in MN. I started doing Sonsine Security in 1998. In 2006 I filled in as the Artist Supervisor and took over that position in 2007. I love it because I get to meet a lot of really great bands. In 2003 I "took one for the team" when I wiped out in the high school parking lot while running after some fireworks violators, my right knee hasn't been quite the same since. I love Sonshine and our Security crew is one of the best I've ever seen!
I have been with Sonshine Security since 1993 and have thoroughly enjoyed every year. The people I have worked with at the Festival throughout the years are some of the best people I know and I will always call them friends. I was the Alternative Stages Supervisor for a number of years until my good friends Leigh and Charlie took over responsibility for Stages 3 and HM. I can't think of anyone else I'd rather work with. I'm usually camping in tent city during the weekend with my wife and our friends. They're real friendly so stop by and say hi.
Indoor HM Stage Supervisor
-mrlizzy, a pastor in training, joined the security crew after "graduating" from a psychiatric care facility. He finds the hm stage at sonshine to be more fun than his court ordered anger management classes. Lizzy likes horror movies, long walks at night, and tormenting today's youth.
Indoor HM Stage Supervisor
I have been going to Sonshine since I was fifteen and have never missed a year since. Even the year that it happened to be in the middle of my honeymoon, my husband and I camped out at Sonshine. That was in 2003 and was also the year that I started working security. I am usually found in the HM stage where, after working about 12 hours straight one year, they decided to let me out into the sun and supervise the debut stage (which was not too far from HM). Now, I co-supervise the HM stage with lizzy. I absolutely love everything about Sonshine and working there! It is definitely, 100 percent, my favorite time of the year!