About Us
After operating Thunder & Lighting as an Entertainment company for 6 years, owner Dave Poirier added video production to the mix. It was a natural addition since Dave had been working in the field of video production since 1987. Working for several area companies as producer, director and production manager he built a base of experience and skills that would serve to be the back bone of the new Thunder & Lighting Production.

In 1999, the doors were opened at the Front Street office and warehoused large venue equipment building across town. Fall of 2006 found the companies office busting at the seams. A new studio was developed and included offices, warehouse facilities and a full lighting studio. The studio is the largest independent production facility in Northern Michigan and is being used to record video segments as well as in-studio programs.

The company of course, is based on the dedication and experience of it staff.

Dave Poirier, PRODUCER

With twenty years of video production experience, a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography, six years as a touring sound and lighting director, two national awards for production excellence Dave Poirier is the driving force behind Thunder & Lighting Production. His work has been seen across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin for two decades. It has appeared statewide, regionally and nationally on Prime Sports, Public Television (PBS), ESPN, ESPN II and Showtime Network. As a location cameraman his work in video segments has appeared on Bloomberg Financial Network, Showtime Network's SHOBOX, ESPN's Superbowl Sunday's GameDay, and on a pilot for the Sundance Channel.

As a director his work was featured for 3 seasons on the regional outdoors show Moore Outdoors. Airing in the Midwest on NBC affiliates, CBS affiliates and Pro Am Sport System the show took the host to locations across North America from the mountains and plains of the west to the Artic Circle. WCHA Division II College hockey games aired for two seasons on Wisconsin PBS stations and Midwest Sports. Each season featured 2-4 games produced and directed by Dave Poirier.

Broadcast commercials under his direction can be seen daily on NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates in Michigan and Northeast Wisconsin as well as the Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin markets.

He has been nationally recognized for production excellence by receiving a 2002 Telly Award. He was joined in these awards by programs produced by The History Channel, Discovery Channel and ESPN.

Last year his photography in a hospital pictorial was awarded a Marketing Excellence Award.