Cool Dad Job: Laser Master
Cool Dad Vibe: New Breed of Rock God
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Kelly Stricksel gives even God a run for his money. As founding member of the creative stage design company Fireplay, his job is to say: “Let there be light!” Stricksel is the brains behind iconic light and laser shows that have dazzled audiences watching spectacles as diverse as the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Blink-182, and Lady Antebellum. How good is he at his job? When Roger Waters wanted the iconic prism design from the Dark Side of the Moon album to come alive, Sticksel was the dude he called. Any kid would want to have Sticksel for a dad; if he can light up a Justin Timberlake concert, just imagine what he could do for nightlights.