Meet Our Team

Jerry Thompson


Jerry started his industry career in 1982, working as a manager in the nightclub business. From 1986-1991 he was VP of Dallas Alley, an entertainment complex located in Dallas’ Historic West End. For 10 years (1991-2001), he served as President of the Caravan of Dreams performing arts center in Fort Worth. Promoter Line, Inc. was created in 1993 as an event production arm of this world renowned entertainment venue. Jerry's other event accomplishments include the development and execution of a nationwide NASCAR Concert Series; producer of the Sundance Square Concert Series in downtown Fort Worth; and producer of the annual Charles Goodnight Awards banquet. He was also Assistant Artist and Media Coordinator for Farm Aid in 1988 at Texas Stadium. Besides managing the team, Jerry is an avid cyclist and handles route marking details and ride official duties during an event.

Christie Tims Steblein

Director of Finance & Events

After earning her degree in accounting, Christie has primarily worked in the entertainment/hospitality industry in the Fort Worth area. Previous employers include: the national office of M.A.D.D., Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Club, Caravan of Dreams, and Southwest Sports Group (owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team and Dallas Stars hockey team).

In 1996 Christie went to work with Jerry Thompson at the Caravan of Dreams as the Controller and Box Office Manager. After the Caravan closed in 2001, Christie worked for many Promoter Line events including: WolfDance, Evening of Jazz, Bone Bash, GrapeFest, Southlake Oktoberfest, Main Street Days, Best Buddies bike rides, and many, many more events. Duties have ranged from supervising over 50 gate staff people for events with over 20,000 attendance; running merchandise for national acts such as .38 Special, Kevin Fowler, and Miranda Lambert; assisting with finish line setup and event day activities for bike rides held in Texas, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, and California; budgeting and equipment ordering along with many cash control duties at city festivals.

Cade Tims

Director of Sport Events

Cade started working for Promoter Line part time in 2000. His first job was selling tickets at the Caravan of Dreams while still in high school. After graduating from college, Cade became a full time employee and is the Client Lead for most of our bicycle rides. He works with each client to understand the resources needed to develop a successful event then leads the PLI staff in obtaining the venues, permits, assets, and staff to implement the event. He has been instrumental in working with many venues and creating a successful partnership for our client and the property owner: Rose Bowl Stadium, Texas Motor Speedway, Sundance Square, Daytona Beach Band Shell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Carlsbad Westin/Sheraton Hotel, SOMO Village Event Center, TCU Amon Carter Stadium, SMU Ford Stadium, etc. During the event, Cade is usually a site lead or in Net Control.

Bill Sykes

Manager of Sport Events

Bill is the manager of the Promoter Line East Coast office and is part of the Promoter Line Bike/Walk/Run Department. Bill owned and operated International Cycling, which organized Professional cycling teams from 1988 – 1995 including the IME/Panasonic Professional Cycling team and the Saab Professional Cycling team, as well as organized the Cyclo Cross Championships in 1986 and 1988. He founded the Myles Standish Stage Forest Road Race in 1980 and still is a vital part of it to this day. Since 2003, Bill has been the Logistics Director of the Best Buddies Friendship Rides. His responsibilities included organizing Federal, Local and State municipalities, vendors, venues and support staff, as well as managing, storing and maintaining Best Buddies’ 200+ rental bike fleet.

Preston Steblein

Senior Event Manager

After working part time for the company in high school, Preston joined Promoter Line on a full time basis in 2016. In 2014, Preston completed his Business Administration degree with emphasis in management and marketing from McMurray University. Immediately after college, Preston worked two years as a full time tennis teaching professional where he learned time management and top-notch customer service skills. Preston is a client lead for most of our festivals, walks, and some of our bicycle rides. Preston works with many of our vendor/suppliers to get competitive bids to implement our events. During the event, Preston is usually a site lead with extensive experience with suppliers and festival vendors.  

Clyde Myles

Event Manager

Clyde joined the Promoter Line team part time in 2014 and transitioned into a full time employee in 2016. With an Associates Degree in Project Management and previous employment in the construction industry, Clyde has the planning and event development skills that make him a key member of our team. Clyde secures many of the suppliers for our events. On site at an event, Clyde usually manages the truck packing/unpacking, drives trucks and will either be a site lead or site assistant.

Tim Munetsi

Event Manager

Tim started working events with us in 2017 and became a full time employee in July 2023. Tim holds a diploma in Urban and Regional Planning. Prior to working events, he spent 15 years working in the telecommunications industry. Tim handles our permitting, police, medical, and rest stop venue needs. He is a valuable member of our route marking team, along with assisting with warehouse/truck packing and driving rest stop/site venue trucks. He is an avid runner and cyclist.

Oscar Pleitez

Graphic Designer

Oscar graduated from the Academy of Irving, a high tech, career oriented high school, at which he specialized in visual arts and communications, with an emphasis in advertising design. He became self-employed shooting portraiture, designing logos, websites, and other graphic materials for his clients.

In 2011, Oscar joined the Promoter Line family as a seasonal event staff member. He's worked many events including Lewisville Western Days, Southlake Oktoberfest, Mesquite Real. Texas. Festival., events at Sundance Square like Main Street Arts Fest and ESPN events, Armed Forces Bowl, Walk and BikeMS events, and Best Buddies Challenges around the country. His responsibilities have ranged from ticket and merchandise sales, to barricades, designing site maps, and event photography.

Now a full time office team member as Graphic Designer, Oscar incorporates his design experience, creativity, and eye for detail, into his daily work.

Outside the office Oscar enjoys the arts, entertaining, traveling, and hiking.

We would not be able to provide a quality product without the services of over 30 skilled team members that are committed to working our events.

Former professional cyclists, retired military, current and retired railroad managers, medical professionals, licensed ham operators, professional truck drivers, former business owners, non-profit specialists, etc, all play a key role in implementing our charity bicycle rides and walks, festivals, and private events. Many of our team members have been working with us for over 10 years which means--they understand events. They are ready for the long hours, the physical challenges, Mother nature, and pivoting. Best of all, seeing the client and participants have a wonderful experience is the goal for each and every one.

Below is a list of just a couple of our experienced event staff.

Kenneth Davis

Crew Chief

Kenneth Davis’s experience with Promoter Line dates back to 1992 when he joined the company as a runner. Quickly rising up through the ranks, he became a quintessential member of the crew and has been expanding his knowledge of stage building and production for over 20 years. From loading and unloading gear to specialized work with sound and lights, Kenneth has done it all. Several years ago his efforts were rewarded through his promotion to Crew Chief. Kenneth brings to Promoter Line years of experience, hard work, dedication, and a wealth of technical knowledge with over 20+ years in the railroading industry. He would like to state for all to know that he considers it a privilege to work for Promoter Line where everyone works seamlessly together as a team to provide exquisite entertainment.

Ed Smith

After a career with the railroad, Ed joined us in 2014. He easily learned the process of handling band gear, assisting with stage building, truck packing and site management. Ed is one of our most experienced truck and forklift drivers.

Chris Vincentti

After a career in the Navy, Chris started working for us in 2015. With his time management skills and attention to details, he has become a valuable member of our crew. Chris is also an experienced truck/forklift driver and is involved in all warehouse/truck packing along with managing start lines, rest stops and assisting with route marking.

Sandy Harslem

Sandy is an avid cyclist that joined us in 2021 on our route marking team. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and worked at American Airlines for 10 years in accounting and as the Cash Manager for AMR Corporation. Her positive attitude and organization skills have made her a key member of our team and besides route marking, she helps with site management, rest stop setup, truck packing and whatever needs to be done. She is the ultimate team utility player.