Clayton Hutson: Stage Manager And Entrepreneur

Clayton Hutson is a stage manager who obtained his business degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

 

He also has a degree in theater design, which he received from Central Michigan University.

 

The entrepreneur was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but his job has allowed him to travel all over the world, working for celebrities like

 

  • Pink

 

  • Billy Graham

 

  • Kid Rock

 

  • Prince

 

 

Before Hutson branched out on his own, he worked for a couple of different production companies.

 

One of these companies in particular began having a hard time when the recession hit in 2018.

 

Hutson knew that he had to find a way to earn money, so he decided the best thing to do would be to leave that company and branch out on his own.

 

The recession hitting that production company was a negative time in Hutson’s career, but it hasn’t been the worst.

 

He once did contract work for a company that fell out with one of its clients. The client wished to continue working with Hutson, however.

 

Although this meant work for Hutson, it meant trouble with the production company, which ended up suing him for $150,000.

 

It took Clayton a bit of time to recover from that suit, but now he’s more popular and more sought after than ever as a stage manager.

 

He continues to receive more and more clients, thanks to word-of-mouth, networking, and his website.

 

The entrepreneur says that it took him years to make a name for himself and to build his reputation, so he works to maintain it by reaching out to people whenever he can and by keeping his website updated with answers to any questions that clients or anyone else may have about him.

 

Hutson feels that he is so successful because he is often known to be the hardest working person in the room.

 

He tries to be the first to arrive on set and the last to leave.

 

The business major also re-checks his work over and over again.

 

Clayton says that he checks his work a total of three times. Doing so will ensure that any errors he missed during the first or second check will be brought to his attention the third time around.

 

Hutson is currently touring with the country duo, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as the couple perform for the second leg of their world tour. Learn more: https://www.clayhutson.com