Mr. Holter has a 56 year history in the theater, starting with a first role in a Church Pageant his first grade year at St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman Montana.
Starting in the summer between his 6th and 7th grade, he audited Technical theater Courses from Signa Anderson (James) at Montana State University so he could be hired to be a part of the Stage crew at the Willson Auditorium where he met several life long friends who could not understand why a “shrimp” was taking college level theater courses for no grade. He was crew member and Stage Manager at the Willson Auditorium till his graduation from MSU in theater with a physics and music minor in 1981. At the Willson Mr. Holter was lucky to work with a huge number of artists from Victor Borge to Ray Charles, and the first National Tour of Godspell, as well as produce hundreds of local and school shows.
As a member of the “Junior Loft theater” Mr. Holter acted or did technical work in several performances including The world of Carl Sandburg, Godspell, The Undertaker, Sneaky Fitch. and a myriad of other Loft Community shows.
After Graduation from MSU Mr. Holter went to school and worked in the Seattle / Tacoma area for three years, and then Moved to the LA area where he was employed at TVI international, pacific scenic, and did freelance lighting and sound as well as working for a general contractor as a carpenter and electrician. In 1985 Mr. Holter returned to MSU where he gained a second BA in English Literature and Education, and during that time ran the after school theater program at Bozeman Senior High School, as well as doing freelance lighting, sound and sets for Ballet, community theater and film. Mr holter has earned screen credit several full length and short films, and PBS shows including Meet Christopher Parkening, Amazing Grace and Chuck, Useless, Bitter Root and Wuthering Heights.
Mr. Holter received a Masters in theater from the University of Montana in 2000, and an Associates in Energy Technology (with High Honors) in 2014.
Mr. Holter remains Active in USITT, IATSE, and crews shows for the Helena Civic Center and Helena Middle School.