Eddie Raymond is a lifelong San Francisco Bay Area resident, graduating from and attending post-graduate work in education at UC Berkeley. He has been a stagehand with Local 16 of the IATSE since 1975. He retired from Local 16 in 2014. Since 1981 he has been a leader in the progressive improvement of stagehand training in Local 16 as well as in the International Alliance, and served as a member of their Craft Advancement Program, providing training and advising the IA’s Exhibition and Entertainment Joint Training Trust and as a Safety in Entertainment Instructor. He has been an OSHA outreach instructor and participated in the IATSE’s outreach training for OSHA Compliance Officers on the Entertainment Industries.
Eddie was a co-chair of ESTA’s ETCP rigging certification program and sits as a member of the ETCP Council. He is Past-President of ESTA’s Board of Directors and sits on the Behind The Scenes Foundation Board of Directors.
Eddie is also an avid musician and released his first album, "'62 Cheyenne", in 2022.