---2002 Reopened Lee Greenwood Theatre
​              Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

$2.8M Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training

$3M America's Promise - Rural Talent Investments

--- 2014      Started Consulting for Grants & Project Management


                                                                     Recent grants written and/or managed include...

---2012 Theatre Manager - Royal Palace Theatre
    City-owned venue strapped with heavy debt -

    worked for Arkansas-based CPA partnership

    who ran it as an internet sweepstakes venue    (casino). Great study in rural marketing and        presenting.

Call Kaine Riggan at (919) 368-8691 to discuss your project.

Ian Sopian, NC Governor Roy Cooper & Riggan 2019

166 Jack Daniel Road
​    Manson, NC 27553

(l to r) Ian Sopian, NC Governor Roy Cooper, Kaine Riggan
Development Consultant

Winning $187M Since 2020 For NC

---2003 to 2008 Founding Director
    Senior Center for the Arts
    Nashville, Tennessee - Now in its 20th Year


October 2010 ---
Owner, Nashville Dinner Theatre     

Started Celebrity Limousines      
Nashville, TN           ​June 1996 --- 

---2009 Grants & Sponsorships Director
     Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center
     Saban Theatre Capital Campaign

Discovered a closed, run-down speakeasy on
Printer's Alley, struck a deal with the landlord, renovated and opened for business six weeks later. 


 ---  June 1994 Grand Ole Opry Box Office

National Science Foundation
$1.8M Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Project Resume

    (919) 368-8691

E-mail: Kaine@DowntownDevelopment.org

$3.2M Department of Education - Office of Migrant Education
Ten College Consortium Project 

Served as Dir. of Performing Arts    

Tennessee Arts Commission    
2003 ---

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