Preston graduated from VCU’s BFA program in December 2004. He is glad to be back on the east coast, after having resided in San Diego, CA where he worked as joint staff for the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance and the La Jolla Playhouse as a show carpenter, and then production carpenter. Shows included, among many others, Memphis, Zhivago, The Wiz, Limelight: the story of Charlie Chaplin, and The 39 steps. Preston also occasionally built and loaded in scenery for Evoke Dance Theatre, Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, Chinese Pirate Productions, Diversionary Theatre, and others. Preston is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 87 and has worked numerous theatrical and live music productions as a member of the union.