2016 Judges

As in years past, we have solicited experienced professionals from outside the Harbour area—Los Angeles, Pasadena and Hollywood—to judge our decorated boats and homes. These judges work in the creative arts fields, interior design, floral design, movie set design and even in the designing of floats for the Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. They judge with an eye for good design structure, beauty, symmetry and originality. We are fortunate to have these talented people judge, without favoritism, our Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Boat Parade and Home Decorating.

 

Larry Crain

Larry Crain Productions

Larry Crain was part of the Rose Parade float business for 26 years. Larry owned Charisma Floats/Designs for 18 years. As the owner of Charisma beginning in 1991, Larry garnered the coveted Sweepstakes award for Malaysia and Builder of the Year in 1993 and 1997.  He also put together a highly respected design and construction team.

Under Larry's leadership, Charisma Floats/Designs produced all the floral decorations and floral production for the Academy Award's Oscar Show for 17 years.

In 1992 and 1993, Charisma was contracted to be consultants for the Tourism Boats of Malaysia in helping the Government start their own floral parade in Kuala Lumpur.  Charisma aided in the arrangements for the parade regarding logistics, float construction, security, and event planning, judging, and managed the decoration of the floats prior to the parade.  

In 1998 and 1999, Charisma was contracted to be the exclusive builder for the City of Beverly Hills to provide float units for their Parade of Lights.

In July 2004, Larry sold Charisma Floats/Designs to pursue a consulting business in the areas of events and parades.

Larry's professional background also includes sales, marketing, and public relations work with Cameron Medical Corporation and Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

Larry obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

 

Larry Crain

Larry Crain Productions

Larry Crain was part of the Rose Parade float business for 26 years. Larry owned Charisma Floats/Designs for 18 years. As the owner of Charisma beginning in 1991, Larry garnered the coveted Sweepstakes award for Malaysia and Builder of the Year in 1993 and 1997.  He also put together a highly respected design and construction team.

Under Larry's leadership, Charisma Floats/Designs produced all the floral decorations and floral production for the Academy Award's Oscar Show for 17 years.

In 1992 and 1993, Charisma was contracted to be consultants for the Tourism Boats of Malaysia in helping the Government start their own floral parade in Kuala Lumpur.  Charisma aided in the arrangements for the parade regarding logistics, float construction, security, and event planning, judging, and managed the decoration of the floats prior to the parade.  

In 1998 and 1999, Charisma was contracted to be the exclusive builder for the City of Beverly Hills to provide float units for their Parade of Lights.

In July 2004, Larry sold Charisma Floats/Designs to pursue a consulting business in the areas of events and parades.

Larry's professional background also includes sales, marketing, and public relations work with Cameron Medical Corporation and Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

Larry obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.

 

Larry Crain

Larry Crain Productions

Larry Crain was part of the Rose Parade float business for 26 years. Larry owned Charisma Floats/Designs for 18 years. As the owner of Charisma beginning in 1991, Larry garnered the coveted Sweepstakes award for Malaysia and Builder of the Year in 1993 and 1997.  He also put together a highly respected design and construction team.

Under Larry's leadership, Charisma Floats/Designs produced all the floral decorations and floral production for the Academy Award's Oscar Show for 17 years.

In 1992 and 1993, Charisma was contracted to be consultants for the Tourism Boats of Malaysia in helping the Government start their own floral parade in Kuala Lumpur.  Charisma aided in the arrangements for the parade regarding logistics, float construction, security, and event planning, judging, and managed the decoration of the floats prior to the parade.  

In 1998 and 1999, Charisma was contracted to be the exclusive builder for the City of Beverly Hills to provide float units for their Parade of Lights.

In July 2004, Larry sold Charisma Floats/Designs to pursue a consulting business in the areas of events and parades.

Larry's professional background also includes sales, marketing, and public relations work with Cameron Medical Corporation and Centinela Hospital Medical Center.

Larry obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.