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Carolina Pyros, Inc. was officially established on July 6th, 2018 as a 501 (c)(7) non-profit organization. We are a group of friendly and knowledgeable people from all walks of life as well as all levels of experience. Some are professional 1.3 shooters, some are backyard 1.4 hobbyists and everywhere in between! It all started with a handful of friends getting together one evening and putting together a little show in a cow pasture in Polkton, NC on October 29, 2016.  

No matter the skill level or experience level of our members, our goals are to share knowledge between members, share our experiences, share our stories and promote pyrotechnic safety practices and procedures. We present our members with the opportunity to learn more about best practices when it comes to pyrotechnic safety, show design, and firing systems.

Some of our membership benefits include opportunities to learn from and work with some of the best show designers and choreographers on the East Coast. Access to PGI Operators safety training classes. Vendor discounts. Save money by participating in wholesale group purchases. Opportunities to work for a professional display company and to give our members the knowledge and skills necessary to super charge their backyard displays!

We currently have 2 group sponsored events. We hold a 1.4 pyro-musical event in South Carolina in the spring and we hold an awesome 1.3 pyro-musical event in North Carolina in the fall. All of our club events are family friendly so bring the wife, bring the husband and surely bring the kids!

Board Members


Mike "Boom Boom" Russell



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Gary Nunn

Vice President


Safety Director

Kevin Wetzel


Dawn Guzzi



Thomas Buchko

Membership / Marketing Services

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