David Trujillo, Promotions and Events Manager at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, wore many hats over the years. He started as a dishwasher for 347 Grill when UltraStar first opened in 2012, and by 2013 Trujillo worked in the restaurant’s office, handling all shipping and receiving. In 2014, he took a position in sales and marketing for UltraStar, which ultimately led to his current role as Promotions and Events Manager.
Before his start at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, Trujillo made audiences laugh as a stand-up comedian in the Tucson area. He built a following and later used these connections and experiences to create the DT Comedy Show for the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. The Comedy shows, now hosted by UltraStar four times a year, fill the theatre of 300 with a variety of regional comedians, including Trujillo.
Trujillo uses everyday life to inspire his comedy routines, taking ideas from family, friends and work experiences. He also journals a joke every day, using this material on stage. In addition to the popular comedy show, Trujillo has hosted or coordinated other popular events at the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle including car shows and indoor and outdoor concerts. Recently he organized Ringside Unified Fighting Mixed Martial Arts wrestling, presenting 15 fights in one night!
One of Trujillo’s recent proud accomplishments was attending the annual Tejano Music Convention in Las Vegas in 2015 and gaining the reputation as a professional Tejano music broker. Because of this success, renowned Tejano accordionist Ramon Ayala contacted Trujillo, and the two built a professional relationship. Trujillo later booked an outdoor concert showcasing Ayala last year at UltraStar, and it was a huge success, with over 3,000 people in attendance. Trujillo also booked Las Fenix, a popular all-female Tejano band, for a capacity show in spring 2018. The show was so successful they had to turn fans away.
Trujillo is always looking for new events and twists to bring people to the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle for a good time. Most recently he created a game show in the Luxe Lounge on Friday nights, called “The Answer is” — a Family Feud-style faceoff between two teams of four people. This game show became so popular that on Fridays the Luxe Lounge is packed with guests who come to participate in or watch the show while they enjoy live comedy too!
When he’s not working, Trujillo loves to ride his motorcycle, and he enjoys vanilla ice cream with his young daughter plus playing loads of video games with his son. Trujillo was introduced to his wife by Ak-Chin Community Council Chairman Robert Miguel during an interview by the local magazine “In Maricopa.” Planned as it was, it was meant to be for the young couple with the help of a good friend.
Those who know Trujillo personally enjoy his infectious wit. Is he funny all the time, or does he have a serious side? While Trujillo has enjoyed career success, he says he struggles with being serious. While he was raised to respect and be kind to others, heavily influenced by his grandfather, Trujillo says his parents and family were always playing jokes on each other. “It was our way of life,” Trujillo said with a grin.
Next time you visit the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, make sure to say “hello” to Promotions and Events Manager David Trujillo!
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