It all began with a bunch of 0's and 1's. My father rooted me into networking and IT as a child. My love for electronics, retro-style gaming and music brewed the perfect storm that developed my passion for high end audio/video and control systems. I began with custom installation over 15 years ago, and today I project manage, engineer, program, install and teach a fleet of 65+ technicians by working at thier side in the field, developing their installation techniques, customer service interactions and programming intricacies.
ASE Telecom & Data - Miami, Florida
July 2017 - Present
Hired to develop a competitive Commercial A/V division to service clients such as Carnival Cruise Lines, FP&L, Bacardi, the Miami Dolphins and more. This has been my most challenging undertaking thus far.
Acoustic Architects - Miami, Florida
March 2009 - July 2017
While many hats were worn over the years, my most important role here was field training our technicians from the ground up, equipping them with the skill level to provide a true "White Glove" level of service.
Logical Concepts - Miami, Florida
Febuary 2006 - Febuary 2009
Handling both residential and commercial clientle, I was given full freedom to design, engineer, and impliment all of our projects. Logical Concepts helped to build my confidence beyond anything I thought I could achieve.
Sound Advice - Miami, Florida
January 2000 - Febuary 2006
My first entry into custom A/V, this is where I truly fell in love. I began with mid level installations and basic programs as well as training field techs. Sound Advice was the foundation from which I built from.
Service & Troubleshooting100%
Beginning at Sound Advice, I was blessed with one of the best trainers in the industry guiding me. Since then, I've completed installations all over the US and Europe and am very comfortable working in exceedingly high end and delicate environments.
While serving at Acoustic Architects, I took on an engineering role and trained in AutoCAD and Microsoft Visio. I became familiar and proficient creating documentation for sizable centralized lighting projects, wire pull schedules, rack diagrams and elevations.
Starting out programming Philips Pronto remotes for Sound Advice, I eventually advanced to more complex control systems, and became certified in Savant, Crestron & Lutron while exploring others in my free time such as RTI, Control4, and Elan G.
I've always prided myself on my ability to teach others a trade that outside of CEDIA, has no official school or academy. I am a firm believer that anyone can learn anything, and have assisted installers to eventually graduate to programmers and project managers.
Probably my best natural born talent, trouble shooting not only the technical aspects of a complex system, but excelling at problem solving differences between sub contractors, scheduling and sticky deadlines has always come easy. There's a solution for everything.
Growing up, video games and music have always held a special place in my heart. In the last few years I have reinvented myself physically and now focus on proper nutrition and fitness. I've studied the Japanese language and culture for some years now, and have always been fascinated by computers, software, and anything similar.