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Balancing Audio Systems

 

Charles (Chuck) Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, PMP, ISF-C
AVIXA

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Espinoza, AVIXA Staff Instructor, has over 26 years’ experience in the Audio video industry with 13 years in the United States Marine Corps - 8 of those years as Platoon Sergeant and Marksmanship instructor.  In the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Espinoza was the Chief Sound System Engineer for the United States Marine Corps’ Musical field units. Since retiring from the Marines, he has held a variety of positions supporting commercial and federal government clients, including sound system engineer, project manager, senior integration engineer, chief training officer, quality assurance engineer, and Director of Operations.

Mr. Espinoza has contributed to the development of hundreds of audio visual professionals in his numerous professional training roles, as well as through his leadership in AVIXA, the Audio Visual Integrated Experience Association.

Mr. Espinoza has served on the Scheme and Item Writers committee for the creation and continuing oversight of the ANSI CTS-I certification exam, as an InfoComm’s Leadership Search Committee Member and Chair of InfoComm’s Certification Steering Committee, as well as a contributor the InfoComm Installation Handbook.  His credentials include: AVIXA Certified Technical Specialist – Installation (CTS-I), AVIXA Certified Technical Specialist – Design (CTS-D),  AV9000 Certified Quality Assurance Technician (CQT), Project Management Professional (PMP), Imaging Science Foundation Certified Commercial Display Calibrator (ISF-C), Digital Media Certified Technician (DMC-T), Digital Media Certified Designer (DMC-D), Digital Media Certified Engineer (DMC-E), Extron Audio Video Associate (EAVA), Extron Certified Control Associate (ECA), Projection Design Certified Product Specialists Platinum Level, Listen Technologies Certified for Induction Loop Design, Installation, and Commissioning - Level 2, and ClearOne Certified Technical Specialist and ATD Master Trainer.

Mr. Espinoza has also, recently, been inducted into the SCN 2018 Hall of Fame.

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Greg Bronson, CTS-D, Cornell University

Greg Bronson, CTS-D, applies AV/IT technologies in learning and meeting room environments for Higher Education. Spanning a 30+ year career, Greg has worked as technician, service manager and system designer/project manager. He currently works for Cornell Information Technologies as an Integrated AV Project Leader and is a longtime volunteer with AVIXA; presently as Senior University Faculty and Standards Steering Committee member.

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Daniel Wells, Director of AV Engineering, Brigham Young University 

Daniel Wells has a Master’s degree in Information Technology and has been involved in both IT and AV related endeavors for the past 20 years. He has worked full time at Brigham Young University since 2005. During that time, he has largely been assigned to IT related job functions. However, at the beginning of 2015, he was asked to be the Director of Engineering over BYU’s central AV group. His team is responsible for designing, installing and supporting AV Systems of all types across campus.


Brad Streeter, Engineer, Brigham Young University

Bradley Streeter graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology. He has worked as an audio production engineer, theatrical lighting director, and independent design consultant. Following graduation, Bradley worked for several years with a small consulting firm after which he returned to his alma mater where he is now chief AV engineer within the Office of Information Technology. His team of eight full time engineers and three part time student engineers are responsible for all the audio‐visual development, design and commissioning on campus.

  Brandon Smith, Enterprise Architect, AV Events, Classroom Technologies, Brigham Young University