My passion for AV and Technology started over 20 years ago while helping out a theater friend in College. Before I knew it, I had found my calling and the work I love! After graduating College I took a job as a tech director — setting up, tearing down, and mixing 4 days a week along with some nights and weekends with bands in clubs. A couple of years with a rental and staging company helped refine my chops on the console while introducing me to the world of design and installation.
Three years with an AV Design/Build contractor convinced me that the design side of the business was what I was most interested in. Since that time (more years than I might like to admit!) I’ve been working as a full-time designer and consultant. I love the challenges that each new system and design presents and I look forward to helping you with using AV and technology to better your communications!
- 2017-Pres | Principal and Owner | Hamilton AV Design | West Michigan
- 2014-2016 | Director of AVL | Acoustics By Design, Inc. | Grand Rapids, Michigan
- 2003-2016 | Senior AVL Design Consultant | Acoustics By Design, Inc. | Grand Rapids, Michigan
- 2000-2003 | Director of Engineering | Integrated Media | Byron Center, Michigan
- 1995-2000 | Freelance Systems Designer and Live Engineer
- 1995-2000 | Technical Director | Hope College Dimnent Chapel | Holland, Michigan
- InfoComm International, Member, CTS-D
- Audio Engineering Society of America, Member
- National Systems Contractor Association, Member
- Synergetic Audio Concepts, Member
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1995
I first took an interest in AV and Technology over 10 years ago as a sound board operator for my church’s Sunday school programs. It wasn’t long before I was hooked on live mixing, and I kept making time to continue mixing in small venues throughout high school and college.
In my senior year of college, I had the opportunity to enlist in the class of Semester 31 at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville. There, I studied both live and studio engineering and worked as the Systems Tech on a week-long tour through southeast America.
After graduating, I continued pursuing what was now a passion, working as the AVL Worship Coordinator of a 600+ member church in Grand Rapids for a few years. I met Tim in that time (he was hired by the church to redo their sound system!), and I soon began working for Tim part-time, becoming a full-time junior consultant within the year.
My passion for AV technology now serves to refine the simple and effective systems that our end-users love to operate. I look forward to helping you create the AV system that fits your needs!
- May 2019 – Present | Junior AVL Consultant | Hamilton AV Design | West Michigan
- May 2017- May 2019 | Worship AVL Coordinator | Friendship CRC | Byron Center, Michigan
- Bachelor of Arts in Digital Communications | Calvin College | Grand Rapids, Michigan
- CMC Alumni | Semester 31 | The Contemporary Music Center | Nashville, Tennessee
We would love to hear about your project and show you how Hamilton AV Design can create for you professionally designed AV solutions that will not perform exceptionally but will be long lasting solutions.
Better communication. Sound Technology Matters.