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Episode 59: Holiday Party Edition II – Bringing a Year of AV Cheer (Part 1)



(See episode with pictures on convergentav.net)

Join co-hosts Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Megan Powers and George (Santa) Fournier as they welcome their guests for the second annual holiday episode on The AV Life.

The guests joined in four separate groups, here in Part 1 you’ll hear those in groups one and two.

In group one we have:
Randy Pagnan – President/Owner, and Brandy Alvarado – Marketing and Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions 
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
Apryl Lamberti – Director of Business Development – Hospitality at Almo Professional A/V

Corey hosts the first group as Adrian Doughty begins by talking about some of the big things taking place with Nureva, Randy and Brandy (who were re-named for the show) talk about the business as well as a recent big project, Apryl Lamberti discusses a number of things happening in Almo Professional A/V’s Hospitality Division, and Penny Sitler talks about some of the big occurrences for Draper, from the rebrand to the launch of their new website. An “unplanned guest” joins in, and the group gets to answer a trivia question about a company that has been in the industry for a very long time.

Group two brought us two InfoComm 2017 Award Winners, 4 CTS-Duals, and a woman who flies drones professionally and may have qualified as a wiring nightmare.

Bill Nattress (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp Systems  (CTS Holder of the Year)
James Maltese (CTS-D, CTS-I) – President at Audio Visual Resources  (Educator of the Year)
Paul Zielie (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Manager, Enterprise Solutions at Harman Professional
Jake Corlett (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Regional Manager – North Central at Biamp Systems 
Christina Engh – COO at UAS Solutions Group

Katye takes over hosting group two (after keeping her dog Jackson from grabbing her antlers) talking with all about how they are, what they’re doing and why Christina is dressed the way she is. Last year’s ugly sweater winner Jake Corlett decided to let someone else win this year. Paul talks about what he had to leave to join all on the show, James might be looking to go for the contest wins, and brings a very good AV and data conversation to the show. Bill discusses how he’s winding down for the year, and talks wine and music too. A true AV and drones trivia question for this group, listen in.

Sit back, plug in, and enjoy Part 1 of The AV Life holiday show!


Episode 54: One Year In and We’re Still Teching!



Join the Crew: host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Alan Brawn, Justin Rexing and Jen Cole as they welcome their guests on this first year anniversary show:

Bill Nattress – Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp 

Marika Aquino – Managing Partner at Tier PM 

Taylor Meyer – Mechanical Engineering student and robotics expert at Iowa State University (and former Crew member!)

On this first anniversary episode, Corey starts off talking about how he’s been podcasting since 2014 (cAValry Rides, AV Power Up and The AV Life) with some of the best people in the industry – of course including those who are current Crew members. Katye has been with Corey since Jan. 2016 and they talk a little about that as well as how they met on social media and at InfoComm.

Taylor begins talking about her “AV experiences” and some of the people she’s met. Bill talks about Taylor and her background where possibilities in AV exist, and then Justin talks about Bill and his first experience meeting him. Marika talks about her background as an IT project manager, working for IBM, and then her transition to AV as well as meeting all of the great people in the industry. Corey talks about a memorable moment at InfoComm interviewing Bill and Ron Camden, where they talked about their beginnings in AV, and Bill, Alan, Justin and Katye talk about their beginnings as well as “careers” in AV. 

And the L in Bill (L. William) Nattress’ name? You’ll hear about that here, those 280 Twitter characters, and much, much more.

Plug in, sit back and enjoy this first anniversary episode – and of course don’t forget to live…

The AV Life.