Archives : Meet the Team
Hello! and Welcome to the New and Improved AVBend Blog!
We’ve been working hard during our hiatus creating an blog that will help meet your needs more accurately.
We are taking a new approach to blogging and adding one valuable blog post a week. These posts will be focused towards helping you and answering any questions you might have.
Speaking of questions… if you have any questions for us tweet us @AVBend and #askAVBEND and we will try and get right back to you with our answer.
If you would like to connect with us further we have added to our social sites and would love to hear from you!
MEET THE TEAM:
Christine Sprando, Owner
Christine (also know as Chrys) is the superhero of our business handling the Finances and Office Management. Chrys coordinates the employees daily calendar & the Retail Side of the company. When she isn’t working at AVBend, Chrys enjoys exercising and hanging out with her husband and three sons.
Tony Sprando, Commercial AV Designer
Tony is our Territory Account Manager for Oregon, WA and CA. His main passion is to initiate, manage, and complete complex audio video equipment installation projects in the hospitality industry, Church worship centers, high-end retail and restaurants,classrooms, training rooms, auditoriums and outside venues and more. When he isn’t on the job, Tony enjoys spending time with his lovely bride Chrys and his three sons.
Derik and Daniel Sprando
These two men have a grown up in the audio visual industry and have joined our family business. Both have a wealth of understanding to offer and are currently responsible for rental events, website updating, and installation assistance for audio, video and acoustics. Derik is currently studying to be a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS).
Phil Pierce, Oregon Newtek Tricaster Sales & Live Events Specialist
Longtime producer Phil Pierce started navigating the world of Newtek in the early 90’s with the purchase of the Amiga Video Toaster. Computer editing was very new and Newtek had that early edge with Story board/Timeline editing, LightWave 3D and even threw in (2) camera live switching while recording to hard drives, which propelled him to start using it for that purpose, Live Video! TV talk shows, Instant replay, live multi-camera corporate events and Concerts became the norm with their systems and continue to this day with the latest Newtek TriCaster. It’s common to find Phil on a stage playing Bass guitar with his longtime band and he always finds time to lend his touch to a car, motorcycle or boat restoration.
Fred Sturtevant, AV Installer
Fred is a Senior Installer with over 30 years of experience. He plays a very important role and holds the title of RMI (Responsible Managing Individual) for our CCB, Commercial General Commercial license, Level 2. He exercises management and supervisory authority, as defined by the CCB board by rule and over the construction activities of the business.
Lauren Breslin, Social Media Coordinator
Meet Lauren Breslin, M.A., who is our recently contracted Social Media Coordinator. With a background in Human Resources, Leadership Development and Higher Education, Lauren is passionate about helping business owners and customers achieve their personal and professional goals. She shares that she is thrilled to promote and support AV Bend as a community resource for your audio visual goals. We are looking forward to handing her the reins for our online marketing efforts!
We look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you!
Christine Sprando and the AVBend Team!