Tim Albright created AVNation for the purpose of bringing high-quality broadcasts (or netcasts) to the AV community. Tim has envisioned building a network of industry professionals who are passionately engaged in furthering the AV industry through education and knowledge. One of the premiere functions of AVNation is to see industry professional provide first-hand knowledge to other professionals across North America and the World. Many of the hosts and people involved with AVNation are industry leaders in various ways.
The first AVNation podcast was the initial episode of AVWeek – “The Pilot,” recorded July 29th, 2011. Ever since that first recording, AVNation has continued to grow its show offerings encompassing all aspects of the AV industry through weekly AVWeek episodes, as well as many additional periodic shows. We continue to have a wide variety of guests including industry professionals who work in or own integration firms, corporate industry leaders such as Crestron’s Randy Klein, marketing powerhouses the likes of Cindy Gallop & Chris Brogan, and members of the AVNation advisory board.
Below is information about key members of the AVNation team. Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions or comments.
Board of Directors
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.
Matt started in pro audio video at a very early age, running his first live FOH event at age 12. Matt continued in the industry starting OMEGA Audio Video in 2001, specializing in HOW and professional audio video design and installation. He expanded the services to include residential AV in 2004 and continues to work heavily in both markets. Matt specializes in HOW, live sound, lighting control, home theatre design, control systems, and connected home technologies.
Tucker’s 25 years in audio visual has had him involved with nearly every aspect of the industry. His career has included time as a systems programmer, live events video tech, working on automation for theater, repair tech, managing national support for a major industry manufacture, social media manager, lighting sales, museum and education installations.
Bradford Benn, CTS is the web architect for AVNation, as well as the digital janitor of the website trying to make things logical and fast for everyone. He has been involved in Audio, Video, Control, and Lighting design and installation for over 20 years. His comprehensive range of projects stretches from conference rooms to stadiums and from hockey arenas to theme parks. In his spare time, he is often behind a camera or writing.
Steve Greenblatt is founder and president of Control Concepts, Inc., a leading independent provider of audiovisual control system solutions since 1997. Steve has worked with audiovisual control systems and custom development for a variety of applications and environments including boardrooms, lecture halls and classrooms, and audio and video conferencing systems.
Official AVNation trade show booth dude and videographer. His first job in the professional audio industry was as a microphone stand on a kick drum.