Thursday, February 29, 2024

Our Authors

Tim Albright


Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network.

Robert Heron


Robert is a technologist with over 20 years of experience testing and evaluating consumer electronics devices, primarily focusing on commercial and home theater equipment.

Adaline Tatum

Guest Author

Adaline Tatum is an accomplished professional in educational technology, currently serving as a Faculty Support Analyst at the University of Southern California (USC) within the ITS Learning Environments department.

Brett Bjorkquist

Guest Author

With 24 years in the CEDIA industry, Brett Bjorkquist got his start at GoodGuys, a local AV business, and was running his first location by 25. He’s been recruited by a variety of manufacturers including Logitech, Bowers & Wilkins, and Kaleidescape, served as a volunteer Co-chair for CEDIA, and won multiple Quest for Quality awards for training/support. Recognizing the industry's need for better training programs, he founded MRKTMKR, offering manufacturers a more effective way to engage Integrators. In 2024, he launched FAQnatics, a consumer-focused YouTube channel educating on technology trends and connecting consumers to qualified products and Integrators.

Patrick Norton


Patrick Norton is new to the Pro AV industry, but he's been writing about technology full time since 1995.

Mangesh Dixit


Mangesh Dixit is a dynamic expert in SEO, writing, and technology. With a passion for cutting-edge digital strategies, he elevates brand impact.

George Tucker

Guest Author

As part of the AV community, Tucker has over 30 years of experience working for professional recording studios, live event production, residential and commercial integration, Broadway tour support, technology writing, automation programming, and as a tech support manager for premier automation manufacturers.

Josh Herring

Guest Author

Josh Herring is a seasoned pro AV marketing communications professional and content creator with a background in publishing, PR and telling stories about transformative tech.

Mitchell Toolen


Our quiet lion, Mitchell is invaluable when it comes to the content of AVNation Media.

Tobi Tungl


CTI's Chief Marketing Officer, Tobi, is an experienced sales executive with two decades in AV integration, and, yes, his CTS-D and RCDD certifications are still current.

Erin Maher-Moran

Guest Author

Erin Maher-Moran is the IT Manager – Classroom Technology at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She manages the Classroom/Audiovisual Technology Services team. Her team designs, installs, supports and maintains the classroom technology in general pool classrooms, as well as supports events, on the Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD. She is also the Vice Chair of the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance ( and the host of AVNation’s EDTech podcast. With 25+ years in Higher Education AV, Erin has been programming Crestron control systems since the early 2000’s and an AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) since 2008.


Vanco Unveils Versatile Outdoor Speaker Kit with Landscape Subwoofer

Vanco International LLC has launched the LSKIT-BSC Beale Street Audio Outdoor Speaker Kit, designed for both commercial and residential use in outdoor settings such as dining areas, beer gardens, patios, and pool decks.