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Meet the Team

Rumor has it there’s something special going on at SoundPro. We think it's true, and it starts with one thing: our people. What’s so special about the people at SoundPro? It’s simple. We are a team that’s accountable, knowledgeable, and cares deeply for each other, our industry, and the customers we serve. We are inspired daily by the awesome experiences created and the important messages told with the gear we sell. We love what we do and have a blast doing it!

Leadership

Joshua Curlett

CEO

Holding numerous SoundPro leadership roles since 2010, Joshua is committed to fast company growth while “building a better future” for the AVL industry. With an MBA from SMU, he also lends his direction as a member of the Executive Board for Dallas Summer Musicals.

Carolyn Scott

VP of Marketing

For 20+ years, Carolyn has led innovative marketing initiatives for a range of companies–from Fortune 500 brands to technology start-ups. She has a passion for building impactful marketing organizations in the consumer electronics and technology industries.

Samantha Pink

VP of Supply Chain & Operations

With over 20 years of AVL industry experience, Samantha has held leadership positions in both dealer and manufacturing organizations. Nominated for a 2018 She Rocks Award, she is passionate about music, her family, and hiking on the nature trails of Connecticut.

Heather Tolbert, CPA

Controller, VP

CPA certified and with a Bachelor and Master of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma, Heather has a background in the e-learning industry and with accounting firms. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and baking cakes.


Ryan Mauer

VP of Sales

An experienced, dynamic sales leader with broad and deep industry relationships, Ryan has been leading teams in the Pro AVL industry since 2015. Passionate about live music, he also gigs on the weekends, giving him real-life pro sound experience and expertise.

Doug Kliever

Sales Manager

Doug leads the sales team and spearheads the company’s ongoing education, product training, and certification programs. He has over 20 years of industry experience, including hands-on work in recording studios, video production/editing, and live sound.

Dick Bauhs

Customer Experience Manager

With a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dick started his career in the AVL industry in 2008 right out of college. Experienced in sales and operations, Dick leads our Customer Experience team with a focus on service and customer journey.


Dallas Account Managers

Jonathan Becker

Jonathan’s background includes extensive experience with Houses of Worship, working as a technical coordinator, music director, and facilities tech for multiple churches over the years.  He has also worked as a production manager and AVL integrator. 

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Dante Level 3, PreSonus Gold Certificates, OMNEO Networking EXPERT, Introduction to Creston, Dynacord Install Electronics, Dynacord & Electro-Voice Acoustics Basics, Crestron Core, Atlona Technology Specialist, and Waves Soundgrid Level 3.

 Trino Camberos

Trino is a 27-year industry veteran, delighting SoundPro customers since 1999. He began music lessons in middle school, discovering the world of audio in high school. He admits he can’t sing but makes a mean vegetarian ceviche.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, and Shure Stem Audio.

 Matt Douglas

Matt studied Music Education and has over 21 years of experience in the AVL industry. Passionate about music, he is also a working mobile DJ in the DFW area and spent his early career at music retailers.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 2, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Q-SYS Control 101, Shure Integrated Systems Level 1, and Biamp TesiraFORTE.

Stephen Gonzalez

With a degree in Radio and TV broadcasting, Stephen has experience as a DJ, board operator, tricaster operator, and working with AV. He is passionate about content creation with music and video for events and mix shows he works with.

 

Certifications: A&H dLive Level 1, Dante Level 1, Shure Integrated Systems Level 1, and Shure RF.


 Kris Landrum

Kris got his start in the industry right out of high school in 2005. Guitar player and into Futbol, Kris has spent many years running sound in the DFW area for local/regional events for live performances and houses of worship.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, and Yamaha Rivage.

Baxter Lawson

As a retired Sound & Production Manager with 40+ years in the industry, Baxter has been with SoundPro since 1999 and is a wealth of knowledge. He enjoys playing drums and has the best stories from his sound mixer days.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, and Shure Stem Audio.

Brian McDonough

Brian studied at the Berklee College of Music, has toured the United States and Europe as a musician, and accumulated over 18 years of experience running FOH. He plays guitar, bass, piano, drums, mandolin, and ukulele and loves spicy food.  

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Q-SYS Control 101, Crestron Core, Crestron Certified Audio Technician, Symetrix Composer, and Biamp TesiraForte.


Marco Mendez

A “gearhead” with a diverse history in music and sales, Marco’s extensive background includes Recording as well as Music Production & Composition. He is fluent in Spanish and is committed to customer service.  

 

Certifications: A&H dLive Level 1 and Shure Stem Audio

 Greg Narkiewicz

Greg has 22+ years of industry experience. With most of those years at SoundPro, he’s also worked as a Recording, Live Sound, and Location Engineer. He has Backline Tech experience and has played soccer in 4 countries.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, and Shure Stem Audio.

 Derrick Ramirez

With 15+ years of AV industry experience, Derrick was a DJ/AV Technician for the Frisco RoughRiders for over 5 years. In his spare time, he still operates sound and video for pro, collegiate, and minor league sporting events.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Shure RF, and Biamp Tesira FORTE.

Jon Sheets

A singer and drummer since the age of 13, Jon received his BFA in Theater Performance, with a minor in vocal performance. Jon has been in the AVL industry for over 35 years and is a self-proclaimed Ham Radio nerd.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, and Shure Stem Audio.


Jason Thomas

Jason has over 2 decades of industry experience in live sound and production, commercial A/V installation, and pro AVL sales. He has been with SoundPro since 1999 providing customers with his expertise and gear recommendations.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, and Dante Level 3.

Mike Trujillo

Mike has 25+ years of experience with recording and live sound and was a touring musician from a young age. He spent his early career at music retailers and has appeared in a commercial for Fletcher’s Corny Dogs displaying his Mr. Corny tattoo.

 

Certifications: A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 1, Shure RF


Madison Account Managers

Chris Bengry

With a degree in Music Recording and Music Business from Madison Media Institute, Chris began his career in the AV industry in 1994. A part-time musician, Chris is passionate about the industry and the customers he serves.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Shure RF, Yamaha Rivage, and Shure Master Class: Wireless Best Practices & Techniques.

Courtney Hollis

With a degree in Spanish from UW-Madison, Courtney grew up on and around stages and just completed her first headlining tour. She sings and plays bass, using her stage experiences to make AVL product recommendations.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, and Shure RF.

Brian Kaphingst

Brian is a singer-songwriter that studied music recording and technology at Madison Media Institute. He began his AVL career in 2010 as a sound engineer and has been in the AVL industry in various sales roles ever since.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, and Shure RF.

Shawn Tallard

Starting in the AVL industry right out of college, Shawn brings 25+ years of experience to SoundPro. He’s a singer-songwriter/musician with two albums released under a pseudonym, licensing songs to major networks.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Auralex Acoustics Level 1, Shure Master Class: Wireless Best Practices & Techniques, and Shure Audio Basics for Meetings and Conferences.