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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.

Leilani Miller

Controller

Leilani has over 20 years of experience in accounting, adept at performing the financial analysis needed to support short-term and long-range strategic plans and operating budgets. A licensed CPA, she also leads the internal SoundPro “vibe” team. 

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

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.


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 Operations Manager – Dallas Office

Doug leads the Dallas 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

Sales Operations Manager – Madison Office

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 operational planning, Dick leads our Madison sales team with a focus on process and efficiencies.


Dallas Account Managers

 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.

 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.

Luis Mendoza

Luis has been serving customers at SoundPro since 2016. Known as the "Godfather of DJs" among the local Dallas scene, DJ "Like Dis" has been delivering vibes for radio, clubs, and private events for over 30 years.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 1, 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.

Landry Wilkinson

A Worship Arts major from Dallas Christian College, Landry has many program certifications. He’s worked on small events and festivals for 10+ of industry experience. He also plays multiple instruments and sings.

 

Certifications: Q-SYS Level 2, A&H dLive Level 1, Shure Stem Audio, Dante Level 3, Biamp TesiraFORTE, Symmetrix Composer, FSR Flex, Bose Modeler, Harman Pro Audio Designer, Avixa Technologist and QSC Quantum Level 1.


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.