Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I

A Marine Band sound guy turned AV geek, Chuck likes nothing more than watching learning ensue …. except for eating bacon. He loves eating bacon. A lot. A lot of bacon. And watch out: He always has a test meter in his back pocket and he is not afraid to use it.

Q&A

Q: Why do you love the AV industry?
A: I love my AV Industry and AV community because of the amount of passion that most of the professionals have, for what they do. They will work long hours and go to any lengths to make a system work, and will “not give up the fight” until it is complete.

Q: What is your favorite AVIXA teaching memory so far?
A: 
While teaching my first design class, I “friended” many students in the class, on social media. After the class was over, several of the students posted very complimentary comments about their experience. Several weeks later, some had messaged me/posted about how they had passed my lessons on to their co-workers and their AV community. I remember thinking “I just affected the industry…really made a difference, for the better!


Marcus Yarborough, CTS-I

For Marcus, there’s nothing like peering into emerging technology and them making it a reality. He’s always up for a challenge. His down-to-earth personality has had him described as a "hippie without the hair." Marcus’s 15 years of AV experience include installation, service, programming and design — plus military service in communications.

Q&A

Q: Why do you love the AV industry?
A: 
Being part of emerging technology, and bringing thoughts to reality.

Q: What is your favorite AVIXA teaching memory so far?
A: 
Knowing that the majority of the attendees took their exam and passed. They found me to thank me for helping them.


Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I

Since 1986, Tom has been involved in designing, installing, operating or purchasing audiovisual systems. He has also been heavily involved in church audio, leading ministry teams, and training volunteers in both permanent and portable venues. In addition, Tom has owned a regional sound reinforcement company for more than 16 years. Prior to joining AVIXA, Tom was a senior designer for a large Washington, D.C., area firm. He is a member of SynAudCon and AES and a licensed amateur radio operator.

Q&A

Q: Why do you love the AV industry?
A: 
There is always something new to learn.

Q: What is your favorite AVIXA teaching memory so far?
A: 
Seeing students earn their certifications!

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