Working Every Angle
Everyone’s journey to consulting is different. Don started in broadcasting and engineering, then moved to Pro AV sales, integration, and, just before TEECOM, worked as a manufacturer’s representative. To Don, there was always a tug between the people and technical side of AV, and he wanted a balance of both. Transitioning into consulting at TEECOM provides the perfect blend: a balance of human interaction and design. Don communicates with his team and clients to understand project scope, resolve challenges, and design AV systems for clients such as UC Berkeley, Hewlett Packard, and the Heising-Simons Foundation.
Don considers himself an amateur photographer. Because of his travels and love for the outdoors, his work primarily consists of landscapes and astrophotography. He scored a Sony Alpha NEX-3N from Craigslist and switches out the lenses depending on the shot. Though his lightweight, compact Sony is great for travel and has given him some great shots, he says it might be time for an upgrade. Among the favorite scenes he’s captured are the starry nights at Mono Lake near Yosemite and the glow worms in the caves of New Zealand.
No Wi-Fi, No Luggage, No Problem
Every year, Don disappears for two weeks to explore a new place. With only a backpack and his camera, he escapes cell service and welcomes any adventure that comes. Sometimes he’ll tack on a city day to the beginning or end, but the goal is to spend most of the trip in wide open, quiet spaces. He can’t pick a favorite place as each has its own charm, character, and memories. He’s been to New Zealand, the Philippines, and recently tackled the Tour du Mont Blanc, one of the longest long-distance walks in Europe that circles Mont Blanc and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy, and France.