Team Bio's

Mark DiPietro

Mark has been involved in the consumer electronics business since the late 80s. Starting in car stereo, he matriculated into a product specialist for Kenwood, a manufacturer’s rep for multiple lines in multiple states, and then to owning his own business. With SoundVision, Mark is responsible for day to day operations as well and financially overseeing the business. An avid sports lover and reader, Mark’s time is split between his passion for our industry and his family and friends. With four sons at home, with various activities from soccer to swimming to schoolwork, there is always a LOT to do. Mark is a life-long resident of North Carolina (born in Raleigh), and a graduate of NC State University with a bachelors in Business Management and minors in Finance and Economics. Mark holds many industry accreditations including a North Carolina Low Voltage license, North Carolina Burglar Alarm license, and various CEDIA (Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association) titles throughout the years. He volunteers his time with various industry related boards and education as well. Mark also holds a CEDIA (Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association) COI (Certified Outreach Instructor) designation. This means that he is licensed to conduct continuing education classes for the building, interior design and architectural communities.

Zach Simpson

Zach has been in the audio video integration business since 1998. His experience in all levels of the custom integration industry make for an individual that has literally “seen and solved it all.” As SoundVision’s VP of Design & Sales, Zach oversees projects from start to end with a keen eye on customer service. Zach enjoys physical fitness, saltwater fishing, basketball, golf but most importantly being a Dad to three daughters and a son. His industry accreditations including: DSCE (Digital Signage Experts Group), Lutron Masters, Sumiko Masters in Audio Calibration. Zach also hold a CEDIA (Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association) COI (Certified Outreach Instructor) designation. This means that he is licensed to conduct continuing education classes for the building, interior design and architectural communities.

Michelle Ferlauto

For nearly 8 years, Michelle Ferlauto has been in the Charlotte Lake Norman Audio-Visual industry. In understanding how important a good foundation is to the core structure, Michelle has been very successful at cultivating relationships with manufacturers and suppliers while advocating on behalf of her clients best interests. Michelle discovered her passion for small business early on after accepting a position on behalf of the Seattle Police Guild to convert their off-duty program into a non-profit business. She completed the small business administration and finance program at Green River College. A native of both Coos Bay, Oregon and Palm Desert, California, Michelle has lived in the Lake Norman area for the last decade. She is a mother of two children and one beagle. In her free time, Michelle serves on the Mecklenburg County Women’s Advisory Board and is a volunteer for the Cornelius Police Department.

Mike O'Dowd

Mike was raised in Colorado and is a graduate of Fort Lewis college with a BA in business administration. In 1996, he entered the world of custom home audio and video as an installer. Since then Mike’s been a programmer, manager and owner involved in hundreds of residential and commercial projects. Included are high end systems for exclusive clients. As SoundVision’s Service Manager, Mike’s duties include providing outrageous service after the sale to all our customers. Mike has received certified training from Denon CI, RTI, URC, Honeywell security and Arecont Vision. In 2006 he moved to the Charlotte/Lake Norman area and is a resident of Mooresville. Mike’s interests include electric guitar, music and sports. He and his wife enjoy pool lounging, boating and visiting the beach.

Paul Martin

Paul is an awesome addition to the SoundVision team. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and comes from a background of telecommunications engineering consulting. Paul also has a strong background in IT support and has been very helpful in securing and increasing efficiency with the computer networks, servers, and printers in the office. Paul has worked as help desk support and an on-site technician for multiple companies before joining SoundVision. It is his hope to bring his IT experience and troubleshooting skills to the home theater and home automation field and make the customer’s home smarter.

Larry Sievers

Larry moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2005 with his family and has loved being here ever since. Larry has extensive experience in the AV industry, which has extended for over 10 years. He has done everything from pulling wire to programming whole home automation systems. Most recently, Larry got engaged to his future bride Amy. They recently bought their second home together. Larry and Amy live with their two cats Snickers and Manny. In his spare time, Larry enjoys working on automotive projects, riding jet skis on the lake, & cooking on the big green egg. All SoundVision technicians have undergone a North Carolina SBI background check and are licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Board.

Marshall Schaper

Marshall was raised as a “military brat” to a father who served 23 years in the United States Air Force. He has a unique ability to be able to adapt to any situation and make the best of it. Born in Lakenheath, England, he relocated to Valdosta, Georgia where he lived for 16 years. In 2010, he relocated to the Statesville area to be closer to family. Marshall is a father of two beautiful daughters, Lily and Piper. His hobbies include woodworking, aviation, camping and riding ATVs. All SoundVision technicians have undergone a North Carolina SBI background check and are licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Board.

Kristen DiPietro

Kristen joined the SoundVision team in 2013, bringing with her, experience in both the retail purchasing and consumer banking worlds. As the Office Administrator, Kristen handles the day to day details that keeps SoundVision running and looking good. She coordinates our client registry and also serves as a point of contact for our personnel and vendors. She has a B.S. degree in Merchandising with a minor in Business Administration from East Carolina University. Additionally, Kristen is very active and busy with four teenage boys (Ben, Michael, Matthew, and Jacob).

Jacob Blair

Jacob was born and raised in Troutman, NC. While growing up, Jacob enjoyed riding dirt bikes, four wheelers, and ATV’s. He’s independent, hard-working and makes the best of any situation. Some of his passions are riding bikes, kayaking, and playing music. For the past 4 ½ years, Jacob has been in the communication business, working on larger commercial projects like stadiums, amphitheaters, data centers, colleges, and grocery stores. All SoundVision technicians have undergone a North Carolina SBI background check and are licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Board.

Jeremy Thorn

Jeremy’s career in the audio video industry started in 1995 after graduating from The Recording Workshop, a school for the art of recording engineering. Jeremy later relocated to Virginia Beach, VA, doing work ranging from stage manager to Front of the House Engineer for small to large live music venues. After relocating to Tampa, FL in 2001, he transitioned to residential and commercial audio video and automation. Working for one of the top High End companies in the area, Jeremy worked on projects ranging from a one room sound system to a 28 thousand square foot fully automated audio video distribution system, security system, security camera system and dedicated Home Theater home. Later, Jeremy headed home to the state of West Virginia in 2008 where he was still involved in the audio video industry part time. Realizing my passion and enjoyment working in the audio video and automation industry, he settled down in the Charlotte area in 2016 to start working full time in the industry again. In his spare time Jeremy enjoys doing most anything outdoors including hiking, biking, fishing and camping. Nature is the best therapy for unwinding.

Brad Kalmikoff

Brad is a Chicago native, freshly new to North Carolina and proud new member of SoundVision. He has a passion for networking, relationship building, and educating clients. Previously, Brad has run restaurants, been a musician, and been a home theater designer, so he definitely will fit right in with our team.

Brad Fiehler

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. After years of managing projects across industries ranging from marine manufacturing to retail distribution to asset management, he is excited to bring his diverse experience to the world of custom integration. Brad and his wife have called the Lake Norman area home for the last 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his kid’s baseball and softball teams, working on his fly-fishing skills, exploring the outdoors, and cheering on the VOLS and St. Louis Cardinals.

Joey Ferlauto

Originally born in California, Joey moved with his family to North Carolina in 2006 and has loved living here ever since. Joey is new to the AV industry and serves as SoundVision’s Warehouse Manager. Joey also has two years of retail/customer service experience and is currently attending Central Piedmont Community College. Joey’s favorite activities are Powerlifting and fishing.

Aiden Stickle

Aidan is a North Carolina native from Sherrill’s Ford and a graduate of Bandys High School. In his free time he enjoys wakeboarding and making movie reels. All SoundVision technicians have undergone a North Carolina SBI background check and are licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Board.

Fredy Davila

Fredy has over a decade of AV, IT helpdesk and CCTV experience. Originally born in Nicaragua, Fredy moved to the United States when he was 12. He has a degree in Computer Network Engineering, with recent continued education studies in Cyber and Network Security. In his free time, Fredy enjoys drone racing and drone photography.


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