We are a full-service Event Technology & Production company specializing in Audio, Video, Sound and Lighting.
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To deliver powerful audiovisual experiences on and off the main stage and playing field while providing rewarding professional partnership to our clients, agency partners, planners and producers. It is our mission to continually elevate our standards and never settle for less than excellence.
Meet Our Team
A group of highly talented AV professionals with a passion for what they do and a desire to exceed client & project expectations on all levels.
Cam has been in the audiovisual industry for over 14 years, doing a mix of corporate and live music. He went received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, but realized he enjoyed mixing music more than he did studying thermodynamics. Outside of work, Cam enjoys camping, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and 2 year old daughter. His favorite band is Muse!
Carmelita has been in the accounting industry since 2008 and earned a degree in both Criminal Justice & Accounting. She loves classic cars and even owns a 1962 Chevrolet Impala Convertible SS409. She often attends car shows with her husband and sons. Her favorite music is Corridos and R&B.
Chris has been in the AV industry for over 22 years. Chris received cyber security and systems administration training from UCSD. On his free time, he enjoys reading, skateboarding, and spending time with his two kids. His favorite arts include Phil Wickham and Nathaniel Rateliff.
An East Coast native, David Carmichael attended Northern Vermont University with a degree in Television Studies Broadcast Journalism and Production & Design. He is a former NCAA athlete in Cross Country & Lacrosse, who is enjoying his time in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah now! With over 8 years of audiovisual experience in hospitality, David has had the pleasure of working on some of the largest shows and brings to Power Plus his knowledge and expertise. David enjoys golfing, biking, skiing, and taking his husky, Lou, for long walks.
Jason brings to Power Plus over 25 years of experience in Account Management, over 15 years of experience in Sales Team Management, and 25 years of experience in Business Development. Before entering the corporate world and climbing the ranks from Management Trainee to Regional Director of Sales, Vice President of Client Services, and Director, Jason studied at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has since been an active player in the Events Industry.
Pablo has attended Palomar College and recently graduated from UC Berkeley where he studied International Relations. New to the audiovisual industry, Pablo has shown to be a great leader with a positive attitude. When he isn't helping the team in the warehouse, he enjoys live music events, breweries, and playing video games. His favorite artist is Bad Bunny!
Brandon started his career in the AV industry at Legoland as an Entertainment Technician in 2007. He holds a BA in Visual and Performing Arts from Cal State San Marcos. Outside of work, he loves cars, hiking, going to concerts, mountain biking, dogs, his family & beautiful wife, Valeria. His favorite band is Young the Giant.
Trevor started his career in the industry with tech theater in High School, then moved onto Film in College. His professional AV career started in 2016 with AVMS, where he started as a Technician and worked his way up to Operations Manager at one of the highest grossing resorts. Trevor brings to Power Plus his extensive experience in the hospitality industry, having worked at high end resorts & hotels. He has a great reputation for providing high levels of service to his clients that matched the level of service they got from their five star/five diamond partners. Outside of work, he is a HUGE movie buff and was even a Manager at Blockbuster (a while ago). He loves spending time with his fiancé, his cats and dog, and playing disc golf during his free time. His favorite artists include Snarky Puppy, Streetlight Manifesto, and the Foo Fighters.
John earned an Associate Degree in Audio Technology at Hutchinson Technical College in Minnesota. He has worked in the industry for over 25 years as an Audio Systems Technician for a variety of companies including Clearwing in Phoenix and Milwaukee, performing as A1 for numerous concerts and festivals across the country. John also worked for Starlight and Lighthouse Productions for a number of years, helping him enhance his skills in other areas of the industry.
Billy is an ETCP arena and theater rigger. He has been working in the industry for 20 years and rigging for 10 of them. His experience ranges from single truss shows to events encompassing 700+ hoists, massive outdoor structures and multiple rope access rescue teams. When not at work, he enjoys camping in the mountains.
Charles "Chuck" Weyant brings with him over 35 years of audiovisual experience. Originally from Pennsylvania, he graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Communications and Theater in theatrical lighting design. Chuck also has taught architectural lighting and video production lighting at American Intercontinental University, and architectural lighting at the Atlanta College of Art. He has given over 100 seminars on lighting to schools and professional groups. In his off-time, he enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and painting. He also enjoys a coffee shop and a good book.
David "Duck" Burns brings over 30 years of Sales, Design and Operational Experience to the Power Plus Productions team. From opera to country, hip-hop to metal, dance and theatre, television and corporate events - Duck has worked them all. Originating from Atlanta, Georgia, Duck enjoys traveling the world and has during his 30+ years for shows.
Born in Arizona, John made his way to Utah to attend college at the University of Utah. With over 27 years of experience in the industry, John started through his love for music. In his earlier years, John played piano and even bass in a band. His fondest memories as of recent have been working with the Utah symphony. On his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, and golfing. With an 11-year old, a 6-year old and one out of the house - he has his hands full but always gets the job done!
Jordan is a member of our BackBeats Backline team in Utah. Jordan has been playing live music in the industry for 18 years and has been on the stage hand side for 5. As a musician himself, he takes pride in helping other musicians feel at ease and confident when he is working a show. Jordan enjoys playing the drums, piano, guitar, and bass, to name a few. Recently, during the pandemic, Jordan even took up making hot sauce! Look out for that soon!
Josh started in the industry back in 2013 working in nightclubs running lights and audio. He then moved into larger stage productions later that year with local events and tour concerts as a stage hand. Josh has has been working as a lighting designer on corporate events for over eight years, freelancing on shows as small as a two light front wash, all the way up to engineering and operating over a thousand fixtures. He has a passion for music and loves to go fishing as much as humanly possible.
Kevin found his passion for the industry in his high school theater. He honed his craft at the Starlight Musical Theatre in San Diego, and then took his experience to the high seas, where he worked for both Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean as a Rigging Specialist, Production Manager and ultimately the Fleet Supervisor for Automated Rigging and Stage systems. Since getting married and coming ashore, he joined Power Plus in 2014 where he currently oversees the Lighting, Rigging, Power and Staging Departments. He and his wife have a newborn son, allowing him to put his interest in photography to great use.
A San Diego native, Krystal joins Power Plus Productions with 5 years of in-house audiovisual and event production experience. Previously, she worked in the sports industry selling partnerships and events within Major League Soccer and the National Football League. Krystal holds a Bachelors of Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and Masters in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and the zoo with her husband and two kids.
With his entrepreneurial spirit and love for technological know-how, Lane Rickard founded Power Plus in Salt Lake City in 1984. The business was moved to San Diego County in 1989 and incorporated in January of 2003. Lane realized the need for a full service entertainment production company that could provide first-class equipment and personnel at an affordable price.
Lane oversees all aspects of this flourishing and growing company with a hands-on approach to ensure that every client receives outstanding service, resulting in an unprecedented production. Lane directs the team to provide service with excellence, while making an impressive and everlasting impact. Lane is responsible for managing and maintaining Power Plus Productions growth and expansion by exceeding client expectations, continually finding ways to add value to the services provided, and constantly updating his expertise on the latest advancing technologies. The key to his successful formula is based on the premise that the engineering and production talent within the organization needs to be experienced and proven. Quality and success can only come from the "been there, done that" team that make up Power Plus Productions.
Through the years, Lane has enjoyed coaching his boys' sports teams and supporting his daughter's singing aspirations. He enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and camping with his wife and children when he isn't working around the house and yard.
Merrill has 30 years of experience in the audio/visual staging industry and has a keen understanding of all aspects of professional conferences and meetings, special events and breakout sessions. He works closely with the client to ensure the requirements meet the client’s expectations, fall within budget and include the appropriate skilled labor and scheduling to achieve the best possible production.
One of Merrill’s many strengths is his flexibility in handling last minute client requests, and he brings a “we can do” approach to whatever may be required. Merrill’s versatile background includes project manager, technical director, stage manager and production/stage design.
Patrick is a seasoned veteran with almost 30 years of experience in the Audio Visual Industry. After getting his start as a video technician at the University of Washington, Patrick jumped into the production industry in 1991. He worked his way through the ranks at The Audio Visual Factory in both operations and sales and served as a General Manager for two audio visual companies, from 1995 to 2007, delivering high end customer service to the convention and corporate meeting industry. In 2007 Patrick joined Power Plus generating new client opportunities, growing existing accounts, coordinating and managing on-site productions. He is a big football fan.
Rebecca has been with Power Plus Sound & Lighting for over 20 years. Starting as Executive Assistant to the President she advanced to Director of Human Resources in 2002 where she utilized her talent in locating qualified and talented personnel. In 2003 she was promoted to company Vice President where she continues to support HR, as well as helping to create and drive the development of the company’s marketing campaign to prospective new clients. Rebecca also spearheads local community outreach for the company, supporting several local non-profit organizations.
With over 25 years of accounting experience, Tammy has worked in the private, public and tax accounting, and non-profit sectors. Tammy joined our team in January, 2019, and holds the position of Accounting Manager. She holds a BS from SDSU in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Past industries include, software, farming, healthcare, mortgage banking and HR. Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and friends camping, boating, traveling and having fun.
Tom brings over 23 years of experience in the events and technology industry to Power Plus. He graduated from California State University at Chico earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in Recording and Live Sound. He began his professional career as an audio engineer in the music industry and then moved into the production world where he worked his way through all facets of the industry from operations/sales to regional/national management and integration. Tom is responsible for planning and developing short and long term strategies; directing and managing the operational departments; planning and preparation of all operational activities for Power Plus events, as well as overseeing daily operations. Tom enjoys spending his free time with his wife and children where he is active in playing and coaching soccer and softball, and relaxing with friends and good music.