Creating the experiences that make life better
Based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, AV Awakenings brings proven experience and expertise in home and office AV systems design, automation, and craftsmanship.
AV Awakenings was formed in 2009 by seasoned industry veterans Bill Reynolds and Brent Christian. Over their combined 70+ years in the audio/video business, they have completed projects throughout the West.
Their mission is simple: to provide the highest quality products and systems automation available in the Portland area.
Brent Christian, Lead Programmer
Brent has been working in the audio/video industry for 20 years, in various capacities ranging from product sales to technical and programming positions. Known as the preeminent certified Crestron programmer in the Northwest region, Brent is a highly trained and qualified technician who also has a gift for graphics and system design. He has completed many audio, video, lighting, and control system trainings over his tenure, and currently holds a Bronze Master Level Crestron Certification for programming. Brent’s passion is designing systems that result in a positive and long term user experience.
When he’s not designing or programming a custom AV system, Brent can be found cooking, fishing, or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Bill Reynolds, System Designer
With more than 20 years experience in the audio/video and IT industries, Bill brings a rare depth of experience to his work with clients. Bill is a certified Digital Media Designer whose “big picture” approach consistently results in excellent project outcomes and satisfied clients. He is also an associate of the Apple Consultants Network (ACN). The best part about his job, Bill says, is when he accompanies a client on the final walk-through of their new system and gets to “see the excitement and awe on their faces… it’s magical!”
In his free time, Bill is a lifelong Seahawks fan as well as an avid dirt bike rider, his hobby and passion for over thirty years!
Josh vonAhlefeld, Project Manager
Having worked in the audio/video industry for 15 years, Josh was excited to partner with longtime industry colleagues when he joined the AV Awakenings team in early 2013. He brings organizational expertise and attention to detail to preparation of projects for installation. He knows what it takes to truly complete a project 110%.
When he’s not working on projects, Josh can often be found working on his rally car or prepping for a race.