About Us

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.


Our Team

brent-picBrent 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-picJosh 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.

In 2016 we purchased a home that was originally built in 2005 and much updating was necessary.  With all the  new technology in 2016 and changes to security systems it was a requirement that we contract with a company that is on the cutting edge.  We found that company in AV Awakenings and proceeded to have them do a complete update of our Crestron system as well as the media systems in our home.  We could not have found a company more knowledgeable, responsive and courteous during the update.  We would recommend them anytime and will definitely use them in the future should we need further work done.
PS:  Bill and Brent are super nice guys and put up with all our questions and concerns with smiles on their faces.
Anita and Bruce