- Meet The Team -

MICHAEL BURNS

Owner

Since childhood, Michael has dedicated his life to designing, managing, and producing all aspects of entertainment. From professional theatre, television and film, live concerts, trade shows and exhibits, with some large festivals and events mixed in, he's just about covered it all.

CHRIS WEAVER

Director of AV in Roaring Fork Valley

Weaver developed a passion for sound while playing trumpet in show bands, which led him to study music production at the University of Texas. He worked with recording studios and independent labels in Los Angeles before moving into live events and conferences. Chris now brings his years of experience working with Aspen's most exclusive venues to COAVD.

MIKE LAVKER

Director of Broadcast

For 20 years, Mike's  hard work ethic, flexibility, and skill set, has made him irreplaceable on any production.  Spending his career behind a camera with dignitaries including Bill Clinton, Madeline Albright, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and John McCain, no project is to big or small.

ARIEL BURNS

Director of Marketing & Advertising

Fascinated by a world that lives in code, Ariel has 12 years of experience growing followings and creating a professional presence for a wide variety of business' including COAVD. 

PAUL STRUMPLER

Warehouse Manager

Paul grew up in the shop and job site environment, while working X-Games early in his career. Coupled with his passion for music and electronics, this drives him to creatively transform the space at hand. 

SARAH PETERS

Executive Producer

Sarah brings 13 years of experience to the team from a technical theatre and event design background. Her thirst to produce events that are both technically and creatively gratifying, makes her focus on COAVD productions unrivaled.

TREVOR SWANK

Video Production Manager

Trevor started his career in sports television working events such as the Olympics, World Cup Skiing, X Games, and other professional and collegiate sports. These experiences have shaped his mindset and broadened his knowledge to always be looking at the bigger picture.

JOHN YOUNG

Director of Commercial & Film

After studying astrophysics and video production at Michigan State, John moved west as an instructor at UCSB, then Director of Audio Visual Services in Mammoth Lakes. John brings 17 years of video production, audio visual, and broadcast knowledge to the COAVD team.

MARK BURROWS

Production Manager

As a Photographer and Audio Visual technician, Mark Burrows has been creating successful programs for thousands of clients for the past 32 years. But don't think all that talent goes to his head, he’s still willing to work for chocolate.

GARCE WORKS

A Proud Partner

Garce Works is an award winning all-in-one multimedia production facility helping you create stories that need to be told. We help deliver content that inspires, compels and motivates.

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