The USAV Dealer Advisory Council (DAC) is a group of elected integration leaders who advise USAV on programs, strategies, and initiatives. These individuals have a great depth of experience and knowledge and are essential component of the USAV team.

DAC Members

Travis Deatherage <br />DAC ChairmanTravis Deatherage
DAC Chairman

LINX Multimedia

Travis Deatherage founded Solstice Multimedia in June of 2002 and merged his company with LINX in 2011, forming LINX Multimedia. His experience includes technology design including audio visual systems, telecommunications and software development. Travis is focused on the Client Experience ensuring that our systems our simple, reliable and high performance. “It’s our process, our people and our partnerships with the best manufacturers that ensure we create raving fans.”

Travis will be involved throughout the project, spearheading the consistent flow of communication among our project team and overseeing all client needs. He will work closely with all project stakeholders, as well as LINX’s in-house engineering and design teams through each phase of the process.

Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Virginia Tech. He is an owner/partner with LINX.

Robert HammondRobert Hammond

Vice President of Technical Operations
Stage Front

As VP of Technical Operations for Stage Front, Robert leads multiple teams charged with providing exceptional service for both external clients and internal staff. With over 17 years of experience in the AV industry, Robert has played key roles across a variety of areas including engineering, operations, and administration. His passion to learn and dedication to providing scalable solutions has been an asset in delivering high quality systems and services to Stage Front’s clients.

Robert currently enjoys life in Savannah with his wife and two dogs. They spend their time outside the office running and biking the area. They also have the privilege of being involved with local non-profits focused on the prevention of and education about childhood and at-risk population obesity.

Erinn HelphingstineErinn Helphingstine

VP Sales
Mission Electronics

Erinn has been in the audio-video industry for more than 12 years. Throughout this time she has been involved in sales and operations, and has played a key role in marketing directions. Currently as sales manager, she develops the sales strategy for her organization, oversees training and development of new employees, assists with preparing budgets, and manages expenses.

Erinn completed her Masters of Business Administration from Baker University in 2007. She has also earned Bachelor of Science Degrees from the School of Business and the School of Journalism from the University of Kansas. Additionally, she holds her CTS certification from InfoComm. She resides in the Kansas City area with her husband and daughter.

Lisa Perrine, Ed.D.Lisa Perrine, Ed.D.

Cibola Systems

As CEO of Cibola Systems, Lisa Perrine and her team focus on the human elements of communication: the interplay between workplace culture and communication, how people experience media, and how individuals interface with technology. Lisa approaches her work with a mixture of curiosity, creativity, and the expertise gained from designing and implementing over 2000 communication spaces. Lisa began her career in product design, working on a mix of assignments that included Airstream trailers and the first MTV studio on the west coast. In 1991 she became Cibola’s CEO and completed her MBA shortly thereafter. Most recently, Lisa earned her Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University. She is also an Infocomm Certified Technology Specialist and a licensed C-7 contractor in the State of California.

Lisa and her husband live in Newport Beach, California where they’re focused on supporting the region’s underserved and vulnerable populations. Lisa is a trustee of the not-for-profit Covenant Health Network, committed to improving the health and well-being of 3 million people through higher quality and lower cost care. Cibola’s team also supports a number of local charities through paid volunteer time and pro-bono consulting.

Dirk PropfeDirk Propfe

ET Group

Dirk is an entrepreneur passionate about helping organizations evolve to become happier, healthier, and more effective places to work. He believes we need to reinvent the way we live and work to better meet the challenges we are facing as a species. Thus, he has spent a considerable amount of time learning, practicing, and reflecting on new ways of working. Dirk is a business graduate from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and has two Master degrees focused on Leadership and Sustainability. He is also the President and CEO of ET Group where he energizes a number of internal and client-facing roles. His main focus at ET Group is to find better ways of expressing the organization's purpose of Unleashing Human Potential in Organizations by Weaving People, Space, and Technology together.

Dirk lives and breathes communication and collaboration is constantly prototyping new digital and social technologies that allow us to work better together.

Brent BergerBrent Berger

Bridges System Integration

Bio coming soon.