The Electrocom Team

Dan Crabtree

General manager/Co-owner

Dan has been in the low voltage communications industry for over 20 years serving clients in Education, Healthcare, Government, and Commercial markets.  Dan started working at Electrocom in 1998.  He has worked in various positions; Service Technician, Installation Technician, Sales Representative, Project Manager, Installation Manager, Head Estimator, and General Manager.  Dan has always had a strong commitment to Electrocom due to the fact Electrocom has a strong commitment to customer service.

Dan enjoys hanging out with his family and tinkering with old Chevys.

 

Matt Wright

Healthcare Account Manager and Co-Owner

Matt started in Shipping and Receiving in 1981 while attending the University of Washington.  After starting a Sound and Communications apprenticeship at Electrocom, he worked for over 30 years as an Installation Technician, Service Technician, Project Manager, Estimator, AV Designer, before taking on the role of the Healthcare Account Manager.  Matt has always been intrigued by the ways technology can benefit people.

Matt and his wife enjoy travel and the outdoors, as well as photography and winemaking with friends.

Ben Swerk

Education Sales Manager and Co-Owner

Ben has been a successful Manager and Sales Representative for over 10 years.  Ben graduated from WWU in 2004, and hit the ground running in the sales and marketing arena.  Ben’s major focus is consulting with his customers to help integrate their existing Communication infrastructure with new Critical Communication technology. His goal is to provide new state-of-the-art solutions with the best customer service available.

In his free time Ben enjoys Skiing and boating with family and friends.

Diane Carrasca

Purchaser

Diane has been with Electrocom since 1976.  Diane has been a huge part of Electrocom’ s success over the years making sure the right product arrives on time to meet the project demands of our Installation and Service Departments.  We like to refer to Diane as a walking computer – she remembers just about every job and the parts that go into it.

Diane enjoys Salsa dancing, movies, and Sudoku puzzles.

 

David Chapin

Critical Communications Consultant

David has an extensive low-voltage background. He has managed many jobs in the past which include Boeing, Microsoft, NBC, and NIC. He has recently taken his field experience and applied it to his position at Electrocom in order to become a well-informed salesman with a great technical background. David’s new passion is to help Schools with their critical communications needs prioritizing in lockdown situations.

When he is not working, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, and is now an expert on all things “Frozen” related.

Donald Cormier

Technical Services Group Manager

You could say that Donald is the heartbeat of Electrocom.  He has been with Electrocom since 1980.  Donald was drafting with pencil up until 1987 when Electrocom adopted Auto Cad.  Not only is Donald the best drafter a company could ask for, his technical knowledge is rivaled by no other.  In all the years Donald has been with Electrocom, there has not been one project that has stumped him.

In Donald’s free time you might see him riding his Goldwing with his lovely wife Terry, or you might see Donald and Terry clowning around professionally.

Katie Hammond

Healthcare Representative

Katie has been with Electrocom since 2005.  She has worked in various positions within the Company – serving as our Healthcare CAS, drafting in our Technical Services Group, assisting our Accounting Department, and finally landing in her present roll as our Healthcare Representative.  Katie’s warm personality and professionalism has made her a natural fit in Electrocom’s Sales Department.

Katie enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Raspberry and Wheeler, cooking, and decorating her home.

 

Art Howard

Education Account Manager

Art began his career at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the busiest in the World. He then spent the better part of a decade at Caesars Palace, where he enjoyed running sound for some of the greatest boxing events of all time. The job he enjoyed the most (up to now) was working as the Head Sound Engineer at Club RA in the LUXOR Hotel where he worked with some of the Best 80’s Rock bands – Blue Oyster Cult, Bad Company, Kansas, and The Cars.

After relocating to the Northwest to be closer to his wife Deb’s family, Art looked for a new opportunity that would challenge his abilities and utilize his diverse talents. He has rejoined the team here at Electrocom as the Education Account Manager.

When Art is not at work, he enjoys spending time at his 2.5 acre property on Camano Island with his best friend Deb, four horses (Burt, Kiss, Raya, and Nipper), two dogs (Luke and Bailey), and three cats (Felix, Missy, and Gidget).

Carolyn Nagata

Service Coordinator
Carolyn joined the Electrocom team in 2007. She loves the opportunity to help customers resolve their problems.  Carolyn will go the extra mile to make sure our customer’s issues are resolved in a timely manner and corrected the first time. She understands how frustrating it can be when systems are not functioning properly.

Carolyn enjoys family, friends, yoga, gardening, and the SEAHAWKS.

Bill Bennett

Service Technician

After graduating with an AAS from Spokane Community College, Bill traveled across the state in 1985 for an interview at Electrocom where he has worked as a top-notch Service Technician ever since.  Bill has a vast knowledge of Sound and Communication Systems along with superior customer service skills.  Many of our customers over the years have become accustomed to asking for Bill by name when calling in for service.

Bill has been making wine with friends for over 15 years, and enjoys studying Farsi.

 

Colin Bradburn

Service Technician and Integration Specialist

Colin has been an employee at Electrocom since 1978.  He was hired on as a Service Tech, but has worn just about every hat there is to wear at Electrocom.  Colin’s vast knowledge of electronics, computers, and networking is second to none. In Colin’s time at Electrocom, there has not been one challenge where Colin did not rise to the occasion.

Colin is a private pilot and enjoys flying around the Puget Sound area.  He also enjoys working on his property in Stanwood and his vacation spot in Idaho where he hopes to retire.

Alan Damaru

Service Technician and Integration Specialist

When Alan started working at Electrocom over 10 years ago, he already had a wealth of knowledge from his previous experience in the Army working on Tactical Satellite Systems.  He also has an Electronics Engineering Degree from Devry, and installed low-voltage systems for 12 years at American Tech.  Alan has very strong skills in Audio and IT, obtaining various certifications such as Cisco CCNA and NICET Level Three in Audio.

Alan’s hobbies include flying small aircraft in the local area, home theaters, home networking, and home automation.

Tyson Fellows

Project Manager

Tyson is Electrocom’s Education Project Manager.  It is obvious that Tyson thrives on creating new relationships and proving himself on every project.  Tyson has a strong understanding of technology, and believes in installing each system correctly the first time.   Tyson has exceeded expectations on every project Electrocom has assigned to him.

Tyson enjoys playing guitar, drawing, and remote control short course trucks.

Mark Ramey

Project Manager

Mark joined Electrocom upon successful completion of the Puget Sound Electrical JATC program. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in the low voltage industry, 10 of which have been with Electrocom. He specializes in the Commercial, Healthcare, and Education Markets.  Mark’s first three years with the company were spent in the field, fine tuning his skills and expertise while he grew into his current role as Project Manager.

In Mark’s off time, he enjoys mountain biking and hiking with his dog Nero.

 

Ashleigh Uphaus

Clinical Application Specialist

Ashleigh has an extensive teaching and training background. She taught preschool for nine years, and then trained people with disabilities to work at various types of jobs in the community.  She has taken many courses on leadership and customer service. Ashleigh’s warm, welcoming personality will provide the confidence our clients need to learn how to use their new system.  As Electrocom’s Clinical Application Specialist, Ashleigh will be working with our Sales Team to define workflow at the beginning of a project to determine which equipment is best suited to the area, define workflow as the project progresses to finalize system programming, and follow up at the end of the project to make sure everything is operating as expected and desired.

Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to Husky games, watching the Seahawks, and going camping and fishing during the summer.

Nick Switzer

Audio Installation Technician

Nick came to work at Electrocom after completing his Bachelors in Music Engineering Technology at the University of Miami in 2004.  At the University of Miami, Nick had the great pleasure of learning under Ken Pohlman, the man who wrote the book on digital audio (literally).  The important fact that Nick took from Ken is: if you are going to work in audio, then you will have to become a student for life.  Nick has proven that statement true with his commitment to training in audio and networking.  Along with Nick’s commitment to learning, he also believes in delivering quality audio installations to our customers.  Nick understands that the customer is making a big investment, and he will always keep that mind while pouring his heart into his craft.

Nick enjoys playing the drums and winemaking.

Sean Thompson

Project Manager

Sean is Electrocom’s Healthcare Project Manager.  He  brings a very high level of experience and professionalism to his projects.  Sean has been with Electrocom for over 10 years after previously working for a security company where he gained his low voltage experience.   Sean takes project organization and communication with the customer to a whole new level with all of his projects.  He takes great pride in completing every project successfully, and creating strong customer relationships.

Sean enjoys writing, composing, and performing music.


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