TODD’S Story

With over 30 years in the lighting industry and nearly 15 years as a sound designer in theater and concert production, I’ve got a passion for the arts. My time in the industry includes over 250 concerts and 50+ theatre events from high school to professional productions.

I’ve has had the privilege to design sound and lighting for dozens of productions, including two first-run shows (Ruth, When Calls the Heart; Galloway/Landrum Productions) for Cornerstone University.

I also had the distinct honor of designing lighting for the ArtPrize 2009 4th place entry “Grand Dance” by David Lubbers and the 2003 “Dead Sea Scrolls” traveling exhibit at the Van Andel Museum Center in MI.

I’m a member of numerous industry societies, including USITT; I’m Lighting Certified with NCQLP and NALMCO; and I’ve taught at the collegiate level.

When I’m not designing AV solutions, you can find me at home. I’ve been married for 26 years and have two teenage children.

Professional Resume

Work Experience

  • WESCO International, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 – 2023
    Category Lighting Specialist (SME), UBS – East (Oct. 3, 2020 – 2023)
    Category Lighting Manager, UBS – East (Mar. 4, 2020 – Oct. 2, 2020)
    Regional Lighting Manager. WLS – Gulf Central Region (Nov. 16, 2013 – Mar. 3, 2020)
  • Philips Strand Lighting / Philips Selecon, Dallas, TX 2012 – 2013
    Regional Sales Manager – Midwest
  • Firefly LED Lighting, Austin, TX 2010 – 2012
    Sales Manager – North America
  • TheatArch Design Solutions, LLC, Fruitport, MI 2003 – 2011
    Consultant / Designer
  • West Michigan Lighting, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI 1999 -2010
    Outside Sales / Controls Specialist

Professional Certifications

  • Lighting Certified – National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (LC), 2014, Re-Certification 2017, 2020, 2023
  • NALMCO – Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC), 2021
  • NALMCO – Certified Lighting Controls Professional (CLCP), 2023
  • AEE – Association of Energy Engineers (CLEP), 2021
  • AVIXA – Certified Technology Consultant (CTS), Pursuant January 2024

Professional Affiliations

  • IES
  • NFPA
  • USITT
  • AES
  • ASHRAE
  • CIE-USA
  • USGBC -Balcones Chapter
  • IEEE
  • AVIXA
  • AEE

Education

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Architectural Lighting Design, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Associate of Arts, in General Studies, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Certificate in Bible, Word of Life Bible Institute, Pottersville, NY

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We would love to hear about your project and show you how Hamilton AV Design can create for you professionally designed AV solutions that will not perform exceptionally but will be long lasting solutions.

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Zeeland, MI  49464