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Travis grew up in Manhattan, KS and is an ESPA-certified technician with more than 2-years of experience. He is passionate about both his work, and the wonderful people who work with him.
An outdoor-addict, Travis enjoys participating in any outdoor activity no matter the season—except for sailing, which he limits to the summertime for obvious reasons (thank you very much Midwest winters).
As a self-professed student of native culture, Travis is an avid collector of native artifacts, including arrowheads and pottery. Travis firmly believes that a person’s word is central to who they are and, because of that, values honesty above all else. In his free time, Travis strives to become a more organized person and, for his legacy, would like to be remembered as the guy who “did that.” Unless “that” was illegal, in which case it totally wasn’t him.
Preston grew up in Manhattan but has lived all over the place—including Hawaii. He recently returned to his beloved Kansas to rejoin the Redi Systems family.
Preston has more than 10 years of formal experience in the A/V industry. Even before that though, he worked as a cable and satellite installer since age 16. His impressive list of industry certifications includes CEDIA, Control4, Lutron, and numerous networking certifications.
So, what keeps Preston coming back to the Redi Systems family? More than anything, it’s working for a company that takes just as much pride in the people it employs as the clientele it serves. Like Redi Systems, Preston’s main goal is to positively impact the lives of customers and improve the community they share.
In his free time, Preston enjoys spending time with his wife Erin and daughter Everly, traveling with his family, and working on home projects. In addition to being an A/V expert, Preston is also a seasoned grill/smoke master—his ribs and beans have placed in various competitions.
Mark is our resident Master IT Engineer and has more than five years of experience in the industry. He holds a variety of impressive certifications, including CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate, CSSA Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator, A+ N+ (Network+), WatchGuard Fireware Essentials, and VEEAM certification. Mark earned his Associates Degree in Information and Network Technology from Manhattan Area Technical College and his responsibilities primarily focus on building and maintaining the IT infrastructure at Redi Systems.
In addition to being an active member of the NRA, Mark is passionate about information technologies and is always eager to keep up with new developments and advances in the industry. When not working, Mark enjoys hunting, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his wife, Ann.
Nick moved to Manhattan from Marysville, KS, to attend Manhattan Area Technical College where he graduated with a degree in Information & Networking Technologies. During his undergrad tenure, Nick earned multiple certificates in Cyber Ethics, White Collar Crime Cyber Law, and Information Security.
In the near future, Nick expects to receive CEDIA Gateway certification and then plans to pursue additional CEDIA certifications.
A sesquipedalian orator, Nick was crowned the Readers Digest Word Wizard of Kansas for his age group in 8th grade. In his free time, Nick enjoys cooking, gardening, reading and sending people to the dictionary to decipher what he just said.
More than anything, Nick enjoys the challenging and friendly work environment at Redi Systems, because they care about their employees and encourage all team members to contribute their skills in unique and satisfying ways.
Tarin Kimmi was born in Holton, KS, but spent the majority of her youth growing up in Manhattan. She graduated from Manhattan High School and later Manhattan Area Technical College where she was member of the National Technical Honor Society. Her favorite part about working for Redi Systems, Inc. is that everyone really is a team player and gives the sense that every single employee is valuable and appreciated. Tarin would like to be remembered as a hard worker who gives her best in every situation, both professional and personal.
She is currently working towards completion of her Redi Systems training. Tarin describes herself as a down-to-Earth, honest, and respectful person, who just happens to have a wicked sense of humor. In her free time, Tarin enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, cooking, and playing with her cat, Raja, and dog, Max.
Chris grew up in McCook, NE and, after meeting his wife, settled down in Salina, KS to start a family. He moved to Manhattan, KS in 2011 to shorten his commute to work and spend more time with his wife and children.
With more than 9-years of experience in his profession Chris is both ESPA, CEDIA Level III, and Networking Certified. He is a technology fanatic and completely committed to educating himself and his customers when it comes to cutting-edge technology.
In his free time, Chris enjoys being a great father and husband, cheering for K-State football and tinkering in his garage. Whenever he needs to get away from technology, he also enjoys hunting deer with a bow. That’s right, a bow.
When not helping customers, talking in his sleep or bow hunting (seriously)—it is rumored that Chris talks in his sleep…presumably about how awesome it is to bow hunt.
A Salina, KS native, Tyler graduated from Hutchinson Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. An admitted Wildcat fanatic, Tyler’s love of all things K-State brought him to Manhattan, KS where he joined the Redi Systems team.
Tyler recently obtained his ESPA Certification and, due to his passion for continuing education and ambitious nature, has already begun preparing for his next set of certification exams. When not working or studying, Tyler enjoys spending time with his friends and family, as well as watching and playing just about any sport.
In addition to running his own business someday, Tyler also aspires to be remembered as “They guy who never dropped anything,” a feat which makes him an ideal candidate for the next star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Should the Chiefs organization be interested, he is open to begin contract negotiations immediately.
A Manhattan native, Matt possesses a deep love for his family, the city of Manhattan and, of course, K-State.
A CEDIA Level II Certified Technician, Matt enjoys working at Redi Systems because of the close-knit family environment and collegial relationship with the other employees. When not working, he enjoys watching sports, fishing, camping and hanging out with his family.
Matt is a hard worker, caring and easy-going kind of guy. You may not know just by looking at him, but he’s also a master of disguises…though he’s part Korean, he is often mistaken for being Hispanic.
Josh, a Manhattan, KS native, lives life by the motto, “There’s nothing wrong with being Irish, unless you’re actually Scottish.” A noble-blooded Scotsman, Josh lived in New Mexico for 4 years before deciding that wool kilts and dry Southwestern heat don’t mix, and returned to Manhattan in 2008.
In addition to possessing a wealth of technical knowledge, Josh is ESPA-certified, an experienced electrician and project manager, and a customer service expert. At age 16, Josh and his dad converted a 1969 Chevy pickup truck into a hotrod that, at age 18, Josh totaled. Having survived the crash in a car that he built, Josh is also technically an automotive safety expert.
When not tinkering with audio technology, you’ll find Josh tinkering with and building café racers or spending time with his fiancée and three kids. Josh is also an avid gamer and most-definitely Scottish.
Scott has more than 10 years’ experience in the information technology industry and serves as Redi Systems’ IT Services Manager. He received his Bachelor’s in Political Science from Kansas State University and his J.D. from George Washington University. Additionally, Scott is both Microsoft and WatchGuard certified. Scott is responsible for leading and managing all new information technology initiatives and services, as well as ensuring that all of these products and services meet or exceed the needs of our clients.
A huge fan of K‐State sports, Scott also enjoys brewing craft beer in his free time, as well as spending time with his wife, Meagan, and their dog, Baxter.
Originally from Herington, KS, Anastasia is currently working toward a degree in marketing and hopes to one day build a career in the professional sports industry.
Ambitious and hard-working, Anastasia is an excellent addition to the Redi Systems team and, in turn, enjoys the friendly and familial work environment—so much so that she even willingly shares an office with Michael and Nick.
A macaroni and cheese connoisseur and self-professed cat lady, Anastasia enjoys taking scenic road trips with friends and working out in her free time.
Born in Linn, KS, a small town of approximately 450 people, Adam was one of just 16 people in his high school graduating class. After high school, Adam attended North Central Technical College in Beloit, KS and graduated with a degree in Telecommunication and Network Technology, as well as an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
A CEDIA Certified Electronic Systems Level II Technician, Adam once placed 3rd in a state competition for telecommunication cabling. It is widely rumored that Adam could have won the entire competition easily, but held back and intentionally took third place for reasons which will be declassified by the U.S Government in the year 2050.
When not working, you can find Adam working on his truck, hanging out with friends, or working on his truck with friends—who like to hang off his truck.
The details are not the details. They make the design.
Once upon a time Sean left Manhattan, KS for greener pastures. Upon discovering none existed, he returned to his beloved Little Apple and vowed to never leave again.
A man of extreme integrity, Sean enjoys interacting with Redi Systems customers and solving their technical problems with creative solutions. Sean is a CEDIA Level II Certified Technician and moonlights as The Home Show Committee Chair.
When not working, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, as well as outdoor activities and exercising. Sean is also quite proud of the fact that he is the Fall 2012 Tuesday Mixed League Bowling Champion—a fact he’ll relay to you whether you ask or not. Bottom line, dude can roll.
In his remaining spare time, Sean and his family also help foster animals find forever homes.
Owen originally hails from Junction City, KS, but relocated to Manhattan, KS in 2010 when his wife accepted a position with Kansas State University, coincidentally, where they originally met as students—thus completing his career K-State Alumni grand slam.
A true Renaissance man, Owen is an ESPA-certified technician (currently working toward CEDIA Level 2 Certification), a seasoned grill chef, and writes percussion music. When not mastering technology, fire and/or the arts, Owen is an avid runner, drumline instructor, self-taught juggler, and movie connoisseur. When not doing any of that—he enjoys sleeping—because it’s exhausting being that awesome.
Owen enjoys working with people, loves technology, and has a great sense of humor, making him a perfect fit for the Redi Systems team.
Mike has been a Manhattan resident since the 5th grade. After high school graduation and beginning his college career at K-State, he moved to North Carolina for six years with his high school sweetheart and wife, Haley. During that time he completed a tour of duty in Iraq, finished a bachelor’s degree in business management, and even worked as an extra on three different television series filmed in the Wilmington, N.C. area. Proving that there is no place like home, Mike returned to Manhattan in 2011 to join REDI Systems and be closer to friends and family.
Though capable of getting by on just his winning personality and good looks, Mike became a CEDIA Certified EST III and a Certified Professional Designer as a backup plan—just in case.
He enjoys playing tennis, jet skiing at Tuttle Creek Lake, and attending K-State sporting events with Haley. At home, you’ll find Mike hanging with his dog, Tivo, and enjoying his amazing surround sound system.
Jeff is Redi System’s Regional Sales Manager and has more than 10 years’ experience in commercial and healthcare, as well as small and medium‐sized business software and hardware sales. He earned his Bachelor’s in Marketing from Kansas State University. A natural salesman, Jeff’s responsibilities cover all aspects of sales, naturally. Whether it’s commercial, information technology, infrastructure, or controlled access products and services,
Jeff works hard to match each of our clients with the products and services necessary to meet their unique needs. Jeff is an active member of Leadership Morris County Class of 2016, a volunteer coach at the Council Grove Recreational Department, and a member of the Council Grove Disc Golf Club.
When he’s not coaching or playing disc golf, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their four children.
Zach, a Wichita, KS-native, moved to Manhattan to attend school and loved it so much he decided to stay.
Tech-minded and ambitious from a young age, Zach began disassembling desktop PC's as early as he can remember, though he cannot remember his success rate after reassembling them. Zach worked as an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and Products Professional at the age 16, and was accepted into and interned for the Disney College Program.
When not working hard at Redi Systems, Zach enjoys spending time with his dog, reading, golfing and playing video games. Looking to the future, Zach aspires to reinvent the home automation industry for the good of humankind—or possibly his own nefarious purposes.