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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.
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.
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.
Even though he has called Kansas home for nearly 40 years, Matt’s roots trace back thousands of miles — 6,445 to be exact. And before you take a (likely wrong) guess at where he’s from, we’ll just go ahead and tell you: It’s Seoul, South Korea.
As a CEDIA-certified technician with more than 12 years of experience, Matt enjoys taking on new challenges and interacting with different types of clients. And although he crossed a mightly big pond to plant new roots in Kansas, that doesn’t stop him from navigating local waters to fish and live his best lake life.
If you ask Matt what else he’s reeling in, he’ll likely say family, sports, family, and sports (in that order). The biggest surprise about him is probably the fact that he surprised himself by becoming a family man and raising two great kids. As for how he would like to be remembered? “A person who would do anything to help anybody.”
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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.
Originally from the ‘Black Squirrel City’ (also known as Marysville, KS), Wil traded one family-friendly town for another when he chose to move to Manhattan. Which, according to him, has “a lot going on for its size.”
When it comes to experience, Wil certainly has a lot of it. His certifications include March Networks, ESA Fire Alarm, and Direct TV installation. That, combined with his associate’s degree in telecommunications and networking, equals an impressive 10 years of telecommunications experience.
Whether those 10 years have gone by fast for Wil, our best guess is that they have — quite literally. That’s because when he’s not adding on to his resume, he’s building and racing the fastest drag-racing motorcycles in the region. In fact, he’s a former nationally ranked Arenacross racer. Don’t worry though, we keep an eye on his speedometer when he’s driving a company car.
As if that isn’t enough to be proud of, Wil also loves to boast about his wife Kim and their two kids, Noah and Piper. And the fact that he received an award in grade school for reading the most books in a school year. Yes, it was shocking to him, too.
Although he originates from North Carolina, Brian fell under that magical Manhattan spell that most of us do. Meaning, he came here for college and never left. Now, we’re lucky to have him as part of the Redi Systems family.
One of Brian’s favorite things about his job is the fact that he gets to be dynamic in the way that he works. Which we’re not complaining about, because we’re always on the lookout for creative (and caffeinated) minds like his. Seriously though, don’t ask him to give up his coffee.
Outside of work, Brian loves playing tabletop games and hanging out with his daughter. In fact, if you’re lucky enough to cross paths with Brian, don’t be surprised to hear him boast about her and how he wishes time would slow down. In his own words, “She is growing up so fast and I am constantly learning from her.”
Originally from Hutchinson, KS, Josh moved to Manhattan with no furniture, no appliances, and just a little bit of cash to support his wife’s education at K-State. Now he’s happy to be a part of Redi Systems where he gets to work with cool technology every day.
In addition to working on his Cedia Designer Certification, Josh is also building his way towards becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. As if that isn’t impressive enough, Josh is also Snow Fighter Certified. And while we’re not entirely sure what that means, we definitely know who we’re calling if (when) we get stuck during the wintertime.
As a self-described fierce competitor, Josh enjoys training, sports, fantasy football, and watching TV. He’s most proud of helping his wife to pursue her education, as well as his unique ability to pop his sternum. We’ll just have to take his word on that one.
Alan has lived between Junction City and Manhattan his entire life, making him a prime example of the classic saying, ‘There’s no place like home,’ which is fitting, given the second family and close friendships he’s built within Redi Systems.
Before joining our team, Alan worked for six years as a cable satellite installer, fellow employees in a classroom/field setting. When he’s not playing games with his coworkers, you can likely find Alan hanging out with his family, fishing, or working on a truck with his grandpa.
When it comes to accomplishments, Alan is most proud of the lifestyle he and his wife have been able to build for themselves and for their kids. Given all that, it’s easy to see why he won an optimist award in grade school. Make sure to congratulate him on it the next time you see him; we’ll work on adding it to his official title.
Our resident Redi Systems musician traded humidity and beaches for humidity and blue skies when he made the move from Florida to Manhattan to be closer to family. Now, Ryan loves creating smart homes, learning more programming, and obtaining certifications.
When he’s not working, Ryan stays busy by flexing his creative muscles. On any given day you can find him writing and recording music, or indulging in his guilty pleasure of acrylic painting while listening to jazz. All that creativity has certainly paid off, as he was once crowned the champion of the Session Recording Mix Competition at Full Sail University.
In addition to his musical accomplishments, Ryan enjoys watching sports and fixing up his car. We can only hope it will eventually house a powerful and intricate sound system from which he can blast his own mixes.
Laurynn has been proud to call ‘The Little Apple’ home for more than seven years. Born and raised in a small town near Corvallis, Oregon, she has racked up an impressive list of accolades, which includes being a rodeo athlete in high school, an FFA state finalist, and securing a 3.8 GPA.
To say that Laurynn and her husband are outdoor enthusiasts would be an understatement, as they have an impressive list of hobbies. Going to the lake, cruising on their YXZ, camping, exploring the Waynoka sand dunes, and spending time with their friends, family, and 200-pound fur child Lincoln — just to name a few.
If you think all of that is impressive (like we do), then get ready to be outdone by Laurynn times two. That’s because she’s ambidextrous. And, according to her, she never loses tic-tac-toe. We’re still not sure whether we want to put that to the test or just take her word for it.
Laurynn has several points of pride in her life, but one she’s most honored to share is that she is a Gold Star Daughter. Her father served in the U.S. Army and was a recipient of a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, along with other Awards of Valor.
Carly traded oranges for apples when she moved from Orange County, California to Manhattan, Kansas with her husband. Together, they enjoy having good conversations and being big bookworms.
While securing her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Carly worked in administration for four years and volunteered within the community. She was selected to take part in the Women's Leadership Program at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics where she got one-on-one coaching from Fortune 500 female executives. Carly is also proud to have earned the Gold Award from the La Palma Police Department and the Kindness Matters Award from the City of Anaheim.
One thing many people may not know about Carly’s impressive resume is that it includes a stint at Disneyland. In truly Carly fashion, she would spread kindness and cheer by surprising complete strangers waiting in line with free entry into the park.
When Carly’s not investing her time in others, she’s working toward her goals of obtaining an MBA and perfecting her piano playing. Of her accomplishments, her proudest is the friendship she has with her best friend, her father.
Originally from Salina, KS, Jeremy made the trek down I-70 to Manhattan for school. Now as an ESC-certified technician at Redi Systems, he enjoys the relationships he gets to build with customers. The most noteworthy perk of his job, though, is meeting his wife through his coworker Tyler and having himself a nice little family.
In addition to spending time with said family, Jeremy enjoys cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and playing disc golf. So much that, in his own words, he wants to be remembered as “someone who would do anything for anyone....and a decent disc golfer.”
A fun fact about Jeremy that many might not know is that he has a twin brother, Jacob, who lives in Salina with his wife and three kids. Unlike his co-worker, Jason, we’re confident Jeremy doesn’t have his twin cover shifts for him at work. Or, at least we hope he doesn’t.
Hailing from “good ol’ Salina, KS,” Jason joins the Redi Systems family with an electrical engineering degree from K-State and a passion for really cool technology. And, despite being homeschooled before that, he’ll tell you he somehow turned out pretty normal. The jury’s still out for us.
When he’s not sharpening his exceptional rubber band-shooting skills, you’ll likely find Jason playing ultimate frisbee, backpacking, reading, or dabbling in video and audio production. As if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he is also working to earn a theology degree from a small seminary.
One quality Jason values in other people is integrity. Simply put, he doesn’t favor those who toot their own horns. Unless it’s the one he’s honking while he’s riding around on his little green moped.
Speaking of integrity, if you’re lucky enough to catch Jason on a Tuesday or Thursday and he seems a little ‘off,’ don’t worry about it. That’s just his twin covering for him. But don’t tell the boss man, Sean, who’s likely reading this right now.
Mitchell’s hometown of Junction City is practically down the road from Manhattan — about 19.5 miles to be exact. So when he moved here for college, he decided he liked living close to home so much that he opted to stick around. Now, we’re happy he’s decided to stick with us.
With an A+ Certification and a bachelor’s degree in technology, Mitchell prides himself on being a hard worker and is always looking for new opportunities to learn at Redi Systems. He also has a natural knack for leadership, as he once led his high school paintball team to nationals where they placed second. So if you’re ever looking for a paintball partner, now you know a guy.
When he’s not impressing (read: intimidating) us with his sharp-shooting skills, Mitchell can be found playing video games with his long-distance friends and spending ample time at the disc golf course. He’s also more than happy to boast about his wife and the life that they’ve built together. We’ll cheers to that.