Meet Our Expert Service Team
CHRIS COULTER: Video Specialist/Lead Installer. Chris joined the Club in 1988 and has been installing HiFi Club's systems with care and focus. Chris designs and fabricates solutions in wood, plastic or metal whenever required for the best custom installation. Chris enjoys singing, birding and travel with his wife Rebecca, always photographing and videotaping both his work and play. He often creates fun videos to share with friends and family. His education and certifications include:
1981 - Bachelor of Arts in Theater, UCSB
1984 - Juris Doctor, Western New England College School of Law
1993 - THX Theater Sound Design training
1996 - ISF Imaging Science Foundation - Certificate
2006 - Sencore Video Calibration Specialist - Certificate
2013 - CONTROL4 Systems Installation - Certificate
Providing Santa Barbara county with 34 years of award-winning service, we are proud of our highly trained and certified experts, who are friendly, respectful and diligent. Demonstrating our company's stability and success, our experts have made the HiFi Club a seriously great company since 1988.
RIC PARKER: Projects Supervisor/Lead Systems Designer. Ric joined the Club in 2004. He makes sure our home electronics systems are designed, integrated and installed to spec and on schedule. He works closely with clients, contractors, architects and designers, keeping them apprised of our work from concept to completion.
His education and certifications include:
1986 - Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, UCSB
2007 - Crestron Residential Systems Design - Certificate
2008 - CEDIA Professional Designer - Certificate
2008 - Control4 Advanced Programming & System Design - Certificate
2009 - Nat'l Assoc. of Home Builders - Green Building Certificate
2010 - Home Acoustic Alliance - Acoustical Calibration Certificate
STEVEN PINSKY: Lead Programmer/Crestron Systems Designer. Steven joined the Club in 2008 and has wide experience and talent in designing, programming or troubleshooting Control4 or Crestron systems. Steven can converse comfortably with our clients, but also with the pros that design and support the amazing products we sell. He works closely with all our techs to solve problems that arise as the Internet of Things evolves.
His qualifications include:
2002 - Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz
2003 - Crestron Intro and Intermediate Programming Certificate
2009 - Control4 Advanced Programming Certificate
2011 - Crestron Certified DigitalMedia Designer
2011 - Crestron Certified DigitalMedia Engineer
MATS HAMMARSTRAND: Installer/Control4 Programmer.
Mats emigrated from Sweden in the 1990's and joined the Club in 2009 after working for a Swedish loudspeaker manufacturer in Santa Ynez. Mats assembles our clients' equipment racks at the Club warehouse, then tests all the systems before they are brought onsite. He is a key member of our installation team.
His qualifications include
2012 - CEDIA Intermediate Networking Certification
2013 - CEDIA Advanced Wireless Networking Certification
2014 - Control4 Installer Recertification
2017 - CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Techncian (ESC-T)
2018 - Pakedge Network Certification