“The audio/video occupation remains as interesting and exciting to me today as it did 20 years ago. This is due to the constant changes and innovations that happen very often. The constant changes require never-ending education and represent a fun challenge I take on gladly.”
While attending the University of Montana in 1991, Mike worked at an audio video company in Missoula, Montana. But his passion for audio/video systems began in the early 1980’s as an intriguing hobby. Throughout his career, Mike has supplemented his work experience with extensive training, including: Cedia training in RF Technologies, optimizing and calibrating video projectors, home theater furniture design, interfacing automation with HVAC, home network wiring, installation techniques, as well as product training for Proceed, Niles, Elan, Phillips, Pronto and Denon.
Russ grew up in California and went into a Law Enforcement/Private Security career but decided to relocate to Montana in the mid 90’s to raise a family and enjoy the Montana lifestyle. Russ is an avid fisherman, hunter & boater and spends a lot of time rafting on local rivers. He has a fantastic wife of 30yrs, two great kids in College, a large property to keep him occupied on the weekends doing chores and truly loves Montana. Russ is also involved in fundraising efforts for many local organizations, enjoys Montana youth sports and is the Chairman of the Columbia Falls Planning Board. Russ participates in Local professional organizations like the Chamber & Flathead Building Association.
Russ has taken his previous work experience to learn the Alarm & CCTV business and apply it to a variety of Montana applications, particularly 2nd homes. This 20 years of business experience in the Flathead Valley has resulted in Russ becoming familiar in other systems like Home Automation, Distributed music and Home Theaters. Russ really enjoys meeting with clients, hearing what they desire & need then helping to find the best solutions within their budget for them.
“Client contact is the key to the way I fulfill my professional obligations to Eyehear clients. I consider every client to be a client for life and it gives me great satisfaction to help them the best I can. Helping Eyehear become a nationally renowned business in its category is a life’s goal.”