Kristin Bidwell, CTS

Senior Design Consultant

kbidwell@act-associates.com

“I have always loved audio, acoustics, and architecture. Being able to combine these professionally is a dream job!”

EXPERIENCE

Kristin Bidwell is a Senior Design Consultant specializing in the areas of audiovisual and control systems, sound masking, architectural acoustics, unified communications, and building technologies. With over 15 years of consulting experience in the audiovisual industry, Kristin has substantially contributed to various projects in higher education, corporate, cinema, worship spaces, courtrooms, and hospitality.

Outside of the office, you can catch Kristin hiking in the White Mountains, at Fenway Park, or teaching music lessons on her days off. She is also a professional bass player and spent her younger years touring internationally.

EDUCATION
  • University of Maryland, MPS Technology Entrepreneurship, 2019
  • Berklee College of Music, BM Music Production & Engineering, 2007
  • Berklee College of Music, BM Music Business / Management, 2007
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, AVIXA Consultants Council
  • Member, AVIXA Women’s Council
  • Member, AVIXA Audio Advisory Council
  • Member, AVIXA Sustainability Task Force
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America
  • Member, Audio Engineering Society
  • Member / Events Coordinator, AIA DC Tech Committee

Denette Anthony, CTS

Senior Design Consultant

denette@ACT-Associates.com

EXPERIENCE

Denette started her career in public accounting and business consulting. In 1995, she took her business management consulting skills to AV Associates where she helped to grow the company by 100% within a three year period. The subsequent merger with MCSi in 2000 afforded her the opportunity to take on a regional corporate controller position along with some national operations.

Her major accomplishments during her time at AV Associates included the development of an operating procedural plan and a customized software program used to quote and track jobs. She also managed the financial position of AV Associates until 2000.

In July 2003, Denette took on the role of District Manager for the East District of MCSi overseeing the operational and strategic direction of four branch offices. During this time, she worked with the management team to rebuild the East District. This entailed hiring and training a new sales staff, providing business strategies and direction, as well as, financial responsibilities.

Denette enjoys hiking, cooking and reading in her spare time. With her two boys grown and out of the house, she keeps busy with her animals which include two dogs, four ducks, and four chickens. Most weekends you can find Denette involved in some type of home renovation project.

EDUCATION

Eastern Connecticut State University
Business Administration, 1987
Magna cum laude

Josiah Caldwell

Drafter

EXPERIENCE

Josiah specializes in architectural design, virtual reality design, and drafting. He supplements the ACT design team with invaluable expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, and VR.

Josiah is a film buff and loves catching the latest movies. He follows baseball (go Yankees!) and football as well. Josiah is also a bit of a foodie and enjoys specialty coffee and pizza making.

Kerri Cooke, CTS-D

Design Engineer

“I enjoy the process of designing systems to meet client’s needs and work with other trades to ensure proper implementation.”

EXPERIENCE

With 13 years of experience in the AV industry, Kerri has worked in various roles such as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Design Engineer, and CAD Engineer. Kerri brings a well-rounded and experienced background to the ACT team. He has designed and implemented a wide variety of AV systems for higher education, corporate, and government clients. He is also well-versed in developing standards for design and drafting processes. When he’s not designing AV systems, Kerri loves spending time with his family. He also enjoys mountain biking, playing disc golf, and Jui Jitsu.

EDUCATION

Wentworth Institute of Technology
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Tyler Brown, CTS-D

Design Engineer

EXPERIENCE

With over a decade of experience in the AV industry working in roles dedicated to on-site support, installation, project management, and system design, Tyler brings a unique perspective and diverse background to the ACT team. Hailing from the state of Oregon, in 2016 Tyler moved to Boston taking on a role at Boston University overseeing their AV engineering team. With a great deal of experience in higher education, both as an instructor teaching AV system design at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, and working within College and University IT departments, Tyler has an in-depth awareness of teaching and learning trends and their relationship to technology. Tyler employs his experience delivering and deploying AV systems on the client side to relate to and understand the needs of a diverse user base. He has a passion and skill for creative problem solving and expert solutioning. Tyler holds multiple industry certifications and is always in pursuit of learning and growth opportunities both personally and professionally.

These certifications include, but are not limited to, AVIXA CTS-D, Crestron DMC-E-4k, Flex, and NVX, Audinate Dante Levels 1-3, QSC Architect, ITIL Foundations, and numerous certifications through AVIXA such as Project Management and AV Design Levels 1-3.

In his free time, outside of spending time with family, Tyler enjoys playing and seeing live music and has been a drummer in various bands for the last 20 years. Tyler enjoys creative pursuits in music production and culinary experimentation, trying out new recipes and methods of cookery for his family of food critics.