Meet the Team

Our Mission

To truly listen to our customers and provide designs that are fully based upon the customer’s specific communication and business objectives.

ACT Associates LLC is an award-winning independent practice providing professional services and a fresh approach to audio visual and video conferencing consultancy. With over sixty years of combined audio visual experience, the Principals of ACT Associates have designed, engineered and managed hundreds of systems and facilities including corporate boardrooms and presentation environments, museum exhibits, training rooms, auditoriums, labs and classrooms.

We see a project from both sides of the table

Our past experience with the demanding and changing technology needs of clients from both the design side as well as the installation side provides us with a unique insight. We develop a design that is fully based on the client’s business objects, capital budgets and facility logistics. We work with the installation contractor to help them understand those needs and provide the installation quality that the entire team, including the client can be proud of.

By being the liaison between these teams, we can ensure that the end result is a project that is admired by all involved.

How We Work

Embracing your goals and sharing your strategic vision for success
  • Critical Assistance

    We listen to your objectives, and dutifully assess the technical, capital and logistical factors affecting your project. Our role is to assist the design team in bringing the technology and the environment together as a functional whole, while maintaining the architectural vision of the interior designer and architect.

  • Teamwork

    While respecting the roles of others on the project, we make an effort to truly understand and appreciate both the technical and the non-technical goals and considerations that influence a project. At the same time, we know the importance of the quality of the technology being applied and are able to provide detailed recommendations that coordinate with the function-al and aesthetic goals of the project.

  • Attention to Detail

    The best rooms and spaces are the result of unfailing attention to detail and proper documentation. This requires hands on involvement until the final end of the project. The result is a project that works and meets the needs of its end users.

  • Independence

    As an independent consultant, we have no vested interest in selling any specific manufacturers equipment or systems. We are able to recommend and specify products that offer the best performance for the cost and serviceability while meeting your goals and objectives.

  • Personal Commitment

    All of us are personally committed to honing our skills, keeping current on all technology and applying our talents for the success of our clients projects. Our success is dependent on our acute awareness and our understanding of the project’s design issues. Our success is ultimately determined by our clients and the opinions of our colleagues.

  • Reputation

    Our actions are driven by our professional pride and our personal integrity with a desire to be recognized as the finest providers of audiovisual design services.

Delivering completely independent designs of unquestionable quality

Denette Anthony, CTS

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 graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1987 with a degree in Business Administration and a double major in accounting and finance. In 2004, Denette earned her CTS certification and is currently pursuing her CTS-D designation.

Josiah Caldwell, Drafter

Josiah specializes in architectural design and drafting. He supplements the ACT design team with solid expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, and 3-D rendering software programs.

Josiah was introduced to ACT Associates while a student at Windham Technical High School located in Willimantic, Connecticut. Following his graduation, he stayed on as a full-time employee and continues to broaden his skill set and work as a key contributor to ACT projects.

Keri Cooke

Prior to joining DGI in 2018, Kerri spent much of his nearly 15 years in the AV industry in Higher Education leading the AV department, providing complex AV design services for the college community, and managing an in-house team for installation and commissioning of the various types of complex systems.  Kerri approaches projects with a desire to learn how the end-user needs to use the technology to ensure his solutions meet or exceed their needs

Tyler Brown

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.

Tyler comes to ACT through a partnership with DGI Communications where he has worked within the operations team as a Project Engineer supporting the installation and implementation of many large-scale AV projects.