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About David Carroll Associates

David Carroll Associates sets the standard for AV/Technology Systems Design and Integration. The company melds its rich background in broadcast, film, production and live sound projects with intellectual enthusiasm and relentless passion.

DCA specializes in designing, installing and maintaining integrated audio, video and control systems for a wide variety of environments, including educational settings, medical facilities, corporate environments, auditoriums, teleconferencing settings and more.

Every client gains the benefit of DCA’s deep experience and insight as the engineers dig deep to understand its unique goals and working environment. DCA applies its unique “engineering approach” to every project: understanding the client’s requirements, making design choices that best meet the client’s needs, and apply traditional engineering disciplines (such as documentation) to make sure everything works cohesively. The results are all custom solutions -- individually tailored, impeccably installed and poised for the client’s next phase of growth.

David Carroll Associates Leadership Team

David Carroll - Founder and President

David believes in the enduring value of craftsmanship. He is driven by a commitment to the development of a holistic structure of innovation, organization, and service.

Surviving his first entrepreneurial venture at the age of 11 (wiring a lightbulb at his uncle’s house) sparked a lifetime zeal for making things work. David’s infectious passion for problem solving attracts innovative people who form the core team at DCA, delivering solutions to a wide breadth of clients, from enterprise AV to post production, recording studios, television, government, medical, and education.

With over 40 years in the AV industry, David has become a proven expert in IP networking, facility design and space planning, systems engineering, and digital audio and video technologies.

David loves spending time with his family at the beach or hiking in the mountains, and plays in a rock band. 

Steve Young - Chief Operating Officer

Steve is passionate about building and developing teams that perform to their fullest potential and produce to the highest standards. He values the strengths of each team member and works to help them develop their capabilities and contribute value to every engagement.

Previously to joining DCA, Steve was Director of Systems Solutions at Sony Electronics, Inc. after having held positions as business development manager and program manager.

Steve developed the systems design and delivery team at Sony, which accomplished hundreds of projects spanning market segments including media and entertainment, government, sports and entertainment venues, enterprise AV, and digital cinema worldwide.

While not pursuing excellence at DCA, he enjoys family time, cycling, music production, and carpentry. 

Stuart Rosenthal - Sr. Account Manager

Stuart Rosenthal is the man! He is passionate about understanding his clients’ needs and crafting solutions to help them succeed. 

His extensive production background gives him special insight into your needs, which he conveys to the project fulfillment team.

Stuart attended the University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts. He has over 25 years of facility design and operations experience at regional television and public radio stations including the Alaska Public Radio Network, National Public Radio and the McNeil Lehrer News Hour.  He continues to work as an independent recording engineer and producer with a specialty in classical music recording, for which he has contributed to numerous Grammy Award nominated productions. When not working, Stuart enjoys bicycling, hiking, swimming, yoga, cooking, and the little-known sport of skijoring – snow skiing behind his dogs when he returns to snow country!

Michael Capristo - Business Manager

Michael creates and maintains standards at DCA based on his commitment to financial responsibility and process integrity. He succeeds by fostering collaborative partnerships both internally and externally. He believes that diversity within the company is a core strength.

Michael has a passion for entrepreneurship. He held the position of CFO at a specialty contractor, as well as founding his own national retail services chain. As a former business owner, Michael embraces the dynamic growth environment at DCA.

Personally, Michael enjoys a large circle of friends in his neighborhood and loves creative endeavors such as stained glass, cooking, reupholstering furniture and creating one of a kind art.

Maria Viviani - Service Manager

Maria holds the integrity of DCA’s client relationships as her top priority, and is driven to keep your systems humming! She has an enduring, can-do attitude that positively impacts every situation.

She has valuable expertise in engineering support for video production and post production, and has operated her own IT support service. Her field experience gives her an awareness of how to perform under pressure, and enables her to prioritize an action plan for maximum results.

When she is not solving problems, Maria lives on a farm, where she gardens and enjoys her family and animal friends.

John L. Brenneis, CTS-D, ISF-C - Lead Design Engineer

John brings broad industry knowledge and technical design chops to each project, and is committed to optimizing designs to fulfill his clients’ vision. He digs deep into clients’ requirements so he knows exactly what they expect a system to accomplish. 

Prior to joining DCA, John was an engineer at Lucasfilm, where he was integrally involved in the installation of dubbing stages, screening rooms and a recording studio at the Skywalker Ranch Technical Building. His work at Lucasfilm gave him a wide range of experience in AV infrastructure and data network implementation.

When not working, he mixes live sound, plays piano in a band with David Carroll and SCUBA dives when time allows.

Dennis Fortin - Systems Engineer / Programmer

One of the firm’s key engineers and programmers, Dennis Fortin brings more than 20 years of programming experience to the DCA team. Dennis works as a software design engineer, working to make sure that the vision our customers give us becomes reality.

Dennis joined DCA in 2005, where he took on a key role in completing a large project for Ball State University’s Music Instruction Building. Since then, he has undertaken AV control systems programming, user interface design, documentation, auditing, Windows and Linux applications and QA testing for our clients.

Dennis received degrees in computer science from California State University – Hayward and in industrial technology from Fullerton Community College. He also plays guitar in three jazz groups, teaches music at the Cazadero Performing Arts summer camp and enjoys photography and home studio audio recording.

Delia Carroll - Treasurer

Delia is committed to maintaining the spirit of collaboration among employees, suppliers, and clients. As a founding partner, she continues to be instrumental in cultivating DCA’s core values of fairness and integrity.

She received her degree in management accounting from the College of Marin and her Permaculture Design Certificate from Occidental Art & Ecology Center. Her background in these areas has provided her the context for understanding how to grow a financially sustainable and ethically conscious organization.

Delia enjoys playing in her garden, hiking with the family dogs, or affecting change in her community.

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