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.
For over 20 years Carlos has worked in the Audio/Video Consulting and Engineering industry. He has worked in many facets of these businesses including consulting, project management, and systems engineering. He has worked on numerous projects with clients such as Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland, Apple Computers, National Teleconsultants, Universal Studios, Sony Entertainment, Sony Systems Solutions PSA, ATK Audiotek, UCLA, and Western Asset Management.
Carlos has led the development of Theme Park Audio and Video systems, Theme Park Interactive systems, Video Conferencing systems, Teleconferencing systems, Presentation rooms, IP Streaming and Recording, 4K Video Systems, Broadcast Video systems, and Theater Audio systems.
He frequently attends manufacturer training classes to further his skills in the development of software for AMX, BSS, Nion, QSC, Crestron, Extron, Medialon, and Alcorn McBride control systems. He has worked on large-scale systems with Disney Theme parks, Apple Computers, and Amazon.
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 and participating in local community.
Marty Brenneis started his path in the AV world in 8th grade when the Berkeley School District issued him a Sony black and white camera and portable reel to reel video reorder to shoot material for the district. In High school he did his first AV integration job by building a TV studio for the school. That also introduced Marty to the world of theatre and the life of a stagehand.
After a couple of years at the College of San Mateo Electronics Technology program he landed at Industrial Light and Magic in San Rafael to work on The Empire Strikes Back. At ILM Marty was part of the team inventing many techniques and custom equipment used for visual effects production. During that time Marty would also work with a small team at ILM who were working out ways to do visual effects with computers. For 26 years Marty floated between various teams in the Lucasfilm Group providing technical support to artists in many fields.
Along the way Marty also got involved in webcasting and that took him back to the video production roots. As a member of IATSE Local 16 he has worked in many different technical positions for tradeshows, theatrical production and film production. In 2016 Marty was the lead engineer for the webcasting for the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
In joining DCA Marty brings years of operating experience to the design process. He has the attitude that he might actually have to sit in the chair and do the job that the systems are being built for.
David has an intimate understanding of the AV needs and expectations of Silicon Valley/Bay Area tech giants, as well as a strong background in operations architecture and standards development. He has held positions of lead field technician for Coitcom at Apple, Technical Operations at Whitlock, Operations Manager at Thresher, among others. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics from UC Santa Cruz, David is passionately involved in community organizing and civic governance within Alameda County. Oh, and fishing in the middle of Winter on Lake Tahoe? Yes please!