Our multi-disciplinary team and culture of collaboration allows us to take any project from concept to completion.

Who we are

The Strata team

Strata, as a company, was founded only a few years ago, yet our team members each have decades of individual experience and achievements in system design, AVL production, manufacturing, and project management.

The Strata team came together out of a shared need to escape the limitations of the corporate structure. Creating this boutique firm has allowed our team to serve our clients in a more personal and authentic way that just wasn’t possible at a larger company.

One of our most significant accomplishments is acquiring the majority of our business through word of mouth. The number of referrals we receive from previous clients validates the reason we came together to create Strata - to design exceptional technical facilities that shape the human experience.

We manage projects as if the money we are spending is our own. Because the projects we undertake involve a significant expenditure, we constantly search for the best ways to maximize the value you receive for every dollar you spend. If there are better and more efficient ways to deliver the technology you need, we’ll use them – even if we profit less.

The relationships we build with our clients are just as important as the projects we undertake.

Our reputation for providing the highest level of personal service means that your success is very literally our success.

The Team

Tom Larrison

1954-2022

  • Co-Founder
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For more than 40 years, Tom partnered with churches and ministries across the nation to help them acquire technology enabling them to effectively communicate the Gospel. His work touched countless lives, either directly or indirectly. The respect our clients and industry partners had for Tom has been a major contributor to the success of our company.  Strata honors the memory of our friend and co-founder, Tom Larrison.

David Roche

Co-owner

  • Video Systems Design
  • Project Development
  • Marketing
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David serves in multiple capacities within Strata. He will help develop the project plan for design and implementation of your project. David also works to discover new technologies that we implement into our designs - primarily in video systems. His background in broadcast production is integral to many of our marketing efforts. You’ll probably see him in the background during and after your project, gathering photos, videos, and interviews to help us tell your story. His entire career has been involved in television broadcasting, production, engineering and administration from his start at a legendary Nashville TV station through his success as the Executive Producer for a global television ministry program, to his work designing and implementing AV systems for clients across the nation.

Scott Clark

Co-Owner

  • Audio Systems Design
  • Project Management
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Scott wears many hats at Strata and wears them all very well. He helps lead our discovery sessions with thought-provoking questions to uncover the best ways to approach each project. His abilities in technical space planning and 3D design are key to our goal of creating functional and flexible spaces that will serve you well into the future. 

But Scott’s passion, and where he truly excels, is audio design.  Years of experience as a professional musician, studio and live sound engineer, and audio systems designer combine to help him create the best possible sonic experience in your facility.   In addition to designing outstanding church audio systems, Scott has designed systems for sports stadiums, performance venues,  and corporate facilities, and has been a design consultant for several well-known speaker manufacturers.

Joe Paryzek

Co-owner

  • Video Systems Design
  • Cross-discipline Coordination
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Joe’s deep production roots and engineering background give him a unique understanding of how to design video and audio systems that work well together.  That understanding also makes him the perfect guide to help lead you through our discovery process.  His functional requirements analysis and conceptual diagrams clearly and concisely communicate our understanding of the goals you’ve set during discovery.  No matter the budget, he is able to scale his vast video systems knowledge to meet your requirements.  Joe’s engineering career spans a wide range, from pioneering work with one of the original multi-site churches, to live sports production, to key positions in broadcast video equipment design and manufacturing, to system design and integration.

Alfred Burgess

Client Executive

  • Client Relations
  • Problem Solver
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Alfred is a seasoned veteran of church leadership having spent 25 years on staff at multiple large multi-site churches through the nation. He understands how to navigate the inner workings of church administration, budgets, and staff personalities to bring your project to a successful completion.

Alfred has years of experience overseeing weekend worship and production teams as well as many more years serving in executive leadership positions. He understands the reality and constraints of being part of a church staff.

He is one of the most connected people we know. If Alfred doesn’t know you, then he probably knows someone you know!  And, always has a “guy” for anything!  He doesn’t refer to himself as a salesman but rather a problem solver and a solution provider. 

 

Tyler Gardner

Client Executive

  • Client Relations
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Tyler brings the unique perspective of a worship leader to our clients and to Strata.  He is currently the worship leader at a metro-Atlanta church, and heads up their worship and technology planning.

Tyler has more than 15 years of experience creating worship environments and leading worship teams.  He was formerly an associate worship pastor at one of Atlanta's largest churches and traveled across the country on tour with a Christian band. Those experiences give him a unique and passionate view of ministry.

Tyler has a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in neuropsychology and has worked with staff and executive teams as a leadership and development coach.  Tyler has a wide-ranging background in technology and understands the opportunities that it provides for our church clients to expand their outreach.

 

Priscilla Garza

  • Sales Administration
  • Order Procurement
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We’ve had a hard time putting an accurate title on what Priscilla does, but she’s up to whatever task we throw at her! Priscilla primarily works with our project management and engineering teams to ensure that we’ve ordered the right components. Then she follows up those tasks with warehouse coordination, tracking, delivery, returns, and warranty claims. And, you’ll likely hear from her if you’ve asked for a quote on a few pieces of gear. Priscilla came to us from First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, where she was the Media Coordinator. There she handled production and volunteer schedules, budgeting, and process development activities.

Jon Whitwell

  • Project Manager
  • PMP
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Churches, corporate environments, football stadiums, arenas, and governmental facilities are all on Jon’s resume. Having worked with clients, architects, and contractors from New York to San Francisco and just about everywhere between, he is one of the most accomplished project managers in our industry. Jon’s knack for building rapport with general contractors and the various trades in construction helps our projects run smoothly and ensures that AVL needs are considered at every step of the way. He is your key contact at Strata for all activities related to implementation and coordination with construction activities. Jon is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and also has CTS-I and Crestron certifications, as well as multiple hours of OSHA safety training.

Chris Stowe

Design Engineer

  • Audio Systems
  • AV Control Systems
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Chris comes from years of experience in the commercial audio-visual industry with expertise in designing audio, video, and network systems, field commissioning of very large-scale AV implementations for Fortune 100 companies, and audio systems tuning for large format audio environments.He has worked with AV equipment manufacturers to develop new and beta test new products. Chris primarily focuses on audio and network systems design and commissioning but is also proficient with video and control systems such as Q-Sys and Crestron.

For nearly 20 years, he has been a live and broadcast audio mixing engineer as well as a professional contracting musician. He is passionate about church production with years of experience working with multi-campus and large churches to help optimize systems to work efficiently and seamlessly.

Michael Scott

Lighting Designer

  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Architectural Lighting
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Michael has been involved with lighting design for more than 20 years.  His vast experience ranges from working with vocal groups and theatrical performances while in college, to designing lighting systems for churches that range in size from 100 members to 50,000 members.

Michael’s experience in working with nearly every mainline manufacturer of today’s lighting technology gives him the ability to design and plan using the best products to match the needs of any given worship or performance space. He has certifications from MA Lighting, ETC, Avolites, High End Systems, and Barco, covering a wide range of products.

Before joining Strata full time, Michael served in vocational ministry for 16 years. Most recently he led the Media Arts Ministry at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Our Work

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