ABOUT SEAGRAM AV
Seagram's Systems Audiovisual (Seagram AV) is a SWAM-Certified live, hybrid and virtual event production & audiovisual company based in Central Virginia. Since 2014, we've provided event planners with a high-quality audiovisual partnership to ensure their events run smoothly, while taking away the stress of worrying about functioning technology!
Coming from the hospitality and hotel industry, we have a passion for client service. We've spent our careers focusing on partnering with our clients and doing everything we can to alleviate stress in at least one area that planners often worry most about, working technology! With Megan's background in event planning, and Ian's technical knowledge and skill, Seagram AV makes a perfect team to partner with event planners on their events. We would love to hear about your event needs, whether virtual, hybrid or in-person, to see how our services can make your event planning life easier!
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Ian has been recognized as a fast-paced leader with impeccable attention to detail, who always provides exceptional customer service and caters to the individual needs of each client. His experience as the Lead Event Technology Operations Specialist in a 30,000 square foot event venue for several years gave him an in-depth understanding into audiovisual technology for events ranging from ten people to 2,000 people. As the sole Audio Visual Technician on property the majority of the time, Ian had to learn very quickly to pay attention to the little things, think ahead and manage his time efficiently in order to balance upwards of twelve event rooms at a time, while delivering flawless execution to each and every one.
Over the last decade, Ian has produced virtual events for 5,000 people, live streamed to countries around the world, and run events at larger venues including Main Street Station's Train Shed, the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond Marriott Downtown, The Williamsburg Lodge, Innsbrook Pavilion, MacArthur Center Green, and Altria Theater, with crowds expanding into the thousands regularly.
In Ian's spare time, he enjoys spending time with the Lord, his family and his two dogs, as well as camping, fishing, kayaking spending time outdoors, or watching The Office (again).
Mason is a Golden/Lab Mix that Megan adopted as an 8-week old puppy shortly after graduating from George Mason University in 2009. He's been by her side through all of her adult life, and when he's not curled up with his stuffed best friend "Puppy", he's laying in bed or on the back deck. Mason is also one of the few Lab mixes in the world who is both scared of water and the "real" outdoors, and is most happy on a couch in the safety of his own home, NOT camping in the woods listening to the sounds of nature.
Will work for treats.
After graduating from George Mason University with a B.S. in Tourism & Events Management, Megan worked in the hospitality and tourism field for six years, steadily moving up within the workforce. In 2014, she co-founded Seagram's Systems, LLC, in partnership with her husband Ian, while still working full-time. In mid-2015, she took a leap of faith and decided to leave her job to become a full time partner at Seagram AV.
With her background in hotel management, administration and event planning, she and Ian realized that their skillsets, while completely different from one another, were very complementary and gave them a uniqueness that they hadn't found with any other company. Her passion for the events industry and her knack for administration made her the perfect partner to Ian's technical savvy. She understands the way planners think, she thinks several steps ahead, and always strives to provide a level of service far beyond what event planners have experienced in the past.
In Megan's spare time, she is the Youth Coordinator at her church, and enjoys spending time with family, discipling the next generation, traveling, snuggling with her two pups, and eating tacos any chance she gets.
Diesel is a German Shepherd that Ian & Megan adopted in 2014 through a rehoming request when D was three years old. His favorite place in the world is as close to Mom & Dad as he can get (he thinks he's a 10-lb chihuahua). He likes to alert the family to any potential dangers, including mail carriers, neighbors, and squirrels, and does so from the comfort of his couch more often than not. This sweet baby angel doesn't generally care where he is or what is happening around him, as long as one of his "people" is within reach.