OUR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
AND PERSONAL PASSION.
John Schuermann, Owner
John has been intimately involved in both the professional and consumer audio / video worlds for decades. His professional affiliations include membership in the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) where he worked to develop standards for UltraHD content and delivery, the HPA (Hollywood Post-Production Alliance), and the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association). John has also worked closely with major Hollywood studios and consumer electronics manufacturers to add enhancements and improvements to UHD (Ultra High Definition) delivery formats and standards.
As VP of Sales and Marketing for Panamorph, John was responsible for educating A/V dealers around the world about film aspect ratios and proper display of film formats in home theater environments.
In addition, John is a home theater engineer and regular AVS Forum contributor.
Along with his audio / video experience, John is a respected film maker, composer and sound mixer / designer in his own right. In fact, he has written and recorded the film scores and sound mixes for over half a dozen independent feature films. Most recently, he created the score for, "The Creep Behind the Camera," which was chosen by Film Music Magazine as their "top soundtrack to own" for the month of September 2015. John created the sound design and full surround mix for the film as well. In addition, he is currently writing, directing, editing, mixing and scoring his own feature film, "The Ascendants".
Steve Crabb, Sales & Marketing and System Designer
Steve has always been fascinated with audio/video, but his love for home theater began in the eighties watching Star Wars, Tron and Top Gun on LaserDisc in his childhood home. After dreaming for years of having his own home theater, he transformed an unfinished basement into his own dream home cinema in 2006.
For more than a decade, he managed or supported marketing efforts at several different CEDIA-channel manufacturers, including iRule & OnControls, Luxul, Domotz, and Kaleidescape. Having done stints with integrators in the commercial and residential spaces, he's developed his expertise over many years.
With the heart of a teacher and as the owner of the Home Theater Enthusiasts group on Facebook, he's helped countless enthusiasts over the years get the most out of their systems and realize their home theater dreams. He's thrilled to now continue that tradition with The Screening Room clientele.
Dave Carty, System Designer and Sales Associate
Dave is an expert on all things A/V, having spent eight years at Panamorph as Technical Support Director where he worked with dealers all around the world to properly specify and install projectors, lenses and screens. Following his work for Panamorph, he enjoyed 3 years as a screen specifier at Screen Innovations. In addition, Dave is a graduate of Harman Academy, where he gained first-hand expert knowledge from audio industry luminaries including Dr. Floyd Toole, Kevin Voecks, and Dr. Sean Olive.
A lifelong music and record nut, Dave Carty's professional resume begins in broadcasting with 15 years as an on-air host at KCME FM. While there he was also the station’s music librarian and a production director recording/editing promo spots and special shows as well as producing his own show about film music, “Lights, Camera, Music!”. Dave has also worked in a record store, a shop that built pipe organs, and as an actor. His many hobbies include collecting and building movie prop replicas and just about anything having to do with Darth Vader, and adding to his embarrassingly large CD collection.
Rex Anderson, System Designer and Sales Associate
Rex was destined to be an audio engineer. His father was an electronics technician and his mother was a musician. Rex started his career as a guitar player at an early age and played in bands for several decades.
He learned audio fundamentals at the Institute of Audio Research in New York and got a Bachelor's Degree in Audio Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was the Director of Audio and Video Services for the School of Music there for 32 years. He trained and supervised many employees to assist with the high volume operation. Rex worked as a recording, mixing, editing, mastering and live sound engineer. He was responsible for equipment calibration and maintenance. Rex has engineered thousands of recordings and produced numerous vinyl records and Compact Discs for professional artists. He has extensive knowledge of room acoustics and experience as an audio systems designer for professional and consumer audio, recording studios, live sound systems, and home theaters. Rex manages our Las Vegas, NV by appointment showroom.
Zachary Faley, System Designer and Sales Associate
Zach has been passionate about audio/video since college where he watched movies and listened to music as an escape from the hectic college life. These days, he loves watching movies in his dedicated theater with his wife and son and still loves the occasional getaway to the home theater to take in some two-channel music.
Zach is also a moderator on several Facebook groups, and helping people achieve the home theater of their dreams brings him immense joy. He also appreciates the life-long relationships he's developed with clients and other home theater enthusiasts. Zach manages our Northern Virginia by-appointment showroom.
Brendan Clancy, Independent Consultant and System Designer
Brendan has always been destined to play a prominent role in the audio/video industry. At age 12, he repaired his middle school’s sound system and went on to operate it during school performances (don’t get too excited, it was just a blown fuse). In High School, a broken leg shifted his summer plans from sports to learning to play guitar and performing with his dad in an Irish Folk band. But his passion for A/V isn't just personal. Brendan also has extensive experience in the Pro AV world.
In 2009, Brendan began specializing in commercial audio/video systems, literally because he was tired of going to a restaurant, bar, or really anywhere, and hearing poorly designed and installed audio systems. This commitment to excellence led to numerous high-profile installations with companies like Google, Bank of America, US Bank, and most recently, the U.S. Space Force. Even though Brendan is justifiably proud of his Pro AV work, his real passion is bringing amazing experiences into the home by designing first rate home theaters and listening rooms. His attention to detail and thorough working knowledge of both professional and consumer audio and video systems make him an extremely valuable member of The Screening Room team.
As dedicated as he is to his professional passions, Brendan is also a devoted family man. He enjoys camping, fishing, skiing, and biking with his wife and four daughters. His love of sports and competition have also led him to coach many of his kids’ sports teams as well as compete with the Denver Highlanders Rugby Football Club. Brendan is looking forward to spending more time on the ‘pitch’, and returning to coaching his high school alma mater, Regis Jesuit Rugby.
Michael Adams, System Designer and Sales Associate
We are very sorry to report that our sales associate and good friend Michael Adams has passed away after a long and valiant battle with cancer. His profile remains here as a tribute to his legacy.
Michael Adams has been involved in audio and video for over 30 years. Along with consulting for The Screening Room, highlights of his career include Pro Audio Design for American Music Company, Pro Audio, Recording and Keyboard Department manager at ProSound Music; and branch manager at AVAD, a national A/V distributor.
In addition to his reputation as an A/V expert, Michael is also a professional musician with an impressive list of credentials. Most notably, he has worked on several film scores and recorded with various artists. He also owns and operates his own recording studio.
So whether you're interested in a home theater, audio system or control system from The Screening Room, Michael's five-star experience is sure to bring Hollywood home.