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Meet the Team

Dave Howell

President Cell: 619-247-4776 Office: 858-279-2255

Dave Howell began his career is 1981 when he opened his first video production company known as Coast Video Productions. After selling the company in 1989, Dave went on to design and build a mobile uplink production truck that is still in use today.

In 1991, Dave joined the team at AVHQ. He quickly progressed from being an AV tech to the Director of AV Services at the La Costa Resort. AVHQ was excited with Dave’s performance at La Costa and asked him to take over as the Director of AV Services at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. After improving sales and customer satisfaction at the Sheraton, Dave was asked to take over as the Regional Director for AVHQ San Diego and manage the operations and staff at 8 local hotels and resorts. In 1998 AVHQ became PSAV and in 1999, Dave left his position with PSAV as Regional Director to start his own company, Velocity Audio Visual Services. Today, 16 years later, Velocity has grown to be a leader in audio visual services and now offers San Diego’s largest LED Display inventory.

In his time off Dave likes off-roading, boating and traveling but mostly enjoys spending time with family: his wife DeAndra, his 4 daughters Lacey, Kari, Emily & Nikki, and his two grandchildren.

John Bailey

Operations Manager Cell: 619-247-4293 Office: 858-279-2255

With 12 years in the industry John is up for any challenge. He loves working local jobs here in San Diego as well as taking care of clients on the road.

No matter the job size, John’s number one priority is to ensure the clients satisfaction.  In May 2016, John was promoted
into the position of Operations Manager.   He is now in charge of all warehouse operations and staff management.

A native of San Diego, John and his wife have a son and a daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, archery, shooting, photography, hiking, and fishing.

DeAndra Howell

Office Manager/Accounting Cell: 619-247-4775 Office: 858-279-2255

DeAndra has been with Velocity Audio Visual since its inception; originally coming on as a part-time book-keeper, to now working full-time as the Office Manager and head of Human Resources. DeAndra’s responsibilities include accounting, front desk reception and Human Resources.

DeAndra is married to the owner Dave Howell and they have 4 children, only one of whom is still at home. DeAndra and Dave also have two grandchildren, who they love spending time with. In her free time DeAndra enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff Lutjens

Director of Sales Cell: 408-406-1662 Office: 858-279-2255

Jeff Lutjens has more than 25 years of leadership and sales experience spanning various industries including offset printing, BMW aftermarket performance products and currently audio visual event production. As an accomplished salesman and marketer, his vision and expertise in business growth has afforded him several positions throughout his career including Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Dinan Engineering, North America’s premiere BMW tuner. His prior employers include Fuji Film USA and Oce while in the printing industry. Jeff’s portfolio of clients includes, Adobe, AutoNation, Disney, Lockheed Martin, Penske Automotive Group and Sony among others.

The audio visual industry has been a perfect progression utilizing his past experience in interactions with individuals at all levels including Fortune 500 Companies while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His business acumen coupled with strong organizational and creative skills offer our clients that personal experience that truly makes the difference. Jeff excels at listening to our clients’ needs while providing individualized solutions for each event whether large or small. He takes pride in forging relationships that become long-term clients. His passion for AV shows in his consultative selling approach and he embraces challenges so that he can provide creative staging, colorful lighting, excellent video/LED and professional audio that exceed expectations.

When Jeff isn’t working he enjoys spending quality time with his family and working out to stay both physically and mentally fit. Other interests include auto racing, hiking, cycling and rooting for both the Charger’s and Padres.

David Rhodes

Lead Audio Technician Cell: 832-364-7467 Office: 858-279-2255

David Rhodes joins Velocity as Lead Audio Technician.

David began in the industry as a musician 11 years ago.  He later transitioned to the event production space while receiving his bachelor’s in business management from University of Houston.

His attention to detail and pride of work allows for many satisfied clients.

David enjoys traveling, going to the local beach, and riding his bike with his Australian Shepard.


Nathan Santos

Lead LED Technician Cell: 619-869-6794 Office: 858-279-2255

Nate Joins velocity as Lead LED Technician.

Nate has an enthusiastic take on life and in his short five years in the industry he has gained much knowledge and made it his job to be the Lead LED Tech for Velocity. He loves to travel and prides himself in maintaining a professional yet comfortable atmosphere while working.

Nate’s always up for a challenge and uses “teamwork to make the dream work.”

Born in Oklahoma. Nate has lived in San Diego for over 15 years now. He adores his wife and two children. He loves spending his free time watching movies, working out, writing lyrics and traveling as much as possible. He loves living by the ocean and anything involving the outdoors.

Jeramie Purser

Account Executive / Project Manager Cell: 702-807-6134 Office: 858-279-2255

Jeramie Purser joins Velocity as Account Executive & Project Manager.

Jeramie has been in the Audio Visual  business for over 20 years in Las Vegas and San Diego.  Starting in 1997, he’s done it all from Driver Tech to Director of Operations.
Jeramie has worked his way up with such companies as Encore Productions, American Audio Visual, and now comes to Velocity from PSAV where for 7 years Jeramie served
as Sales Manager and then Director of Operations.

Jeramie has a proven track record in the Hospitality Industry and excels in challenging and competitive environments.  His attention to detail ensures the success of every event.

In his time off,  Jeramie enjoys surfing, fishing, DJing, playing basketball, Traveling, and spending quality time with his wife Maria, and daughter Isabella.

Aaron Jackson

LED Fleet Manager Cell: 530-308-9404 Office: 858-279-2255

Aaron joins Velocity as LED Fleet Manager.  With over 10 years experience with mobile LED production, Aaron is a great addition to help manage our growing
Mobile LED Trailer Fleet.  Aaron was previously with Visible Display Corp. a pioneer in Mobile LED Technology & Services.

With company owned trailers housed in Southern California, and Northern California, and several partner trailers located in Central & Eastern locations, Aaron
can dispatch trailers to service events nationwide.


David Huntsman

Warehouse Manager Cell: 858-831-8549 Office: 858-279-2255

David joins Velocity as Warehouse Manager and has been servicing the Events Industry for over 33 years.

His extensive career in the world of Audio Visual began in 1984 working as a night technician at the Anaheim Marriott.
From there Dave went on to be a Hotel Director in a variety of locations before transitioning into Operations and Project Management.
Dave also spent time working in corporate support and A/V installation where he acquired the InfoComm – CTS Certification.

Dave’s passion for everything A/V, along with his skills in operational and logistics management provides the solid foundation to making sure our clients have an
exceptional event experience.

Contact US

Velocity Audio Visual Inc.
7345 Mission Gorge Road.  Suite K
San Diego, CA 92120