The team at Bay Audio Visual is experienced, passionate and dedicated to delivering top notch service and superior audio visual solutions throughout the Bay of Plenty.
To get to know the team who could be working on your next event, see below…
Name : Cian O Cinnseala
Title: Production Manager
Cian started with us 10 years ago when we were based at Baycourt Theatre.
When he’s not typing emails, ticking boxes or attending meetings he can be found on the football pitch shouting at teammates to try harder.
And when not on the football pitch he can be found hidden away in his home-recording studio, twiddling knobs and buttons up until all hours of the night.
Name: Mark Affleck
Title: Senior Technician
Mark started with us in May 2016.
Having lived down south with his family for a few years, he moved up to the sunny bay to get back into the industry he loves. When Mark is not designing and quoting your event he can be found endlessly discussing sound engineering and production with whoever will listen, or re-living the glory days when he was much thinner, his hair was much longer, and his guitar was much louder.
Name: Jordan ‘The Executioner’ Baldock
Title: Production Supervisor
Having started off at Bay Audio Visual in Gateway during college, Jordan soon proved his worth. He quickly rose through the ranks to became a full time technician.
Internally called “The Executioner” it is Jordan’s job to ensure every event is planned down to the smallest detail and that everything runs as organised throughout.
Vision directing, corporate screen design and building Powerpoint presentations are only a few of the things he gets up to on a day to day basis. In his down time he can be found at Tauranga Musical Theatre doing Lighting Design or setting up for upcoming shows.
Name: Lorna Watson
Title: Repairs and Maintenance Technician
Lorna is responsible for ensuring our equipment is kept in excellent operating condition, and building our new cabling systems. She inhabits our repairs, builds, and maintenance workshop, where she is goddess of all things and jack of all trades. Need a weird bolt, strange tool, a custom rack built, …she’s your man, so to speak. Lorna is a bit of a dark horse and fairly modest…but if prompted can come out with the most outrageous tour stories, having several years’ experience Stadium touring in Europe. In her spare time Lorna can be found rescuing small animals, baking cakes for crew morale and she’s a knitter of some expertise. Occasionally she surprises us by singing in tune.
Name: Steve Daniel
Title: Senior Technician
When the opportunity arose for Steve to join the team and head up the Visual side of Bay Audio Visual, he jumped at the opportunity. Steve has the ultimate can-do attitude and is always up for a challenge with nothing ever too hard to give it a go. Coming out of the Television Broadcasting Industry, Steve performs extremely well under pressure. Steve is a Skilled Drone pilot, Videographer, and Editor as well as being a skilled lighting technician. Steve is also the only Professional Voice Over Artist at Bay Audio Visual featuring often on Television and radio. A skilled MC and Commentator whose skills have featured to a Worldwide Television Audience of over 12 Billion Homes since starting in the Industry, Steve will put his hand at anything thrown at him and always gets it perfect.
Name: Thomas Bohanna
Thomas has been a valuable asset to our business since he began working for Bay Audio Visual as a student at the age of 14. Rising up the company ladder Thomas now has a heavy focus on lighting design for corporate events and concerts. Thomas is recognised as an expert with the Grand MA lighting console which is an industry standard but his programming skills allow him to operate anything.Thomas is also more than competent with driving Audio with our Yamaha CL5 console as well as having fantastic knowledge in Audio Visual.
Thomas is a real people person, always clear and precise and happy to share his industry views. Outside of work Thomas has done everything from working on television as a camera operator and being a consultant for lighting designs for some large events. When not thinking about lighting fixtures Thomas is an avid reader of books, especially poetry.