The UltraMedia Team
Experienced Audio / Video Staff
We've been around the block. As of 2015, we tally 153 years of combined experience in the residential audio/video and home theater business. We'll do the math—that's nearly 23 years of audio/video experience per employee! Our experienced team will be thrilled to design and install a technology system for your home or business. You'll have some of the best talent in the industry working on your project. The team is well educated and trained in all areas of home and light commercial entertainment and network technologies.
Pat Johnson, President, began his career in home audio/video in 1992 while flying for American Eagle. Designing state-of-the-art home technology and entertainment systems is his passion. Pat is trained in numerous technologies, and has a talent for overcoming compatibility issues that custom installers face. "It doesn't matter to me how much my clients spend. My clients know I work to design the best system I can, staying within the budget they set." In his off hours, Pat is an outdoorsman—he's the President of Dallas Woods and Waters, with focus on their Youth and Family Activities outreach. Pat is also a life member of the Dallas Safari Club. Pat received his bachelors of science in technology from Southwest Texas State University, and is a CEDIA-Certified Professional Designer.
Pat Murray, Technician and Programmer, is a CEDIA Level II Certified Professional Installer, and has been in the industry since 1990. He is our lead programmer, and has attended the prestigious Sumiko Masters Training in Berkeley, CA. This letter says it all: “We wanted to thank you for the incredible service we received from Pat Murray on our newly renovated home. Pat is truly an asset to your company, a “one-of-a-kind,” extremely hard working, diligent man! He knows his stuff! What makes Pat so very special is his caring and warm personality. Our family always looked forward to Pat coming to our home, and were very sad when the project was finished. Pat should be commended for his loyalty to his company and his clients. Pat would phone from home to check on our system, and worked on many of his days off. Not only was Pat a great technician, he was a trustworthy person that I would open my home to any time. Pat takes pride in his work, and I would highly recommend him to any of my friends. Thank you very much!” In his free time, Pat and his wife enjoy his Harley.
Brent Thomas, Technician, has been in the home audio/video industry since 1996. Brent is a CEDIA Level I Certified Professional Installer, and a Registered Outreach Instructor. He loves the “cool sights and sounds of the audio video world,” and gets a lot of satisfaction at the completion of each high-end home theater installation. Between the great clients and the strong team at UltraMedia, Brent says that he works with friends all day. Before becoming a world-traveled (semi-retired) stand-up comic, Brent received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University in business. Brent also enjoys mountain biking.
Mark Gostomski, Operations Manager, began his custom home audio/video career in 1996. He’s witnessed innumerable advances in the home technology industry since then. Mark’s passion for music composition and audio engineering led him to this career, which he cites as “bringing home the passion of artistic entertainment—literally.” Mark studied at the University of North Texas, and has extensive training in the design and installation of advanced technologies such as Crestron System Design and Lighting Control, Lutron Lighting Control, RTI Control Systems, and Elan Home Systems.
Matt Wassmer, Technician and Programmer, began his audio/video career in 1999, after serving our country as a communications chief in the U.S. Army. His military experience laid a solid foundation for his eventual transition to residential and commercial technology design and installation. Having owned an A/V company for several years, Matt is familiar with all aspects of running a custom installation business. He enjoys turning the home technology dreams of our clients into reality. Most challenging? Keeping up with the daily changes in technology. When he’s not reading Stereophile magazine, he enjoys bowling, water sports, and playing soccer and poker. “I believe in doing the hard right, instead of the easy wrong.” Indeed, he belongs on our team.
Mike Brock, Designer, has been an “AV guy” since 1982. He earned his bachelor of arts in business administration, and immediately began working in the two-channel world. Nothing pleases him more than a properly designed and calibrated theater system. Like so many others in the field, keeping up with ever-changing home entertainment technology and compatibilities are his greatest challenges—but challenges he revels in. His favorite publications are CE Pro, Stereophile, and Residential Systems. “This business has allowed me to travel (Chicago, New York, Denver) and meet some very interesting and talented people.” He appreciates the great attitudes of the people he works with at UltraMedia. When he’s not working, he enjoys golf, water sports and camping with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.
Valerie Johnson received her bachelor of science in interior design from East Texas State University (Texas A&M, Commerce). She spent ten years in corporate communications with Electronic Data Systems, and later joined Pat at UltraMedia. She provides part-time clerical support for UltraMedia, and is an armchair advocate for the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America.