Meet our Team
It’s more than the products that make the magic happen. Without our experienced team members, we would not be able to turn dreams into reality. No matter what the project requires, our team of experts is capable and committed to delivering superb results for all of your AV needs.

Executive Leadership

Chris Niswender

President

Chris is the President of Auburn AV and has been for over 20 years. He is the father of three amazing children. He graduated from both South Georgia College and Auburn University and is a member of the Alabama Electronic Security Board of licensure.


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John "JC" Crawford

CEO

John Crawford is the variegated and somewhat voracious visionary for Auburn AV. For those who don't know much about EOS (TM), a Visionary is a person who tries to point the ship in the right direction while staying out of the way of the people who actually make the ship get to where it is going.


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Administrative Staff

Tonya Hewitt

Administrator - North Carolina
Tonya started her Administrative career over 20 years ago working in the glass industry before making the leap into the AV world. She enjoys expanding her knowledge of both the technology of this industry as well as additional administrative roles such as Human Resources and Payroll that have been added to her repertoire. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her three incredible daughters, grabbing any opportunity to stay physically active, camping, and chasing after her doggy, Jessie.

Linda Niswender

Administrator - Alabama
Linda is the Administrative Assitant for Auburn AV’s Alabama office. She is a proud mother of three, grandmother of four, and a great-grandmother of two. She enjoys reading, crocheting, sewing, and all types of needlework. She is an active member of Beta Sigma Phi and volunteers with Project Linus and Operation Christmas Child.

Account Managers

Jonathan Crews

Account Manager
Jonathan Crews is from Lanett, AL, and has lived in Auburn for the past 5 years with his wife and two kids. He has been with Auburn AV for over 3 years now. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys staying busy whether at a sporting event like his son's games for either baseball or soccer, bowling, or playing softball. He also works at McCorvey's Bowling World located inside of AMF Auburn Lanes where he has been for 6 years.

Neal Niswender

Designer

Neal Niswender started his work with Auburn AV in 2009. He is a family man and has a wife who is a social worker and a daughter of 14 who is a competitive dancer. Neal loves the outdoors and frequently travels around the state to find scenic hiking locations. He also enjoys giving back by serving at his church on a weekly basis. At Auburn AV, Neal enjoys helping clients find the easy button. He is consistently learning the evolutions of AV technologies and works to deliver His message. With certifications in Q-SYS and the desire to help others, Neal brings a unique asset to the Auburn AV team.


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John "JM" Anderson

Account Manager
John started at Auburn AV on April 9, 2018. He has a degree in Film but hasn’t been much involved in AV outside of a creative aspect. Studying how all the equipment works together has been an interesting learning experience for John. His favorite parts of the job so far have been learning about emerging AV technology like projection mapping and automation. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and pretending to understand what’s going on about the stock market, but his biggest hobby is his small but growing YouTube channel. John focuses mainly on Star Wars-related content, typically in very long documentary-style videos.

Jesse Madden

Account Manager
Jesse Madden is a resident of Valley, Alabama; where he was born and raised. Jesse studied at Valley High School and The University of Alabama. He served as Drum Major while at Valley HS and for the “Million Dollar Band” while at Alabama. He went on to teach at Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, AL, then to Beulah High School as Director of Bands, and Huntingdon College as Assistant Marching Band Director and Percussion Instructor. Jesse has always been very active in Music Ministry as well, where he has been Music Director for many years at church, teaching choirs, musical clinics and workshops, and bands. He has been serving for many years as one of the coordinators for Drum Majors at Spirit Camp, where they teach high school drum majors throughout the southeast how to become better leaders and conductors in their band. With his background with the church music ministry, band, and other areas of music, Jesse’s very excited about being a part of this family at Auburn AV, where he specializes in Audio, Visual, CCTV, and lighting.

Technicians

Brandon Chenoweth

Install Manager
Brandon joined the Auburn AV family in July of 2011 after finishing Coast Guard A School Training. He came to Auburn AV having some knowledge of audio but not a lot. Brandon has had a lot of fun working here and sees every day as an adventure with learning a lot of new material. Brandon looks forward to growing more with the company.

Jason Alexander

Install Manager/Lead Programmer
Jason is the lead programmer at Auburn AV and has been with the company for over 11 years. He moved to the Auburn area 12 years ago from North Alabama with no prior AV experience. Since then, he has been very dedicated to the job and company growth and loves the family environment Auburn AV has. Jason’s growth has made him an asset to the team with certifications like level 2 Q-SYS, control 4, level 2 Dante, Symmetrix DSP, and the completion of the Shure master class. Outside of work, Jason likes to fish and be with his amazing wife, daughter, and son.

Joseph Moore

Technician

Jon Perez

Technician

Rod Craft

Technician

Austin Isbell

Technician

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