We’re tilling new ground.

Neither enterprises nor the AV industry have ever seen anything like The Farm. As AV becomes more pervasive, complicated and critical to the moment-to-moment functioning of enterprises, The Farm has evolved to smooth, speed and simplify every aspect of enterprise AV infrastructures. We not only see to the horizon, we get down into the weeds with our clients and partners, providing services ranging from conceptual engineering to programming, commissioning and ongoing technical support.

The most important thing we grow.

The Farm has cultivated an incredible team; experts who combine vast, up-do-date knowledge with unsurpassed devotion to our clients and partners. How have we done this? By paying more than lip service to our values of honesty, trust, transparency, and mutual support. That’s what has enabled us to hire and retain the best people in AV, and to provide our clients the continuity and peace-of-mind that come from well-rooted relationships. We’re here for the long term.

Our lead farmhands.

You have to admit, we clean up nicely.
John Hood

John Hood CEO – Founder

Farm Facts:
  • Founder and CEO of The Farm AV since May of 1994
  • Former District Manager of K and K Music
  • Former dog food palletizer
  • Plays in a band
  • Avid mountain biker and supporter of Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
Tom Mattley

Tom Mattley CFO

Farm Facts:
  • CFO of the Farm since January 2020
  • Former Director of AV for AVDG (integrator) since February 2011
  • Used to own a tanning salon
  • Worked at Oracle from 1997 – 1999
  • Avid water skier
Kelly Perkins

Kelly Perkins Marketing Director

Farm Facts:
  • Been diggin’ The Farm since 2022
  • Started out at Vaddio
  • Moved to AVI Systems
  • 26% Scottish
  • Avid reader, explorer and hobby crawler
Andrew Stanley

Andrew Stanley Vice President of Integration Services

Farm Facts:
  • Smartest nerd at The Farm since Oct 2019
  • Loves soccer (futbol)
  • Former integrator at AVDG
  • Former Consultant at Charles M Salter Associates
  • Lives in a fancy neighborhood
David Lawrence

David Lawrence Vice President of Sales

Farm Facts:
  • VP of Sales at The Farm for 9 years
  • Former Account Manager for Mitsubishi
  • Avid skier and boat admirer
  • Former AM for Electrograph
  • Granola muncher

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The experts at The Farm take the time to engage with us, as the integrator, on a person-to-person basis. The technology speaks for itself, and what I really appreciate is the personal attention with a phone call, site visit, and quick access to the person. Thank you TFAV for having the PEOPLE POWER to support the integrator.
Darren Lee GST


Jesse Richmond, Thanks for all the help out here. As always you guys proved yourselves to be true pros. It’s great to have a partner that we can count on when we are in a pinch.
Kris Heising Cal Coast Telecom


Not that you already didn’t know this, but Aaron is incredible at what he does. Not only is he a top tier programmer, but he a force that drives every aspect of a project to completion. If he doesn’t know the answer to something, he uses every contact he has with manufacturers to get it solved. I’ve worked with my fair share of programmers, and Aaron is by far the best and easiest one I have every had the pleasure to work with. Just thought I should say it.
Alan Krimmer Young Electric, AV Project Manager


In the last 8 years, the Farm has helped us grow our business significantly. Responsive, knowledgeable and committed: they are a great partner!
Matt Vierra Pacific Coast AV


The TTS plugin worked FLAWLESSLY at ISE! People loved it! It was so awesome to be able to showcase something that people didn’t know was possible. Thank you so much for your support and for allowing us to use the plugin!
Emily Eicher Ecosystem Product Manager