One-on-One with Lance Shirley

Lance Shirley, a member of the Chauvet team for nearly four years, is the quality control manager at Chauvet. Read on and get to know a little bit more about him.

1. Where are you from?
I’m originally from Miami.

2. Why Chauvet?
I was fresh out of college and needed a job to hold me over until I was able to find something in my field of study. I really like working at Chauvet because of the family-oriented atmosphere we have here at headquarters — especially in the quality control department. We spend more time with each other here at work than we do at home with our own families. We are all from different walks of life and we all offer each other advice when one of is experiencing tough times.

3. Where did you work prior to joining the Chauvet team?
I was a full-time student at Florida A&M University.

4. Favorite food?
My favorite food is oxtails and steamed veggies.

5. Favorite type of music?
Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul, Gospel and a little Reggae.

6. Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time at the park with Cameron, my two-year-old son, and playing sports.

7. What is one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?
I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

8. A show without lights is like…
A show without lights is like a club without a DJ.

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One-on-One with Rasheen Williams

Rasheen Williams, a member of the Chauvet team for almost eight years, is the customer service manager at Chauvet. Read on and get to know a little bit more about him. IMG_4549

1. Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Miami.

2. Why Chauvet?
I was introduced to lighting at my previous job and chose Chauvet because of my growing interest in it. Because of my audio engineering background, and since audio has always gone hand-in-hand with lighting, my transition from audio into lighting was pretty easy. My favorite part of the job is helping our customers achieve their vision when it comes to creating their light shows. We address any questions or concerns they may have along the way, in order to help them meet their goal.

3. Where did you work prior to joining the Chauvet team?
While working towards my audio engineering degree at S.A.E. School of Audio Engineering, I was the Floor Supervisor at Power Carpet Cleaning. I went on to work for Everlast Productions where I set up audio and lighting for events.

4. Favorite food?
I would have to say chicken Parmesan and pasta garnished with sun-dried tomatoes. Add some garlic bread, a great Caesar salad, some Beringer White Zinfandel and call it a meal.

5. Favorite type of music?
As a musician, I listen to every single type of music. In my massive music collection, you will find everything from jazz, hip-hop, R&B, funk, Neo-Soul, rock ‘n’ roll, pop, country, classical — the list goes on and on.

6. Favorite thing to do outside of work?
I enjoy video editing, as well as writing and producing music. I am a big movie buff, so you can also find me on my couch watching movies from Netflix with my wife and kids.

7. What is one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?
I produce music and videos professionally, as well as play drums. Because of these skills, I was able to pay my way through audio engineering school.

8. A show without lights is like…
A dull carving knife going against a Thanksgiving turkey — it ain’t going to cut it!

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