Randy Barker

Contracting, Installs, Lighting Design Specialist

Email Address: randy@performanceaudio.com
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Randy Barker PerformanceAudio.com

In elementary school Randy was asked to participate in the Christmas Pageant by his teacher. Although he was nervous, he was more scared that if he turned down the part he might not be allowed to go on to 7th grade. He remembers being so nervous as he sang his part, but somehow pulled it off. His teacher wanted him to join the choir, but a funny thing happened in the summer before junior high. Randy's voice changed and he was unable to carry a tune. They transferred him to a speech class where he met the school's drama teacher. It didn't take long for him to realize that he loved being behind the scenes, not on the stage. In high school he agreed to take the part of a Munchkin of Oz in the school play as long as he could work on technical theatre during class time.

Randy graduated from Weber High School and continued his education at Weber State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Theatre. While attending WSU, Randy received the very prestigious M. Thatcher Allred Award. He went on to get his Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Theatre and Film from BYU. As a young family, they moved to North Carolina where Randy taught at Pembroke State University.

In 1993, Randy became the National Sales Manager for GTS. By 1999 Randy was the Vice President of GTS and in 2004 he became part owner. In February of 2014, Performance Audio purchased the company and moved them into our building. Randy and his two oldest sons came to work at Performance Audio bringing their knowledge and skills with them. It took a lot of twists and turns to get where he is today, but we truly enjoy having Randy on our team.

Randy loves working at Performance Audio. Here he has been able to design a variety of systems used in technical theater and he has had the opportunity to work with people in all aspects of entertainment. He passed his love of technical theatre on to two of his sons; Aaron and Jonathan both work here too!

Randy has been married to the love of his life, Christy, for over 30 years. Randy has nothing but respect and admiration for his wife. He said it is her hard work and sacrifices that allow him to do what he loves every day. Together they have four children. Elizabeth, Aaron, Jonathan and Christopher are Randy's pride and joy. He also has six grandchildren and truly enjoys being a grandpa.

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