We’re not much on titles, as we’re all here to assist you, wherever in our region you’re located or whatever piece of equipment you want to know something about…
Miami Beach, FL
A life-long tech guy, John’s always been involved with the various markets we focus on today. From high school work in film and video, playing in the concert, marching, and jazz band, college studies in physics and engineering (NC State & UNCC), being FOH for a series of glam rock, punk, and metal bands (no pictures of any of that allowed!), various recording studio work, the prerequisite retail pro audio sales (at Reliable Music in Charlotte), all which led to being a manufacturer’s representative, first with an Atlanta based company, then later starting Quest.John is based in Miami Beach, and travels extensively through our entire region, plus attends an assortment of trade shows all over. He’s an enthusiastic pilot, flying frequently just for fun. And he follows F1 racing extensively.
Matt came to Quest from Auralex Acoustics, where he was a Regional Manager and Design Engineer. Working for Auralex brought him from Indiana (he’s a grad of Indiana University) to Nashville. Matt’s a bassist and plays frequently around Music City, as he’s still in Nashville and covers most of TN, MS, NW & coastal AL for pro and commercial sales.
A singer and bassist with lots of studio chops, Jim’s one of the longest serving Questers. Graduated from GA State, after attending the University of Miami and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After spending a successful time recording and performing, Jim started his own rep firm, then became a regional sales manager for Guild/Randall. Eventually that led to him joining Quest.Jim lives in Atlanta and handles pro & commercial sales in most of GA, central AL, and SE TN
While we’re all veterans of the music business, Terry’s an actual Veteran. Spent six years in the US Navy, three on a submarine. After his service, he handled electronic repairs for a music store, then became a representative with another company. Some changes in lines brought him to Quest.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jerry is a guitarist and has played in bands for quite a while. He’s been on the equipment side of the music business for many years and has worked for a number of well-known companies, such as IMC, Jackson, and AKAI. He then decided to start his own company. Some of his key lines were shared by Quest, so it made sense to merge the organizations. Jerry joined us in 2008.A very interesting fact about Jerry is that he has sailed around the entire globe in a 44’ sailboat. Still a boater living in Fort Lauderdale (the yachting capital of the US), he covers S FL and Puerto Rico.
Born in raised in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina survivor, Stock car Racing enthusiast, & Super Late model “Dirt Track” driver, Avid outdoorsman, & Father of Twins. Started touring the U.S. early 2000 doing Pyrotechnics & Special Effects. Landed in Orlando 2008 as a Technical Entertainment Projects Manager for world renown Theme park, and now bringing that knowledge and experience on my new endeavor with the Quest Family.
Always a guitarist, with a succession of bands, one “almost-famous,” Jimmy worked in the same retail store as John (yes, they’re brothers). A fine songwriter, Jimmy’s band, The Vandals, was on the first nationally broadcast Star Search (for good or bad, Star Search led to all the reality-performer shows on today). Various “hit records” later, Jimmy opened his own successful music store. When partner troubles struck, he joined the MARS Music organization. After growing tired of that, he left the musical equipment business for a while, until John coaxed him back. Always playing, with a fully-stocked rehearsal studio, he’s ready to jam.Jimmy lives in Atlanta and is Quest’s MI product specialist for our northern region (NC, SC, TN, AL).
Another guitarist and singer. Played in bands up and down the east coast of FL, of course while working at a variety of music stores. Later joined a rep firm, then started his own company. He then worked for a series of manufacturers such as AKAI & Jackson (along with Jerry Sehi), then eventually for Fender. Left to go independent again, then joined us in 2013. Living in Cocoa Beach, Gerry’s Quest’s MI product specialist for our southern region (FL, MS, coastal AL & southern GA)
Jair is our newest Quester. Coming to us, originally from Colombia, then Venezuela, and S FL since 1995. He’s been a drum tech, a production assistant, a production manager, a tour sound engineer, almost anything – as usual. Previously with a large production company, and now working with us and free-lance as an audio technician. Jair’s specialty is assisting our touring and installation accounts with technical problem solving.Se Habla Español.
Miami Beach, FL
Carolyn runs the financial side. Accounts payable and receivable, payroll, commissions – all the money stuff. While not originally part of the music business, a BA in sociology gave her the foundation for dealing with all the, uh, shall we say, personalities, in our business. After success in social work, then transitioning into the cosmetics business for some time, she was talked into joining Quest. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, she’s married to John!
Eddy’s on his second tour with Quest. With Quest since the merger with Crescendo, he moved to the frigid north for a while, then came to his senses and headed south again. He’s a guitarist and bassist and has played all over. He worked with many of S FL’s regional sound companies as a stage tech, one of which took him on a world tour with the Miami Sound Machine. He did his time in retail, both a small store and a chain.Lives in Pompano Beach. Quite simply, Eddy’s the answer man. Whatever you need, he can find it.
We call Richard our “Digital Technology and Post Support” guy. In reality, Richard brings us unique insights into the audio/video post and film/broadcast markets. He’s here to help configure complex systems and interfacing various types of gear. An Emmy-winning audio mixing engineer, Richard knows everybody in the business and is in great demand for television, concert, and film production. We don’t get 100% of his time, but his contributions are vital. He’s in the Orlando area.