jon trask -Senior Account Director
Jon works with Grass Shack Events & Media based in Los Angeles, CA.A member of MPI since 1994, Jon earned his CMP designation in 2003. Jon has spent the last 20+ years in the audio visual and production business. Prior to joining Grass Shack, Jon worked for other AV companies in both Orange and San Diego Counties as a Technician, Project Manager, General Manager, Senior Account Manager and as a Director of Sales. This total includes significant time with two other national staging companies supporting large-scale corporate events both nationally and internationally. But it also includes over three years supporting trade shows and conventions, and nearly five years providing AV in a hotel/resort environment.
This experience, cutting across so many different types of AV support while dealing in logistics, pre-production and project management, along with spending many years in sales give him a unique view of the disparate elements required to create a successful relationships, and ultimately to successfully support a meeting of any size.
Jon was named “Meeting Professional of the Year” by the Orange County Chapter of MPI in 2004 and currently serves on the Board of the OC Chapter as Director of Publications for 2006/2007.
Jon was invited by MPI to present at PEC in Charlotte in January 2006 on the “Language of AV”. He was the featured speaker at the May 2004 O.C. Chapter meeting presenting on the same topic. And, from 1998 to the present day, he has spoken to numerous college classes at UCSD, OCC and CMP study groups on the subject of basic AV for planners.
Jon’s background includes work in radio, where he spent time working as a reporter, writer and technical assistant for KEZY/KNWZ, a Southern California all news station. He has also worked as a voice-over artist and in a variety of technical roles on various video and film productions. He holds a degree in marketing management, and lives with his wife and German Sheppard’s in Orange California.
Contact Jon: Jon(at)grassshackroad.com or call him directly at 714 757 9281