Robbie Starkey is now in his third year as AVL Systems Consultant for CSD Group, Inc, a nationally recognized, award winning design/build AVL firm. CSD specializes in Houses of Worship with complete solutions for sound, lighting, video, and acoustics for clients throughout the United States. He has provided AVL consulting services, Project Management, System Tuning and Training to churches on a national basis.
Robbie’s background includes 33 years of full time work in the production and audio engineering industry. He toured nationally and internationally as a front of house/systems engineer and monitor technician through the 80s and 90s. While living in Destin, FL, work in his local church, The Emerald Coast Worship Centre, gave him a better understanding of technology in the church environment and how a ministry grows into a new facility.
Robbie is a member of the National Association of Church Design Builders (NACDB) and InfoComm, and holds the highest level of certification as a System Designer/Installer of Inductive Loop Systems, an assisted listening technology. Robbie’s work in the recovery of The First Baptist Church, Elkhart, IN, from a catastrophic fire has been featured on the cover of Church Production Magazine (October, 2013 issue).
At the forefront of Robbie’s priorities are his client’s vision, goals and technology budget. From conceptualization to commissioning Robbie serves as an invested partner and guide.
Robbie enjoys playing hockey and golf, as well as racing sprint cars and spending time with his high school sweetheart and wife Lori.
Accomplishments (Job Related):
Successfully completed AVL projects on a national level for over 25 years. Worked as a manufactures sales rep. Won rep of the year for Audio Technica, QSC, TurboSound, Allen & Heath and Sampson with the firm. Toured internationally as FOH engineer and system engineer. Served as full time AVL consultant and engineer for the third highest ticket selling concert venue in the world.
Playing hockey and golf, Riding his Harley, Racing Dirt Sprint Cars, College Football (Notre Dame), Football (Colts), Hockey (Red Wings, Komets), Live FOH Mixing, and Bengal cats, Loves Destin FL
Strange Fact/Personal Quirk:
Robbie has the same last name as Ringo “Richard Starkey” Starr. Toured and worked with many of your favorite 80s hair bands.