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Meet Our Crew

"I'm proud of our crew, and without hesitation, I can say we're all proud of one another. Every member of this creative team adds their individual and collective skills to assure that your production delivers an experience better than you ever imagined." Dale Carter, Owner

Annie Shaw and Dale Carter Owners

Annie and Dale have been friends, partners, and married long enough to know they make the perfect team! Dale's lifetime career in making music and making music sound and look great is the perfect match to Annie's degree in theater and career in NYC and off-Broadway acting, directing, and production work.

Happy image of Annie Shaw with Dale Carter as he points to festival crowd

Total pro gear, the muscle to set it up, and the ears to make the talent sound great. Love these guys.

Douglas Corbin, Hendersonville, TN

February 2018 

#Anderson Terry
Anderson Terry working audio/visual at sporting event

Anderson Terry Audio Visual Specialist

Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University in journalism, with an emphasis in broadcast television, and is working toward Dante certification. He brings a high level of knowledge in audio/visual and event production design gained from NASCAR, the NFL, and NCAA, and still enjoys working in any sports venue. If asked about a specialty, he doesn't hesitate to answer, "Churches and other houses of worship." Anderson has been with Annidale for over 8 years.

#Dan Parks, Master Electrician
Dan Parks working lighting board

Dan Parks Master Electrician

This talented drummer and lifelong music enthusiast sums up his specialty as "meeting the electrical needs of live events," but he far exceeds his words. Whether installations or live events, Dan can be seen in fall-protection gear flying speakers, operating a FOH mixer, running wire, operating a lighting board, or connecting a distro box. To say he's done it all could be an overstatement, but to say he's one of the very best is right on the money!

#Nick Caldwell, Audio Manager
Nick Caldwell setting up outdoor event

Nick Caldwell Audio Manager

Nick has nearly 20 years' experience in audio systems and recording, including three-years as audio manager for Choctaw Casino and Resort. Nick holds a Pro Tools Operation Certification and is a 2006 graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tempe AZ. Following graduation and a year in video production audio at Fort Smith’s trendy 5 Star Productions, Nick joined the Annidale crew in 2007.

#JJ Johnson, Audio Engineer
Justin "JJ" Johnson selecting audio equipment

Justin "JJ" Johnson Audio Engineer

Justin “JJ" came to Annidale in 2009 to complete his intern requirements through The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tempe AZ. After graduation, and gaining a degree in computer programming from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, he remained with Annidale. Whether the event is indoors or outdoors, in an arena, or on a symphony stage, JJ brings a high level of skill and is well-known and respected by church groups, bands, and entertainment venue owners.


Michael Brinson Audio Engineer

By age 12, Michael was playing in bands and churches. His view of sound matured while working under five-time Christian Producer of the Year, Jonathan David Brown. Michael says it best, “As a sound engineer, you are amplifying or recording the expression of someone’s heart and soul. I care about every note of every musician on stage.” While in charge of a Cherokee Casino venue, he worked with national groups including the Oak Ridge Boys and Ronnie Milsap. Michael still plays nationally with American Icon: A Tribute to Johnny Cash and is a vital part of our performance, design, and installation team. 

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Tom Ware, Audio Engineer
Tom Ware and Dale Carter look intently at keyboard

Tom Ware Audio Engineer

With over 30 years in the business traveling worldwide as a live performance and recording engineer, producer, songwriter, and performer, Fort Smith is still Tom's hometown. He is an icon of local live music and well-known and respected by musicians across the nation including top acts such as BB King, Esperanza Spalding, Tammy Wynette, Asleep at the Wheel, Delbert McClinton, Johnny Lee, Charlie Daniels, and a long list that keeps growing. Tom is an internal part of our production, design, and performance team.

Debi Council, Office Manager
Debi Council smiling in the office

Debi Council Office Manager

In 2017 Debi brought her degrees in Business Administration and Management, Accounting, and her degree as a Registered Nurse to Annidale. This knowledge and effective leadership skills sharpened through volunteer work allow her to efficiently handle details of multiple projects for clients along with the everyday operations of the office. Debi is the go-to person who helps keep everything running smoothly, makes life easier for the entire crew, and always knows your name.

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