Our Team

As in any company, it is only as good as its people. The Pro Systems team is comprised of some of the most accomplished audio visual and event production professionals in the industry.


Brad Donaldson , President

Brad has always had a passion for music and event production.  He played keyboards in a band throughout high school, and also started a mobile DJ company, performing for school dances at the age of 15.  DJ'ing helped pay for his "gear habit" and the rest is history.  Living and breathing event production for 25+ years, he is able to handle just about any situation, and can stay cool under pressure.  He provides solutions no matter the problem, and has a reputation of exceeding client expectations.

Pro Systems is a successful, reliable company, in great part to Brad's reputation in the industry.  Pro Systems continues to grow while maintaining his high standard of customer service.

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Matt Schwartz, General Manager

Matt got his start in the event industry in 2001 when he was offered a job loading in/out bands for a little rent money, and a free t-shirt at a local music venue in Madison Wisconsin.  That quickly progressed to a position in the lighting department at a local production company where he stayed for 3 years.  After working as a freelancer for 2 years in central Florida, he made his way to San Diego where he began expanding past his live music background into corporate and sporting events.  Matt has been in San Diego since 2005 working as a Lighting Designer and Production Manager.  In January of 2016 he decided to leave the freelance world behind and come on board with Pro Systems as a full time Production Manager and LD.  He has helped expand our 3D drafting, design, and event management services.  In January 2018, in addition to his Production Manager responsibilities, Matt took on the role of Pro Systems' General Manager.  Matt resides in San Diego with his wife and daughter.

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Dorothy Lubey, Director of Business Strategies

After spending 10 years in outside sales and sales management, Dorothy joined the Pro Systems team in 2013 as Office Administrator to manage day-to-day administrative functions, as well as assist in growth management for this fast growing company.  In 2018, she took on the role of Director of Business Strategies to manage social media presence, human resources and anything concerning the direction and growth of the company.

Dorothy grew up in San Diego and has worked in this city all of her life.  She is proud to be part of a company that services San Diego festivals, corporations, restaurants and nightclubs.

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Tom Laveuf, Production Manager

Tom began his career in audio in 2004, working for Beach Sound & Lighting in Florida as a warehouse intern.  There, he developed his skills as a Sound Engineer, doing everything from weddings to multi-stage music festivals.

Following that, he spent 10 years as a Freelancer on the road with artists such as Jackson Browne, Steely Dan, John Fogarty, and many others. Tom worked his way up from 2ndSystems Engineer, to monitors, front of house, and Production Manager. 

In 2015, Tom began freelancing for Pro Systems while still on the road.  He joined us full-time in 2018 as an A1 and Production Manager.  Tom brings a strong industry knowledge base, having toured with many different companies and having worked with many different types of shows.  Tom is organized in his thinking and in his work.  He brings a professionalism and job ownership to each of the shows he works on. 

Tom is passionate about the magical part of our industry: “I love being a part of something that can never be recreated in quite the same way. If it’s live, it’s a gift we give. It’s something people can hold in their hearts and in their memories.  In our work, we get to take people away from their troubles and they can forget about them for a while.  If you’re the person/company giving that to people, I feel that’s good for humanity.”

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Alex Shore, Installation Manager

Alex started working in theater lighting and design at the early age of 12.  Out of high school he worked for a custom in-car entertainment company.  He worked 6 years in home theater and custom home automation all over Southern California.  He moved to San Diego in 2011 and adapted his skills to fit the bar/restaurant, club/live music venue scene.  He joined Pro Systems in 2012 as Installation Manager.  His responsibilities include design engineering and managing all aspects of an AV build from start to finish.  He is great at providing clients with solutions to make their audio/visual visions a reality.

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Juan Perez, Lighting Department Manager

Juan began his AV career in high school, setting up equipment at parties and performing as a DJ.  He transitioned to working for a local AV event production company where he learned lighting programming and grew to the position of Lighting Designer.  Juan continued to gain experience as a Lighting Designer, Programmer and Technician though another local event production company.  He joined the Pro Systems team in 2013 as a Lead Lighting Designer/Programmer and Master Electrician.  He works here on a high technical level of lighting design and programming.  Juan is known for his happy attitude and "can do" mentality.  He not only brings a high level of expertise and experience, he is also a pleasure to work with.

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Noah Lubey, Audio Department Manager

Noah Lubey, Audio Department Manager

Noah began his audio/visual career at a very early age doing stage hand and warehouse work for Pro Systems.  Very quickly, he discovered he had a talent and a passion for audio and he has continued to develop his audio skills through on the job experience and professional training.  In 2018, Noah was promoted to Audio Department Manager due to his expertise as a System Technician and Audio Engineer.  Noah is known for his dedication to the team and to the job at hand.

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Paul Sewell, Warehouse Manager

Paul Sewell has worked in event production for over 10 years. As a longtime sponsored skateboarder, he began freelancing at events to be able to accommodate the demands of his skate touring schedule. As time went on, his passion for high quality live events grew and he joined the Pro Systems team full-time as an Audio Visual Technician.  Paul’s passion for excellence, forward-thinking organizational skills, and team mentality make him a great fit for the role of Warehouse Manager, which he assumed in 2018.

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AV Techs

Pro Systems is proud of their team of talented Audio, Lighting and Video Technicians.  This is a group of people who bring their experience, mechanical and problem solving aptitudes, their muscle, and a passion for this industry.