As founder, president and CEO of M&M Productions USA, Mike Brown is responsible for every aspect of the company. The company has been his vision since 1988, and he has grown the business from a DJ service for friends’ birthday parties as a teenager to a nationally recognized company serving high-profile entertainment, political and corporate clients.
Jim Brown’s first job with M&M Productions USA was “dad” to Mike Brown, CEO and founder. Today, he helps oversee bookings, client relations and event logistics as vice president. Before joining the company full-time in 2013, Brown worked for Wonderware Schneider Electric Software. He also co-owns Afilty, Inc. and consults for the industrial automation industry.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
As senior director of administration, Laura Quest handles accounting, HR, contract management and other business operations. Before joining M&M Productions USA, Quest worked with theater companies as a stage manager, event coordinator and theater professional. Quest has a Bachelor of Science in education from Northland College, a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Point Park University and a Master of Arts in theater management from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
DIRECTOR OF AUDIOVISUAL SERVICES
Jonathan Letson oversees the daily operations and logistics of the company. He ensures that equipment is delivered to event sites on schedule and that team members have what they need to exceed clients’ expectations. Before joining M&M Productions USA in 2012, Letson was an operation manager for ArborCreek Contractors and a Realtor/marketing manager for Keller Williams Realty. He graduated from the University of Virginia.
CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER
As the client relations manager, Melissa Elkins is the clients’ point of contact for planning events and managing timelines, equipment and event setup execution. She also oversees the company’s marketing efforts, including public relations and social media. Elkins, who has nearly 15 years of marketing and public relations experience, worked as the national senior public relations manager for LG Electronics before joining the M&M Productions USA team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations from Montana State University
Justin Wright joined M&M Productions USA after he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013. As an audiovisual technician, he assists with event setup and controls all aspects of event programs related to sound and lighting. Wright works from setup through teardown to ensure clients are delighted with the design and execution.
Tim Scobee has been working in the audiovisual industry since 2001. Originally from Fort Myers, Fla., Scobee came to M&M Productions USA in 2013. Scobee worked as the technical services coordinator at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, where he managed the audiovisual department of the 30,000-square-foot facility. At M&M, he assists with all aspects of events, including audiovisual engineering, broadcasting, video and production. He received training in network administration at Edison State College in Fort Myers.
AUDIOVISUAL MANAGER AT THE KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER
As part of the M&M Productions USA’s venue-based service offerings, each property has an audiovisual manager on-site to handle client needs at all times. Barry Dunford fulfills this role at the Knoxville Convention Center. He assists Convention Center clients with their lighting, stage design, sound and audiovisual needs.
PRODUCER & SCRIPT WRITER
Kristy Bruce works with clients to develop every detail of an event and ensure it all runs smoothly. Prior to joining the company, Bruce produced shows for HGTV, DIY Network and Food Network, among others. She retired from Scripps Networks Interactive as an executive producer overseeing a team of eight producers and managing multimillion dollar show budgets. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.
As an audio technician at M&M Productions USA, Chase Harrelson designs and controls all aspects of event programs related to sound and assists with event setup. Chase Harrelson joined the company with several years of sound engineering experience with national audiovisual companies and at corporate events. Harrelson holds a diploma of audio technology from the SAE Institute of Technology in Nashville.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANCE AND OFFICE MANAGER
As executive assistance and office manager, Ashton Streifert organizes and maintains the company’s business office and supports M&M Productions USA’s executive team. Streifert joined the M&M Productions USA team in 2016 with a strong background in office management and the music industry. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University.
AUDIOVISUAL MANAGER AT THE CHATTANOOGAN HOTEL
As dedicated audiovisual manager to The Chattanoogan Hotel, Joel Becker is located on-site to meet with clients and work with the hotel sales team and event staff. Becker has more than 15 years of experience in audiovisual event management in the region and is the direct client liaison working with meeting planners throughout the process, from developing the event concept to managing the program during the event.