With ListenUp since 2013
Adam Frazier grew up in Colorado and got his start in the A/V industry after moving to Los Angeles for college. He spent 11 years in L.A. before moving back to Colorado in 2013 and starting his career with ListenUp. “I really like working in the A/V business for the variety. Every day is different and every job is different, so it keeps things interesting. I especially like working for ListenUp because of the flexibility. There are a lot of opportunities for personalized growth here.”
Adam’s love for the industry tends to bleed into his personal life where he likes to play guitar and sing. He also loves spending time with his wife and kids and going on backpacking adventures in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area.
Senior Sales Consultant
With ListenUp since 1994
Gary Wrasse originally hails from Southern California, where he worked at a Pasadena A/V dealer for 9 years. Even having grown up there, though, he eventually became weary of the crowded life on the left coast. His wife is from Colorado Springs originally, so he jumped at the chance to come here.
Gary was the store manager for several years, but now he’s back to doing what he really loves — dealing with customers. “I enjoy the whole process of putting together high-end systems. I’m working on a big job right now that involves distributed audio and HD video, Crestron control, Lutron lighting, and a dedicated home theater with Rives acoustical treatments. The clients are great, I get to work with a nationally recognized architect, and I have all kinds of support from our engineering and custom departments up in Denver as well as our installation staff down here. It’s the type of job that really makes me feel like I’m in the right place.”
With ListenUp since 2016
For Colorado Springs native Jason Kawakami, the decision to join ListenUp was a family thing. “I’ve only technically been in the AV business for about a few years, but my brothers have been in it much longer and are the entire reason I got into this.” His two brothers, Clint and Brian, have been a part of our Colorado Springs technical team for the past decade. “It’s great getting to work with some of my family, but the constant exposure to new products and innovations — and designing amazing systems for my customers — has been awesome.”
When he’s not learning about all of the cool new products that ListenUp offers, Jason likes to golf, go to concerts, hike, travel, and learn new things whenever possible.