We are Event Professionals. That’s what makes us different. We are, first and foremost, production professionals with decades of experience in every facet of production. We know the hours, the needs and the pressure that producing an event creates and we can help.
Allen CookFounder & CEO
Shannon CookChief Operating Officer
Jeremy RollinsonChief Technology Officer
Chad TysonOperations Manager
Bunky DunnAccount Manager
Kate NoremAccount Manager
Chris CampbellAccount Manager
Chip HutchinsonSales Representative
Aldo BarotiSales Representative
Sean HaggertyWarehouse Manager
Evan SandersSite Coordinator
Corey BockSite Coordinator
Hans AndersenSite Coordinator
“Do the job, plus a little bit more.”
Our Fearless Leader. Since its inception in 2003, Allen Cook has positioned TOURtech as the defacto standard for event IT . As an expert in event technology, he is always looking ahead to the future of the industry.
With 27+ years of experience and an academic background in Technical Theater and early career experience as a Lighting Designer with Merv Griffin Event Productions, he saw an unmet market need to provide temporary networking services to touring organizations.
Allen was tapped for his first major touring IT role on Phil Collins’ First Final Farewell Tour in 2004 and his system racks have toured the world. From there, he built a name (as TOURtech) on the production side of temporary networking, as well as on the consumer side with mobile Wi-Fi services for special events of all sizes and industries. As an expert in event technology, Allen is always looking ahead to the future of the industry.
Generous employer. Gaming console collector. The original nerd.
“Love challenge, learn always, live happy.”
Shannon brings a unique combination of theatrical production experience and business acumen to the TOURtech family. Her background in strategic human resources and assisting small and mid-sized companies with their growth positions her well to shape our future vision.
Never one to shy away from pitching in to get the job done, she believes in doing things because it’s the right thing to do, not because you have to do it. Her famous cookies have been enjoyed by many on tour or onsite at an event.
Fierce dancer. Loving mother. Calming force.
Rollinson has been thinking about creating and delivering technology solutions for live events around the world since 2006 and has had ties with TOURtech since the early days of the company. He says, “One day I was a regular Wi-Fi engineer, the next I was an Event Wi-Fi Engineer. It was at Latitude Festival in England and the local telco couldn’t connect the box office. The first, but by no means the last, critical problem we would solve using wireless technology.”
“Live events present unique challenges, and as technology moves from the production office to the audience, those challenges continue to grow. From high pressure product launches to connecting brands and performers with their fans, we get to explore what is possible.”
CEO & Founder Allen Cook credits Rollinson with playing an instrumental role in developing many of the systems and processes that put TOURtech on the map, some of which are still in place today. In addition to his technical know-how, Jeremy also has a deep understanding of sponsorship side of the event industry, which is just one of the many new areas that TOURtech will be focusing on in the years to come.
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Chad Tyson’s 18+ years of experience in the Radio & Events industries, along with his 5 years military background, bring a unique spectrum of talents to the TOURtech roster.
Coming to us from iHeartMedia, Tyson’s event experience ranges from concept to execution, from small promotions to large-scale shows.
Army veteran. Radio geek. Steeler fan.
Bunky joined TOURtech in 2013 as a project manager tasked with tracking, managing, and optimizing TOURtech client projects. Raised in Georgia, Bunky went to Valdosta State University to study communications, where he was selected to be part of a special academic group studying non-verbal communication, and received a BA in Public Speaking.
He has been working in entertainment-based special events since 2010. Bunky loves to learn, which makes him a valuable part of the TOURtech Team.
BMX cyclist. Taco lover. Chicken coop builder.
Love this team!”
With 20+ years experience in the Music, Radio, Entertainment, Event & Production industries, Kate is another client-turned-employee coming from iHeartMedia.
As National Digital Producer, she worked on all major events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2011-2014, and brings a unique client perspective to the TOURtech team.
Animal rescuer. Margarita aficionado. Novice gardener.
“One hand washes the other.”
With 4+ nonstop years of experience in the field, serving hundreds of events, Chris is the latest addition to the account management team at our Raleigh, NC home base.
Chris is an expert in helping you attain your goals onsite. His experience and knowledge bring exceptional insight and solutions to any challenges posed.
Photographer. Boat captain. World traveler.
After spending many years with the Durham Bulls, Chip Hutchinson decided to use his vast experience and sponsorship knowledge to develop his own firm, Insider Sports Marketing, where he has successfully worked for and with dozens of properties, teams and sponsors of all sizes in implementing successful sales and sponsorship programs, including building a successful advertising program from the ground up for Chapel Hill Transit. He now brings that extensive background of sports marketing experience and sales development to the TOURtech team and is ready to help get your event connected!
In 2011 Aldo moved to the United States from Naples, Italy where he worked as an insurance broker and ran a beach establishment. Teaching himself English and leaning on his affinity for wine, Aldo was involved in the opening of a wine lounge which has grown steadily year by year. He has excelled in previous sales roles and welcomes the challenges of event technology. He has a true passion for people and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
“I’ve got a plan for that!”
Sean’s 5+ years of production experience in both the lighting and audio fields include working in Los Angeles’ live and television markets.
Before moving to Los Angeles he received his B.F.A. from Ithaca College in New York. His experience managing large scale multiplicand shows offers an unique skill set to the TOURtech team.
Avid archer. Mini Cooper lover. Audiophile.
Evan spent a decade in the higher education/corporate IT and the AV world before making the transition into live event production. He has a passion for creative problem solving and getting “stuff” done, or GSD, his personal mantra.
Having worked at Front Gate Tickets in the past, Evan has been involved in a variety of events: Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Electric Daisy Carnival, Governor’s Ball, Electric Forest, Ottawa Blues Fest, LA Auto Show, and X Games, among many others.
Evan keeps a close eye on emerging technologies and is always looking for the latest, game changing tech trends that could influence future work.
Craft Beer Geek. Gearhead. Dog Whisperer.
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Corey is a John Coltrane fan who does network engineering. In that order.
With 10 years of touring experience and a B.Sc. in Network Security, he’s equally at home in the field and the command line.
Living between Nassau, Bahamas and the road, Corey provides site coordination and engineering both remotely and onsite for TOURtech.
There is a BIG difference between can’t do it and won’t do it.”
Hans has extensive experience in the networking, lighting, and audio fields. After over a year in the field for TOURtech, he relocated from Los Angeles to join the TOURtech team at HQ in Raleigh. Hans always has a smile on his face and brings a wonderful energy to the office with the motivation to get things done!
Fun enabler. Shenanigan instigator. Taco Bell connoisseur.