Omar Colom
Director of Education

Mobile: (954) 663-7359
Phone: (321) 300-2139

Omar has technically been in the industry since 2010, but jokes he “came out of the womb doing AV”. Growing up, his dad co-owner of Media Stage took him to ballroom set-ups or brought him swag when he couldn’t tag along. Even when he was little, Omar knew he wanted to be a Video Engineer. He committed to learning everything he could about each position in the live events industry because he thought that was what a video engineer had to do. Omar has loaded trucks, ran shows, did switching, projection, LED, camera operating, shading, and Media Servers. Being part of “Generation AV,” he understands all the products and positions needed to create a great event. His military background makes him a thoughtful and detailed teacher for the academy. When he works at events, you can find him at video village, or learning what he can from stagehands. If he’s not working, he’s reading, going to the gym, or running his non-profit. He also loves to show his daughter the places he’s done events at, like his dad did with him.


BEHIND THE SCENES IN FRONT OF THE INDUSTRY 

EVOLVE TECHNOLOGY 
Evolve offers an extensive range of customized video solutions tailored to fit their needs. The three components; Evolve Rent, Evolve Lease, and Evolve Academy, make up our philosophy toward success. We are a dependable support system, a vanguard training and education epicenter, and a trusted partner. With Evolve you don’t just get a piece of equipment; you get peace of mind. 

Bob Huskey

President

Bob’s career started with a 2-year service electronics degree and a move to Minneapolis to find a job. There were three doors to a business he was interviewing at. Luckily, he walked through the wrong door. The rental department was also hiring, and they paid .50 cents more an hour than the service position. At 20 years old, this seemed like an easy decision. Since then, Bob has worked in almost every role in the live events industry. He’s worked in the warehouse and as a delivery driver. He was the director of an in-house AV property, has been a show tech, and managed operations. He knows audio, lighting, video, and multi-image (which was used when there wasn’t video). Bob has “been there, done that” for just about everything, including hiring a Lear jet to fly a piece of equipment on a Sunday night to save a client’s show. When Tyler founded Evolve, Bob was employee #4. He’s been with Evolve for 11 ½ years in multiple roles. After Tyler’s passing, Bob became the CEO. Thrust into leading Evolve, Bob played to his strengths and empowered employees to bring up ideas to make Evolve better. He then uses his 30+ years of experience to discern what the best options are, and how to make them happen. He always inspires his team to never settle for “good enough”. Outside of the office you can find him in Columbia shorts and a fishing shirt, grilling, spending time with his family, catching fish with his wife, or on the golf course with some of his friends and coworkers.

BEHIND THE SCENES IN FRONT OF THE INDUSTRY 

BEHIND THE SCENES IN FRONT OF THE INDUSTRY 

EVOLVE TECHNOLOGY 
Evolve offers an extensive range of customized video solutions tailored to fit their needs. The three components; Evolve Rent, Evolve Lease, and Evolve Academy, make up our philosophy toward success. We are a dependable support system, a vanguard training and education epicenter, and a trusted partner. With Evolve you don’t just get a piece of equipment; you get peace of mind. 

Laura Palker

Founder/President
Trade Show Solutions Center

The Exhibitions and Events Industry, which includes Trade Shows, is an expansive one that creates millions of jobs, generates billions of dollars in spending, and adds more than a trillion dollars in gross production to the United States economy. In boom times and in vastly challenging times alike, businesses reach for an industry leader to help promote their brand on the trade show floor – whether in person or digitally.

For businesses of every size and scale, Laura Palker is called upon for her expertise, her warmth, and her candor.

Laura is the Founder and CEO of Trade Show Solutions Center, a leading provider of exhibit planning, design, production, and marketing services for the past twenty years. A respected and highly sought after firm, Trade Show Solutions Center provides planning and execution for businesses of all sizes. Laura’s skill in sales, marketing, and branding, coupled with her insight into her clients and their needs, has led to the company’s success.