Here’s a little from Corey in his own words:
“I started my AV career at HSI (Home Systems Integrated) in Scottsdale AZ in 1994 prewiring new construction homes. After two years I was managing the prewire crews. In 1997 I left HSI and accepted a job at Showcase Home Entertainment in Scottsdale as a lead installer. In 1999 Showcase was bought out by Sound Advice (FL company) and then sold to Tweeter. Before leaving Tweeter, I finished Crestron 101 through 103 training and became a Project Manager for the busiest showroom in Tweeter’s 100+ locations. In 2008 I started working for TheaterX in Scottsdale as a Crestron Programmer, System Designer, and Project Manager. In 2013 I accepted a job with Immedia in Scottsdale. Immedia is mostly a Commercial AV company and they hired me to help them get more into the residential market.
“In 2017 I attended the Voice Control class at CEDIA. Alex Capecelatro and Tim Gill (Josh.ai CEO and CTO) were the instructors for that class. I worked with Josh.ai to get Immedia set up as a dealer and integrated two Micros in Immedia’s showroom with Crestron and a single Micro at my house. When the opportunity to work for Josh.ai came up I had to jump on it. I worked with Immedia on an exit strategy and they have been very supportive with my move to Josh.ai. I am very excited to be a part of the Josh team and look forward to the future.”
Name: Corey Ash
What do you do at Josh? Support Engineer
Where are you from originally? Phoenix AZ
Which office do you work in? Denver
What do you love about the smart home? I love smart scenes, to have the ability to adjust your whole home with one command makes life better.
What are you most excited about over the next few years? Learning as much as possible from the wicked smart people at Josh.
iPhone or Android? iPhone
What do you do for fun? Hiking, Offroading, travel
If you could go anywhere, where would it be? Ireland
Favorite restaurant in the world? Krua Thai in Phoneix AZ
Favorite IoT / smart home product? Not sure, I have personally only had Crestron in my home. I have interacted with many different IoT devices and I am guessing the lighting devices like Lutron Maestro would be at the top of my list.
What is your favorite feature of Josh? The super-easy scene setup.
Favorite books / reading material / websites? Usually war history books or off-road material.