Yasmine Shammas
Office Manager

Yasmines’ primary responsibilities involve Office Administration and client services. After 5 years in the A/V industry, Yasmine continues to supply dependability and an individualized touch of warmth to Artisan’s clients. Having studied in France at the Sorbonne University, Yasmine is fluent in 4 languages highlighting a unique and special element to her office management and service for Artisan’s clients.  

Yasmine is passionate about education for children and empowering women around the world. Outside of the office you may find her enjoying tennis, learning new skills, cooking new recipes and listening to music but no matter where she is, you will recognize her by her joyful smile. 

Laura Gallup
Director of HR & Finance

Laura has 20 years of experience in Finance and HR. Laura’s dedication to getting her work done accurately and ahead of schedule plays a critical, supporting role for the leadership of Artisan Systems. 

Laura, who cares deeply about humanity and its future development, is thankful for the opportunity to positively affect others with her work. 

Nathan Roberts
Logistics Coordinator

Meet Nathan, a dynamic and driven logistics professional who excels both in teamwork and independent endeavors. With a wealth of transferable skills, Nathan ensures a high level of competence in his role. Managing inventory and fostering seamless communication with carriers, suppliers, and brokers, he navigates the shipping and delivery process with ease.

Beyond work, Nathan finds joy in family time, culinary adventures, hockey, and globe-trotting. Prepare to witness his magnetic personality, unwavering finesse, and passion for life as he conquers the world of logistics.

Bassam Bashouri
Director of Business Development

Before joining Artisan Systems, Bassam’s engineering background and MBA gave him the tools to excel as the business planning manager of a $1.5 billion dollar company. For the last 8 years, Bassam’s detailed orientated work estimating projects have successfully supported the sales team, allowing the organization to continue delivering an accurate scope of work for clients of Artisan Systems. 

Bassam enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, going for long walks and drinking tea.

Nathan Thomas
Director of Business Development

Nathan has dedicated 28 years to providing amazing technology solutions for commercial and residential clients.  He loves creating customized solutions to meet specific needs and desires. Whether collaborating with clients on their dream home or commercial space, he is committed to achieving excellence.

Nathan has experience with design and implementation for House of Worship, municipal buildings, and even two NFL stadiums.  He also loves creating your dream smart home.  He is most rewarded by building strong relationships with clients and employees.

Outside of work, Nathan loves family RV adventures and other fun destinations.  Family is the key to his happiness. 

No surprisingly, he is the family “go-to” for all handyman and tech needs and he loves every minute of it. 

Graham Rioux
Residential Project Manager

After 24 years in the AV industry Graham has seen almost everything (and is still learning) and successfully managed hundreds of projects but you would never know it because he is one of the humblest professionals you will ever meet. 

Graham loves his career for many reasons, but his top two reasons are: 

  1. The opportunity to take part in the transformation of a project from start to finish.
  2. The joy and appreciation of his clients when they experience the solutions for the first time.

Holding several AV certifications, Graham’s ability to effectively manage a project comes not only to benefit the clients of Artisan Systems but also benefit Christ Church Peoria where Graham has volunteered on the Production team mixing sound for the last six years. 

As one of the hardest working and most dependable professionals in the industry, Graham's successes receive regular praise from clients and colleagues, which in his humble nature, are often redirected and credited towards his faith and family.  

Todd Phillips
Commercial Project Manager

Todd has 14 years of experience in the A/V Industry including CTS-I, OSHA 30, Crestron P101, Q-SYS Level 1 certifications. Todd credits his detail-oriented approach to project management as one of the key reasons for a project's success.  

Todd’s passion for delivering high quality projects benefits clients of Artisan Systems with seamless experiences during each phase of the project including post installation. 

On the weekends, Todd enjoys spending time with his family, working around the house and winning neighborhood holiday light competitions. 

Codie Davis
Commercial Project Manager

With five years of A/V experience, Codie’s artisanship and neatness with equipment installation is demonstrated at every project for clients of Artisan Systems. 

Codie currently holds several A/V industry certifications such as OSHA 30, CTS, Crestron Fundamentals Commercial, Crestron Toolbox, Ramset, Avixa and Elan. 

Codies' hard-working attitude and kindhearted nature on project sites is echoed in his personal life where he volunteers at church and local events to promote awareness and support for children with cancer. 

Outside of work you will likely find Codie playing sports, going for long drives in his Corvette and spending time with his family. 

Luis Hernandez
Service Manager

Luis has been joyfully providing customer service and resolving technical issues in the A/V industry for 15 years. Luis holds several certifications such as, CEDIA Level Two Certified, Control 4 Certified, Elan Certified, Lutron Certified, Crestron Home Certified, URC Certified, and OnQ structure wiring Certified, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.  

Passionate about innovation and doing things right, Luis keeps an open mind to providing the best customer experiences.  

Luis’s advanced technical skillset, friendly demeanor, and commitment to providing the best service to clients of Artisan Systems are several reasons why clients frequently request Luis specifically when they need technical assistance. 

In his free time, Luis enjoys golfing, playing soccer, volunteering at his church and traveling with his family. 

Leah Luther
Service Coordinator

Meet Leah, a dedicated professional who is making her mark in the Audio Video industry. With over two decades of experience in the service industry, Leah has developed exceptional skills in client relations and fostering lasting connections. Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Cloud Computing from WGU, she is eager to merge her knowledge of audiovisual technology with her expertise in cloud-based solutions.


Beyond her professional endeavors, Leah actively participates in the community as a member of the parent committee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Her involvement with this esteemed organization reflects her desire to give back and make a positive impact on the lives of young individuals in need of mentorship and guidance. Leah believes in the power of mentorship and recognizes the importance of providing support to those who may benefit from it the most.


With her strong service background, passion for client relationships, ongoing pursuit of knowledge, and commitment to community engagement, Leah is poised to make a significant impact in the Audio Video industry and beyond.

Richard Walker
Commercial FE and Service

Richard has over 20 years of experience solving problems in the A/V industry. His knack for diagnosing and repairing failed electronics is unmatched. 

Richard holds the most industry specific certifications in the office including Crestron Programming, ISF, Control4, Savant, Lutron, URC, QSC, and Biamp, which designates Richard as the go-to in the office for tricky technical issues. 

The constantly changing landscape of his workday keeps him excited to learn and solve technical issues for clients of Artisan Systems. Richard is frequently complimented by clients on his dedication to problem solving, his industry knowledge and his candor.  

Beau B. Bellgraph
Sr. Software Engineer

Introducing Beau, a seasoned professional with over 14 years of experience in the A/V industry. Renowned for his unwavering passion and deep understanding of client user experience (UX), Beau takes the art of satisfaction to new heights. As a certified Crestron Programmer, he harnesses his meticulous attention to detail to craft bespoke software solutions for Artisan Systems' esteemed clientele.


His expertise lies in designing captivating experiences that elevate the way users engage with audiovisual systems.


Beyond his professional endeavors, he draws inspiration from his eclectic interests to push boundaries and deliver extraordinary results. Prepare to witness the fusion of Beau's technical brilliance, creative flair, and unwavering commitment as he continues to shape the landscape of A/V experiences.

Jett Stratford
Level II Technician

Introducing Jett Stratford, a seasoned professional in the Audio-Visual industry with 8 years of unparalleled experience. Jett's career is a testament to his unwavering dedication to knowledge acquisition, which he seamlessly weaves into the fabric of his companies. Known for his remarkable ability to swiftly adopt new software, Jett effortlessly bridges the gaps in demanding work schedules. When he's not enhancing AV experiences, you'll find Jett gazing at the night sky, capturing the cosmos through the lens of astrophotography or indulging in his automotive interests, exploring the wonders of the automotive world. Jett Stratford, a technical maestro during the day and an adventurous explorer by night, embodies the perfect blend of expertise and creative curiosity.

Lupe Hidalgo
Level II Technician

Guadalupe has 16 years of experience designing, installing and servicing Low Voltage systems. Clients of Artisan Systems enjoy working with Guadalupe for his knowledge, his positivity and warm smile which consistently delivers a successful outcome for any project he works on. 

Guadalupe enjoys staying active, cooking, and grilling BBQ with his family. 

Ian Eisemann
Level II Technician

Ian has earned his bachelor’s degree in Recording Engineering from CSU Chico and has several Radio RA2 certifications. His educational background has equipped him with the unique skills to quickly find and isolate networks and communication issues to service clients of Artisan Systems. Installing A/V racks with his co-workers is one of Ian’s favorite tasks on project sites.  

 Ian is an avid musician and singer/song writer who has played guitar in many different bands over the years. 

 Ian is passionate about water conservation, BBQing, skiing, and making pancakes on a Sunday morning.

Guadalupe Hidalgo JR
Level II Technician

Guadalupe Jr., (who goes by L. J.) has been a valuable addition to the Artisan Systems team of technicians. L.J.’s ability to learn quickly, (as demonstrated in his pursuit of several A/V certifications), allows him to approach each day with an eagerness to overcome new challenges on projects. L.J. is fluent with English and Spanish, which allows him to effectively communicate with other contractors and clients when needed.  

For leisure, L.J. enjoys DJ’ing, walking his two dogs, Milo and Nova, and spending time with his friends. 

Manny Davison
Level II Jr Technician

Meet Manuel, known as Manny, a recording arts graduate from Full Sail University, armed with certifications in OSHA-10, Crestron Core, and Crestron Certified Audio Technician. Recently settling in Arizona from Pittsburgh, Manny remains a loyal fan of his city's sports teams. When not producing and engineering music, he finds joy in hockey, quality time with his fiancé, and the company of his playful cat and adorable chihuahua. Manny's artistic prowess, technical expertise, and unwavering dedication make him a standout in the audio realm. Brace yourself for the captivating experiences he creates through his extraordinary talent and unwavering passion for sound.

Aaron Deaton
Level I Technician

Meet Aaron Deaton, the maestro of live A/V production with a rhythm that's as smooth as his guitar strumming. With a diploma in Live A/V Production and Performance from GCU, he's been orchestrating audiovisual magic for nearly a decade, setting the stage ablaze in churches across the nation for over 5 years. When he's not fine-tuning audio levels, you'll find him jamming on his guitar or bonding with his two loves: dogs and cars. His passion for chicken is unmatched—whether it's grilled, fried, or in nugget form, Aaron's culinary love affair knows no bounds. With Aaron, every production is a symphony, and every day is a melody.