Live-Online Television, Inc. was founded in December of 2001 as an independent off-shoot of an established event production organization. The new company’s goal was to merge the owner’s broadcast background with existing AV clientele creating a new standard which consistently exceeded client expectations.
The company grew successfully at a modest pace for several years. Weeks prior to the recession in 2008, Live-Online purchased $1M of high definition equipment to become one of the first “lens to lens” providers in the country. Difficult banking situations allowed the company to develop best-practices without influence from competitors.
Live-Online continued to invest in new technology as market opportunities emerged. Additional high definition equipment and LED video displays expanded offerings beyond AV to include live sports and large-scale entertainment. Season-long broadcast contracts and frequent touring events allowed the company to quickly develop a broader market and deeper knowledge base.
In 2018, Live-Online Television rebranded as Encompass Event Group to better reflect the company’s capabilities. The same year, Encompass purchased the audio/lighting/rigging assets of ACA Productions, doubled full-time staffing levels, and introduced the Encompass Training Center with formal curriculums in all disciplines.
Future plans include expanding creative services, aggressive growth of inventory/staff, and a 3x larger facility (with dedicated pre-rigging space) ... all in support of our commitment to customer experiences.
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My production career began in 1990 as a part-time Engineering Assistant with Advantage Service Group. My responsibilities included design/build of online edit suites, head-end broadcast facilities, and non-linear editing installations.
In 1994, I was transferred within the company to fill the role of Multimedia Designer and was tasked with designing graphic packages for corporate television networks and national association events as well as interactive CD-ROM authoring for Continued Medical Education (CME) credit testing.
I was transferred back to an Engineer role in 1997 and have designed temporary systems used in a wide array of venues; including several NFL stadiums and countless convention facilities.
In 2001, I founded Live-Online Television. While building the company's reputation, I spent three years as a Technical Director for Fox Sports, Altitude Sports & Entertainment and the Denver Broncos. Before leaving the "fame and fortune" associated with broadcast television, I served as the director for numerous Fox Sports broadcasts and trained other Technical Directors around the country using Grass Valley broadcast switchers.
As the CEO of Encompass Event Group, I oversee marketing/branding/sales, company culture, customer experience, and influence long-term planning. I still fill in as an Engineer, Producer, Director, Technical Director, and Graphic Designer as needed.
I'm a huge advocate of time off and spend every opportunity with my family. We travel 1-2 weeks each year and prefer beach destinations. Of course, lazy weekends together at home are cool too!
My career was launched in high school. A church utilized the school’s event space and, as an active member of the drama department, I became involved in the technical aspect of their services and events.
After graduation, I started a landscaping company but remained active in audio and lighting. I sold my landscaping company in 2016 to focus on event production full-time and started ACA Productions. My customer-first attitude and attention to detail fueled ACA’s growth for several years.
In 2018, I joined Encompass Event Group (through acquisition of ACA) as its President. I manage day-to-day operations, process development, inventory oversight, and influence long-term planning. You’ll still regularly find me manning a mixer or designing/deploying audio systems on high-profile events.
In my free time, I take full advantage of Colorado's outdoor lifestyle. Enduro motorcycle trips, camping, and jet skiing are my favorite outdoor activities. Good ole' fashioned board games are awesome too!
For the past 30 years I have attended more fundraising dinners than I care to recall. As you know, a common element at all of these dinners is a video and graphics presentation.
I quickly noticed that there was a substantial difference in the quality of the video programming at the COW dinner. I soon came to understand that this was because of the excellent production by Dave Jensen and his team.
I know I speak for the entire Arrangements Committee when I express our deepest gratitude for the truly wonderful production at this year's event.
You are the best!!
Carolyn Schaefer Wollard
Committee Chair, National Western Citizen of the West