Meet our team

Unite, Innovate, Deliver: Meet Our Dream Team


Tom started working at Modern Communications part-time during his college years. In 2003, he joined us full-time as Project Manager and Systems Design Engineer. In 2021, Tom took the reigns as President, leading Modern into the next era, and in 2023 Tom took an ownership stake. When Tom isn't at work, he enjoys watersports in the summer and hunting in the winter. Tom and his wife Sarah coach sports in all seasons and cheer on their three kids at soccer and volleyball games.

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Tom Johnson


Cheryl manages our finances and human resources. From monthly payables and receivables to month-end financials, Cheryl makes sure we keep our company in solid fiscal order. Cheryl loves spending time with her family, having adventures, and anything outdoors. Cheryl enjoys helping our employees and is passionate about giving back to the community.

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Cheryl Vautrain

Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Vautrain

Chief Executive Officer

Sales Team

Bob has been with MODCOMM for over 34 years having several different roles with the company. As a leader of the AV sales, design & integration team, Bob focuses on providing solutions and supporting the needs of clients in the Corporate, Healthcare, and Educational markets. He enjoys time spent with his family and is involved with his parish community. Bob participates in all types of athletic activities including coaching and officiating youth sports.

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Bob Benben

Solutions Architect

David joined MODCOMM in 1995 to manage the Service Department. Since then, David found his passion for and has transitioned to Systems Design with an emphasis on audio systems.

David spends his free time with his wife, kids, and grandkids. Other hobbies are cars, music, and volunteering at his Church.

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David Stephan

Solutions Architect

Jay joined MODCOMM in 2014 as part of the broadcast & digital solutions team. Jay specializes in media lifecycle management but comes from a background of all things photo/video-related. Essentially, he’s a nerd, and proud of it! When Jay isn’t working you’ll usually find him spending time with his wife and two beautiful daughters OR riding and tinkering on one of his 10(!) vintage scooters.

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Jay Heikkila

Solutions Architect

Aaron joined MODCOMM from Sweetwater Music and Audio in 2023 after relocating back to St. Louis from Indiana to be closer to his family. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in Audio/Video and Lighting. Aaron has a bachelor's Degree in Audio Production from Webster University and is a member of the local chapter of the AES (Audio Engineering Society). In his spare time Aaron plays bass guitar, runs live sound at his church and enjoys spending time with is wife and 2 children.

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Aaron Kinney

Solutions Architect

With a strong background in business development and strategic planning, Jim focuses on expanding MODCOMM's market presence and building strong client relationships. Outside of work, he enjoys his semi-retirement by relaxing with his wife, kids, and grandkids, especially around the lake. Jim's dedication and diverse skills make him a key asset to the MODCOMM team.

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Jim Heman

Business Development

Jim began his career in music stores alongside his mom at 15. With 35 years of experience as an audio engineer, he also played music professionally and owned an audio rental and installation company. Jim runs sound and plays bass and piano at his church. Jim loves riding his motorcycle in his free time.

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Jim Evans

AV Solutions Architect

Technical Team

Bob is the Senior Engineer and Installation Specialist at MODCOMM. An expert in the field since 1997, he is involved in on-site design and installation of A/V and broadcast systems. When he is not at work Bob and his wife, Karen enjoy being outdoors, walking and hiking local park trails or working in the yard. They always seem to get involved with family or friends home projects. When they get away, Bob and Karen relax at their favorite Inn by Table Rock Lake.

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Bob Hetz

Audio & Video Engineer / Field Support

Dan started working at MODCOMM in February 2020, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the business phone system field. Dan is close to his four brothers and one sister, and he enjoys their weekend get-togethers. Many times this includes home projects such as retaining walls, patio builds, and painting. Dan is always willing to lend a helping hand!

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Dan Sebelski

Communication Specialist / Field Support

Darren joined MODCOMM in 2021, after moving back from California after 20 years. He's had a passion for pro audio since he learned in church as a teenager from a patient retired friend named Vernon. After 40 years of involvement in commercial A/V as a business owner, volunteer, and employee, he still enjoys the technical and creative aspects of the work.

Darren is a graduate of St Louis University, he and his wife are both active in their church and live in the Affton area.

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Darren Williams

Solutions Architect / Field Support

Steve specializes in full service electrical contracting and fiber optics technologies. Some of the types of his electrical finishes are new construction, white box, tenant finish, modify, update and repair work. Steve’s primary objectives are customer satisfaction with a great attention to detail.

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Steve Houska

Master Electrician / Project Manager

My love of AV began early with a passion for audio and music production, which is what you will find me doing in most of my spare time. Homeschooled from K-12, I value creativity. When I'm not immersed in music, I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my parents, 5 siblings and 10 nieces and nephews.

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Micah Heitman

Field Support Technician

Nate hails from a small farming community, where he cultivated a strong work ethic. He pursued his passion for finance at Mizzou, earning a BA and laying the foundation for success. Now settled in St. Louis with his wife and toddler son, Nate balances his professional life with a deep passion for sports. Whether playing or watching, he's an true supporter of Kansas City teams, especially in football, basketball, and baseball. Nate's life is a blend of family, hard work and his love of the game.

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Nathan Brummitt

Field Support Technician

Admin Team

Tammy joined MODCOMM in 2023 after years of AV marketing experience, shared core values and a love of volunteering at church.

When not working, Tammy enjoys time with her 3 boys and husband. She can often be found on the sidelines of their sporting events or at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tammy Kenniston

Marketing/Business Development Manager

Our Team

Our staff represents a dynamic blend of talent, compassion, and unwavering dedication to excellence. Each member brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table, creating a diverse and collaborative environment. With a positive attitude and reliable integrity, we approach every project with passion and enthusiasm, striving to exceed expectations at every turn. From technical excellence in AV integration to a commitment to customer satisfaction, our team is united by a shared goal: delivering exceptional results. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen, understand, and respond to our clients’ needs, ensuring that every solution we provide is tailored to their specific requirements. With a combination of skill, compassion, and a drive for innovation, our staff is at the forefront of delivering unparalleled service and support.

Our Skills

We are a team of experts in audio and visual implementations with years of experience in the industry.

Our Engineers, Installers and Sales Specialists have industry and accredited training.

We are committed to delivering top-notch services to our clients, and we take pride in the quality of work that we do.