Denver Staff

What makes the PRG staff and crew members different from other event service and technology companies is passion for success. People that you can rely on not only to fulfill your production needs but more so as partners focused on the same goal; to provide outstanding equipment and service no matter how challenging your project may be.

  • Newell Besendorfer
  • Les Day
  • Carter Dunham

Newell Besendorfer

IT Operation Manager

Newell comes to PRG with nearly 20 years of experience in the IT field. Newell's clients include TRICARE (Military Health Systems), American Statistical Association, The Social Security Administration, FEMA, and the Society for Biomaterials.

Newell spends his free time with his wife and two children. As an Eagle Scout, he also still enjoys the outdoors.

Les Day

Project Manager

Les has worked in the audio visual field for over 15 years. He began his career at Visual Aids Electronics in Kansas City where, in 1999 he was promoted to Operations Manager at the Boston Hyatt Harborside. Les later relocated to Las Vegas, continuing his work with groups and meetings, as well as freelancing with the local network affiliates.

He joined Davis Audio Visual in 2004 as an Account Executive. His clients include National Association of Counties, Society of Government Meeting Planners, and Materials Research Society.

Les graduated in 1998 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Communication Studies.  He is married to Lara and they have two sons, Leland and Waylon. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, playing soccer and following Pro football.

Carter Dunham

Show Services Manager - Association

Carter started his show business career in the project management department for Electronic Theatre Controls, designing and overseeing the installation of theatrical lighting systems. He then worked for Feld Entertainment in the “Red” unit of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a Stage Electrician and Pyrotechnician. He returned to Colorado as a special event producer and coordinator, as well as a lighting and show designer.

Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, Carter has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout the region as a manager, technician, and designer. Some of his former clients included: Morgan Systems Inc., the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival, and the Emerald City Opera Company. He came to PRG through the Sales and Installation department and joined the Project Management team for events in 2010.

Carter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, with a Design Emphasis, from the University of Northern Colorado. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, camping, skiing, snowboarding, and hiking. Carter is also an accomplished Ski Instructor and proud parent.

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