Michiganders have been asking for years…and after over two decades designing projects all across the Wolverine state, we finally listened. Project Consultant Mary Cook has relocated from Atlanta to Ann Arbor.

An “AV-Lifer,” inducted into the 2017 Audiovisual Hall of Fame, and manager of projects spanning all facets of audiovisual, IT, security, technical lighting and acoustic design, Mary is here to lend a hand — from higher education to performing arts, entertainment and sports & recreation. While Ann Arbor is not an official “office,” it means you now have an audiovisual expert close by to dive into projects, deliver technical perspective, and support to your shortlist interviews.

Libraries are a particular passion of Mary’s (she has worked on over 20 of them), but she also offers diverse project experience, from University of Florida’s Harrell Med School to Emory University’s Campus Life Center, to LSU’s University Medical Center. In fact, she’s also a classically trained musician. “I started playing the oboe when I was seven years old, after my grandmother took me to see the Detroit Symphony play Peter and the Wolf. I felt so sorry for the duck that the wolf ate (and is represented by the oboe in the music), I decided I wanted to play the oboe — to save the duck.”

Mary grew up in northern Michigan as a “yooper-gal,” spent two summers at the state’s famed Interlochen Fine Arts Camp, earned a bachelor’s in music engineering technology, and became an obsessive golfer. “I even have a putting green and indoor simulator in my dining room instead of furniture!”

(And no, Mary is not related to our VP John Cook.)

Swap duck stories, golfing handicaps, or teaming opportunities with Mary Cook at 877.684.2311 x274, or at mcook@TheSextantGroup.com.