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The Team

Jeff Thommes


Staging Resource Inc. President imageJeff founded Staging Resources in 1985 after catching the AV bug early on in his career. His passion for the industry, it’s technology, the people, and the rewards that resulted from constantly delivering a high level of service and success for his clients fueled his enthusiasm. 30 years later he remains excited about the next opportunity and how he can apply today’s new technology and capabilities. Delivering complex content management solutions in the postmodern world AV space adds a thrilling dimension to any event. Feel free to call him to discuss your next event.


Matt Wellin


Staging Resource Inc. Project Manager ImageMatt began his Production career traveling the world with Carnival Cruiselines aboard their ships as part of the on-board production team. While aboard he met his lovely wife Erin, who we can thank for luring him to Chicagoland. Matt has over 15 years of experience in the Industry. His attention detail, careful planning, and excellent communication skills have been paramount in contributing to the success of several hundred events over the years. He enjoys working with his clients concepts, goals, and ideas, and use his experience and technology to help transform them into another successful event.
Matt enjoys golfing, music, travel, and is a true Chicago sports fan. In his free time you may also find him lakeside with fishing pole in his hand.


Tim Passaglia


Staging Resource Inc. Logistics Coordinator ImageTim was introduced into the AV industry in 2007 and since has developed a passion for both technology and music. During the past 6 years, working for Staging Resources has increased his desire to develop his skills within the ever-changing world of event technology. Tim is always looking for ways to help ensure the success of each event, making him an essential asset to the team. As his expertise continues to grow, Tim is involved in each step of the planning process; before, during and after every event. Tim is currently living in Schaumburg, where he enjoys the outdoors and hockey during his free time.


Lauren Thommes


Staging Resource Inc. Marketing Specialist ImageLauren has been around events most of her life and has found it to be one of her passions. Her background in social/corporate catering, brand marketing and social media has helped her to become exceptionally knowledgeable in developing a company’s brand in the event industry. Lauren continues to pursue furthering her education in order to expand on her marketing and social media knowledge. She enjoys cooking, running, sports, spending time with her family, and is an avid pop culture enthusiast. Lauren is thrilled to be a part of the SRI team!

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