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Our Team

We love what we do and are committed to high quality workmanship with professional, attentive staff. Our goal is to make every customer experience and interaction the best it can be. We thrive on change and our people continually receive training and education so we can help you navigate the latest technology and provide the right solutions for your needs.

- Meet The Team -

Our people make the difference.

 

Team Player Clifford

Clifford Wright

Owner | President

Clifford Wright is the Owner, Operator, and President of Control Freaks Hawaii Inc. His technical career began back in 2000 when he worked for 3M as a journeyman technical installer throughout the East Coast of the United States. He continued his career under Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, California where he was a supervisor for the LA area.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Cliff wanted to move back to Maui to grow his young family. He started professionally installing audio and video systems on the Island of Maui, Hawaii over 13 years ago (as of 2004). He concentrates his skills in the Home Automation / Audio / Video field thus the creation of Control Freaks Hawaii Inc.

Cliff believes in providing quality and satisfying systems to his clients, and in building a business to where his staff will be happy and proud to be part of. During his free time, Cliff enjoys spending time with is boys and family.

Team Player Taschia

Taschia Wright

Owner | Vice President

Taschia Wright is the Owner and Vice President of Control Freaks Hawaii Inc. She works behind the scenes in the administrative department. Born and raised on the Island of Maui, Hawaii, Taschia moved back to Maui to grow her young family with her husband, Clifford Wright. She began her journey in the office supporting the business at an administrative level from the inception of the business. She handles the accounting and any administrative annual filings for Control Freaks Hawaii Inc.

Taschia believes in creating a family environment for the staff and helping to put Control Freaks Hawaii’s best foot forward to take care of their client’s audio and visual needs. When not working, Taschia enjoys the various cultural events in Maui such as Bon Dances and festivals with her husband and kids.

Team Player Jimmy

Jimmy Nay

Control Freaks Director 

Jimmy is the General Manager of Control Freaks Hawaii. Born and raised on the Island of Maui, Hawaii, Jimmy joined the company 13+ years ago, in 2004, where he mastered all areas of installation, programming, sales and customer service. Jimmy’s innate leadership skills made him the easy choice to be the company’s first Operations Manager in 2006. In 2015, he naturally transitioned to General Manager where he strives to bring the best out of the staff. You can say he is the “go-to” Control Freak of our organization. Jimmy is a devoted husband and father and enjoys spending quality time with his family.

Team Player Dom

Dom McCombs

Consulant Extraordinaire - Maui

Dom was raised in the Bay Area, California. Being raised in a military family, Dom understands what it means to be disciplined and hard-working. He has been in the technology industry for 15+ years, since 2002, and is amazing as our Customer Liaison in Control Freaks Hawaii. He’s well versed in designing systems that will be easy to use as well as have the reliability that our clients are looking for. He takes great care of our customers and helps to guide them in their Control Freaks Hawaii experience.

Dom married his high school sweetheart and they decided to relocate to Maui to raise their two children. Dom enjoys staying healthy by eating right, early morning workouts and practicing Martial Arts.

 

 

Team Player Paulina

Paulina Akery

Administrative Assistant

Paulina was born in Poland and was raised in Chicago, Illinois. She relocated to Maui in 2014 with her husband and are now raising their family in paradise. Being a natural born organizer, Paulina is Control Freak Hawaii’s Executive Assistant. She handles all of the administrative work for our clients’ projects which includes ordering equipment and making sure everything is processed quickly and efficiently. In her free time, Paulina enjoys spending time with people she cares about and getting out and doing competitive activities.

Josh Vaupell

Josh Vaupell

Systems Engineer

Josh grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied Information Technology at MCC of Omaha to achieve his computer networking degree as a Cisco Network Technician. Since joining our ohana in 2014 Josh showed skills in programming, drafting, and engineering. He is a problem solver. No matter the size of your project, Josh is there making sure everything is ran smoothly. He enjoys spending his time remodeling his Maui home and enjoying the outdoors.

Team Player Tyler

Tyler Robb

A/V Specialist - Project Coordinator

Tyler was born and raised on the West Side of Maui, Hawaii. He studied architectural design at University of Colorado at Boulder. When his time there was complete, Tyler came back home to Maui and found his passion—technology! He has been in the technology industry since 2013 and truly understands what it takes to complete a project the proper way as our Service Manager at Control Freaks Hawaii. Tyler enjoys scuba diving, skiing, flying his drone and tricking out his own Maui house with the coolest technology available, especially LED lights.

Team Player Norman

Norm Tong

A/V Specialist

Norm was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii and has had the pleasure to travel around the world through years of service in the Rotaract Club of Maui while studying at University of Hawaii – Maui. He has been with the Control Freaks Hawaii since 2014 as our AV Technician and is one of the most kind, honest, hard-working people you’ll ever meet. When he’s not working, Norm enjoys spending time practicing archery and constantly improving his setup for more accuracy and consistency.

Team Player Dan

Dan Petrick

A/V Specialist - Service Coordinator

Dan recently moved from Arizona to Maui to pursue the dream of living in paradise. Dan has been in the technology industry since 2012 and has a developed a strong sense of what it takes to deliver a quality product. Some of Dan’s favorite things to do are fishing, playing baseball and being outdoors

Erik Lundberg

Erik Lundberg

A/V Specialist

Erik is originally from New Hampshire, and moved to Maui in 2009. His LOVE is music, but he enjoys playing outdoors dirt biking, scuba diving, hiking and rappelling, so Maui was a natural fit for him. His background in Graphic Design at McIntosh College of Design helped steer him into a career of audio / video technology. The fascination of Smart Home technology and what it'll bring in the future is what hooked him in this industry. He'll make sure your project is installed properly and with a smile.

Larry Wagner

Larry Wagner

Master Electrician - RME

Larry, is a long time veteran electrician. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was taught this skill in the United States Air Force. From there he took his electrical intelligence all throughout the United States until he decided to settle in Maui with his family in the 1970’s. After working for various electrical companies, he decided to start his own business called Wagner Electric which he owned and operated for over 36 years. Control Freaks Hawaii is fortunate to have him be our RME and Master Electrician to head our electrical department as of 2018. He comes with an unsurpassed amount of expertise and a great attitude towards the profession. During his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and camping with his family. All fun things that Maui has to offer.

Kyle Barnes

Kyle Barnes

Electrician - Project Coordinator

Kyle was born and raised in Colorado, and after studying at University of Northern Colorado, Kyle moved to Maui 12+ years ago to be surrounded by the sea. Kyle has been an electrician since 2013 and is the hardest working guy you'll meet with a great attitude. He'll make sure your lighting and electrical needs are met and to your satisfaction. On his free time Kyle enjoys fishing on his boat, diving, hunting and spending time with his young family.