Jay McGregor

Controls Specialist
Ext. 3388

385-227-0132 Cell
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It all started out with a high school DJ system in rural Idaho... 

Jay attended Ricks College, Rexburg Idaho where he studied electronics & computers and spent a lot of time with loud sound systems. After time out for a LDS mission, he spent time working local theater & production in the Idaho Falls area.  He has worked as a stagehand, audio engineer & theatrical lighting designer & programmer.  In 2000, he graduated from Ricks and went to work for Voltstar Productions.  They toured the Western US providing production services for state fairs & dirt gigs.  Jay still does an occasional gig for Voltstar.

He was hired by BYU Idaho in 2000 to work as the campus event Lighting Designer / Programmer. While there he gained extensive experience in rigging, high voltage distro, dimming systems, architectural lighting control, networking, the programming of automated lighting, as well as lighting and production design. He directed a crew of student technicians and was with the University for five years.

Jay came to Utah in 2005 to pursue a career the commercial lighting control market.  He has since represented many of the major US lighting control manufacturers.  He has designed commercial, theatrical, and architectural lighting controls solutions for hundreds of churches, theaters, schools, and other facilities. Jay also has experience in high end residential automation sales and programming.   Periodically, he does some work as a freelance concert lighting designer and automated lighting programmer. 

Jay is a certified Electronic Theatre Controls Field Service Technician, carries a Rigging Certification from Glerum/Donovan and is a proficient field tech for many other lighting controls manufacturers.

The McGregor family – three daughters, one son, and Jay’s wonderful wife Jillian currently reside in Davis County.  When he’s not geeking out on control stuff you can find him reading a good book, working on his home, or if the snow is flying; tearing the slopes up on his snowmobile.