Technical Services Manager
BiographySam Morales joined Soka University of America in January 2002 as AV Technician, responsible for all audio-visual systems and equipment throughout the campus. Prior to joining SUA, Sam worked as a system integrator for a post production facility and as a production assistant for live and live-to-tape broadcasts.
In 2005 Sam was promoted to Multimedia Specialist and became responsible for campus-wide imaging services as well as AV. In 2008 Sam was appointed as the project lead for the sound, video and communications system design and installation of the new Soka Performing Arts Center. In this role Sam served as the liaison between the university and the project consultants and system integrators. He was instrumental in steering the design of the sound and video systems in the hall and managing the budget for the project.
Sam held that position until March 2011 when he was promoted to Associate Technical Services Manager of the Soka Performing Center. In July of 2012, Sam was promoted to Technical Services Manager, In this role Sam is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all of the sound, video and lighting production technology in the center as well as all backstage support and spaces.
Sam has attended many professional development conferences, has completed courses in sound engineering, digital audio, project management, system integration, video production and is CTS certified.
Sam resides in Aliso Viejo with his wife, Celia and their sons, Lennon and Ronaldo.