Rich Nelms

Audio/Acoustics Design & Commissioning

Rich Nelms has over 20 years of experience in audio, video, and lighting sales and installation. Rich’s career started at a young age, running sound for church services. This led to sound work for local bands throughout the Springfield area and beyond.

In the mid 90’s, Rich developed the audio contracting division of Palen Music Center in Springfield where he spent six years designing audio systems for a multitude of projects. In 2001, he went into full-time ministry as worship director at Heartland Covenant Church where he was responsible for leading music, planning all worship services and directing the AVL work.

Rich joined the Paragon 360 team in 2005. From 2005 to 2015, he worked in the retail division as a sales representative, and also worked on the design and installation teams as required. His current focus is Audio/Acoustic Design & Commissioning. Rich has a BS in Human Services from Evangel University. He was a recipient of the Paragon 360 WOW Award for Exceeding Expectations in 2016.