Steve Stopper was the guy in the band who was always fixing the equipment and tweaking the sound. It was this passion for music production that found him in the audio department at Guitar Center where he honed his skills until landing a gig repairing and customizing sound systems for the navy. His small business took off via word-of-mouth and, thirty short years later, America's Finest Sound is installing the most reliable sound systems for America's schools. We have considered every detail, every hurdle, and taken into account every unique need a school like yours might have. Steve believes that America's students deserve sound equipment which inspires them and takes their school events to soaring new heights.
Meet The Team
Founder and CEO
Steve has had a long standing career as an Audio Video designer and installer. He has designed and installed more school-wide broadcast television studios in San Diego than anyone else. He also serves as a mentor and program adviser for local theatrical program entities. He holds an MATV certificate with the National System Contractors Association and was given the Community Service award from King Chavez Academy for helping develop their TV programs.
Lead Field Technician
Philip came to San Diego in 2000 to work on the Coronado Bay Bridge retrofit with Taylor Pacific. Before that he spent five years with Cal-Dive International in marine construction with over 150 dives. Other large projects were piers for the Navy and Port of San Diego with Manson and General Construction. Fun fact: His poem "Untitled" was published in Across the Way: Countryside by Eber & Wein and Poetry Nation in Sept. 2015 L.O.C
Diana is a professional experienced in non-profit and small business management. A graduate of UCSD, she served as an undergraduate researcher for UCSD’s Design Lab, executive assistant for Parkeology public art series, and sits on the steering committee of Rising Arts Leaders San Diego. Diana is an award recipient of the Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park and a nominee for the congressional Youth leadership council.
Marlene is an east coast transplant and came to San Diego to be a specific project manager at International Lottery and Totalizator Systems (Lottery and Racetrack computer systems). She moved on to become Manager of Annexus Data Systems before joining us here at AFS. She loves animals, camping and motorcycles.
Michael is a San Diego native who has worked in the field of IT related systems for over 25 years. He has brought multiple small businesses current with the latest technological advances. Michael prefers quality over trends when it comes to his field. He loves backpacking in his free time, and volunteers at spiritual retreats across the USA.
Fiona is fascinated by the psychology of marketing and enjoys the intricacies involved in content creation. She has worked extensively with small businesses for over 10 years, since moving back to San Diego from London where she lived for 4. Fiona loves classic rock, her cats, and hopes to see more of the world someday.