How it started
Digital Horizons was founded in May of 2013 in Brainerd, Minnesota with the goal of providing a superior audio & video experience for its clients. Being a locally owned and operated business, our customers and their opinion of us is vital to our success. Listening to our clients and meeting their needs is why our business thrives based almost entirely on referrals. The company’s owners, Chris Schucker and Scott Johannes, met in 2005 and over the years of working together developed a great synergy and decided to branch out and represent themselves and founded Digital Horizons. Combined the two have over 20 years of experience in the industry and thoroughly enjoy the everyday challenges that arise within the dynamic industry that is custom audio & video installation.
Scott Johannes— Owner/Lead Technician
Scott has lived in MN his whole life, he grew up on a farm in Swanville area then moved to Staples in the 6th grade where he graduated from high school. He then moved to St Cloud and went to the St Cloud Technical college earning a degree in Network Administration/ Programming. From there he moved to Brainerd and attended Central Lakes College for Networking Administration/Structured Programming Logic/Hardware Certification. In 2013 he started Digital Horizons with Chris. Scott lives in the Brainerd area with his wife, their 2 sons and a cat . In Scotts free time he enjoys shooting sports/range time, classic muscle cars/fast cars and working on miscellaneous things around the house. An interesting fact about Scott: he played tuba, baritone and clarinet in high school.
Chris Schucker— Owner/Designer
Chris grew up in southern Oregon until he moved to the Brainerd Lakes area at the age of 13. Growing up he worked in the family’s concessions business, to which he attributes his work ethic and outgoing personality. Chris graduated from Brainerd High School in 2002, and attended Central Lakes College thereafter, and in 2013, started Digital Horizons with Scott. Chris lives in Brainerd with his cat Dewie. In his free time he enjoys watching movie at home or in the theater, golfing, playing/collecting trading card games like Magic the Gathering and has considered playing the trumpet again. An interesting fact about Chris: he sang the National Anthem at a professional basketball game when he was in the 4th grade.
Dustin Christensen— System Installer
Dustin has lived in Brainerd since he was in the 5th grade. He graduated high school in 1999 and then attended college at the CLC in Staples with a certificate in Robotics Automated Systems. He moved to Omaha Nebraska for one year working in a robotics job and then came back to Minnesota. Dustin lives in the Brainerd area with his wife and their 5 children. In his free time he enjoys riding 4 wheeler, watching movies, playing games and hanging out with family and friends.
Andrew Capistrant— System Installer
Andrew is a rural staples native where he lived with his parents and four sisters. Andrew graduated from staples motley high school in 2008 and attended universal technical institute in Glendale heights Illinois studying automotive and diesel technology and also has training in tig welding. currently resides just south of staples with his wife, daughter and their dog. hobbies include playing acoustic and bass guitar, welding, working on a bus conversion, Saab cars, spending time with family, motorcycles, raising laying hens and camping. favorite places to explore are the areas near the shores of lake superior.
Bren Balmer— Videographer
Brent graduated from Bemidji high school in 2013. He enrolled at Central Lakes College for a two year degree in video production. Following graduation Brent had two internships. One as a communication intern and one as a video intern. His most recent work experience included producing e-learning videos and other marketing videos as needed, producing promotional videos showcasing unique projects completed, and Freelance Videography – Producing videos for clients on his own time with two colleagues. Videos included hospital promotional videos, weddings, and other projects. Brents hobbies include playing video games, disc golf, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and being with friends and family. An interesting fact about Brent: He has never broken a bone in his body.