To show our appreciation for our volunteers, we turn the spotlight on them from time to time and learn what drives them day in and day out. Today, we meet volunteer Barrie McCorkle of SupplyStream.
A volunteer since 2003, McCorkle currently volunteers in support of CEDIA membership.
Why do you volunteer?
I love helping independent dealers become more successful and appreciate what CEDIA does for the AV and CI channels. CEDIA is like a family to me at this point.
What’s your favorite CEDIA memory?
Too many to list. Anytime we get together there is fun to be had. Laughing with Peggy and Dave while setting up a presentation in Denver a few years ago is one of them.
What’s your advice for new volunteers?
Get involved, be passionate about your input and know that your voice is heard.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
What songs are on the soundtrack to your life?
Firestone – Kygo
Wild Thing – Ton Loc
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Photograph – Def Leppard
Tightrope – Janelle Monae
Money for Nothing – Dire Straits
Hotel California – Eagles
Fallin – Alicia Keys
(There are just too many to list!)
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
On my own island in the Caribbean.
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A car stereo system for my first car. It was worth 10 times what we paid for the car.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Everything. I love to cook so I’m always well stocked on all of it. People say I have too many condiments.
What is your favorite restaurant? Why?
Anything awesome. I appreciate great food but it has to come with great service. Right now I would have to say my favorite restaurant is Café Brazil or TAG in Denver.
What phrase do you use the most?
“Do it with passion or not at all.”
“Mediocrity sucks; only accept excellence.”
What is your all-time funniest prank?
I prefer to surprise rather than prank. My surprises are detailed and elaborate. Best one was putting on a birthday party for my best friend. He had no idea. Flew his cousin in, gathered all the friends, got a VIP table at a nightclub, etc.