About Us


Since our founding in 2002, our mission and our first priority is caring about the needs of each of our customers. We credit our longevity on this philosophy, and the fact that we are delivering quality products that are helping to improve the quality of life of tens of thousands. Being among the pioneers and leaders in our field, we operate under the guiding principals of Servant Leadership, based on the work of Robert K. Greenleaf.

The Servant-leader is servant first…  It begins with the natural feeling one wants to serve, to serve first. The difference manifests itself in the care taken by the servant-first to make sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.  

Experience makes the difference!

For over 27 years, I have been dedicating myself to neurotechnology providing education and developing tools to help people improve health, well-being and to live better quality lives.

I bring over 43 years of corporate retail management, marketing, consumer electronics and product development experience to MindSpa. I established A/V Stim in 2002 with the release of our first MindSpa version. Since then we’ve worked continually to make the best products possible.

I have been fortunate to work with and learn from many of the brightest, most experienced experts in the fields of sleep science, phototherapy, psychology, neuroscience and manufacturing.

This is a recent video interview I gave at the GoBeyond Summit on Sleep speaking on MindSpa and the history and positive benefits of the technology.


Commitment to our Customers

During my years in retail, we were trained where the customer really does come first. One of the major ways AV Stim differentiates ourselves is that we will always provide among the best customer service experience. As you can see from our customer testimonials, we live up to this promise. We appreciate our customers and know that people, like you, are the very reason our company exists.

I want you to have confidence knowing that we care about you and your long-term success with our products. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to direct them to me and I promise to personally respond to your correspondence.

Commitment to Community Involvement

As you may notice, I am a little different from most small business owners in that I am out in the public domain working on completely separate issues purely driven by passion to give back.

As a community leader in Marin County, I am going on my 28th year of conservation activism. Currently, I am serving my fifth term on the board of the venerable Marin Conservation League. Previous to MCL, I served 22 years on the board of the 100+ year Tamalpais Conservation Club, including six separate terms as their president.

In January 2019, I was appointed to co-lead the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Water Infrastructure. We recently contributed in an instrumental role to help pass a $241M, 10-year measure for water flow infrastructure upgrades. Directly related to water infrastructure, I am also currently working with community leaders and our various, cities, fire agencies and our fire chiefs in fire fuels reduction in our wildland-urban interface (WUI). Marin County has about 59,000 homes along the WUI. We are a community at high risk. It is not a matter of if but when and we are doing all we can to prepare for this eventuality with the resources available to us.

I speak at many public meetings throughout the year and regularly appear in local publications either in quotes or in opinion pieces. Since the mid-nineties before the subject was getting much local attention, I began working to educate our community on threat of fire, the need to balance biodiversity and the impacts of climate change that I began observing many years before it was given a recognizable name.

As a strong believer in the value of community service both as an individual and as a good corporate citizen, my commitment to non-profit work is a reflection of character which carries over to the integrity of our company and our products. I strive in every way to make a positive difference in people’s lives and try to do my small part to help protect the Earth to hand over to future generations. 

Sincerely yours,

Larry Minikes, President

A/V Stim, LLC
Marin County, California, USA
+1 415 459-7724

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